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Russell Ormand Christopher

  • Birth 12 Sep 1917 Richmond, Contra Costa County, California, USA
  • Death 5 Dec 1954 Richmond, Contra Costa County, California, USA
  • Burial Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 7943032

Major League Baseball Player. Nicknamed ‘Daddy Russ', he was a right-handed pitcher 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues with the Philadelphia Athletics on April 14, 1942. For seven seasons, he pitched for the Philadelphia Athletics from 1942 to 1947 and for the Cleveland Indians in 1948. He ended his career with 54 wins, 64 loss, 35 saves, 424 strikeouts and a 3.37 earned run average.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith





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  • Originally Created by: Shiver
  • Added: 2 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7943032
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Russell Ormand Christopher (12 Sep 1917–5 Dec 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7943032, citing Chapel of the Chimes Columbarium and Mausoleum, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .