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Russ Christopher

American baseball player

Russ Christopher is ...


Born 12 September 1917 in Richmond
Died 5 December 1954 in Richmond
Age 37 years, 3 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Occupation baseball player
Member of sports team Cleveland Indians

About Russ Christopher

Russ Christopher was a baseball player who made a name for himself during the 1940s and 1950s. Born on September 12, 1917, in Reading, Pennsylvania, Christopher was a right-handed pitcher who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Philadelphia Phillies.

Christopher began his professional baseball career in 1937, playing for the Johnson City Cardinals in the Appalachian League. He quickly moved up the ranks, playing for several minor league teams before making his major league debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1942.

During his time with the Cardinals, Christopher was known for his fastball and his ability to strike out batters. He had a career-high 16 strikeouts in a game against the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1944. Christopher was also a solid hitter, batting .234 over his career with 10 home runs and 70 RBIs.

In 1947, Christopher was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he played for two seasons before being traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1949. He played for the Phillies for three seasons before retiring in 1952.

After his playing career, Christopher worked as a scout for the Phillies and later for the Houston Astros. He was inducted into the Reading Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004.

Christopher passed away on August 14, 2002, at the age of 84.


- "Russ Christopher Stats".

- "Russ Christopher". Reading Baseball Hall of Fame.

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