Thad Christopher
Thad Christopher.jpg
Outfielder
Born: (1912-12-24)December 24, 1912
Tampa, Florida
Died: January 28, 1973(1973-01-28) (aged 60)
Los Angeles, California
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
Negro league baseball debut
1935, for the New York Black Yankees
Last appearance
1945, for the Newark Eagles
Teams

Thadist B. Christopher (December 24, 1912 – January 28, 1973) was an American Negro league outfielder in the 1930s and 1940s.

A native of Tampa, Florida, Christopher made his Negro leagues debut in 1935 with the New York Black Yankees.[1] He went on to play through 1945, including a stint with the Homestead Grays during their 1943 Negro World Series championship season.[2] In 1944, Christopher slugged a ball completely out of the Polo Grounds.[3] He died in Los Angeles, California in 1973 at age 60.

References

  1. ^ "Thad Christopher". seamheads.com. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  2. ^ "1943 Homestead Grays". seamheads.com. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  3. ^ "Thadist Christopher". nlbpa.com. Retrieved August 4, 2020.