After graduating from Mercersburg, Christopher attended the University of Maryland on a full baseball scholarship, and was twice named the Terps’ most valuable player. He captained the team as a senior and was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection as a shortstop in 1976. Following graduation, he served as captain of the American Bicentennial Team that toured Korea for 21 days, and was named the team's MVP.
Christopher signed with the Baltimore Orioles in 1976, played parts of four seasons in the Orioles’ minor-league system, and signed a Class AAA contract before the 1980 season. He is noted for holding organizational records for highest steal percentage in a season with more than 40 steals (he stole 41 bases in 42 attempts in 1978) and highest steal percentage in a career with more than 100 attempts (93-of-108). Christopher is also believed to be the only professional baseball player ever to triple from both sides of the plate in the same game, twice in the same season. He was a member of two minor league championship teams and played on three teams with Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr.
Following his baseball career, Christopher established himself as an internationally acclaimed artist, photographer, writer, and an ambassador for the arts. His art has been collected, exhibited, and published worldwide.
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center. Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236 GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236 717-328-6173