Joe Christopher

Joseph O'Neal Christopher
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 176 lbs.
Born: December 13, 1935 in Frederiksted, Virgin Islands
Signed: 1955 by the Pittsburgh Pirates
Acquired: via the Expansion Draft from the Pirates, October 1961
Departed: traded to the Boston Red Sox for
Eddie Bressoud, November 1965

 

Joe was one of the Mets' first stars, leading the club in thirteen offensive categories in 1964, including both on-base percentage and slugging. He's pictured here on his 1963 Topps card, and celebrating his standout '64 season, a pair of Topps inserts from the following campaign are among those shown below.

  

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BATTING RECORD (team-leading totals in red)

YEAR CLUB     G   AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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1959 Pit NL  15   12   6   0  0  0  0   0   0  0  0   4   1   0   1  0 .077 .000 .000
1960 Pit NL  50   56  21  13  2  0  1   3  18  1  0   8   5   0   0  0 .295 .321 .232
1961 Pit NL  76  186  25  49  7  3  0  14  62  6  4  24  18   0   1  1 .327 .333 .263
1962 *METS* 119  271  36  66 10  2  6  32  98 11  3  42  35   4   3  1 .338 .362 .244
1963 *METS*  64  149  19  33  5  1  1   8  43  1  3  21  13   3   2  1 .295 .289 .221
1964 *METS* 154  543  78 163 26  8 16  76 253  6  5  92  48   6   1  6 .360 .466 .300
1965 *METS* 148  437  38 109 18  3  5  40 148  
4  4  82  35   6   4  4 .311 .339 .249
1966 Bos AL  12   13   1   1  0  0  0   0   1  0  0   4   2   0   0  0 .200 .077 .077
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METS TOTALS 485 1400 171 371 59 14 28 156 542 22 15 237 131  19  10 12 .334 .387 .265
OTHER CLUBS 153  267  53  63  9  3  1  17  81  7  4  40  26   0   2  1 .303 .303 .236
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CAREER TOTS 638 1667 224 434 68 17 29 173 623 29 19 277 157  19  12 13 .329 .374 .260

season highlighted in blue denotes he was selected Rounding Third's Mets Hitter of the Year

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This is a list of the Joe Christopher cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.  Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

1965 Topps Embossed

1965 Topps Transfers

1991 WIZ Mets
(autographed)

1961 Topps #82

1963 Topps #217

1964 Topps #546

1965 Topps #495
1965 Topps Embossed #52

1965 Topps Transfers

1966 Topps #343

1976 SSPC 1963 Mets

1977 TCMA 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates #14

1978 TCMA The 1960's #0007

1982 Renata Galasso 20 Years of New York Met Baseball #17

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #75
1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #75
(autographed)

2015 Topps Heritage Real Ones Autographs #ROA-JC (autographed)

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