Boys emulated him. Adults admired him. Companies coveted his endorsements. One hundred years ago, Christy Mathewson had the name recognition we associate with contemporary athletes such as Michael Jordan.
Today he is a footnote from a bygone era. Presenter Craig Pierce brings Christy Mathewson's compelling life as "America's First Sports Hero" into vibrant focus at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 23 at the Dundee Library.