Mathewson throws three Series shutouts in six days

Updated: October 17, 2005, 4:31 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to

Oct. 14, 1905

During the season, Christy Mathewson had his third consecutive 30-win year, compiling a 31-8 record with a 1.27 ERA and eight shutouts. The New York Giants ace continued his impressive pitching in the second World Series, pitching a pair of four-hit shutouts against the Philadelphia Athletics. Does he have one more shutout in him going into today?

Yes. In recording his third shutout in six days, Mathewson holds the Athletics to six hits in a 2-0 Game 5 victory, much to the delight of the fans, who mob the field at the Polo Grounds after the Giants win the Series. In his three victories, the 27-year-old right-hander strikes out 18, walks one and does not permit a runner to reach third.

Mathewson -- and each of his teammates -- receives $1,141.41 for winning the Series.