Christopher Mathewson nicknamed “Big Six”, “The Christian Gentleman”, “Matty”, and “The Gentleman’s Hurler” was a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who played 17 seasons with the New York Giants.
He was among the most dominant pitchers in baseball history, and ranks in the all-time top ten in several key pitching categories, including wins, shutouts, and ERA. In fact, he is the only professional pitcher in history to rank in the top ten both in career wins and in career ERA, if taking 19th century pitchers statistics into account.
Otherwise, Mathewson and Walter Johnson would hold the distinction of being the only two pitchers ranked in both the top ten in career wins and career ERA. In 1936, Mathewson was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame, as one of its first five members.