2 books by early BASEBALL PLAYER TURNED AUTHOR
Two uncommon titles by Christy Mathewson ("Matty"), in jackets.
First Base Faulkner & Catcher Craig. Early Grossett & Dunlap hardcovers with scarce illustrated dust jackets; some chipping and other wear to jackets, but overall in acceptable condition. See images.
Christopher Mathewson (August 12, 1880 – October 7, 1925), 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 stood 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) tall and weighed 195 pounds (88 kg). He was among the most dominant pitchers in baseball history, and ranks in the all-time top 10 in several key pitching categories, including wins, shutouts, and earned run average.