We could use a few more Christy Mathewsons in baseball. He's been dead for decades but the folks in Factoryville, PA haven't forgotten.
Christy Mathewson was a rarity during his pitching days just after the turn of the last century. A college graduate who projected a far more intelligent presence than many of his contemporaries.
He was one of the game's first beloved stars, a World Series hero and World War I veteran who remains a popular figure around the country. Big Six is an even bigger hit in his hometown of Factoryville, PA.
The town celebrates the life of their most famous former citizen each year. Later this month some of Matty's memorabilia will be on display and fans will get to "hear" from him too.