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Christy Mathewson

Test your baseball knowledge of Christy Mathewson.
Get up to bat in this Alan's FANatical About Baseball Trivia quiz.
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) Christopher "Christy" Mathewson (August 12, 1880 - October 7, 1925), nicknamed "Big Six", "The Christian Gentleman", or "Matty", is a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball.  In 1936, he is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its inaugural members.Christy Mathewson

  • True or False?

2) Where is he born in 1880?

  1. Hogestown, Pennsylvania

  2. Morgantown, West Virginia

  3. Factoryville, Pennsylvania

3) What college does he play baseball and football for?

  1. Bucknell

  2. Harvard

  3. Penn State

4) What team did he pitch for most of his career in the majors?

  1. NY Yankees

  2. NY Dodgers

  3. NY Giants

5) What baseball team did he manage?

  1. NY Giants

  2. Cincinnati Reds

  3. Chicago Cubs

6) In 1918, he enlists in the US Army during World War I. 
What organization did he work with?

  1. Air Service

  2. Chemical Service

  3. Infantry

7). While in France, during a training exercise he is accidentally gassed and consequently developed a serious illness.
What is this illness?

  1. tuberculosis

  2. polio

  3. cancer

8) Upon returning from duty in Europe, he is a coach.
Who did he coach for?

  1. NY Giants

  2. Cincinnati Reds

  3. Boston Braves

9) In 1923, Mathewson gets back into professional baseball when he serves as part-time president. 
Who did he work for?

  1. Boston Braves

  2. NY Yankees

  3. NY Dodgers

10) What was Christy Mathewson career win-loss %?

  1. .465

  2. .565

  3. .665

11) What was Christy Mathewson career Earned Run Average?

  1. 2.03

  2. 2.13

  3. 2.23

12) What was Christy Mathewson career WHIP (Walks plus hits per inning pitched)?

  1. 1.039

  2. 1.049

  3. 1.059

13)  In 1999, The Sporting News' lists him in the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, the highest-ranking National League pitcher. 
What did he rank in the 100 Greatest Baseball Players?

  1. 1st

  2. 4th

  3. 7th

14) He died: October 7, 1925 (age 45), Saranac Lake, New York.

  • True or False?

15) Where was Christy Mathewson buried?

  1. Washington Cemetery, Washington, Pennsylvania

  2. Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

  3. Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Christy Mathewson [Answers]

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