October 7, 1925: Baseball Great Christy Mathewson Dies from Complications of Poison Gas

Christy Mathewson

A Brief History On October 7, 1925, baseball great and Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson died of tuberculosis brought on by a weakening of his respiratory system due to accidental exposure to poison gas during World War I. Digging Deeper Born in 1880 in Factoryville, Pennsylvania, Mathewson grew up playing baseball, becoming a semi-pro...
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