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The Player

The Player

Christy Mathewson, Baseball, and the American Century

Christy Mathewson was baseball’s first superstar—a beloved turn-of-the-century pitcher who was among the initial group of five players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He also defined moral excellence, bridging sport and national culture at a time when pro ballplayers were perceived as louts, and was the first to bring respectability to the game. This is a thoughtful and inspiring story of a singular American life that had a profound and lasting influence on our national identity.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Sports

On Sale: August 31st 2004

Price: $15.99 / $21.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 224

ISBN-13: 9781568583181

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