Eric Christensen     
year
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
totals
ab
154
97
40
88
82
461
r
26
10
10
18
12
76
h
42
19
10
26
20
117
bi
18
16
8
20
10
72
2b
4
1
2
4
2
13
3b
0
0
0
0
0
0
hr
12
7
4
11
5
39
so
58
43
10
35
38
184
bb
6
7
5
6
6
30
ab/k
2.66
2.26
4.00
2.51
2.16
2.51
ob
.300
.250
.333
.340
.295
.299
slg
.532
.423
.600
.716
.451
.536
ba
.273
.196
.250
.295
.244
.254
rat
24.50
20.41
27.37
31.06
21.79
24.64
ab/hr
12.86
13.86
10.00
8.00
16.4
11.82
ab/bi
8.56
6.06
5.00
4.40
8.20
6.40

year
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
totals
w
7
1
1
0
2
11
l
10
5
1
4
5
25
ip
34.0
21.0
8.0
20.0
15.2
98.2
h
75
34
9
23
29
170
r
63
40
5
22
35
165
so
29
21
11
16
14
91
bb
28
26
3
14
20
91
hr
37
17
1
11
13
79
bf
203
124
36
98
96
557
oavg
.429
.347
.273
.274
.382
.365
era
7.41
7.62
2.50
4.40
8.94
6.69
rat
-6.56
-8.57
39.24
17.33
-17.91
0.05
k/4
3.41
4.00
5.50
3.20
3.57
3.69
bb/4
3.29
4.95
1.50
2.80
5.11
3.69
hr/4
4.35
3.24
0.50
2.20
3.32
3.20

Notes:
Greg Creighton always found great pleasure in batting off this man, as did most others who were fortunate enough to be allowed to take hacks at Eric Christensen's non-existent fastball and terrible accuracy. Widely considered to be the worst pitcher this league had even seen, Eric debuted in 1999 yet did not lose the "Rookie" tag until 2002. He actually wasn't the worst pitcher the league had seen, but because he actually stuck around it seems that way. Guys like Jeff Register, Aaron Kemper, and Bob Banos were all worse than Eric, but none lasted more than a season. Eric stuck it out, to his credit. Still, Eric introduced the league to great achievements like giving up more runs in a season than hits, or walking more batters than you strike out. He was inexplicably able to post decent hitting numbers considering how terrible his fundamentals were. His numbers compare to respected hitters like Clint Wattenberg and Greg Creighton, yet most simply remember Eric nearly falling over swinging at yet another ball in the dirt.

--Member of 2002 Champion Horsemen