Bobby Mathews

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Birthday
21, 1851
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Apr 17, 1898 (46)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
21, 1851
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Apr 17, 1898 (46)

About

He won 297 games during his 20-year career, and is credited for inventing the spit ball.

Before Fame

He learned how to play baseball as a child in the Old Town section of Baltimore.

Trivia

He was the first pitcher who started throwing curve balls that broke away from the batter.

Family Life

He was the only child of John and Mary Mathews, and never married.

Associated With

He played for the Philadelphia Athletics, and at the end of his career Connie Mack became their manager.