Marquette Joseph Christman
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut April 20, 1938
- Final Game September 23, 1949
- Born October 21, 1913 in Maplewood, MO USA
- Died October 9, 1976 in St. Louis, MO USA
Mark Christman was a third baseman and shortstop who spent 9 seasons in the majors. Mark originally came up in 1938 with the Detroit Tigers, splitting 1939 between the Tigers and St. Louis Browns. He did not return until World War II depleted the bigs, back with the Brownies in 1943. The following season, in 1944, he was the regular third baseman on the only Browns club to win a pennant, hitting .271 in 148 games with 6 home runs and 83 RBI while leading the American League in fielding percentage (.972). Christman was 2-for-22 in the 1944 World Series, which the Browns lost to the St. Louis Cardinals, then faded back to a bit player the following season, kicking around the majors until 1949 with the Washington Senators.
Christman later served as a player-coach for the Milwaukee Brewers of the American Association in 1950 and 1951. He then managed from 1952 to 1953 for the San Angelo Colts, York White Roses and Wichita Indians. From 1954 to 1973, Christman served as a part-time scout.
The brother of NFL quarterback Paul Christman, Mike died in 1976.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1952||San Angelo Colts||Longhorn League||65-75||6th|
|1953||York White Roses||Piedmont League||13-23||--||--||replaced by Bill Enos (3-4) on June 5|
|Wichita Indians||Western League||39-65||8th||replaced George Kovach (1-1) on June 8|