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Joe Christopher
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Christopher
Joseph O'Neal Christopher
Born: December 13, 1935 at Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 5.10 Weight: 175

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First Mets game: May 21, 1962
Last Mets game: October 3, 1965





Uniform Number:23
Joe Christopher also played for the following teams:
Drafted from Pittsburgh Pirates by Mets on October 10, 1961.

Traded by the New York Mets to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Ed Bressoud on November 30, 1965.

  • Established a Mets season record for Runs in 1964 with 78. Broken by Tommie Agee in 1969 with 97.
  • Established a Mets season record for Hits in 1964 with 163. Broken by Tommy Davis in 1967 with 174.

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Batting Record with New York Mets
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1962 119 27136661026323504241133198.244.362.338
1963 64 14919335118130213132143.221.289.295
1964 154 5437816326816764859266516253.300.466.360
1965 148 437381091835403538264444148.249.339.311
4 years 485 140017137159142815613182371922151012542.265.387.334

  • Led Mets in games with 154 in 1964.
  • Led Mets in at bats with 543 in 1964.
  • Led Mets in runs with 78 in 1964.
  • Led Mets in hits with 163 in 1964.
  • Tied for Mets lead in singles with 113 in 1964.
  • Led Mets in doubles with 26 in 1964.
  • Led Mets in triples with 8 in 1964.
  • Led Mets in runs batted in with 76 in 1964.
  • Tied for Mets lead in stolen bases with 6 in 1964 and with 4 in 1965.
  • Tied for Mets lead in caught stealing with 5 in 1964.
  • Led Mets in slugging percentage with .466 in 1964.
  • Led Mets in on base percentage with .360 in 1964.
  • Led Mets in on base plus slugging with .826 in 1964.
  • Led Mets in walks with 48 in 1964.
  • Tied for Mets lead in intentional walks with 5 in 1964.
  • Tied for Mets lead in hit by pitch with 6 in 1965.
  • Led Mets in total bases with 253 in 1964.
  • Led Mets in sacrifice flies with 6 in 1964.
  • Tied for Mets lead in grounded into double play with 18 in 1964.

Games where Joe Christopher had 2 or more Home Runs
vs. Philadelphia (NL) 06/20/64.

Games where Joe Christopher had 4 or more Hits
vs. Cincinnati (NL) 09/14/62. At Cincinnati (NL) 09/08/63. vs. San Francisco (NL) 05/31/64. vs. Chicago (NL) 06/09/64.
vs. Pittsburgh (NL) 08/18/64. At Chicago (NL) 08/28/64. vs. Houston (NL) 09/01/65.

Games played by position
1962: Outfield 94, Right Field 44, Center Field 32, Left Field 19
1963: Outfield 45, Right Field 40, Left Field 6
1964: Outfield 145, Right Field 129, Center Field 10, Left Field 7
1965: Outfield 112, Left Field 64, Right Field 50

Lineup Analysis
Number of games in each batting order position in games in which Joe Christopher was in the starting lineup.
Year 1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th
1962 152150419860
1963 2315011200
1964 064366178100
1965 13352320101800
Totals 3912988942382960







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