Joseph O'Neal Christopher born December 13, 1935 is a former professional baseball outfielder, who played in Major League Baseball from 1959 through 1966. Listed at 5' 10", 175 lbs., he batted and threw right-handed. Christopher reached the big leagues with the 1959 Pittsburgh Pirates, spending three years there before moving to the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox. While in Pittsburgh, Christopher was used as a backup in all three outfield positions for Bob Skinner, Bill Virdon, and Roberto Clemente. Christopher was first called up when Clemente was injured, making his debut in nothing less than Harvey Haddix's near-perfect game, on May 26, 1959. As a member of the 1960 World Series Champion Pirates, Christopher was a utility player, pinch-running in three games and scoring two runs. Christopher became the Mets' fifth pick in the 1961 MLB Expansion Draft.
About Joe Christopher
Former Major League baseball outfielder who played for the New York Mets, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Boston Red Sox.
He was the first MLB player from the Virgin Islands.
In 1960, he helped the Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series.
He was born and raised in Frederiksted, US Virgin Islands.
His Pittsburgh Pirates team won the 1960 World Series following the famous game seven walk-off home run hit by Bill Mazeroski.
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