Richard
Christenson
 
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 0' 0''
Weight: 205
 
Born: May 11, 1937 in Usa
 
Ratings - Pitching     Help
  ERA AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary   OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1957 20 SB HL    
1958 21 SB HL $ 300,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 300,000  
                                                   
  Stuff Control Movement
Year Age Tm Lg Salary Endurance vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 22 SB HL $ 300,000  
1960 23 SB HL $ 300,000  
1961 24 SB HL $ 300,000  
1962 25 SB HL $ 300,000  
1963 26 SB HL $ 3,300,000  
1964 27 SB HL $ 3,871,429  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 300,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 3,871,429  
Ratings - Batting     Help
  AVG 2B 3B HR BB SO
Year Age Tm Lg Salary vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1957 20 SB HL    
1958 21 SB HL $ 300,000  
OOTP5 Min Ratings    
OOTP5 Max Ratings $ 300,000  
                                             
  Contact Power Gap Eye Ks
Year Age Tm Lg Salary   vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
1959 22 SB HL $ 300,000  
1960 23 SB HL $ 300,000  
1961 24 SB HL $ 300,000  
1962 25 SB HL $ 300,000  
1963 26 SB HL $ 3,300,000  
1964 27 SB HL $ 3,871,429  
OOTP6 Min Ratings $ 300,000  
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 3,871,429  
Pitching Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Cy Young Award or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS PWS
1957 20 AAA   2 1 .667 28 0 0 0 2 24.3 26 10 2 10 32 3.70 .268 .336 .381 .718  
1958 21 SB HL 4 1 .800 25 0 0 0 0 27.7 29 18 8 13 23 5.86 .264 .339 .536 .875 0.9
    AAA   1 4 .200 35 0 0 0 20 38.0 29 10 3 10 48 2.37 .212 .265 .307 .572  
1959 22 SB HL 2 2 .500 7 7 0 0 0 36.7 30 9 3 5 26 2.21 .217 .243 .362 .605 3.4
    AAA   18 4 .818 28 28 1 1 0 180.3 153 58 17 32 210 2.89 .230 .266 .349 .615  
1960 23 SB HL 9 10 .474 34 34 0 0 0 199.3 184 70 18 38 153 3.16 .240 .280 .363 .642 12.0
1961 24 SB HL 10 12 .455 30 30 2 1 0 174.7 175 80 17 35 118 4.12 .259 .294 .412 .706 8.3
1962 25 SB HL 12 10 .545 43 43 0 0 0 246.3 233 76 16 28 187 2.78 .246 .266 .362 .628 24.8
1963 26 SB HL 14 10 .583 38 38 0 0 0 214.0 208 64 12 30 175 2.69 .252 .278 .346 .623 20.8
1964 27 SB HL 14 12 .538 33 33 0 0 0 188.3 175 68 13 33 154 3.25 .242 .279 .355 .634 14.4
7 Years Sim 65 57 .533 210 185 2 1 0 1087.0 1034 385 87 182 836 3.19 .247 .279 .370 .649 84.6
3 Years AAA 21 9 .700 91 28 1 1 22 242.7 208 78 22 52 290 2.89 .232 .274 .346 .620  
Season Average 9 8 .529 30 26 0 0 0 155.3 147 55 12 26 119 3.19 .247 .279 .370 .649  
Career Highs 14 12 .800 43 43 2 1 0 246.3 233 80 18 38 187 5.86 .264 .339 .536 .875  
Career Pitching Splits     Help
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Category W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS
vs RH   563 206 44 86 480   .243 .271 .362 .632
vs LH   471 179 43 96 356   .252 .289 .381 .670
Home 31 32 .492 104 87 0 0 0 526.0 497 205 45 97 397 3.51 .246 .280 .369 .649
Away 34 25 .576 106 98 2 1 0 561.0 537 180 42 85 439 2.89 .249 .277 .372 .649
Mar/Apr 7 7 .500 32 27 0 0 0 161.0 155 57 8 30 117 3.19 .249 .284 .360 .644
May 9 8 .529 46 31 0 0 0 194.3 187 79 19 36 154 3.66 .248 .282 .387 .670
June 11 9 .550 37 32 0 0 0 174.0 173 79 20 38 140 4.09 .258 .298 .412 .710
July 13 10 .565 29 29 0 0 0 164.3 181 60 13 26 124 3.29 .275 .302 .413 .715
August 11 14 .440 34 34 1 0 0 200.7 190 70 16 34 146 3.14 .248 .280 .356 .636
Sep/Oct 14 9 .609 32 32 1 1 0 192.6 148 40 11 18 155 1.87 .208 .228 .298 .526
Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Most Valuable Player or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR OWS
1959 22 SB HL 7 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .091 .000 .091 -0.9 0.0
1960 23 SB HL 34 61 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 30 .016 .048 .033 .080 -4.1 0.0
1961 24 SB HL 30 57 5 7 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 26 .123 .121 .140 .261 -0.7 0.0
1962 25 SB HL 43 70 4 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 32 .057 .070 .086 .156 -3.1 0.0
1963 26 SB HL 38 65 4 4 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 25 .062 .075 .077 .152 -3.8 0.0
1964 27 SB HL 33 60 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 28 .033 .049 .050 .099 -3.7 0.0
6 Years Sim 185 323 16 18 6 0 0 9 0 0 6 143 .056 .073 .074 .147 -16.3 0.0
162 Game Average 282 14 15 5 0 0 7 0 0 5 125 .056 .073 .074 .147 -14.2  
Career Highs 43 70 5 7 2 0 0 4 0 0 2 32 .123 .121 .140 .261 -0.7  
Career Batting Splits     Help
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Category G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR
vs RH   238 8 14 4 0 0 8 0 0 1 116 .059 .062 .076 .138 -13.3
vs LH   85 8 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 5 27 .047 .100 .071 .171 -3.6
Home 87 140 8 14 4 0 0 4 0 0 1 57 .100 .105 .129 .233 -3.9
Away 98 183 8 4 2 0 0 5 0 0 5 86 .022 .048 .033 .081 -13.0
RISP   65 0 4 2 0 0 9 0 0 2 32 .062 .087 .092 .179 -2.7
Close/Late   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -0.1
Mar/Apr 27 47 3 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 19 .064 .082 .085 .167 -2.2
May 31 54 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 25 .056 .056 .056 .111 -3.4
June 32 50 3 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 22 .060 .096 .100 .196 -1.9
July 29 49 2 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 24 .061 .060 .082 .142 -2.7
August 34 64 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 .063 .063 .063 .125 -3.8
Sep/Oct 32 59 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 18 .034 .081 .068 .148 -3.0
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF    
1958 21 SB HL P 25 0 27.7 1 4 1 0 .833 1.63    
1959 22 SB HL P 7 7 36.7 2 5 0 0 1.000 1.72    
1960 23 SB HL P 34 34 199.3 8 30 0 0 1.000 1.72    
1961 24 SB HL P 30 30 174.7 10 22 3 1 .914 1.65    
1962 25 SB HL P 43 43 246.3 19 31 2 2 .962 1.83    
1963 26 SB HL P 38 38 214.0 12 26 0 0 1.000 1.60    
1964 27 SB HL P 33 33 188.3 8 29 0 0 1.000 1.77    
Career Totals   210 185 1087.0 60 147 6 3 .972 1.71    
Career Highs   43 43 246.3 19 31 3 2 1.000 1.83    
Post-Season Pitching Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS
1959 22 SB HL 1 2 .333 4 4 0 0 0 23.3 27 14 3 5 18 5.40 .276 .311 .459 .770
1960 23 SB HL 0 1 .000 1 1 0 0 0 4.7 9 5 1 1 4 9.66 .409 .435 .591 1.026
1961 24 SB HL 1 2 .333 3 3 0 0 0 14.3 16 7 3 1 10 4.40 .276 .288 .500 .788
Career Post-Season Pitching 2 5 .286 8 8 0 0 0 42.3 52 26 7 7 32 5.53 .292 .319 .489 .808
Post-Season Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
1959 22 SB HL 4 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .111 .111 .111 .222
1960 23 SB HL 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
1961 24 SB HL 3 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
Career Post-Season Batting 8 15 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .200 .200 .333 .533
Pitching Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
Season Rankings are League Based.
ERA
1962-7-2.78
1963-1-2.69
1964-8-3.25
CAR-38-3.19
Wins
1963-8-14
Games Started
1962-1-43
1963-3-38
Complete Games
1961-6-2
Shutouts
1961-5-1
Innings Pitched
1962-1-246.3
1963-10-214.0
Hits Allowed
1962-8-233
Strikeouts
1962-4-187
1963-10-175
Walks per 9IP
1962-6-1.0
1963-8-1.3
1964-10-1.6
CAR-27-1.5
Hits per 9IP
1962-9-8.5
Strikeouts per 9IP
1963-10-7.4
WHiP
1962-7-1.06
1963-9-1.11
1964-8-1.10
CAR-40-1.12
OAVG
1962-9-.246
OOBP
1960-10-.280
1962-6-.266
1963-8-.278
1964-9-.279
CAR-27-.279
OSLG
1963-8-.346
1964-9-.355
OOPS
1962-9-.628
1963-8-.623
1964-8-.634
CAR-46-.649
   
 
   Black Ink Test: 8    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 12)
   Gray Ink Test: 45    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 56)
   Hall of Fame Standards: 25    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 40)
 
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  1. Kevin Spinner (994)
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History
Drafted in 1st round, 3rd overall pick, by St. Bernard in 1957
Earned first career win on 4/28/1958
Injured on 4/22/1959 with a Blister On Finger, out for 6 days
Had first career hit (double) on 6/18/1960, off Joey Herrera (GRE)
Injured on 8/25/1961 with a Ruptured Elbow Ligament, out for 4 weeks
1/26/1963: Gets a new one-year contract worth $3,300,000 through salary arbitration
Injured on 6/3/1963 with a Inflamed Back Muscle, out for 1-2 weeks
Injured on 9/23/1963 with a Strained Back Muscle, out for 5-6 weeks
1/26/1964: Gets a new one-year contract worth $3,871,429 through salary arbitration
Injured on 9/15/1964 with a Ruptured Elbow Ligament, out for 8-9 weeks
Won Pitcher of the Month award on 10/1/1964, going 2-0, 0.96