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The Christy Mathewson Award?

Postby Giambis » Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:02 am

Not trying to steal your job BigH0rt, but I found this to be an interesting read:

http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/why-cy/
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Re: The Christy Mathewson Award?

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:28 am

Nice read. ;-D
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Re: The Christy Mathewson Award?

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:28 am

i say get rid of attaching a name to the award.
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Re: The Christy Mathewson Award?

Postby thedude » Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:42 am

Right now, go find a baseball fan and ask him the above question. I guarantee that 100 percent of the time the first answer will involve his career-record 511 wins. Probe this fan further on subjects like the years in which Young played and the teams he played for and that the answers will be along the lines of... “Uh, the 1900s, for the, uh, the Philadelphia Athletics? Black Sox?”

Most of us know absolutely nothing about a man so often blindly anointed as the greatest pitcher of all time.


I hope people of are big enough fans of baseball to read the hardball times would know at least a decent amount about cy young. They might not know he threw the first perfect game of the AL, but they should at least know something about him.
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Re: The Christy Mathewson Award?

Postby mweir145 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:39 am

I just finished reading The Celebrant, it's basically about Mathewson and his dominance a century ago, I'd recommend it.
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Re: The Christy Mathewson Award?

Postby Slow Pitch » Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:01 pm

Always thought 'Big Six' was the master of those deadball years....
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Re: The Christy Mathewson Award?

Postby Tavish » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:58 pm

Certainly couldn't go wrong with Bix Six fantasywise in 1908. Led the league in Wins, ERA, Ks, WHIP, and Saves. :-D
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