In this 1910 file photo,  New York Giants star pitcher Christy Mathewson, who won 373 games during his career which spanned 17 years, from 1900 to 1916. poses with a baseball. The New York Giants in 1916 were an extremely streaky team. They offset a 2-13 start with 17 consecutive wins on the road, then later set a major league record with 26 straight wins during a 31-game homestand at the Polo Grounds.
In this 1910 file photo, New York Giants star pitcher Christy Mathewson, who won 373 games during his career which spanned 17 years, from 1900 to 1916. poses with a baseball. The New York Giants in 1916 were an extremely streaky team. They offset a 2-13 start with 17 consecutive wins on the road, then later set a major league record with 26 straight wins during a 31-game homestand at the Polo Grounds. File AP Photo
In this 1910 file photo, New York Giants star pitcher Christy Mathewson, who won 373 games during his career which spanned 17 years, from 1900 to 1916. poses with a baseball. The New York Giants in 1916 were an extremely streaky team. They offset a 2-13 start with 17 consecutive wins on the road, then later set a major league record with 26 straight wins during a 31-game homestand at the Polo Grounds. File AP Photo

AP Was There: NY Giants set baseball win streak mark in 1916

September 13, 2017 3:41 PM