The slim, 6'3" Christoper won in double figures three times, peaking with 14 victories
for the 1944 A's. He pitched exclusively in relief in 1947-48, and his AL-leading
17 saves for Cleveland in his final year figured in the Indians' successful drive
for the 1948 World Championship. His brother Lloyd played 16 ML games.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»September 25, 1944:
Going into the final Monday of the season,
the Tigers hold a one-game lead over the Browns with
the Yankees now out of the running. Russ Christopher
of the A's beats the Tigers 2-1 to produce a
tie for the lead.