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Joe Christopher
Joe Christopher
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 218 of 981 players
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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





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What was with Joe in 1964? He was a totally legitimate .300 hitter playing every day with decent power -- I think he hit the homer that tied the game in the 9th on 5/31/64 - ultimately the 23 inning marathon. Otherwise a pretty mediocre career.

Bob Koenig
January 23, 2001
I saw Joe Christopher hit a home run into the bleachers at the old Polo Grounds, the longest homer I've ever seen. Up until then, only one man - Joe Adcock, had reached the bleachers in the Polo Grounds (475 feet) in dead center.

harvey k
January 29, 2002
joe would actually wiggle his ears in left field at home games to entertain the met fans.

Alan
March 16, 2002
He used to wheel his bat around in a circle when he was at bat, an unusual stance for a guy who was a better then average hitter

Bob Sohm
July 16, 2002
I have fond memories of "Joltin' Joe." In addition to his hidden talents of wiggling his ears for the fans, who could forget his dancing talents? Every fly ball was an adventure for Joe as it was neccesary for him to do the cha-cha as he camped under the ball.

Ken Morrison
October 13, 2003
I remember seeing Joe hit a home run at Candlestick Park that hit on top of the chain link fence (they had the fences "moved in" that season) and bounced over.

Feat Fan
February 23, 2004
Always smiling! I remember a picture of him in the '65 yearbook sliding into third base with one of his team leading 9 triples. A .300 16-76 season in '64, gone in '66. Played for the WS winners of 1960, The Pirates. Had that unique stance with bat held high. Could run, hit, but fielding was not a strong point. Wore number 23.

Jonathan Stern
March 22, 2004
Let us not forget that it was Joe Christopher who taught Richie Ashburn how to say the immortal words: "YO LO TENGO!"

Nancy Kelley
October 18, 2004
I remember fond memories of Joe in the Red Sox dugout and looking at my brother, Arthur and I and wiggling his ears.

I also remember the day Joe was walking down Jersey Street at Fenway and my friends and I asked Joe for his autograph. I was probably 12 or 13 years old at the time and gave Joe the reverse side of my dance studio ticket. When Joe turned the ticket over he asked what this was and I told him it was a dance show at Kennedy Jr. High in Natick and could he make it. He said he would if the Sox were playing at home that April 30th Saturday.

Well sure enough that memorable April 30th night at the show, Joe showed up. My father jumped on the stage to announce a Red Sox celebrity had just arrived. Joe was so great. He borrowed Chuck Schilling's (2nd baseman for Red Sox) car to get to the show and then went out to eat with us. What player would do that today? I think none or then again maybe some for a price.

If anyone knows how to contact Joe, either by e-mail or regular mail please e-mail me. I'd love to tell him, as an adult, how he made a lot of people very happy and what a great person he is.

Feat Fan
March 22, 2006
At Shea, Jim Maloney fires a one-hitter in the Reds, 30, win over the Mets. Joe Christopher's 2nd-inning single is the only hit. Earlier, on August 9th, Joe's 5th inning single breaks up Jim Bunning's attempt at a 2nd no hitter!

He was to the Mets what Horace Clarke was to the Yankees in the early 70's, a no-hit spoiling specialist!









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