McKay Christensen
Outfielder
Born: (1975-08-14) August 14, 1975 (age 46)
Upland, California
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 6, 1999, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
April 7, 2002, for the New York Mets
MLB statistics
Batting average.250
Hits32
Home Runs2
Teams

McKay Andrew Christensen (born August 14, 1975) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder.

Christensen played for three different ballclubs during his career: the Chicago White Sox (1999–2001), Los Angeles Dodgers (2001), and New York Mets (2002). He made his Major League Baseball debut on April 6, 1999. Christensen last played in a Major League game on April 7, 2002 and is now retired and working as a real estate developer.

Christensen is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and reportedly passed up a million-dollar signing bonus in order to serve a mission in Japan.[1] Christensen was originally drafted by the California Angels and was traded to the White Sox while in Japan as a missionary.

Personal life

Christensen's parents are Stephen LaMar Christensen (b. 1949 in Provo, Utah) and Victoria Ann "Vicki" (nee Swan) Christensen (b. 1948 in Los Angeles County, California).[2] His uncle is Utah politician F. LaVar Christensen, and his 3rd great-grandfather is Nathaniel H. Felt, a member of the first Utah State Legislature.

References

  1. ^ Robinson, Doug (August 31, 2005). "Closer to home: Christensen hangs up cleats, joins family business". Deseret News. Archived from the original on 24 September 2005.
  2. ^ "Stephen LaMar Christensen and Victoria Ann Swan". ourfamtree.org. Ray Gurganus. Retrieved 30 October 2021.