“Baseball, Art, and Dreams”

True Story of Becoming a Professional Baseball CHAMPION!


Scott Christopher

“….one of the fastest guys I ever played with….Scott was always in tune with his experiences on the baseball field. He understood the joys of life beyond most of us. He was a free spirit.”


Three-Time Teammate, Major League Baseball Legend, Hall-of-Famer, World Champion

Greatest Shortstop in MLB History



Dream Big, Dream On!!!

August, 1960 – Scott taking batting practice three months after his crippling injury. He said to his father shortly after the accident, “There’s no way I won’t play baseball again.”

A six-year-old boy, Scott, falls onto a pile of glass behind a Little League home plate spilling his own blood on the baseball field—severing all seven tendons and ulnar nerve in his right throwing wrist. The doctors discussed amputating Scott’s right hand with his parents. Thankfully, that was not an option for them.

April 2019 – Photograph taken at the Congressional Country Club in Maryland.

Scott Christopher presents Cal Ripken Jr. with his first Advanced Readers Copy, version #1, of his soon to be released book, “Baseball, Art, and Dreams”. Scott’s account of Cal’s first home run derby with he and Cal facing  Hall-of Famer Bullet Bob Feller, and winning it, was a very special memory for him to write about.

1980 – Scott’s second season season playing for the AA Charlotte Orioles. 

Scott  was a valuable player on the 1979 team that won the division championship. The 1980 team won the division title and the Southern League Championship.

Learn how Scott’s amazing story beats the odds as passion, hard work, desire, and determination, drive his success to become a professional baseball champion. “Baseball, Art, and Dreams” is a true and inspiring story for everyone. Scott has gone further than any other baseball player in history, with an injury as crippling as his to their throwing hand and arm.

Most likely there was not a high school junior in the country that had a worse varsity baseball season than I had. I vowed to turn it around my senior year. I just had to! Clearly, I needed to improve every element of my game, so I worked harder than ever.

2nd Inning 

Live your passions, live your dreams, listen to your heart, give yourself 100-plus percent, offer the world your love and compassion, and wear your RING proudly! You truly deserve it ALL. Together let’s give it our best to

‘Dream Big, Dream On’.”

10th inning

Quotes from “Baseball, Art, and Dreams”

Despite a .000 batting average as a 5’4″, one hundred ten pound, sixteen-year-old junior, at Falls Church High School, going 0-4, with three strikeouts, playing in only four games, Scott was voted the team’s Most Valuable Player his senior year. He led the team in hitting with a .371 average, runs scored, and stolen bases. The next season at Mercersburg Academy he hit a team leading .380. Scott attended Ferrum Junior College in 1973 where he hit a torrid .375 while playing every inning of every game at shortstop.

U of Maryland two-time team Most Valuable Player 1975 and 1976. Team captain 1976, All-Atlantic Coast Conference shortstop 1976, Bozie Berger Award 1976, ACC leader in stolen bases 1976. NCAA shared leader – stolen base percentage 1.000 1975, top five .941 1976. Top three lowest strikeout percentage in team history, with a 5.26 strikeouts per 100 at bats average, 1975. Top five highest runs scored per game in team history, 1.13 1975.

All-time Baltimore Orioles organization records for stolen base percentage in a season (29 or more stolen bases) 41/42 .976 1978. And 76/82 .927 of his first 82 stolen base attempts. Only pro ball player EVER, to hit two triples, one from each side of the plate, in the same game, twice in one season. Scott led the Orioles organization with the lowest strikeout percentage in 1979, 400 or more at bats, with a 6.5 strikeouts per 100 at bats average.

Led all of professional baseball, including the Major Leagues, in fielding percentage for outfielders, with 104 or more games played, making only one error, .995 in 1979. Scott was nominated as one of the top five best defensive outfielders for the Rawlings Silver Glove Award. An excerpt from the Washington Post article about Scott, 1979, “Opening day, Christopher thrilled a packed house of 6,000 by smacking a double, then a two-run homer to beat Chattanooga, 3-2”. Also, “….was as of June 4 spanking Double-A pitching at a .345 rate right-handed.”

Final season batting average ranked Scott eleventh and ninth top hitter in the league during his first two pro baseball seasons. Tied for lead in Orioles organization for triples, 1979. Hit over .300 right handed in his pro ball career. Every team Scott started the season with made it to the post season playoffs. Three of those teams won division titles. The 1977 club finished the season in second place in the Florida State League Southern Division, which qualified them for the playoffs. The 1978 and 1980 teams won the league championships. Multiple teammates of Scott  became future World Series Champions. He believes that in baseball, the one and the many win championships together.

Artistic projects and cultural exchanges in over 35 countries. Scott has likely created more art, as a writer, painter, photographer, sculptor, poet, and film producer, than any other professional athlete in history. He has worked with celebrities, notables, and premier companies over many decades.


Christopher Foundation
for the Arts


Michael Koumbas Music
A musical tribute to
“Baseball, Art, and Dreams”.


I am standing with my mixed media sculpture that I created in my Chelsea Art Studio, NYC.

“What is a Thought? #2”. This was a piece in my exhibition held at the Burgin Center for the Arts, Mercersburg Academy, 2015.

Meet Scott Christopher

It was evident from an early age that I was a gifted athlete and artist. By the age of twelve I had been featured in Sports Illustrated for my superior achievements in athletics. Also, since age five, photographic art that I was a subject in or helped to create with my father were being exhibited and published worldwide.

As an experientialist, my life has been an adventure on a very high level. Artistic, humanitarian, and athletic experiences have taken me on a profoundly interesting global odyssey.

Love for all that was, is, and will be, creates the foundation for my human experience. I honor, on a very deep level, being part of this incredible journey that we and all living things are sharing. I truly believe if you have dreams you wish to achieve and live, and if you passionately visualize them and work very hard, they will come TRUE!

~ Scott Christopher ~

If I named the top 25 players I managed, Scotty would be on that list. Christopher worked hard all the time. He was a good guy to have on the team. When someone was in trouble on the club, he was there to help them out.

Washington Times, Thom Loverro, April 10, 2014, “Injured Hand didn’t keep Scott Christopher from a Life of Baseball and Art”.

The above quote from ~ Coach Jimmy “Skip” Williams ~
1983 Baltimore Orioles World Series Champion.
Jimmy managed / coached for 24 seasons in professional baseball, 1963-1987. Skip won a Pro Ball Championship at every level of baseball, either as a player, manager, or coach.

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May, 1976 – Scott turning a double play with his U of Maryland star teammate, Frank “Toto” Thomas (Milwaukee Brewers) in the 1976 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. The Maryland team battled its way to the ACC Championship game and lost a thriller to the Clemson Tigers, 3-2. Scott, a shortstop, and Frank, a second baseman, were voted onto the All-ACC players team that season.

“Scott had a real drive about him. He had some problems with his right hand. He was a good player, a kid who could overcome adversity and wanted to play.”

Washington Times, Thom Loverro, April 10, 2014, “Injured Hand didn’t keep Scott Christopher from a Life of Baseball and Art”.

“Scottie was spectacular, playing 110% like always.”

Washington Post, Richard Darcey, January 27, 1977, “Baseball Player finds Hard Road Leads to his Life’s Goal”.

The above quotes from ~ Coach Elton “Jack” Jackson ~
U of Maryland , legendary coach , for thirty seasons, 1961 – 1990 .  Coach Jackson guided his teams to the most coaching victories in Maryland Baseball’s storied, 129 year history, notching 471 wins.