Mathewson to play A.,J.&G. Park

This article from 5/17/1913 promotes that afternoon’s game featuring Hank Mathewson at the park. Hank had a very famous brother in baseball.

Christopher “Christy” Mathewson (August 12, 1880 – October 7, 1925), was a right-handed pitcher
with New York. He played his entire career in what is known as the dead-ball era. In 1936, Mathewson was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its “first five“ inaugural members.



Mathewson Here Today

Danforth Will Face Speedy Twirler Who Is Following in Footsteps of His Famous Brother.


Manager Lake of the Dansforth baseball team received a telegram from the Rome club last evening stating that they would have Hank Mathewson hear for today’s game at J. & G. park.

Mathewson is a brother to the famous Christy Mathewson of the New York Nationals, and had a season’s experience with the Giants in 1911.  John McGraw,  the wonderful leader of the New York team saw in him the making of a great pitcher and predicted that with more experience he would be as great as his famous brother.  He has lightening speed and a great curve and has been working with his brother learning the inside of controlling the famous fade-away, which he has masted to a considerable extent.