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Joe Christopher
Born: 1935

OF 1959-66 Pirates, Mets , Red Sox

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The speedy and articulate Virgin Islander scored two runs without an at-bat as a pinch runner for the Pirates in the 1960 WS. An original Met, he had an outstanding 1964 season, hitting .300 with 16 HR and 76 RBI. (JCA)
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
» May 31, 1964: The Mets and Giants square off in a doubleheader that starts at one p.m. and doesn't conclude until 11:25 p.m. After Juan Marichal's 5–3, first-game win, San Francisco holds a 6–1 lead in the 2nd until New York rallies for five to tie in the 7th. The big blow is Joe Christopher's 3-run homer that bounces off Willie Mays' glove over the fence. Eventually, with two out in the 23rd, pinch hitter Del Crandall delivers a run-scoring double off Galen Cisco, and the Giants prevail 8–6 after seven hours and 22 minutes—a record. Crandall ended the first post midnight game ever played in the N.L., while catching for the Boston Braves in 1949. Gaylord Perry pitches 10 scoreless innings to get credit for the win. Thirty-two innings and an elapsed time of nine hours and 50 minutes are doubleheader records, as are 47 strikeouts. New York's 22 K's in the 2nd game are the most by one club in an overtime contest.

» August 9, 1964: Phillies P Jim Bunning, who pitched a no-hitter in his last start against the Mets, throws another five innings of hitless ball against New York before Joe Christopher beats out a 2-out bunt. Bunning wins the game 6–0.

» September 25, 1964: At Shea, Jim Maloney fires a one-hitter in the Reds, 3–0, win over the Mets. Joe Christopher's 2nd-inning single is the only hit.

» June 14, 1966: Detroit acquires P Earl Wilson and OF Joe Christopher from Boston for OF Don Demeter and P Julio Navarro.