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Factoryville in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hometown of Christy Mathewson

Factoryville

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 16, 2017
1. Hometown of Christy Mathewson Marker
Inscription.

[Marker panels, from left to right, read]

The greatest pitcher of the 1st Quarter of the 1900's was raised in Factoryville and graduated from Keystone [Academy, now College]. His reputation as a gentleman rivaled his fame as a pitcher.

He joined the New York Giants in 1900. In 1901, he pitched a no-hitter against St. Louis. He pitched another against Chicago in 1905.

His 16 strikeouts in a single game in 1904 and his 1903 season total of 267 str[i]keout stood for a long time as records.

In the 1905 World Series against the Philadelphia Athletics, he pitched three games and won all three by complete shutouts. The Giants won the series 4-1.

He won at least 20 games in each of 13 seasons, including 3 straight seasons of more than 30 Wins. In 1908 he won an unprecedented 37 games.

He was one of the first 5 players to be inducted into the Baseball [H]all of Fame (along with Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner and Walter Johnson).
 
Location. 41° 33.862′ N, 75° 46.966′ W. Marker is in Factoryville, Pennsylvania, in Wyoming County. Marker is at the intersection of College Avenue and Maple Street, on the right when traveling north on College Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 College Avenue, Factoryville PA 18419, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

Christy Mathewson Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 16, 2017
2. Christy Mathewson Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christy Mathewson (approx. half a mile away); Harris Hall Bell Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tunkhannock Viaduct (approx. 3.9 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); a different marker also named Tunkhannock Viaduct (approx. 4.3 miles away); Elder Miller (approx. 4.7 miles away); Hickory Grove Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
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Also see . . .
1. Christy Mathewson Stats. (Submitted on April 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Christy Mathewson at Baseball Hall of Fame. (Submitted on April 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Christy Mathewson Bio. (Submitted on April 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Christy Mathewson Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 16, 2017
3. Christy Mathewson Marker
Christy Mathewson Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 16, 2017
4. Christy Mathewson Marker
Christy Mathewson Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 16, 2017
5. Christy Mathewson Marker
Christy Mathewson Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 16, 2017
6. Christy Mathewson Marker
Christy Mathewson Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 16, 2017
7. Christy Mathewson Marker
Hometown of Christy Mathewson Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 16, 2017
8. Hometown of Christy Mathewson Marker
Christy Mathewson Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 16, 2017
9. Christy Mathewson Memorial Marker
South across Maple Street from Hometown of Christy Mathewson marker
Christy Mathewson Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 16, 2017
10. Christy Mathewson Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on April 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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