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Astroland B: The World's Most Complete Listing of Houston Astro Baseball Cards
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6 Edgar Babilonia Cards Infield/Pitcher
Two years in the Venezuelan Summer League got Edgar a shot at Martinsville in 2002, and he returned there for 2003, graduating to Tri-City in 2004. Played half a year at Lexington in 2005, then switched to pitcher for the second half, giving it a whirl down in Greeneville. Threw only 7-1/3 innings at Tri City in 2006.
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
1 Shaun Babula Card Pitcher
2003 AAA Rule V pick up was 2 - 1 with a 6.35 for the 2004 New Orleans Zephyrs
New Orleans Zephyrs logo
5 Bryan Baca Cards Trainer
Began training at Greenevile in 2007 after three years with the Santa Fe Roadrunners of the North American Hockey League and moved to High A Lancaster in 2011, getting a promotion to Corpus in 2013
New Orleans Zephyrs logo
72 Brandon Backe Cards
Pitcher
 
Acquired from the Devil Rays on December 14, 2003 for Geoff Blum. The excitable Backe was subbing for an ill Roger Clemens on October 3, 2004, when his victory clinched the 2004 NL wild card for Houston, and then one-upped himself each time during the subsequent playoffs, beating Atlanta in the first round, then finally pitching eight scoreless in Game Five of the NLCS vs. St. Louis. Not as large a factor in '05, yet no-one can say he didn't pitch well enough to win in Game 4 of the 2005 World Series. Struck out the side on nine pitches vs. the Brewers on April 15, 2004, joining Harnisch and Mike Magnante as Astros to accomplish the feat. An injury early in 2006 wiped out both his 2006 AND most of his 2007 and he never really made it back. DFAed before the All-Star break '09 and not heard from again.
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
12 Adam Bailey Cards Outfield
Lefthanded hitter was the 8th round pick of the Astros in June 2010 and finished third on that year's Tri-City ValleyCats in doubles. Led the 2011 Lexington legends in homers, and then got a callup to High A Lancaster. Ended up second in the organization behind Kody Hinze for the year. Began 2012 at Lancaster, where he copped a Cal League Player of the Week award in May, then spent the second half of the season at AA Corpus. Released at the end of Spring Training 2013
Lancaster JetHawks logo
1 Griffin Bailey Card Pitcher
NDFA from Lexington Kentucky never got so far as to pitch for his hometown, twirling his only year at Greeneville in 2006
Greeneville Astros logo
37 MARK BAILEY Cards
Catcher/Coach
 
Became first player to hit two grand slams at the Dome in the same year in 1985. Trading him away for Casey Candaelemade room for Biggio in the bigs. Spent eight years--between 2002 and 2009--as the bullpen coach in Houston and then moved to the minors, serving as hitting coach at Corpus in 2010 and at Tri-City in 2011 and 2012. Served at Corpus in 2013 as their "Development Specialist"
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
2 Chris Baker Cards Pitcher
Began the 2006 season with the Ranger affiliate AAA Oklahoma Redhawks, but made only two appearances before getting traded by the Rangers to the Houston organization on April 13. The Astros immediately assigned Baker to AAA Round Rock, which was convenient for Baker, because the Redhawks were playing the Express that day. He merely had to walk across the diamond at Oklahoma City's Bricktown Ballpark to change teams.Baker then went on to become a Pacific Coast League midseason All-Star, and finished the 2006 season 9 - 4 with a 2.68 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP for the PCL runner up Express.
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
2 Doug Baker Cards Infield
Played in 78 games in the majors with Detroit and Minnesota between '86 and '90, then ended up at Tucson in 1991. Was something of a tutor to Bagwell in spring training that year Tucson Toros logo
3 Mark Baker Cards Pitcher
Reliever had an ERA below 1.20 at two single A stops in 1984, then was solid with a 3.09 ERA at Osceola in 1985. Pro switched the back of his '87 Columbus Astros card # 850 with infielder Rob Parker's (# 853).
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
1 Paul Bako Card
Catcher
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000- Journeyman had huge three-run homer against 'Stros while playing for the Braves during the 2001 Divisional Series.Still, a whiff king while with Houston--58 K's in 233 plate appearances.
18 Jeff Baldwin Cards
Outfielder
 
0 for 8 with a walk at Houston in '90
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
3 Reggie Baldwin Cards
Infield
 
Traded to the Mets for future minor league manager Keith Bodie in February of '80. Still . . . Love that hideous Charlies uniform
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
13 Jeff Ball Cards Infield
Went 3 for 3 with two doubles in Kevin Gallaher and Jamie Daspit's split no-hitter for the Jackson Generals in 1994. Hit .316 that year, which got him the stays at Tucson for '95 and '96
Tucson Toros logo
3 Travis Ballew Cards Pitcher
6'0" curveballing righthander was the Astros' 23rd round pick in the June 2012 draft. Assigned to Tri-City, he posted a 1.03 WHIP in 39 innings, and though he wasn't closer, posted a save during the V-Cats' playoff run. Lowered his walk rate, and increased his strikeout rate, at Lancaster in 2013, and led All Astros minor-leaguers in Saves, though of course the homers and the ERA ballooned. Walked too many and struck out too few at Corpus Christi in 2014, and also spent some time on the DL and at Gulf Coast in a rehab stint
Tucson Toros logo
10 Bill Ballou Cards Coach
Veteran minor league pitching coach has coached for twelve years in the Astros' organization, at Auburn, Quad City, Michigan, Tri-City, and now for the Greeneville Astros, where he replaced the retired Jack Billingham after the 2004 season.
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
1 Dave Banks Card
Infield
 
A year at Auburn 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Josh Banks Card Pitcher
Minor league free agent signed by the Astros in January 2010 pitched at Round Rock and lost more than he won, but still led the team in victories
Round Rock Express logo
1 Alan Bannister Card Infield
Rob Neyer, in his Big Book of Baseball Lineups, claims Bannister is the worst-fielding shortstop to have ever worn a White Sox uniform; which is saying a lot, given that the Sox are so old and storied and all; anyway, Bannister's brief career as an Astro is chronicled by the '84 Mother's # 21
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
8 Floyd Bannister Cards
Pitcher
 
First selection in 1976 Draft hung around for a while, but not with the Astros. The good news is that unloading him to the Mariners got us Craig Reynolds
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
1 Luke Barganier Card Outfield
30th Round Pick in 2004 hit .230 for the Tri-City ValleyCats that year 1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
18 Glen Barker Cards
Outfield
 
FAST but sometimes not too smart. 48 K's in 197 plate appearances also made him a
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
1 Sean Barksdale Card Outfielder
Tri City ValleyCats logo38th round draft pick in the June 2009 draft was placed at Tri-City and hit .175 with a couple homers
2 Shane Barksdale Cards Pitcher
Auburn and Quad City in 1997 after 2-1/2 years at Gulf Coast as an infielder
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
2 Mike Barlow Cards
Pitcher
 
76 SSPC # 298 -- Received from the Cards for Mike Easler on 9/30/75, and actually appeared in four games for Houston in 1976, though he spent the bulk of the bicentennial year in Memphis. At some point, he was (waived? traded again?) and wound up with California and their AAA Salt Lake City affiliate. Continued to pitch professionally until 1982.
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
1 Dan Barmantje Card Trainer
Strength trainer at Greeneville in 2008
Greeneville Astros logo
13 Clint Barmes Cards Shortstop
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logoAcquired as a supposed power source by the Wade regime in Novermber 2010 in exchange for Felipe Paulino, Barmes had provided the Astros slightly above league average numbers from the shortstop position through the '11 break
57 BRANDON BARNES Cards
Outfield
 
6th Round pick in the June 2005 began inauspiciously at Greeneville and hit .200 with two homers, then didn't do much better when repeating in 2006. But he raised the average at Tri-City in '07, and led the team in homers. Promoted to Lexington for 2008 and slugged .328, while being named the team's Defensive Player of the Month for July. Played at 3 levels in '09, with the most success at High A Lancaster, where he slugged .523 and was named Cal League Player of the Week for August 10. Led the Astros system in homers for 2010, while playing in a very friendly park at High A Lancaster, where he also hit for the cycle June 9. Began 2011 at AAA Oklahoma City, but hit .197 and was sent down to AA Corpus Christi, where he hit .286 and OPSed .788. Hit .300 in 40+ game stints at both Corpus and OKC in 2012, then got the callup to Houston in early August, and finished the year with Houston, for whom he had homered once driven in seven, and entered a game as a late inning defensive replacement 14 times. Began 2013 in Houston as a platooned outfielder, before winning a job outright. Hit for the cycle at home vs. the Mariners July 19, 2013, becoming the first Astro ever to combine a five-hit game with a cycle. Hit .240 for the year and finished it by being traded with Jordan Lyles to the Rockies for Dexter Fowler on December 3
Lancaster JetHawks logo
3 Tucker Barr Cards Catcher
Single A catcher couldn't hit Kissimmee Cobras logo
4 Efrain Barrero Cards Pitcher
Crapped out at Asheville in '91 after a 2.44 ERA performance at Auburn in 1990
Asheville Tourists logo
16 Jimmy Barrett CardsPitcher
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo00 Appy League All-Star was named by Baseball America as the fourth-best prospect in the organization for 2003, but fell off the map after that.
2 Scott Barrett Cards Pitcher
Fifth-round pick in '98 was beset by injuries and retired in 2000
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
1 Tommy Barrett Card Infield
Cups of Coffee with Philly & Boston in addition to his year at AAA Tucson in 1993 Tucson Toros logo
1 Agapito Barrios Card Pitcher
2011 NDFA out of Panama spent a year in the DSL and another two at Gulf Coast before making his non-instructional debut at Greeneville in 2014. Results were positive as Barrios led Appy League qualifiers in ERA, and led G-Ville in W and IP, while finishing second on the club in K's
Tucson Toros logo
2 Angel Barrios Cards
Pitcher
 
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo'01 & '02 Martinsville
6 Manuel Barrios Cards Pitcher
Traded with RHP Oscar Henriquez and (eventually) RHP Mark Johnson to the Florida Marlins for Moises Alou on November 11, 1997
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
2 José Barron Cards Trainer
Sticks and stones guy for the Auburn Doubledays in 1995 and 1996 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
19 Jimmy Barthmaier CardsPitcher
13th Round selection in the June 2003 draft went 1 - 1 with a 2.49 when he made his professional debut with the Martinsville Astros that year. By 2006 he was voted by Baseball America as having the best curveball in the organization and was fourth overall on their list of Astros prospects. Went out and led the Salem Avalanche for 2006 in wins, innings pitched and strikeouts, but also carried a somewhat high 1.39 WHIP and did not make the Carolina League All-Star squad. Just 2 - 9 with a 6.20 at AA Corpus in 2007. Claimed by the Pirates in November '07 when the Astros removed him from the 40-man roster.
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
11 Philip Barzilla Cards Pitcher
History shows again and again how nature points out the follies of men: this lefthander who made his first and last appearance for the Astros on June 11, 2006 is one of only seven pitchers in Astro history to have exactly one Game Pitched and exactly 0 At Bats, and one of only two (with Hipolito Pichardo) to conclude his Astros career with exactly 1/3 of an inning pitched.
Pittsfield Astros 2001 logo
2 Marsalis Basey Cards
Second Base
 
1993 in the New York Penn League
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Charles Basford Card Pitcher
Righthanded pitcher acquired from the Yankees in July of 2013 for Biogenesis disgrace Fernando Martinez pitched at Tri-City once he reported, and struck out a man every inning, though the Walks were high 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
4 Corey Bass Cards Pitcher
47th Round pick in the June 2005 draft started off pretty well at Greeneville that year, going 3 - 3 with a 2.93, striking out 41 while only walking 10. Repeated at G-Ville in '06, then advanced to Lexington for 2007, where he continued to post a strong K/BB, but had a little trouble with the ERA. 47 walks and 48 strikeouts in 129 uinnings at High A Salem in 2008
Salem Avalanche logo
128
 
KEVIN BASS Cards
Outfield
 
Salem Avalanche logoComplained when Chris Berman called him Kevin "Largemouth" Bass
14 JOHN BATEMAN Cards Catcher
Caught Nottebart's No-Hitter; Opening Day backstop 64 - 67; I'm looking for his '63 Pepsi
Houston Colt .45's uniform
1 Ariel Batista Card Outfield
Panamanian signed January 2, 1999 played in the Dominican and Venezuelan Summer Leagues, and in 2002, for Martinsville Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
1 Jean Batista Card Shortstop
Switch-hitter from La Romana and 2010 NDFA led the 2012 Greeneville Astros in total bases, doubles and average
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
2 Ricardo Batista Cards Pitcher
Lefthander from San Pedro de Macoris went 0 - 4 at Gulf Coast in 2009 and 0 - 5 at Greeneville in 2010. 3- 4 with a 4.73 at G-ville again in 2011, but also led Greeneville starters in home run avoidance, allowing only two in 53 and some odd innings
Greeneville Astros bannerlogo
3 Pete Bauer Cards Pitcher
Signed as a free agent on January 29, 1989, after his release by the Mets' organization. Went 4 - 1 with a 1.55 for the '90 Osceola Astros
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
1 Jonah Bayliss Card Pitcher
Journeyman righthander who played in the majors for the Royals and the Pirates finished second on the 2010 Round rock Express in Games Pitched Round Rock Express logo
1 Thomas Bayrer Card
Pitcher
 
Righthander pitched at Martinsville and Pittsfield in 2001, and at Tri-City and Lexington in 2002. Never did get a win, but on the other hand, never did lose in the New York Penn League
Pittsfield Astros 2001 logo
3 Yorman Bazardo Cards Pitcher
Minor league free agent was 9 - 6 with a 3.20 at Round Rock in 2009, and a PCL midseason All-Star, as well as PCL Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 1st. Houston purchased his contract August 8 as Mike Hampton was breaking down again, and Bazardo pitched in ten games, making six starts, through the end of the season. The numbers Bazardo posted for the Astros--1 - 3 with a 7.88--were not better than what an injured Hampton might have would have put up, however.
Round Rock Express logo
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JEFF BAGWELL Cards
First Base
 
Franchise career leader in homers and RBI is also possessor of greatest single offensive season in club history, but because of the shoulder injury that prematurely ended his career, may be on the outside of the Hall looking in. Named Hitting Coach in the middle of the 2010 season, but didn't return for 2011
Round Rock Express logo
6 Edgar Babilonia Cards Infield/Pitcher
Two years in the Venezuelan Summer League got Edgar a shot at Martinsville in 2002, and he returned there for 2003, graduating to Tri-City in 2004. Played half a year at Lexington in 2005, then switched to pitcher for the second half, giving it a whirl down in Greeneville. Threw only 7-1/3 innings at Tri City in 2006.
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
1 Shaun Babula Card Pitcher
2003 AAA Rule V pick up was 2 - 1 with a 6.35 for the 2004 New Orleans Zephyrs
New Orleans Zephyrs logo
5 Bryan Baca Cards Trainer
Began training at Greenevile in 2007 after three years with the Santa Fe Roadrunners of the North American Hockey League and moved to High A Lancaster in 2011, getting a promotion to Corpus in 2013
New Orleans Zephyrs logo
72 Brandon Backe Cards
Pitcher
 
Acquired from the Devil Rays on December 14, 2003 for Geoff Blum. The excitable Backe was subbing for an ill Roger Clemens on October 3, 2004, when his victory clinched the 2004 NL wild card for Houston, and then one-upped himself each time during the subsequent playoffs, beating Atlanta in the first round, then finally pitching eight scoreless in Game Five of the NLCS vs. St. Louis. Not as large a factor in '05, yet no-one can say he didn't pitch well enough to win in Game 4 of the 2005 World Series. Struck out the side on nine pitches vs. the Brewers on April 15, 2004, joining Harnisch and Mike Magnante as Astros to accomplish the feat. An injury early in 2006 wiped out both his 2006 AND most of his 2007 and he never really made it back. DFAed before the All-Star break '09 and not heard from again.
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
12 Adam Bailey Cards Outfield
Lefthanded hitter was the 8th round pick of the Astros in June 2010 and finished third on that year's Tri-City ValleyCats in doubles. Led the 2011 Lexington legends in homers, and then got a callup to High A Lancaster. Ended up second in the organization behind Kody Hinze for the year. Began 2012 at Lancaster, where he copped a Cal League Player of the Week award in May, then spent the second half of the season at AA Corpus. Released at the end of Spring Training 2013
Lancaster JetHawks logo
1 Griffin Bailey Card Pitcher
NDFA from Lexington Kentucky never got so far as to pitch for his hometown, twirling his only year at Greeneville in 2006
Greeneville Astros logo
37 MARK BAILEY Cards
Catcher/Coach
 
Became first player to hit two grand slams at the Dome in the same year in 1985. Trading him away for Casey Candaelemade room for Biggio in the bigs. Spent eight years--between 2002 and 2009--as the bullpen coach in Houston and then moved to the minors, serving as hitting coach at Corpus in 2010 and at Tri-City in 2011 and 2012. Served at Corpus in 2013 as their "Development Specialist"
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
2 Chris Baker Cards Pitcher
Began the 2006 season with the Ranger affiliate AAA Oklahoma Redhawks, but made only two appearances before getting traded by the Rangers to the Houston organization on April 13. The Astros immediately assigned Baker to AAA Round Rock, which was convenient for Baker, because the Redhawks were playing the Express that day. He merely had to walk across the diamond at Oklahoma City's Bricktown Ballpark to change teams.Baker then went on to become a Pacific Coast League midseason All-Star, and finished the 2006 season 9 - 4 with a 2.68 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP for the PCL runner up Express.
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
2 Doug Baker Cards Infield
Played in 78 games in the majors with Detroit and Minnesota between '86 and '90, then ended up at Tucson in 1991. Was something of a tutor to Bagwell in spring training that year Tucson Toros logo
3 Mark Baker Cards Pitcher
Reliever had an ERA below 1.20 at two single A stops in 1984, then was solid with a 3.09 ERA at Osceola in 1985. Pro switched the back of his '87 Columbus Astros card # 850 with infielder Rob Parker's (# 853).
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
1 Paul Bako Card
Catcher
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000- Journeyman had huge three-run homer against 'Stros while playing for the Braves during the 2001 Divisional Series.Still, a whiff king while with Houston--58 K's in 233 plate appearances.
18 Jeff Baldwin Cards
Outfielder
 
0 for 8 with a walk at Houston in '90
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
3 Reggie Baldwin Cards
Infield
 
Traded to the Mets for future minor league manager Keith Bodie in February of '80. Still . . . Love that hideous Charlies uniform
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
13 Jeff Ball Cards Infield
Went 3 for 3 with two doubles in Kevin Gallaher and Jamie Daspit's split no-hitter for the Jackson Generals in 1994. Hit .316 that year, which got him the stays at Tucson for '95 and '96
Tucson Toros logo
3 Travis Ballew Cards Pitcher
6'0" curveballing righthander was the Astros' 23rd round pick in the June 2012 draft. Assigned to Tri-City, he posted a 1.03 WHIP in 39 innings, and though he wasn't closer, posted a save during the V-Cats' playoff run. Lowered his walk rate, and increased his strikeout rate, at Lancaster in 2013, and led All Astros minor-leaguers in Saves, though of course the homers and the ERA ballooned. Walked too many and struck out too few at Corpus Christi in 2014, and also spent some time on the DL and at Gulf Coast in a rehab stint
Tucson Toros logo
10 Bill Ballou Cards Coach
Veteran minor league pitching coach has coached for twelve years in the Astros' organization, at Auburn, Quad City, Michigan, Tri-City, and now for the Greeneville Astros, where he replaced the retired Jack Billingham after the 2004 season.
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
1 Dave Banks Card
Infield
 
A year at Auburn 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Josh Banks Card Pitcher
Minor league free agent signed by the Astros in January 2010 pitched at Round Rock and lost more than he won, but still led the team in victories
Round Rock Express logo
1 Alan Bannister Card Infield
Rob Neyer, in his Big Book of Baseball Lineups, claims Bannister is the worst-fielding shortstop to have ever worn a White Sox uniform; which is saying a lot, given that the Sox are so old and storied and all; anyway, Bannister's brief career as an Astro is chronicled by the '84 Mother's # 21
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
8 Floyd Bannister Cards
Pitcher
 
First selection in 1976 Draft hung around for a while, but not with the Astros. The good news is that unloading him to the Mariners got us Craig Reynolds
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
1 Luke Barganier Card Outfield
30th Round Pick in 2004 hit .230 for the Tri-City ValleyCats that year 1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
18 Glen Barker Cards
Outfield
 
FAST but sometimes not too smart. 48 K's in 197 plate appearances also made him a
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
1 Sean Barksdale Card Outfielder
Tri City ValleyCats logo38th round draft pick in the June 2009 draft was placed at Tri-City and hit .175 with a couple homers
2 Shane Barksdale Cards Pitcher
Auburn and Quad City in 1997 after 2-1/2 years at Gulf Coast as an infielder
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
2 Mike Barlow Cards
Pitcher
 
76 SSPC # 298 -- Received from the Cards for Mike Easler on 9/30/75, and actually appeared in four games for Houston in 1976, though he spent the bulk of the bicentennial year in Memphis. At some point, he was (waived? traded again?) and wound up with California and their AAA Salt Lake City affiliate. Continued to pitch professionally until 1982.
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
1 Dan Barmantje Card Trainer
Strength trainer at Greeneville in 2008
Greeneville Astros logo
13 Clint Barmes Cards Shortstop
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logoAcquired as a supposed power source by the Wade regime in Novermber 2010 in exchange for Felipe Paulino, Barmes had provided the Astros slightly above league average numbers from the shortstop position through the '11 break
57 BRANDON BARNES Cards
Outfield
 
6th Round pick in the June 2005 began inauspiciously at Greeneville and hit .200 with two homers, then didn't do much better when repeating in 2006. But he raised the average at Tri-City in '07, and led the team in homers. Promoted to Lexington for 2008 and slugged .328, while being named the team's Defensive Player of the Month for July. Played at 3 levels in '09, with the most success at High A Lancaster, where he slugged .523 and was named Cal League Player of the Week for August 10. Led the Astros system in homers for 2010, while playing in a very friendly park at High A Lancaster, where he also hit for the cycle June 9. Began 2011 at AAA Oklahoma City, but hit .197 and was sent down to AA Corpus Christi, where he hit .286 and OPSed .788. Hit .300 in 40+ game stints at both Corpus and OKC in 2012, then got the callup to Houston in early August, and finished the year with Houston, for whom he had homered once driven in seven, and entered a game as a late inning defensive replacement 14 times. Began 2013 in Houston as a platooned outfielder, before winning a job outright. Hit for the cycle at home vs. the Mariners July 19, 2013, becoming the first Astro ever to combine a five-hit game with a cycle. Hit .240 for the year and finished it by being traded with Jordan Lyles to the Rockies for Dexter Fowler on December 3
Lancaster JetHawks logo
3 Tucker Barr Cards Catcher
Single A catcher couldn't hit Kissimmee Cobras logo
4 Efrain Barrero Cards Pitcher
Crapped out at Asheville in '91 after a 2.44 ERA performance at Auburn in 1990
Asheville Tourists logo
16 Jimmy Barrett CardsPitcher
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo00 Appy League All-Star was named by Baseball America as the fourth-best prospect in the organization for 2003, but fell off the map after that.
2 Scott Barrett Cards Pitcher
Fifth-round pick in '98 was beset by injuries and retired in 2000
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
1 Tommy Barrett Card Infield
Cups of Coffee with Philly & Boston in addition to his year at AAA Tucson in 1993 Tucson Toros logo
1 Agapito Barrios Card Pitcher
2011 NDFA out of Panama spent a year in the DSL and another two at Gulf Coast before making his non-instructional debut at Greeneville in 2014. Results were positive as Barrios led Appy League qualifiers in ERA, and led G-Ville in W and IP, while finishing second on the club in K's
Tucson Toros logo
2 Angel Barrios Cards
Pitcher
 
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo'01 & '02 Martinsville
6 Manuel Barrios Cards Pitcher
Traded with RHP Oscar Henriquez and (eventually) RHP Mark Johnson to the Florida Marlins for Moises Alou on November 11, 1997
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
2 José Barron Cards Trainer
Sticks and stones guy for the Auburn Doubledays in 1995 and 1996 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
19 Jimmy Barthmaier CardsPitcher
13th Round selection in the June 2003 draft went 1 - 1 with a 2.49 when he made his professional debut with the Martinsville Astros that year. By 2006 he was voted by Baseball America as having the best curveball in the organization and was fourth overall on their list of Astros prospects. Went out and led the Salem Avalanche for 2006 in wins, innings pitched and strikeouts, but also carried a somewhat high 1.39 WHIP and did not make the Carolina League All-Star squad. Just 2 - 9 with a 6.20 at AA Corpus in 2007. Claimed by the Pirates in November '07 when the Astros removed him from the 40-man roster.
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
11 Philip Barzilla Cards Pitcher
History shows again and again how nature points out the follies of men: this lefthander who made his first and last appearance for the Astros on June 11, 2006 is one of only seven pitchers in Astro history to have exactly one Game Pitched and exactly 0 At Bats, and one of only two (with Hipolito Pichardo) to conclude his Astros career with exactly 1/3 of an inning pitched.
Pittsfield Astros 2001 logo
2 Marsalis Basey Cards
Second Base
 
1993 in the New York Penn League
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Charles Basford Card Pitcher
Righthanded pitcher acquired from the Yankees in July of 2013 for Biogenesis disgrace Fernando Martinez pitched at Tri-City once he reported, and struck out a man every inning, though the Walks were high 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
4 Corey Bass Cards Pitcher
47th Round pick in the June 2005 draft started off pretty well at Greeneville that year, going 3 - 3 with a 2.93, striking out 41 while only walking 10. Repeated at G-Ville in '06, then advanced to Lexington for 2007, where he continued to post a strong K/BB, but had a little trouble with the ERA. 47 walks and 48 strikeouts in 129 uinnings at High A Salem in 2008
Salem Avalanche logo
128
 
KEVIN BASS Cards
Outfield
 
Salem Avalanche logoComplained when Chris Berman called him Kevin "Largemouth" Bass
14 JOHN BATEMAN Cards Catcher
Caught Nottebart's No-Hitter; Opening Day backstop 64 - 67; I'm looking for his '63 Pepsi
Houston Colt .45's uniform
1 Ariel Batista Card Outfield
Panamanian signed January 2, 1999 played in the Dominican and Venezuelan Summer Leagues, and in 2002, for Martinsville Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
1 Jean Batista Card Shortstop
Switch-hitter from La Romana and 2010 NDFA led the 2012 Greeneville Astros in total bases, doubles and average
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
2 Ricardo Batista Cards Pitcher
Lefthander from San Pedro de Macoris went 0 - 4 at Gulf Coast in 2009 and 0 - 5 at Greeneville in 2010. 3- 4 with a 4.73 at G-ville again in 2011, but also led Greeneville starters in home run avoidance, allowing only two in 53 and some odd innings
Greeneville Astros bannerlogo
3 Pete Bauer Cards Pitcher
Signed as a free agent on January 29, 1989, after his release by the Mets' organization. Went 4 - 1 with a 1.55 for the '90 Osceola Astros
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
1 Jonah Bayliss Card Pitcher
Journeyman righthander who played in the majors for the Royals and the Pirates finished second on the 2010 Round rock Express in Games Pitched Round Rock Express logo
1 Thomas Bayrer Card
Pitcher
 
Righthander pitched at Martinsville and Pittsfield in 2001, and at Tri-City and Lexington in 2002. Never did get a win, but on the other hand, never did lose in the New York Penn League
Pittsfield Astros 2001 logo
3 Yorman Bazardo Cards Pitcher
Minor league free agent was 9 - 6 with a 3.20 at Round Rock in 2009, and a PCL midseason All-Star, as well as PCL Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 1st. Houston purchased his contract August 8 as Mike Hampton was breaking down again, and Bazardo pitched in ten games, making six starts, through the end of the season. The numbers Bazardo posted for the Astros--1 - 3 with a 7.88--were not better than what an injured Hampton might have would have put up, however.
Round Rock Express logo
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JEFF BAGWELL Cards
First Base
 
Franchise career leader in homers and RBI is also possessor of greatest single offensive season in club history, but because of the shoulder injury that prematurely ended his career, may be on the outside of the Hall looking in. Named Hitting Coach in the middle of the 2010 season, but didn't return for 2011
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6 Edgar Babilonia Cards Infield/Pitcher
Two years in the Venezuelan Summer League got Edgar a shot at Martinsville in 2002, and he returned there for 2003, graduating to Tri-City in 2004. Played half a year at Lexington in 2005, then switched to pitcher for the second half, giving it a whirl down in Greeneville. Threw only 7-1/3 innings at Tri City in 2006.
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1 Shaun Babula Card Pitcher
2003 AAA Rule V pick up was 2 - 1 with a 6.35 for the 2004 New Orleans Zephyrs
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5 Bryan Baca Cards Trainer
Began training at Greenevile in 2007 after three years with the Santa Fe Roadrunners of the North American Hockey League and moved to High A Lancaster in 2011, getting a promotion to Corpus in 2013
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72 Brandon Backe Cards
Pitcher
 
Acquired from the Devil Rays on December 14, 2003 for Geoff Blum. The excitable Backe was subbing for an ill Roger Clemens on October 3, 2004, when his victory clinched the 2004 NL wild card for Houston, and then one-upped himself each time during the subsequent playoffs, beating Atlanta in the first round, then finally pitching eight scoreless in Game Five of the NLCS vs. St. Louis. Not as large a factor in '05, yet no-one can say he didn't pitch well enough to win in Game 4 of the 2005 World Series. Struck out the side on nine pitches vs. the Brewers on April 15, 2004, joining Harnisch and Mike Magnante as Astros to accomplish the feat. An injury early in 2006 wiped out both his 2006 AND most of his 2007 and he never really made it back. DFAed before the All-Star break '09 and not heard from again.
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12 Adam Bailey Cards Outfield
Lefthanded hitter was the 8th round pick of the Astros in June 2010 and finished third on that year's Tri-City ValleyCats in doubles. Led the 2011 Lexington legends in homers, and then got a callup to High A Lancaster. Ended up second in the organization behind Kody Hinze for the year. Began 2012 at Lancaster, where he copped a Cal League Player of the Week award in May, then spent the second half of the season at AA Corpus. Released at the end of Spring Training 2013
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1 Griffin Bailey Card Pitcher
NDFA from Lexington Kentucky never got so far as to pitch for his hometown, twirling his only year at Greeneville in 2006
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37 MARK BAILEY Cards
Catcher/Coach
 
Became first player to hit two grand slams at the Dome in the same year in 1985. Trading him away for Casey Candaelemade room for Biggio in the bigs. Spent eight years--between 2002 and 2009--as the bullpen coach in Houston and then moved to the minors, serving as hitting coach at Corpus in 2010 and at Tri-City in 2011 and 2012. Served at Corpus in 2013 as their "Development Specialist"
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2 Chris Baker Cards Pitcher
Began the 2006 season with the Ranger affiliate AAA Oklahoma Redhawks, but made only two appearances before getting traded by the Rangers to the Houston organization on April 13. The Astros immediately assigned Baker to AAA Round Rock, which was convenient for Baker, because the Redhawks were playing the Express that day. He merely had to walk across the diamond at Oklahoma City's Bricktown Ballpark to change teams.Baker then went on to become a Pacific Coast League midseason All-Star, and finished the 2006 season 9 - 4 with a 2.68 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP for the PCL runner up Express.
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2 Doug Baker Cards Infield
Played in 78 games in the majors with Detroit and Minnesota between '86 and '90, then ended up at Tucson in 1991. Was something of a tutor to Bagwell in spring training that year Tucson Toros logo
3 Mark Baker Cards Pitcher
Reliever had an ERA below 1.20 at two single A stops in 1984, then was solid with a 3.09 ERA at Osceola in 1985. Pro switched the back of his '87 Columbus Astros card # 850 with infielder Rob Parker's (# 853).
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1 Paul Bako Card
Catcher
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000- Journeyman had huge three-run homer against 'Stros while playing for the Braves during the 2001 Divisional Series.Still, a whiff king while with Houston--58 K's in 233 plate appearances.
18 Jeff Baldwin Cards
Outfielder
 
0 for 8 with a walk at Houston in '90
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3 Reggie Baldwin Cards
Infield
 
Traded to the Mets for future minor league manager Keith Bodie in February of '80. Still . . . Love that hideous Charlies uniform
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13 Jeff Ball Cards Infield
Went 3 for 3 with two doubles in Kevin Gallaher and Jamie Daspit's split no-hitter for the Jackson Generals in 1994. Hit .316 that year, which got him the stays at Tucson for '95 and '96
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3 Travis Ballew Cards Pitcher
6'0" curveballing righthander was the Astros' 23rd round pick in the June 2012 draft. Assigned to Tri-City, he posted a 1.03 WHIP in 39 innings, and though he wasn't closer, posted a save during the V-Cats' playoff run. Lowered his walk rate, and increased his strikeout rate, at Lancaster in 2013, and led All Astros minor-leaguers in Saves, though of course the homers and the ERA ballooned. Walked too many and struck out too few at Corpus Christi in 2014, and also spent some time on the DL and at Gulf Coast in a rehab stint
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10 Bill Ballou Cards Coach
Veteran minor league pitching coach has coached for twelve years in the Astros' organization, at Auburn, Quad City, Michigan, Tri-City, and now for the Greeneville Astros, where he replaced the retired Jack Billingham after the 2004 season.
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1 Dave Banks Card
Infield
 
A year at Auburn 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Josh Banks Card Pitcher
Minor league free agent signed by the Astros in January 2010 pitched at Round Rock and lost more than he won, but still led the team in victories
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1 Alan Bannister Card Infield
Rob Neyer, in his Big Book of Baseball Lineups, claims Bannister is the worst-fielding shortstop to have ever worn a White Sox uniform; which is saying a lot, given that the Sox are so old and storied and all; anyway, Bannister's brief career as an Astro is chronicled by the '84 Mother's # 21
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8 Floyd Bannister Cards
Pitcher
 
First selection in 1976 Draft hung around for a while, but not with the Astros. The good news is that unloading him to the Mariners got us Craig Reynolds
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1 Luke Barganier Card Outfield
30th Round Pick in 2004 hit .230 for the Tri-City ValleyCats that year 1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
18 Glen Barker Cards
Outfield
 
FAST but sometimes not too smart. 48 K's in 197 plate appearances also made him a
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1 Sean Barksdale Card Outfielder
Tri City ValleyCats logo38th round draft pick in the June 2009 draft was placed at Tri-City and hit .175 with a couple homers
2 Shane Barksdale Cards Pitcher
Auburn and Quad City in 1997 after 2-1/2 years at Gulf Coast as an infielder
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2 Mike Barlow Cards
Pitcher
 
76 SSPC # 298 -- Received from the Cards for Mike Easler on 9/30/75, and actually appeared in four games for Houston in 1976, though he spent the bulk of the bicentennial year in Memphis. At some point, he was (waived? traded again?) and wound up with California and their AAA Salt Lake City affiliate. Continued to pitch professionally until 1982.
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1 Dan Barmantje Card Trainer
Strength trainer at Greeneville in 2008
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13 Clint Barmes Cards Shortstop
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logoAcquired as a supposed power source by the Wade regime in Novermber 2010 in exchange for Felipe Paulino, Barmes had provided the Astros slightly above league average numbers from the shortstop position through the '11 break
57 BRANDON BARNES Cards
Outfield
 
6th Round pick in the June 2005 began inauspiciously at Greeneville and hit .200 with two homers, then didn't do much better when repeating in 2006. But he raised the average at Tri-City in '07, and led the team in homers. Promoted to Lexington for 2008 and slugged .328, while being named the team's Defensive Player of the Month for July. Played at 3 levels in '09, with the most success at High A Lancaster, where he slugged .523 and was named Cal League Player of the Week for August 10. Led the Astros system in homers for 2010, while playing in a very friendly park at High A Lancaster, where he also hit for the cycle June 9. Began 2011 at AAA Oklahoma City, but hit .197 and was sent down to AA Corpus Christi, where he hit .286 and OPSed .788. Hit .300 in 40+ game stints at both Corpus and OKC in 2012, then got the callup to Houston in early August, and finished the year with Houston, for whom he had homered once driven in seven, and entered a game as a late inning defensive replacement 14 times. Began 2013 in Houston as a platooned outfielder, before winning a job outright. Hit for the cycle at home vs. the Mariners July 19, 2013, becoming the first Astro ever to combine a five-hit game with a cycle. Hit .240 for the year and finished it by being traded with Jordan Lyles to the Rockies for Dexter Fowler on December 3
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3 Tucker Barr Cards Catcher
Single A catcher couldn't hit Kissimmee Cobras logo
4 Efrain Barrero Cards Pitcher
Crapped out at Asheville in '91 after a 2.44 ERA performance at Auburn in 1990
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16 Jimmy Barrett CardsPitcher
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo00 Appy League All-Star was named by Baseball America as the fourth-best prospect in the organization for 2003, but fell off the map after that.
2 Scott Barrett Cards Pitcher
Fifth-round pick in '98 was beset by injuries and retired in 2000
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1 Tommy Barrett Card Infield
Cups of Coffee with Philly & Boston in addition to his year at AAA Tucson in 1993 Tucson Toros logo
1 Agapito Barrios Card Pitcher
2011 NDFA out of Panama spent a year in the DSL and another two at Gulf Coast before making his non-instructional debut at Greeneville in 2014. Results were positive as Barrios led Appy League qualifiers in ERA, and led G-Ville in W and IP, while finishing second on the club in K's
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2 Angel Barrios Cards
Pitcher
 
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo'01 & '02 Martinsville
6 Manuel Barrios Cards Pitcher
Traded with RHP Oscar Henriquez and (eventually) RHP Mark Johnson to the Florida Marlins for Moises Alou on November 11, 1997
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2 José Barron Cards Trainer
Sticks and stones guy for the Auburn Doubledays in 1995 and 1996 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
19 Jimmy Barthmaier CardsPitcher
13th Round selection in the June 2003 draft went 1 - 1 with a 2.49 when he made his professional debut with the Martinsville Astros that year. By 2006 he was voted by Baseball America as having the best curveball in the organization and was fourth overall on their list of Astros prospects. Went out and led the Salem Avalanche for 2006 in wins, innings pitched and strikeouts, but also carried a somewhat high 1.39 WHIP and did not make the Carolina League All-Star squad. Just 2 - 9 with a 6.20 at AA Corpus in 2007. Claimed by the Pirates in November '07 when the Astros removed him from the 40-man roster.
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11 Philip Barzilla Cards Pitcher
History shows again and again how nature points out the follies of men: this lefthander who made his first and last appearance for the Astros on June 11, 2006 is one of only seven pitchers in Astro history to have exactly one Game Pitched and exactly 0 At Bats, and one of only two (with Hipolito Pichardo) to conclude his Astros career with exactly 1/3 of an inning pitched.
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2 Marsalis Basey Cards
Second Base
 
1993 in the New York Penn League
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1 Charles Basford Card Pitcher
Righthanded pitcher acquired from the Yankees in July of 2013 for Biogenesis disgrace Fernando Martinez pitched at Tri-City once he reported, and struck out a man every inning, though the Walks were high 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
4 Corey Bass Cards Pitcher
47th Round pick in the June 2005 draft started off pretty well at Greeneville that year, going 3 - 3 with a 2.93, striking out 41 while only walking 10. Repeated at G-Ville in '06, then advanced to Lexington for 2007, where he continued to post a strong K/BB, but had a little trouble with the ERA. 47 walks and 48 strikeouts in 129 uinnings at High A Salem in 2008
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128
 
KEVIN BASS Cards
Outfield
 
Salem Avalanche logoComplained when Chris Berman called him Kevin "Largemouth" Bass
14 JOHN BATEMAN Cards Catcher
Caught Nottebart's No-Hitter; Opening Day backstop 64 - 67; I'm looking for his '63 Pepsi
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1 Ariel Batista Card Outfield
Panamanian signed January 2, 1999 played in the Dominican and Venezuelan Summer Leagues, and in 2002, for Martinsville Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
1 Jean Batista Card Shortstop
Switch-hitter from La Romana and 2010 NDFA led the 2012 Greeneville Astros in total bases, doubles and average
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2 Ricardo Batista Cards Pitcher
Lefthander from San Pedro de Macoris went 0 - 4 at Gulf Coast in 2009 and 0 - 5 at Greeneville in 2010. 3- 4 with a 4.73 at G-ville again in 2011, but also led Greeneville starters in home run avoidance, allowing only two in 53 and some odd innings
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3 Pete Bauer Cards Pitcher
Signed as a free agent on January 29, 1989, after his release by the Mets' organization. Went 4 - 1 with a 1.55 for the '90 Osceola Astros
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1 Jonah Bayliss Card Pitcher
Journeyman righthander who played in the majors for the Royals and the Pirates finished second on the 2010 Round rock Express in Games Pitched Round Rock Express logo
1 Thomas Bayrer Card
Pitcher
 
Righthander pitched at Martinsville and Pittsfield in 2001, and at Tri-City and Lexington in 2002. Never did get a win, but on the other hand, never did lose in the New York Penn League
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3 Yorman Bazardo Cards Pitcher
Minor league free agent was 9 - 6 with a 3.20 at Round Rock in 2009, and a PCL midseason All-Star, as well as PCL Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 1st. Houston purchased his contract August 8 as Mike Hampton was breaking down again, and Bazardo pitched in ten games, making six starts, through the end of the season. The numbers Bazardo posted for the Astros--1 - 3 with a 7.88--were not better than what an injured Hampton might have would have put up, however.
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JEFF BAGWELL Cards
First Base
 
Franchise career leader in homers and RBI is also possessor of greatest single offensive season in club history, but because of the shoulder injury that prematurely ended his career, may be on the outside of the Hall looking in. Named Hitting Coach in the middle of the 2010 season, but didn't return for 2011
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4 Mike Beams Cards Outfield/3rd Base
Tenth round pick in the '86 draft, his best year was at Auburn in 1988, where he hit .282 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Doug Bearden Card Infield
Fifth round draft pick of the White Sox in 1994 had, by 1999, become a minor league free agent pitching at High A Kissimmee, and getting a promotion to AA Jackson
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3 Jim Beauchamp Cards
Manager
 
Kissimmee Cobras logo34 homers for the '64 AAA Oklahoma City squad, then '65 Opening Day at the Dome in left
11 Erik Bedard Cards Pitcher
Free agent lefthander was 4 - 12 for the 2013 major league club and also notched a Save. Leading the team in Strikeouts and IP didn't get him re-signed: he was granted free agency on Halloween of the same year
Kissimmee Cobras logo
2 Bo Belinsky Cards
Pitcher
 
Evidently, an absolute lunatic. When a demotion to AAA Oklahoma City seemed all but inevitable, he pushed for a trade to the White Sox, whose Triple A club played in . . . Honolulu. 67 Topps # 447
Kissimmee Cobras logo
10 Buddy Bell Cards
Third Base
 
Led the AL in At Bats while hitting .329 in 1979, but there was no gas left in the tank when the 'Stros picked him up in '88
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288
 
DEREK BELL Cards
Outfield
 
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logoDierker did NOT care for him
4 Eric Bell Cards
Pitcher
 
0 - 1 with a 6.14 in 10 games for Houston in '93 kinda makes that "top lefty" award he won in the American Association two years later look superfluous
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3 Joan Belliard Cards Pitcher
Dominican Summer league veteran debuted stateside at Greeneville in 2009, and led Greeneville pitchers who threw more than 15 innings in home run ratio, and tied for third in appearances, while posting respectable ERA and WHIP numbers. 1 - 2 in 36 innings for the 2010 Tri-City ValleyCats. 1- 1 in 17 games for Tri-City in 2011, Belliard found himself released November 17 Tri City ValleyCats logo
3 Anthony Bello Cards Pitcher
21st Round pick in the June 2006 draft led Greeneville starters in ERA for 2006, and finished second in innings pitched for the '07 V-Cats. Struck out 80 and walked 38 in 2008 at Lexington
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71 Carlos Beltrán Cards
Outfield
 
Last major deal swung by Gerry Hunsicker showed that the confluence of need shown by an underachieving major league team and the desire for opportunity exemplified by a five-tool player ready to break out can make lots of people rich
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
1 Julio Beltrán Card Infield
Signed by the Astros out of the Mexican Center League in 1977, this Beltran played five summers for the Astros in the Forida State League and two more in the Gulf Coast complex league. A 1982 sojourn at Columbus was his only foray into the higher minors.
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
4 Juan/Jonathan Beltre Cards Pitcher
Lefty played two years in the Dominican Summer Leagues, before landing stateside in 2002 for Martinsville, and advancing to Tri-City for 2003, where Choice Sportscards called him 'Jonathan.' His last season in the organization was 2005, when he was 5 - 1 with a 6.12 for High A Salem Avs. Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
1 Brian Bennett Card Catcher
After three years as a catcher--getting as high as single A Asheville but never hitting higher than .206--switched to pitching at Gulf Coast in 1990
Asheville Tourists logo
2 Jeff Bennington Cards Catcher
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logoThe Few, the Proud, the Burlington Astros
1 Steve Benson Card Infield
Hit .275 at Tucson in '82, but his card is at Columbus in '83
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
1 Eric Berger Card Pitcher
Lefthander acquired from the Indians for Chris Wallace on April 15, 2013, Berger was assigned to OKC, where he was a swingman and posted a 3.06 ERA
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
8 Dave Bergman Cards
Outfield/1st Base
 
Two run triple beat the Phillies in game two of the 1980 NLCS; some success later as a Tiger
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
14 Sean Bergman Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logoFifth starter gave the 'Stros some quality innings in 1998 and 1999, mostly in '98, as that's when he gained 75 of his Astro victories
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LANCE BERKMAN Cards
Outfield
 
August 2004: The great 2000 Just Minors question is settled, in favor of "Sumo Wrestler," prompting some more serious analysis of Lance's place in Astros history vis a vis OPS . Eight-time Opening Day starter and two-time NL Player of the Month made his second All-Star Game start in 2008. The unthinkable happened in July 2010 when Berkman--Texan through and through, but in the midst of a season-long slump that perhaps betrayed fading skills--was traded to the Yankees for Mark Melancon
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
1 Dwight Bernard Card Pitcher
115 games with the Mets and Brewers between '78 and '82 before he landed with the Toros in '84 Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
5 David Berner Cards Pitcher
14th round pick in the June 2009 draft relieved in only seven games for Tri-City that summer, and unfortunately gave up four runs in one of them and ended up with a 10.50 ERA. Much better at High A Lancaster in 2010, Berner led the JetHawks in Games and Saves. His two throwing errors led to the the run that sent the Jethawks' five-pitcher no-hitter on August 25 into extra innings. Split 2011 between Corpus Christi and Lancaster, performing well in neither locale
Lancaster JetHawks logo
1 David Bernhard Card
Pitcher
 
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo'96 in Upper New York State
2 Dale Berra Cards
Infield
 
Daddy doesn't like me doing coke
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
3 Yogi Berra Cards
Coach
 
Baseball Hall of Famer and industry unto himself was Houston Astros bench coach between 1986 and 1989. Apparently John McMullen had offered Berra the managerial position that ended up going to Hal Lanier over the 1985-1986 winter, but Berra, still stung by his firing at George Steinbrenner's hand the previous April, had refused the position. The Astros job was Berra's last onfield position in baseball
1980's Houston Astros logo
6 Perry Berry Cards 2nd Base
Weak hitting infielder got as high as Osceola, twice
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54 SEAN BERRY Cards
3rd Base
 
Only Berry & Mike Schmidt ever hit an overhead speaker at the Dome with a batted ball. This Killer B B-came the Astros' new hitting coach on July 12, 2006, and became their ex-hitting coach four years and one day later, when the club decided that the time had come to hand that vaunted mantle to franchise icon Jeffrey Bagwell.
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
2 Don Berti Cards Catcher
12 homers and 50 RBI for Asheville in '82 were good enough to get a guy a promotion to the Florida State League for 1983
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
1 Jeff Bettendorf Card Pitcher
0 - 7 for the Mets' Tidewater AAA club got him a trade and a demotion (to the Astros and to AA) for 1986 Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
2 James Betzsold Cards Outfield
Rose to Buffalo in the Indians organization (and hit .333 in the AAA World Series in 1998), before being traded to the Astros, where he played two years at New Orleans
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4 Ed Beuerlein Cards Catcher
Relation of Steve?
Asheville Tourists logo
2 Terry Beyna Cards Infield
42nd round pick in the June 1993 draft OBPed over .400 for the 1994 Auburn Astros but strugged with the promotion to High A Kissimmee in '95 and was released. Played independent league baseball in the Frontier and the Northern through 1999
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
4 Mike Beams Cards Outfield/3rd Base
Tenth round pick in the '86 draft, his best year was at Auburn in 1988, where he hit .282 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Doug Bearden Card Infield
Fifth round draft pick of the White Sox in 1994 had, by 1999, become a minor league free agent pitching at High A Kissimmee, and getting a promotion to AA Jackson
Kissimmee Cobras logo
3 Jim Beauchamp Cards
Manager
 
Kissimmee Cobras logo34 homers for the '64 AAA Oklahoma City squad, then '65 Opening Day at the Dome in left
11 Erik Bedard Cards Pitcher
Free agent lefthander was 4 - 12 for the 2013 major league club and also notched a Save. Leading the team in Strikeouts and IP didn't get him re-signed: he was granted free agency on Halloween of the same year
Kissimmee Cobras logo
2 Bo Belinsky Cards
Pitcher
 
Evidently, an absolute lunatic. When a demotion to AAA Oklahoma City seemed all but inevitable, he pushed for a trade to the White Sox, whose Triple A club played in . . . Honolulu. 67 Topps # 447
Kissimmee Cobras logo
10 Buddy Bell Cards
Third Base
 
Led the AL in At Bats while hitting .329 in 1979, but there was no gas left in the tank when the 'Stros picked him up in '88
Houston Astroslogo
288
 
DEREK BELL Cards
Outfield
 
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logoDierker did NOT care for him
4 Eric Bell Cards
Pitcher
 
0 - 1 with a 6.14 in 10 games for Houston in '93 kinda makes that "top lefty" award he won in the American Association two years later look superfluous
Tucson Toros logo
3 Joan Belliard Cards Pitcher
Dominican Summer league veteran debuted stateside at Greeneville in 2009, and led Greeneville pitchers who threw more than 15 innings in home run ratio, and tied for third in appearances, while posting respectable ERA and WHIP numbers. 1 - 2 in 36 innings for the 2010 Tri-City ValleyCats. 1- 1 in 17 games for Tri-City in 2011, Belliard found himself released November 17 Tri City ValleyCats logo
3 Anthony Bello Cards Pitcher
21st Round pick in the June 2006 draft led Greeneville starters in ERA for 2006, and finished second in innings pitched for the '07 V-Cats. Struck out 80 and walked 38 in 2008 at Lexington
Lexington Legends logo
71 Carlos Beltrán Cards
Outfield
 
Last major deal swung by Gerry Hunsicker showed that the confluence of need shown by an underachieving major league team and the desire for opportunity exemplified by a five-tool player ready to break out can make lots of people rich
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
1 Julio Beltrán Card Infield
Signed by the Astros out of the Mexican Center League in 1977, this Beltran played five summers for the Astros in the Forida State League and two more in the Gulf Coast complex league. A 1982 sojourn at Columbus was his only foray into the higher minors.
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
4 Juan/Jonathan Beltre Cards Pitcher
Lefty played two years in the Dominican Summer Leagues, before landing stateside in 2002 for Martinsville, and advancing to Tri-City for 2003, where Choice Sportscards called him 'Jonathan.' His last season in the organization was 2005, when he was 5 - 1 with a 6.12 for High A Salem Avs. Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
1 Brian Bennett Card Catcher
After three years as a catcher--getting as high as single A Asheville but never hitting higher than .206--switched to pitching at Gulf Coast in 1990
Asheville Tourists logo
2 Jeff Bennington Cards Catcher
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logoThe Few, the Proud, the Burlington Astros
1 Steve Benson Card Infield
Hit .275 at Tucson in '82, but his card is at Columbus in '83
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
1 Eric Berger Card Pitcher
Lefthander acquired from the Indians for Chris Wallace on April 15, 2013, Berger was assigned to OKC, where he was a swingman and posted a 3.06 ERA
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
8 Dave Bergman Cards
Outfield/1st Base
 
Two run triple beat the Phillies in game two of the 1980 NLCS; some success later as a Tiger
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
14 Sean Bergman Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logoFifth starter gave the 'Stros some quality innings in 1998 and 1999, mostly in '98, as that's when he gained 75 of his Astro victories
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LANCE BERKMAN Cards
Outfield
 
August 2004: The great 2000 Just Minors question is settled, in favor of "Sumo Wrestler," prompting some more serious analysis of Lance's place in Astros history vis a vis OPS . Eight-time Opening Day starter and two-time NL Player of the Month made his second All-Star Game start in 2008. The unthinkable happened in July 2010 when Berkman--Texan through and through, but in the midst of a season-long slump that perhaps betrayed fading skills--was traded to the Yankees for Mark Melancon
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
1 Dwight Bernard Card Pitcher
115 games with the Mets and Brewers between '78 and '82 before he landed with the Toros in '84 Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
5 David Berner Cards Pitcher
14th round pick in the June 2009 draft relieved in only seven games for Tri-City that summer, and unfortunately gave up four runs in one of them and ended up with a 10.50 ERA. Much better at High A Lancaster in 2010, Berner led the JetHawks in Games and Saves. His two throwing errors led to the the run that sent the Jethawks' five-pitcher no-hitter on August 25 into extra innings. Split 2011 between Corpus Christi and Lancaster, performing well in neither locale
Lancaster JetHawks logo
1 David Bernhard Card
Pitcher
 
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo'96 in Upper New York State
2 Dale Berra Cards
Infield
 
Daddy doesn't like me doing coke
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
3 Yogi Berra Cards
Coach
 
Baseball Hall of Famer and industry unto himself was Houston Astros bench coach between 1986 and 1989. Apparently John McMullen had offered Berra the managerial position that ended up going to Hal Lanier over the 1985-1986 winter, but Berra, still stung by his firing at George Steinbrenner's hand the previous April, had refused the position. The Astros job was Berra's last onfield position in baseball
1980's Houston Astros logo
6 Perry Berry Cards 2nd Base
Weak hitting infielder got as high as Osceola, twice
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
54 SEAN BERRY Cards
3rd Base
 
Only Berry & Mike Schmidt ever hit an overhead speaker at the Dome with a batted ball. This Killer B B-came the Astros' new hitting coach on July 12, 2006, and became their ex-hitting coach four years and one day later, when the club decided that the time had come to hand that vaunted mantle to franchise icon Jeffrey Bagwell.
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
2 Don Berti Cards Catcher
12 homers and 50 RBI for Asheville in '82 were good enough to get a guy a promotion to the Florida State League for 1983
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
1 Jeff Bettendorf Card Pitcher
0 - 7 for the Mets' Tidewater AAA club got him a trade and a demotion (to the Astros and to AA) for 1986 Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
2 James Betzsold Cards Outfield
Rose to Buffalo in the Indians organization (and hit .333 in the AAA World Series in 1998), before being traded to the Astros, where he played two years at New Orleans
New Orleans Zephyrs logo
4 Ed Beuerlein Cards Catcher
Relation of Steve?
Asheville Tourists logo
2 Terry Beyna Cards Infield
42nd round pick in the June 1993 draft OBPed over .400 for the 1994 Auburn Astros but strugged with the promotion to High A Kissimmee in '95 and was released. Played independent league baseball in the Frontier and the Northern through 1999
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
4 Mike Beams Cards Outfield/3rd Base
Tenth round pick in the '86 draft, his best year was at Auburn in 1988, where he hit .282 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Doug Bearden Card Infield
Fifth round draft pick of the White Sox in 1994 had, by 1999, become a minor league free agent pitching at High A Kissimmee, and getting a promotion to AA Jackson
Kissimmee Cobras logo
3 Jim Beauchamp Cards
Manager
 
Kissimmee Cobras logo34 homers for the '64 AAA Oklahoma City squad, then '65 Opening Day at the Dome in left
11 Erik Bedard Cards Pitcher
Free agent lefthander was 4 - 12 for the 2013 major league club and also notched a Save. Leading the team in Strikeouts and IP didn't get him re-signed: he was granted free agency on Halloween of the same year
Kissimmee Cobras logo
2 Bo Belinsky Cards
Pitcher
 
Evidently, an absolute lunatic. When a demotion to AAA Oklahoma City seemed all but inevitable, he pushed for a trade to the White Sox, whose Triple A club played in . . . Honolulu. 67 Topps # 447
Kissimmee Cobras logo
10 Buddy Bell Cards
Third Base
 
Led the AL in At Bats while hitting .329 in 1979, but there was no gas left in the tank when the 'Stros picked him up in '88
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288
 
DEREK BELL Cards
Outfield
 
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logoDierker did NOT care for him
4 Eric Bell Cards
Pitcher
 
0 - 1 with a 6.14 in 10 games for Houston in '93 kinda makes that "top lefty" award he won in the American Association two years later look superfluous
Tucson Toros logo
3 Joan Belliard Cards Pitcher
Dominican Summer league veteran debuted stateside at Greeneville in 2009, and led Greeneville pitchers who threw more than 15 innings in home run ratio, and tied for third in appearances, while posting respectable ERA and WHIP numbers. 1 - 2 in 36 innings for the 2010 Tri-City ValleyCats. 1- 1 in 17 games for Tri-City in 2011, Belliard found himself released November 17 Tri City ValleyCats logo
3 Anthony Bello Cards Pitcher
21st Round pick in the June 2006 draft led Greeneville starters in ERA for 2006, and finished second in innings pitched for the '07 V-Cats. Struck out 80 and walked 38 in 2008 at Lexington
Lexington Legends logo
71 Carlos Beltrán Cards
Outfield
 
Last major deal swung by Gerry Hunsicker showed that the confluence of need shown by an underachieving major league team and the desire for opportunity exemplified by a five-tool player ready to break out can make lots of people rich
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
1 Julio Beltrán Card Infield
Signed by the Astros out of the Mexican Center League in 1977, this Beltran played five summers for the Astros in the Forida State League and two more in the Gulf Coast complex league. A 1982 sojourn at Columbus was his only foray into the higher minors.
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
4 Juan/Jonathan Beltre Cards Pitcher
Lefty played two years in the Dominican Summer Leagues, before landing stateside in 2002 for Martinsville, and advancing to Tri-City for 2003, where Choice Sportscards called him 'Jonathan.' His last season in the organization was 2005, when he was 5 - 1 with a 6.12 for High A Salem Avs. Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
1 Brian Bennett Card Catcher
After three years as a catcher--getting as high as single A Asheville but never hitting higher than .206--switched to pitching at Gulf Coast in 1990
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2 Jeff Bennington Cards Catcher
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logoThe Few, the Proud, the Burlington Astros
1 Steve Benson Card Infield
Hit .275 at Tucson in '82, but his card is at Columbus in '83
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
1 Eric Berger Card Pitcher
Lefthander acquired from the Indians for Chris Wallace on April 15, 2013, Berger was assigned to OKC, where he was a swingman and posted a 3.06 ERA
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
8 Dave Bergman Cards
Outfield/1st Base
 
Two run triple beat the Phillies in game two of the 1980 NLCS; some success later as a Tiger
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
14 Sean Bergman Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logoFifth starter gave the 'Stros some quality innings in 1998 and 1999, mostly in '98, as that's when he gained 75 of his Astro victories
1315
 
LANCE BERKMAN Cards
Outfield
 
August 2004: The great 2000 Just Minors question is settled, in favor of "Sumo Wrestler," prompting some more serious analysis of Lance's place in Astros history vis a vis OPS . Eight-time Opening Day starter and two-time NL Player of the Month made his second All-Star Game start in 2008. The unthinkable happened in July 2010 when Berkman--Texan through and through, but in the midst of a season-long slump that perhaps betrayed fading skills--was traded to the Yankees for Mark Melancon
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
1 Dwight Bernard Card Pitcher
115 games with the Mets and Brewers between '78 and '82 before he landed with the Toros in '84 Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
5 David Berner Cards Pitcher
14th round pick in the June 2009 draft relieved in only seven games for Tri-City that summer, and unfortunately gave up four runs in one of them and ended up with a 10.50 ERA. Much better at High A Lancaster in 2010, Berner led the JetHawks in Games and Saves. His two throwing errors led to the the run that sent the Jethawks' five-pitcher no-hitter on August 25 into extra innings. Split 2011 between Corpus Christi and Lancaster, performing well in neither locale
Lancaster JetHawks logo
1 David Bernhard Card
Pitcher
 
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo'96 in Upper New York State
2 Dale Berra Cards
Infield
 
Daddy doesn't like me doing coke
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
3 Yogi Berra Cards
Coach
 
Baseball Hall of Famer and industry unto himself was Houston Astros bench coach between 1986 and 1989. Apparently John McMullen had offered Berra the managerial position that ended up going to Hal Lanier over the 1985-1986 winter, but Berra, still stung by his firing at George Steinbrenner's hand the previous April, had refused the position. The Astros job was Berra's last onfield position in baseball
1980's Houston Astros logo
6 Perry Berry Cards 2nd Base
Weak hitting infielder got as high as Osceola, twice
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
54 SEAN BERRY Cards
3rd Base
 
Only Berry & Mike Schmidt ever hit an overhead speaker at the Dome with a batted ball. This Killer B B-came the Astros' new hitting coach on July 12, 2006, and became their ex-hitting coach four years and one day later, when the club decided that the time had come to hand that vaunted mantle to franchise icon Jeffrey Bagwell.
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2 Don Berti Cards Catcher
12 homers and 50 RBI for Asheville in '82 were good enough to get a guy a promotion to the Florida State League for 1983
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
1 Jeff Bettendorf Card Pitcher
0 - 7 for the Mets' Tidewater AAA club got him a trade and a demotion (to the Astros and to AA) for 1986 Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
2 James Betzsold Cards Outfield
Rose to Buffalo in the Indians organization (and hit .333 in the AAA World Series in 1998), before being traded to the Astros, where he played two years at New Orleans
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4 Ed Beuerlein Cards Catcher
Relation of Steve?
Asheville Tourists logo
2 Terry Beyna Cards Infield
42nd round pick in the June 1993 draft OBPed over .400 for the 1994 Auburn Astros but strugged with the promotion to High A Kissimmee in '95 and was released. Played independent league baseball in the Frontier and the Northern through 1999
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo

The original


Bi
CARDS I HAVE PLAYER POSITION REMARKS
2 Buddy Biancalana Cards
Shortstop
 
This '85 World Series hero played in all of 18 games for the Houston club in '88, but Letterman loved him--had him on his show like five times--so how could I not show you his only Astro card, the '88 Score (Well OK, there's a Score Glossy but you know what I mean)
4 Rod Biehl Cards Pitcher
91 at Auburn and '92 at Burlington
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo
1463
 
CRAIG BIGGIO Cards
Catcher/2nd Base
 
Hall of Fame 1-6-2015. First player to collect 3000 hits in an Astros uniform, and the first player ever to have five hits in the game where he reached 3000. All-time leader among righthanders in doubles, and fifth all-time overall. Only player in baseball history with 3000 hits, 250 homers, 400 stolen bases, and 600 doubles. Second all-time in Hit By Pitches, and leadoff Home Runs. Astros all-time leader in Years, Games Played, Runs Scored, Doubles, Hits, times On Base, Extra Base Hits, and second in Stolen Bases, RBI and Walks.The only thing that's left is the Cooperstown induction. I hope to be there..
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo
24 JACK BILLINGHAM Cards
Pitcher/Coach
 
Fifteen years as pitching coach at Kissimmee, then he moved to Martinsville
Kissimmee Cobras logo
4 Marvin Billingsley Cards Pitcher
Gave up 169 hits in (what else?) 169 innings at Asheville in 1993
Asheville Tourists logo
9 Joe Bircher Cards Pitcher
Lefthander and 10th round pick in June 2012 became a starter when he was assigned to Tri-City in July and pitched the team's only complete game, finishing second on the team in IP. Made 10 starts at Quad Cities in 2013 and posted a 4.15 ERA, in a season most notable for a remarkably low 35 Ks in 65 IP
Asheville Tourists logo
1 Brian Bixler Card
Shortstop
 
Waiver pick up from the Nats in November of 2011 played 36 games for Houston and 75 for Oklahoma City in 2012
Asheville Tourists logo
5 George Bjorkman Cards
Catcher
 
There seems to be some confusion as to whether Mr. Bjorkman played at AA Columbus in 1982. What is not open to dispute is his five RBI performance for the Houston club July 13, 1983
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
5 Craig Bjornson Cards Pitcher
Tucson native fell far short of pitching there Quad City River Bandits logo
10 Travis Blackley Cards Pitcher
An Australian lefthander acquired by the Astros from the Athletics for Jake Goebbert on April 4, 2013, Blackley pitched in 42 Games for the 111 loss major-league club, posting a 1.43 WHIP. DFAed in early August, he was traded to the Rangers on August 14 for a PTBNL and cash
Quad City River Bandits logo
2 John Blackmore Cards Pitcher
Michigan BattleCats logoDrafted in the tenth round of the June 1996 draft as an 18-year old. Got as high as Single A Michigan in 1999; posted ERAs over 7.00 at Gulf Coast in '97 and for the BattleCats in '99
3 Willie Blair Cards
Pitcher
 
ARRGHH! The Lofton Deal!
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
8 Alberto Blanco Cards Pitcher
'95 Midwest League All Star and '97 Florida State League Top Prospect
Quad City River Bandits logo
2 Romo Blanco Cards Pitcher
Aka "Romauldo": '73 at Cedar Rapids and '75 at Dubuque
Quad City River Bandits logo
9 Nate Bland Cards
Pitcher
 
New Orleans Zephyrs logoSeven-year minor- and independent-league veteran was acquired in the Rule V draft from the Mets in 2002, then, in addition to throwing a few innings at New Orleans, contributed at the major league level in 2003
2 Travis Blankenship Cards Pitcher
Lefthander with a 3/4 motion out of the University of Kansas went 2 - 1 for the 2010 NYPL champion Tri-City ValleyCats. 1 - 2 with a 3.90 while repeating in the NYPL in 2011, and led the V-Cats in WHIP with a 1.07
Tri City ValleyCats logo
1 Brian Blasik Card Second Base
2012 NDFA was Greenville's primary shortstop before Carlos Correa signed, and led the team in hits, triples, and RBI, eventually getting named G-ville's team MVP for the year. Tri City ValleyCats logo
9 Wade Blasingame Cards
Pitcher
 
Blasingame was the winner of the longest game by innings in Astro history, the 24-inning pitchingfest vs. the Mets April 15, 1968. The 'Stros beat the Mets 1 - 0 when Bob Aspromonte's groundball went through shortstop Al Weiss' legs, scoring Norm Miller. Don Wilson had started, and Hal King caught every inning, while an ex-Astro, Gerry Grote, caught all 24 for the Mets.
Astros Shooting Star logo
5 Chris Blazek Cards Pitcher
Lexington Legends logo23rd round pick in the June 2005 draft out of the University of Vermont pitched 5-2/3 innings at Tri-City before pitching 27 at Lexington that summer. Got a promotion to Lexington for 2006, and went 2 - 1 as a middle reliever, with a 3.82 ERA and 1.53 WHIP. Led the High A Salem Avalanche in Games Pitched in 2007, while posting a better-than-league-average 4.07 ERA
3 CURT BLEFARY Cards
Outfield
 
Named in '94 to the Sporting News' All Time Carolina League Team. '67 AL Rookie of the Year for the Orioles. Partcipated in 7 double plays 5/4/69 vs Giants. None of this, though, kept him from his eventual fate on the AstroConnection All-Disappointment Team(you betcha)
Lexington Legends logo
1 Jeff Blitstein Card Pitcher
39th round draft pick gave it a whirl in '99 as a Doubleday 1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
36 Geoff Blum Cards
3rd Base
 
Third Baseman Acquired from the Expos when the organization threw in the towel on Chris Truby and jettisoned when Jimy Williams finally got it through his thick skull that Morgan Ensberg can hit. But the lamebrained platoon wasn't Blum's fault: Although he didn't walk enough, Blum possessed occasional power, and most of all played the game hard. After Ensberg's demise, would return to the fold for 2008, spelling Ty Wigginton at third when necessary
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
2 Buddy Biancalana Cards
Shortstop
 
This '85 World Series hero played in all of 18 games for the Houston club in '88, but Letterman loved him--had him on his show like five times--so how could I not show you his only Astro card, the '88 Score (Well OK, there's a Score Glossy but you know what I mean)
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
4 Rod Biehl Cards Pitcher
91 at Auburn and '92 at Burlington
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo
1463
 
CRAIG BIGGIO Cards
Catcher/2nd Base
 
Hall of Fame 1-6-2015. First player to collect 3000 hits in an Astros uniform, and the first player ever to have five hits in the game where he reached 3000. All-time leader among righthanders in doubles, and fifth all-time overall. Only player in baseball history with 3000 hits, 250 homers, 400 stolen bases, and 600 doubles. Second all-time in Hit By Pitches, and leadoff Home Runs. Astros all-time leader in Years, Games Played, Runs Scored, Doubles, Hits, times On Base, Extra Base Hits, and second in Stolen Bases, RBI and Walks.The only thing that's left is the Cooperstown induction. I hope to be there..
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo
24 JACK BILLINGHAM Cards
Pitcher/Coach
 
Fifteen years as pitching coach at Kissimmee, then he moved to Martinsville
Kissimmee Cobras logo
4 Marvin Billingsley Cards Pitcher
Gave up 169 hits in (what else?) 169 innings at Asheville in 1993
Asheville Tourists logo
9 Joe Bircher Cards Pitcher
Lefthander and 10th round pick in June 2012 became a starter when he was assigned to Tri-City in July and pitched the team's only complete game, finishing second on the team in IP. Made 10 starts at Quad Cities in 2013 and posted a 4.15 ERA, in a season most notable for a remarkably low 35 Ks in 65 IP
Asheville Tourists logo
1 Brian Bixler Card
Shortstop
 
Waiver pick up from the Nats in November of 2011 played 36 games for Houston and 75 for Oklahoma City in 2012
Asheville Tourists logo
5 George Bjorkman Cards
Catcher
 
There seems to be some confusion as to whether Mr. Bjorkman played at AA Columbus in 1982. What is not open to dispute is his five RBI performance for the Houston club July 13, 1983
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
5 Craig Bjornson Cards Pitcher
Quad City River Bandits logoTucson native fell far short of pitching there
10 Travis Blackley Cards Pitcher
An Australian lefthander acquired by the Astros from the Athletics for Jake Goebbert on April 4, 2013, Blackley pitched in 42 Games for the 111 loss major-league club, posting a 1.43 WHIP. DFAed in early August, he was traded to the Rangers on August 14 for a PTBNL and cash
Quad City River Bandits logo
2 John Blackmore Cards Pitcher
Drafted in the tenth round of the June 1996 draft as an 18-year old. Got as high as Single A Michigan in 1999; posted ERAs over 7.00 at Gulf Coast in '97 and for the BattleCats in '99 Michigan BattleCats logo
3 Willie Blair Cards
Pitcher
 
ARRGHH! The Lofton Deal!
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
8 Alberto Blanco Cards Pitcher
'95 Midwest League All Star and '97 Florida State League Top Prospect
Quad City River Bandits logo
2 Romo Blanco Cards Pitcher
Aka "Romauldo": '73 at Cedar Rapids and '75 at Dubuque
Quad City River Bandits logo
9 Nate Bland Cards
Pitcher
 
Seven-year minor- and independent-league veteran was acquired in the Rule V draft from the Mets in 2002, then, in addition to throwing a few innings at New Orleans, contributed at the major league level in 2003 New Orleans Zephyrs logo
2 Travis Blankenship Cards Pitcher
Lefthander with a 3/4 motion out of the University of Kansas went 2 - 1 for the 2010 NYPL champion Tri-City ValleyCats. 1 - 2 with a 3.90 while repeating in the NYPL in 2011, and led the V-Cats in WHIP with a 1.07
Tri City ValleyCats logo
1 Brian Blasik Card Second Base
Tri City ValleyCats logo2012 NDFA was Greenville's primary shortstop before Carlos Correa signed, and led the team in hits, triples, and RBI, eventually getting named G-ville's team MVP for the year.
9 Wade Blasingame Cards
Pitcher
 
Blasingame was the winner of the longest game by innings in Astro history, the 24-inning pitchingfest vs. the Mets April 15, 1968. The 'Stros beat the Mets 1 - 0 when Bob Aspromonte's groundball went through shortstop Al Weiss' legs, scoring Norm Miller. Don Wilson had started, and Hal King caught every inning, while an ex-Astro, Gerry Grote, caught all 24 for the Mets.
Astros Shooting Star logo
5 Chris Blazek Cards Pitcher
23rd round pick in the June 2005 draft out of the University of Vermont pitched 5-2/3 innings at Tri-City before pitching 27 at Lexington that summer. Got a promotion to Lexington for 2006, and went 2 - 1 as a middle reliever, with a 3.82 ERA and 1.53 WHIP. Led the High A Salem Avalanche in Games Pitched in 2007, while posting a better-than-league-average 4.07 ERA Lexington Legends logo
3 CURT BLEFARY Cards
Outfield
 
Named in '94 to the Sporting News' All Time Carolina League Team. '67 AL Rookie of the Year for the Orioles. Partcipated in 7 double plays 5/4/69 vs Giants. None of this, though, kept him from his eventual fate on the AstroConnection All-Disappointment Team(you betcha)
Lexington Legends logo
1 Jeff Blitstein Card Pitcher
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo39th round draft pick gave it a whirl in '99 as a Doubleday
36 Geoff Blum Cards
3rd Base
 
Third Baseman Acquired from the Expos when the organization threw in the towel on Chris Truby and jettisoned when Jimy Williams finally got it through his thick skull that Morgan Ensberg can hit. But the lamebrained platoon wasn't Blum's fault: Although he didn't walk enough, Blum possessed occasional power, and most of all played the game hard. After Ensberg's demise, would return to the fold for 2008, spelling Ty Wigginton at third when necessary
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
2 Buddy Biancalana Cards
Shortstop
 
This '85 World Series hero played in all of 18 games for the Houston club in '88, but Letterman loved him--had him on his show like five times--so how could I not show you his only Astro card, the '88 Score (Well OK, there's a Score Glossy but you know what I mean)
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
4 Rod Biehl Cards Pitcher
91 at Auburn and '92 at Burlington
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo
1467
 
CRAIG BIGGIO Cards
Catcher/2nd Base
 
Hall of Fame 1-6-2015. First player to collect 3000 hits in an Astros uniform, and the first player ever to have five hits in the game where he reached 3000. All-time leader among righthanders in doubles, and fifth all-time overall. Only player in baseball history with 3000 hits, 250 homers, 400 stolen bases, and 600 doubles. Second all-time in Hit By Pitches, and leadoff Home Runs. Astros all-time leader in Years, Games Played, Runs Scored, Doubles, Hits, times On Base, Extra Base Hits, and second in Stolen Bases, RBI and Walks.The only thing that's left is the Cooperstown induction. I hope to be there..
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo
24 JACK BILLINGHAM Cards
Pitcher/Coach
 
Fifteen years as pitching coach at Kissimmee, then he moved to Martinsville
Kissimmee Cobras logo
4 Marvin Billingsley Cards Pitcher
Gave up 169 hits in (what else?) 169 innings at Asheville in 1993
Asheville Tourists logo
9 Joe Bircher Cards Pitcher
Lefthander and 10th round pick in June 2012 became a starter when he was assigned to Tri-City in July and pitched the team's only complete game, finishing second on the team in IP. Made 10 starts at Quad Cities in 2013 and posted a 4.15 ERA, in a season most notable for a remarkably low 35 Ks in 65 IP
Asheville Tourists logo
1 Brian Bixler Card
Shortstop
 
Waiver pick up from the Nats in November of 2011 played 36 games for Houston and 75 for Oklahoma City in 2012
Asheville Tourists logo
5 George Bjorkman Cards
Catcher
 
There seems to be some confusion as to whether Mr. Bjorkman played at AA Columbus in 1982. What is not open to dispute is his five RBI performance for the Houston club July 13, 1983
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
5 Craig Bjornson Cards Pitcher
Tucson native fell far short of pitching there Quad City River Bandits logo
10 Travis Blackley Cards Pitcher
An Australian lefthander acquired by the Astros from the Athletics for Jake Goebbert on April 4, 2013, Blackley pitched in 42 Games for the 111 loss major-league club, posting a 1.43 WHIP. DFAed in early August, he was traded to the Rangers on August 14 for a PTBNL and cash
Quad City River Bandits logo
2 John Blackmore Cards Pitcher
Michigan BattleCats logoDrafted in the tenth round of the June 1996 draft as an 18-year old. Got as high as Single A Michigan in 1999; posted ERAs over 7.00 at Gulf Coast in '97 and for the BattleCats in '99
3 Willie Blair Cards
Pitcher
 
ARRGHH! The Lofton Deal!
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
8 Alberto Blanco Cards Pitcher
'95 Midwest League All Star and '97 Florida State League Top Prospect
Quad City River Bandits logo
2 Romo Blanco Cards Pitcher
Aka "Romauldo": '73 at Cedar Rapids and '75 at Dubuque
Quad City River Bandits logo
9 Nate Bland Cards
Pitcher
 
New Orleans Zephyrs logoSeven-year minor- and independent-league veteran was acquired in the Rule V draft from the Mets in 2002, then, in addition to throwing a few innings at New Orleans, contributed at the major league level in 2003
2 Travis Blankenship Cards Pitcher
Lefthander with a 3/4 motion out of the University of Kansas went 2 - 1 for the 2010 NYPL champion Tri-City ValleyCats. 1 - 2 with a 3.90 while repeating in the NYPL in 2011, and led the V-Cats in WHIP with a 1.07
Tri City ValleyCats logo
1 Brian Blasik Card Second Base
2012 NDFA was Greenville's primary shortstop before Carlos Correa signed, and led the team in hits, triples, and RBI, eventually getting named G-ville's team MVP for the year. Tri City ValleyCats logo
9 Wade Blasingame Cards
Pitcher
 
Blasingame was the winner of the longest game by innings in Astro history, the 24-inning pitchingfest vs. the Mets April 15, 1968. The 'Stros beat the Mets 1 - 0 when Bob Aspromonte's groundball went through shortstop Al Weiss' legs, scoring Norm Miller. Don Wilson had started, and Hal King caught every inning, while an ex-Astro, Gerry Grote, caught all 24 for the Mets.
Astros Shooting Star logo
5 Chris Blazek Cards Pitcher
Lexington Legends logo23rd round pick in the June 2005 draft out of the University of Vermont pitched 5-2/3 innings at Tri-City before pitching 27 at Lexington that summer. Got a promotion to Lexington for 2006, and went 2 - 1 as a middle reliever, with a 3.82 ERA and 1.53 WHIP. Led the High A Salem Avalanche in Games Pitched in 2007, while posting a better-than-league-average 4.07 ERA
3 CURT BLEFARY Cards
Outfield
 
Named in '94 to the Sporting News' All Time Carolina League Team. '67 AL Rookie of the Year for the Orioles. Partcipated in 7 double plays 5/4/69 vs Giants. None of this, though, kept him from his eventual fate on the AstroConnection All-Disappointment Team(you betcha)
Lexington Legends logo
1 Jeff Blitstein Card Pitcher
39th round draft pick gave it a whirl in '99 as a Doubleday 1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
36 Geoff Blum Cards
3rd Base
 
Third Baseman Acquired from the Expos when the organization threw in the towel on Chris Truby and jettisoned when Jimy Williams finally got it through his thick skull that Morgan Ensberg can hit. But the lamebrained platoon wasn't Blum's fault: Although he didn't walk enough, Blum possessed occasional power, and most of all played the game hard. After Ensberg's demise, would return to the fold for 2008, spelling Ty Wigginton at third when necessary
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo

The original


Bo
CARDS I HAVE PLAYER POSITION REMARKS
2 Seth Bobbitt Cards Pitcher
aka "Katcherpeckeroff" Pittsfield Astros 2001 logo
6 Bruce Bochy Cards
Catcher
 
Born at "Place Landes de Boussac," France, this marginal major leaguer (.338 at Covington in 1975, but .182 at Houston in 1980) would one day manage the Padres to a Divison Series victory over the 'Stros
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
11 Keith Bodie Cards Outfield/Manager
Played the outfield at Columbus in 1980 after having been acquired in exchange for Reggie Baldwin; Would later manage the 1987 Asheville Tourists to a 91-48 record, and be named a coach at the 1988 Florida State League All-Star game. Returned to the organization after 20 years in 2008, and served as hitting coach in successive one-year stints at Salem, Corpus Christi, Round Rock, and Oklahoma City, before being named Corpus Christi's manager for 2012. Led the Hooks to the South Division title in both the first and second halves in 2013, though the Hooks bowed out in five games to San Antonio during the first round of the Texas League playoffs. Established Hook records for Wins in both 2013 and 2014, though the Hooks had a losing record in '14
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
17 Joe Boever Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Boever the Saver in the minors tied for the NL lead in appearances in 1992
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
23 Tim Bogar Cards
Shortstop
 
My girlfriend thinks he's too good-looking to be a baseball player--real good defense, too. Opening Day shortstop in 2000, with the departure of Ricky Gutierrez. Plus (I mean, Bogar's gotta be one of the coolest career .228 utility players ever), he pitched in two games for the 'Stros in 2000. Unfortunately, retired a Dodger. Won an Appy League championship as manager of the 2004 Greeneville Astros.
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
73 BRIAN BOGUSEVIC Cards
Pitcher/Outfield
 
Number One pick in the June 2005 draft had doubled as an outfielder and a lefthanded pitcher at Tulane; the Astros--with an organizational need for lefthanders--put him to work as a pitcher only that summer at Tri-City. By the end of 2006--after a second year spent at Lexington--Bogusevic had yet to separate himself from the pack as a prospect worth that $1.375 million first round signing bonus. Some say he did so in 2007, though, as he led the High A Salem Avalanche in wins, and posted a workable 91:30 strikeout-to-walk ratio. But after 88 innings at AA Corpus in 2008, the Astros finally admitted defeat and converted Bogusevic to an outfielder. And, left at Corpus, he responded well, hitting .371 wih a 1.003 OPS in 42 games. But at Round Rock in 2009, while the average was OK, the SLG was an anemic .365. .364 OBP and a .414 slugging when he repeated at Round Rock in 2010. Made his major league debut September 1, 2010, then played 87 games as a pinch-hitter and defensive replacement for the woeful 2011 'Stros, spending some time at the new AAA affiliate in Oklahoma City. Hit .203 with seven homers in 2012 and was given his release November 3 of that year
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
3 Ken Bolek Cards Coach/Manager
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logoCoached the '83 Columbus Astros and managed the '87 Osceola Astros
2 Marc Bombard Cards Manager
Took the reins of the Round Rock Express for the 2009 season, and did so as the active leader in minor league managerial victories. Posted a 63 - 81 record in 2009 and a 57 - 87 mark in 2010
Round Rock Express logo
4 Rich Bombard Cards Pitcher
First year was at Auburn in '82; by '86 he was at Columbus, where he'd gone 7 - 3 with a 3.31 the previous year Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
8 Daven Bond Cards Pitcher
His '90 Star Columbus Mudcats # 5 notes a tendency to wildness Daven had to temper if he wanted to make it big
1989 - 1900 Columbus Mudcats logo
7 WALT BOND Cards
1st Base/Outfield
 
1989 - 1900 Columbus Mudcats logoOpening Day in 64 and 65--and check out this way cool insert card from 1965
2 Ricardo Bonfante Cards Shortstop
Switch-hitter from Cartagena Colombia hit .314 in the 2007 Venezuelan Summer League, .261 in the 2008 Appy League, and .145 in the 2009 South Atlantic League
Lexington Legends logo
1 Bill Bonham Card Coach
Coached at Auburn in '86. We're gonna assume no relation to the deceased drummer for Led Zeppelin. 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
5 Josh Bonifay Cards First Baseman
The son of former Pirates' GM Cam Bonifay began in his father's organization. Signed by the Astros as a minor league free agent in December of 2005, Bonifay the younger went on to have a successful year at AA Corpus Christi in 2006, capped off by the triple play he initiated in the ninth inning of Game Four of the Texas League Championship Series. Hitting Coach for the 2011 Greeneville Astros and the 2012 Lexington Legends before being named manager of the 2013 Greeneville Astros. Bonifay led the G-Stros to a playoff series victory over Bluefield before they were swept in two games by Pulaski in the Appy League final, and returned to Greeneville in 2014
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
3 Eddie Bonine Cards Pitcher
Corpus Christi Hooks logoSeven-year Astro minor-leaguer had full-year ERA's below 3.10 twice--at Daytona in 1980 and at Columbus in 1981--and made it to AAA Tucson for '84 and '85
4 Robert Bono Cards Pitcher
11th round draft pick in June 2007 was one of many pitchers for that year's Greeneville squad to have posted disappointing numbers. Led the '08 Short season Tri-City team in innings pitched, and had a nice 46:11 strikeout to walk ratio. Paced the '09 Lexington Legends in wins and starters' ERA before being traded to the Marlins with two others for Matt Lindstrom in December.
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2 Rod Booker Cards Infield
Played in 183 games with St. Louis and Philadelphia before landing at Tucson in 1992 Tucson Toros logo
1 Aaron Boone Card
Third Baseman
 
Third Baseman signed when we let Ty Wigginton walk had cancer treatment instead and failed to record a hit for the Astros
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1 Dan Boone Card
Pitcher
 
Supposed decendent of the pioneer Daniel Boone was received from the Padres for Joe Pittman on June 8, 1982. Boone was 0 - 1 with a 3.55 in ten games for Houston and 5 - 4 with a 3.31 in 25 games for Tucson in 1982. Began '83 with Tucson, before being given his release on June 17. After five years out of baseball, would return, armed with a knuckleball, and throw a no-hitter for AAA Rochester in the Oriole chain
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1 Ron Boone Card ?
Unknown function for the 1975 AAA Iowa Oaks
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1 Brett Booth Card Catcher
34th round pick in the June 2013 draft and played 16 Games for Gulf Coast before being promoted to Tri-City, where he was the V-Cats' primary catcher down the stretch of their league championship run. Secondary catcher for Quad Cities in 2014, OPSing .712 Iowa Oaks logo
1 Bobby Borchering Card First Baseman
Acquired from the Diamondbacks with OF Marc Krauss for Chris Johnson on July 29, 2012. Hit .189 the rest of the way for AA Corpus, then began 2013 at Rookie Greeneville in what manager Josh Bonifay said was a "rehab assignment"--though Borchering wasn't injured. Moved up to Quad Cities after 17 Games at G-ville, and Slugged .343
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1 Reece Borges Card Pitcher
Michigan BattleCats logoSigned as a minor league free agent in December'98, the righthander Borges relieved for the 1999 Michigan BattleCats, and went 6 - 2 with a 5.04
12 Dave Borkowski Cards Pitcher
Pitched four innings of one-hit, scoreless ball (and innngs 10 - 13) in his first appearance as a Houston Astro, April 25, 2006 vs. the Dodgers, and actually made something of a habit of heroic stints in extra-inning games for the 2006 and 2007 major league clubs. Installed as pitching coach for the 2010 Greeneville Astros and moved to Lexington in 2011, being retained with the Legends for 2012 and moving along with the club to Quad Cities in 2013. His 2014 staff at QC allowed the second-fewest Walks in the Midwest League
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1 Tom Borland Card Pitcher
8 - 10 with a 4.47 for the '62 (AAA) Oklahoma City squad, good enough to get him a card from the Smokey Bear 62 Colt Retro Set Michigan BattleCats logo
10 Stan Boroski Cards Coach
Pitching coach for the 2001 - 2002 BattleCats, the '03 - '06 Avalanche, and the '07 - '09 Hooks. Left the organization to become Jim Hickey's assistant in Tampa
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1 Heath Bost Card Pitcher
4 - 1 with a 4.41 for the last New Orleans Zephyr team to be affiliated with the Astros
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1 DJ Boston Card Coach
Ex New York Met performed hitting coach duties at Greeneville in 2008
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11 Ken Boswell Cards
2nd/3rd Base
 
Longtime Met before trade to 'Stros 10-29-74 had .667 BA in World Series play, including three pinch-hits in '73 to tie all-time mark Greeneville Astros logo
2 Mike Botkin Cards Outfield/Infield
If you're a utilityman when you're at single A Daytona Beach, you gotta know your professional future is probably fairly limited
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
6 Kent Bottenfield Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000- Looked great in 2001--spring training
1 Ryan Bottger Card Outfield
12th round pick in the June 2014 draft Slugged .495 at Tri-City to start things out, then was promoted to Quad Cities in July and had an adjustment period that lasted til the last week of the season, when he had Hits in four straight Games
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2 Derrick Bottoms Cards Pitcher
Nashville resident never got the promotion from the New York-Penn league 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
18 Jason Bourgeois Cards
Outfield
 
Waiver wire pickup from the Brewers played 69 games--starting 23--for the 2010 Astros, and also played a little at Round Rock. Played 100 games for Houston in 2011, hitting .294 and stealing 31 bases. The Bourn/Bourgeois thing at the top of the lineup was exciting there for a little bit, at least before Jason got hurt. Luhnow traded him to the Royals with Q during Spring Training 2012 for Kevin Chapman and (eventually) D'Andre Toney
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93 MICHAEL BOURN Cards
Centerfield
 
Speedy centerfielder acquired from the Phillies in the Brad Lidge deal was stealing bases like mad in the early going of his Astros career, but having a lot of trouble getting on base. 2009 showed vitally needed improvement as he raised the average from .229 to .285 and the OBP from .288 to .354. Bourn in 2009 also led the National League in stolen bases and became the first Houston outfielder since Cesar Cedeno to win a Gold Glove. Team MVP in 2009, but a regression occurred in 2010. Traded to the Braves for four midway through 2011
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1 Jim Bouton Card Pitcher
Shakespeare was so energized by his trade from the lowly Pilots to the contending Astros in 1969 that he wrote a fucking book
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3 Andy Bovender Cards Infield
Hit .313 at Auburn in '95 before fading at Quad City Quad City River Bandits logo
40 Ryan Bowen Cards
Pitcher
 
When he was a regular starter for the 'Stros in late '91 and early '92, I always got a kick out of telling my friends that Ryan was going for the 'Stros that night. Feeble humor, but no feebler than the humor involved in the fact that this '86 first round draft pick who spent all or parts of six years in the Astros' minor league system pitched his greatest major league game, a 1 - 0 complete game shutout, for the Marlins
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6 RJ Bowers Cards Outfield
Quad City River Bandits logoLater broke the NCAA rushing record
1 Rod Boxberger Card Pitcher
Pitched a 7-inning no-hitter while pitching for the Columbus Astros, July 12, 1978. Blanked the Montgomery Rebels 3 - 0
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
2 Paul Branconier Cards Pitcher
Love the black eye
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11 Ron Brand Cards
Catcher
 
Some off Brands here
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1 Mickey Brantley Card Outfield
Tucson Toros logoSpent more time in Calgary than the Stampeders; I'm sure he welcomed the summer he spent in Tucson in '92
5 Bryan Braswell Cards Pitcher
Got a Texas League ring in 2000
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1 Randy Braun Card Infield/Outfield
.296 at Asheville in '82--and an SAL-leading 23 homers--got him a look at Daytona in '83
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2 Aaron Bray Cards 1st Base
27th round pick in June '09 OBPed .388 for Greeneville in his pro debut season and was named team Player of the Month for August. Backup to Kody Hinze at first for the 2010 Lexington Legends
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12 Sid Bream Cards
1st Base
 
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logoLong-time Pirate thought the '94 'Stros could've won the Series
4 William Brennan Cards Pitcher
Pitched in at Tucson in '90
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7 Kary Bridges Cards 2nd Base
Hit .302 at Quad City in '94, then .301 at Jackson in '95. Whatever he did at Tucson in '96 must've been pretty horrible, coz after that he disappears off the Astro map 1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
1 Doug Britt Card Pitcher
Inquiring minds want to know: What was it that got him traded and demoted from AAA Buffalo in 1981 to single A Daytona in '82?
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
10 Doug Brocail Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000- Injuries dampened the reunion in 2001, but pitched well--at least before overwork set in--for Houston in 2008
4 Norman Brock Cards Outfield
Stole 30 Bases and hit 8 triles for the 1986 Osceola Astros, while hitting .304, and made an '86 Florida State League All-Star to reward those efforts
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2 Damon Brooks Cards Outfield
Those who say you get no second chances in this world are not familiar with Mr. Brooks, who hit .200 at Auburn in 1986, then was invited back for '87 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Bill Brown Card Broadcaster
Play-by-play half of the television team since 1987 sems a lock for the Ford Frick if you ask me
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2 Bryan Brown Cards Shortstop
2007 NDFA from Florida Southern U played in 37 games for that year's Greeneville club and 52 more for Lexington in 2008
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1 Casey Brown Card Pitcher
27th round pick out of the University of Oklahoma in June of '04 was 4 - 1 with a 3.11 for the 2004 Tri-City ValleyCats--and never pitched professionally again. Not to be confused with Matt Brown, another righthander pictured in the same cardset
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5 Duane Brown Cards Pitcher
Third in Games Pitched behind Alvin Morman and Hector Carrasco for the 1992 Asheville Tourists. The Astros released Brown after he posted a 5.02 ERA at Osceola in 1993, but he would continue pitching in the independent leagues through 1999
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1 Eric Brown Card Catcher
74 TCMA Cedar Rapids Astros # 12
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3 Hal Brown Cards
Pitcher
 
Hal Brown is the Houston NL franchise All-Time Leader (Minimum a mere 25 innings) in Walks/9 innings with a miniscule 1.12. Given that, you may now wish to see his 64 Topps # 56
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1 Matt Brown Card Pitcher
22nd round pick in the June 2004 draft had pitched collegiately for the University of California but appears to have no record with the team for whom he is pictured: the 2004 Tri-City ValleyCats. Not to be confused with Casey Brown--another righthanded pitcher fresh out of college who appears in the same card set
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2 Mike Brown Cards Infield/Catcher
They switch you to catcher as the last gasp before they release you Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
1 Ollie Brown Card
Outfield
 
Outfielder was purchased from the Angels in March of '74 and placed on waivers in June.
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1 Steve Brown Card Pitcher
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logoNDFA signed on May 4, 1999 was 3- 2 with a 5.30 over 18 games and 7 starts for the 1999 Auburn Doubledays
4 Steve Brown Cards Outfield
This Steve Brown hit .306 but didn't walk much at Greeneville in 2006, then hit .276 but didn't walk much at Tri-City in '07. OPSed .633 at Lexington in '08 and repeated there in '09 with a .692. New York-Penn League midseason All-Star in '07 and Sally player of the week, August 2009.
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2 Pidge Browne Cards
Infield
 
13-Year Minor League veteran--who had led the Texas League in homers in 1955--got his only taste of the major leagues with the '62 Colt .45's Houston Colt .45's logo
8 Mike Browning Cards Pitcher
Second in the Southern League in 1990 with 20 saves
1989 - 1900 Columbus Mudcats logo
13 BOB BRUCE Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Colt .45's logoTalk about no support--Had eight shutout losses in 1965
1 Darin Bruehl Card Catcher
Backup catcher to Makarewicz on the 1989 Auburn Astros hit .171 in 31 games
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3 Mike Brumley Cards Infield/Outfield
Despite his finishing second in the 1993 PCL batting race (to Tucson teammate Jim Lindeman), was only three for ten for Houston in '93, then a mind-blowingly low .056 for the 'Stros in '95 Tucson Toros logo
1 George Brunet Card
Pitcher
 
And I thought Bruce had it bad: While pitching for Little Rock of the Southern Association in 1957, Brunet pitched an incredible 52-1/3 consecutive innings without his teammates scoring a run for him;63 Topps # 538
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3 Tyler Brunnemann Cards Pitcher
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1 Mike Brunner Card
Catcher
 
Back up catcher for the 1995 Auburn Doubledays
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22 Eric Bruntlett CardsInfield
Fast-tracker made his major-league debut in 2003, only three years after Just Minors produced this way-cool gold card. Bruntlett emerged for the Astros in 2005 as something of a super-sub; ending a 14-inning game in Washington with a homer, preserving a victory over the D-Backs by starting a spectacular DP from right field, and becoming only the 11th pinch-runner in major league history to enter a game in the ninth inning, then steal two bases. Traded to the Phillies in November 2007 with Brad Lidge for Michael Bourn, Geoff Geary, and Mike Costanzo.
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4 Jim Bruske Cards Pitcher
pronounced "BREW-ski" and little did he know that Steve Finley would EVENTUALLY have a lot ot do with his first major league win.
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0 Don Bryant Card
Catcher
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logoCaught Don Wilson's second no hitter--but no cards!!
2 Seth Bobbitt Cards Pitcher
aka "Katcherpeckeroff"
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6 Bruce Bochy Cards
Catcher
 
Born at "Place Landes de Boussac," France, this marginal major leaguer (.338 at Covington in 1975, but .182 at Houston in 1980) would one day manage the Padres to a Divison Series victory over the 'Stros Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
11 Keith Bodie Cards Outfield/Manager
Played the outfield at Columbus in 1980 after having been acquired in exchange for Reggie Baldwin; Would later manage the 1987 Asheville Tourists to a 91-48 record, and be named a coach at the 1988 Florida State League All-Star game. Returned to the organization after 20 years in 2008, and served as hitting coach in successive one-year stints at Salem, Corpus Christi, Round Rock, and Oklahoma City, before being named Corpus Christi's manager for 2012. Led the Hooks to the South Division title in both the first and second halves in 2013, though the Hooks bowed out in five games to San Antonio during the first round of the Texas League playoffs. Established Hook records for Wins in both 2013 and 2014, though the Hooks had a losing record in '14
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
17 Joe Boever Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logoBoever the Saver in the minors tied for the NL lead in appearances in 1992
23 Tim Bogar Cards
Shortstop
 
My girlfriend thinks he's too good-looking to be a baseball player--real good defense, too. Opening Day shortstop in 2000, with the departure of Ricky Gutierrez. Plus (I mean, Bogar's gotta be one of the coolest career .228 utility players ever), he pitched in two games for the 'Stros in 2000. Unfortunately, retired a Dodger. Won an Appy League championship as manager of the 2004 Greeneville Astros.
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73 BRIAN BOGUSEVIC Cards
Pitcher/Outfield
 
Number One pick in the June 2005 draft had doubled as an outfielder and a lefthanded pitcher at Tulane; the Astros--with an organizational need for lefthanders--put him to work as a pitcher only that summer at Tri-City. By the end of 2006--after a second year spent at Lexington--Bogusevic had yet to separate himself from the pack as a prospect worth that $1.375 million first round signing bonus. Some say he did so in 2007, though, as he led the High A Salem Avalanche in wins, and posted a workable 91:30 strikeout-to-walk ratio. But after 88 innings at AA Corpus in 2008, the Astros finally admitted defeat and converted Bogusevic to an outfielder. And, left at Corpus, he responded well, hitting .371 wih a 1.003 OPS in 42 games. But at Round Rock in 2009, while the average was OK, the SLG was an anemic .365. .364 OBP and a .414 slugging when he repeated at Round Rock in 2010. Made his major league debut September 1, 2010, then played 87 games as a pinch-hitter and defensive replacement for the woeful 2011 'Stros, spending some time at the new AAA affiliate in Oklahoma City. Hit .203 with seven homers in 2012 and was given his release November 3 of that year
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3 Ken Bolek Cards Coach/Manager
Coached the '83 Columbus Astros and managed the '87 Osceola Astros
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2 Marc Bombard Cards Manager
Took the reins of the Round Rock Express for the 2009 season, and did so as the active leader in minor league managerial victories. Posted a 63 - 81 record in 2009 and a 57 - 87 mark in 2010
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4 Rich Bombard Cards Pitcher
First year was at Auburn in '82; by '86 he was at Columbus, where he'd gone 7 - 3 with a 3.31 the previous year
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8 Daven Bond Cards Pitcher
His '90 Star Columbus Mudcats # 5 notes a tendency to wildness Daven had to temper if he wanted to make it big
1989 - 1900 Columbus Mudcats logo
7 WALT BOND Cards
1st Base/Outfield
 
Opening Day in 64 and 65--and check out this way cool insert card from 1965
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2 Ricardo Bonfante Cards Shortstop
Lexington Legends logoSwitch-hitter from Cartagena Colombia hit .314 in the 2007 Venezuelan Summer League, .261 in the 2008 Appy League, and .145 in the 2009 South Atlantic League
1 Bill Bonham Card Coach
Coached at Auburn in '86. We're gonna assume no relation to the deceased drummer for Led Zeppelin.
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
5 Josh Bonifay Cards First Baseman
The son of former Pirates' GM Cam Bonifay began in his father's organization. Signed by the Astros as a minor league free agent in December of 2005, Bonifay the younger went on to have a successful year at AA Corpus Christi in 2006, capped off by the triple play he initiated in the ninth inning of Game Four of the Texas League Championship Series. Hitting Coach for the 2011 Greeneville Astros and the 2012 Lexington Legends before being named manager of the 2013 Greeneville Astros. Bonifay led the G-Stros to a playoff series victory over Bluefield before they were swept in two games by Pulaski in the Appy League final, and returned to Greeneville in 2014
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3 Eddie Bonine Cards Pitcher
Seven-year Astro minor-leaguer had full-year ERA's below 3.10 twice--at Daytona in 1980 and at Columbus in 1981--and made it to AAA Tucson for '84 and '85
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4 Robert Bono Cards Pitcher
11th round draft pick in June 2007 was one of many pitchers for that year's Greeneville squad to have posted disappointing numbers. Led the '08 Short season Tri-City team in innings pitched, and had a nice 46:11 strikeout to walk ratio. Paced the '09 Lexington Legends in wins and starters' ERA before being traded to the Marlins with two others for Matt Lindstrom in December.
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2 Rod Booker Cards Infield
Played in 183 games with St. Louis and Philadelphia before landing at Tucson in 1992
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1 Aaron Boone Card
Third Baseman
 
Third Baseman signed when we let Ty Wigginton walk had cancer treatment instead and failed to record a hit for the Astros Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
1 Dan Boone Card
Pitcher
 
Supposed decendent of the pioneer Daniel Boone was received from the Padres for Joe Pittman on June 8, 1982. Boone was 0 - 1 with a 3.55 in ten games for Houston and 5 - 4 with a 3.31 in 25 games for Tucson in 1982. Began '83 with Tucson, before being given his release on June 17. After five years out of baseball, would return, armed with a knuckleball, and throw a no-hitter for AAA Rochester in the Oriole chain
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1 Ron Boone Card ?
Iowa Oaks logoUnknown function for the 1975 AAA Iowa Oaks
1 Brett Booth Card Catcher
34th round pick in the June 2013 draft and played 16 Games for Gulf Coast before being promoted to Tri-City, where he was the V-Cats' primary catcher down the stretch of their league championship run. Secondary catcher for Quad Cities in 2014, OPSing .712
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1 Bobby Borchering Card First Baseman
Acquired from the Diamondbacks with OF Marc Krauss for Chris Johnson on July 29, 2012. Hit .189 the rest of the way for AA Corpus, then began 2013 at Rookie Greeneville in what manager Josh Bonifay said was a "rehab assignment"--though Borchering wasn't injured. Moved up to Quad Cities after 17 Games at G-ville, and Slugged .343
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1 Reece Borges Card Pitcher
Signed as a minor league free agent in December'98, the righthander Borges relieved for the 1999 Michigan BattleCats, and went 6 - 2 with a 5.04
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12 Dave Borkowski Cards Pitcher
Pitched four innings of one-hit, scoreless ball (and innngs 10 - 13) in his first appearance as a Houston Astro, April 25, 2006 vs. the Dodgers, and actually made something of a habit of heroic stints in extra-inning games for the 2006 and 2007 major league clubs. Installed as pitching coach for the 2010 Greeneville Astros and moved to Lexington in 2011, being retained with the Legends for 2012 and moving along with the club to Quad Cities in 2013. His 2014 staff at QC allowed the second-fewest Walks in the Midwest League
Michigan BattleCats logo
1 Tom Borland Card Pitcher
8 - 10 with a 4.47 for the '62 (AAA) Oklahoma City squad, good enough to get him a card from the Smokey Bear 62 Colt Retro Set
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10 Stan Boroski Cards Coach
Pitching coach for the 2001 - 2002 BattleCats, the '03 - '06 Avalanche, and the '07 - '09 Hooks. Left the organization to become Jim Hickey's assistant in Tampa Michigan BattleCats logo
1 Heath Bost Card Pitcher
4 - 1 with a 4.41 for the last New Orleans Zephyr team to be affiliated with the Astros
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1 DJ Boston Card Coach
Ex New York Met performed hitting coach duties at Greeneville in 2008
Greeneville Astros logo
11 Ken Boswell Cards
2nd/3rd Base
 
Longtime Met before trade to 'Stros 10-29-74 had .667 BA in World Series play, including three pinch-hits in '73 to tie all-time mark
Greeneville Astros logo
2 Mike Botkin Cards Outfield/Infield
If you're a utilityman when you're at single A Daytona Beach, you gotta know your professional future is probably fairly limited
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
6 Kent Bottenfield Cards
Pitcher
 
Looked great in 2001--spring training
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
1 Ryan Bottger Card Outfield
Houston Astros logo, 2000- 12th round pick in the June 2014 draft Slugged .495 at Tri-City to start things out, then was promoted to Quad Cities in July and had an adjustment period that lasted til the last week of the season, when he had Hits in four straight Games
2 Derrick Bottoms Cards Pitcher
Nashville resident never got the promotion from the New York-Penn league
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
18 Jason Bourgeois Cards
Outfield
 
Waiver wire pickup from the Brewers played 69 games--starting 23--for the 2010 Astros, and also played a little at Round Rock. Played 100 games for Houston in 2011, hitting .294 and stealing 31 bases. The Bourn/Bourgeois thing at the top of the lineup was exciting there for a little bit, at least before Jason got hurt. Luhnow traded him to the Royals with Q during Spring Training 2012 for Kevin Chapman and (eventually) D'Andre Toney
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93 MICHAEL BOURN Cards
Centerfield
 
Speedy centerfielder acquired from the Phillies in the Brad Lidge deal was stealing bases like mad in the early going of his Astros career, but having a lot of trouble getting on base. 2009 showed vitally needed improvement as he raised the average from .229 to .285 and the OBP from .288 to .354. Bourn in 2009 also led the National League in stolen bases and became the first Houston outfielder since Cesar Cedeno to win a Gold Glove. Team MVP in 2009, but a regression occurred in 2010. Traded to the Braves for four midway through 2011
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1 Jim Bouton Card Pitcher
Astros Shooting Star logoShakespeare was so energized by his trade from the lowly Pilots to the contending Astros in 1969 that he wrote a fucking book
3 Andy Bovender Cards Infield
Hit .313 at Auburn in '95 before fading at Quad City
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40 Ryan Bowen Cards
Pitcher
 
When he was a regular starter for the 'Stros in late '91 and early '92, I always got a kick out of telling my friends that Ryan was going for the 'Stros that night. Feeble humor, but no feebler than the humor involved in the fact that this '86 first round draft pick who spent all or parts of six years in the Astros' minor league system pitched his greatest major league game, a 1 - 0 complete game shutout, for the Marlins
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
6 RJ Bowers Cards Outfield
Later broke the NCAA rushing record
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1 Rod Boxberger Card Pitcher
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logoPitched a 7-inning no-hitter while pitching for the Columbus Astros, July 12, 1978. Blanked the Montgomery Rebels 3 - 0
2 Paul Branconier Cards Pitcher
Love the black eye
Asheville Tourists logo
11 Ron Brand Cards
Catcher
 
Some off Brands here Asheville Tourists logo
1 Mickey Brantley Card Outfield
Spent more time in Calgary than the Stampeders; I'm sure he welcomed the summer he spent in Tucson in '92
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5 Bryan Braswell Cards Pitcher
Got a Texas League ring in 2000
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1 Randy Braun Card Infield/Outfield
.296 at Asheville in '82--and an SAL-leading 23 homers--got him a look at Daytona in '83
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
2 Aaron Bray Cards 1st Base
27th round pick in June '09 OBPed .388 for Greeneville in his pro debut season and was named team Player of the Month for August. Backup to Kody Hinze at first for the 2010 Lexington Legends Lexington Legends logo
12 Sid Bream Cards
1st Base
 
Long-time Pirate thought the '94 'Stros could've won the Series
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4 William Brennan Cards Pitcher
Tucson Toros logoPitched in at Tucson in '90
7 Kary Bridges Cards 2nd Base
Hit .302 at Quad City in '94, then .301 at Jackson in '95. Whatever he did at Tucson in '96 must've been pretty horrible, coz after that he disappears off the Astro map
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
1 Doug Britt Card Pitcher
Inquiring minds want to know: What was it that got him traded and demoted from AAA Buffalo in 1981 to single A Daytona in '82?
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
10 Doug Brocail Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Injuries dampened the reunion in 2001, but pitched well--at least before overwork set in--for Houston in 2008
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
4 Norman Brock Cards Outfield
Florida State League All-Star logoStole 30 Bases and hit 8 triles for the 1986 Osceola Astros, while hitting .304, and made an '86 Florida State League All-Star to reward those efforts
2 Damon Brooks Cards Outfield
Those who say you get no second chances in this world are not familiar with Mr. Brooks, who hit .200 at Auburn in 1986, then was invited back for '87
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Bill Brown Card Broadcaster
Play-by-play half of the television team since 1987 sems a lock for the Ford Frick if you ask me Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
2 Bryan Brown Cards Shortstop
2007 NDFA from Florida Southern U played in 37 games for that year's Greeneville club and 52 more for Lexington in 2008
Greeneville Astros logo
1 Casey Brown Card Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo27th round pick out of the University of Oklahoma in June of '04 was 4 - 1 with a 3.11 for the 2004 Tri-City ValleyCats--and never pitched professionally again. Not to be confused with Matt Brown, another righthander pictured in the same cardset
5 Duane Brown Cards Pitcher
Third in Games Pitched behind Alvin Morman and Hector Carrasco for the 1992 Asheville Tourists. The Astros released Brown after he posted a 5.02 ERA at Osceola in 1993, but he would continue pitching in the independent leagues through 1999
Asheville Tourists logo
1 Eric Brown Card Catcher
74 TCMA Cedar Rapids Astros # 12 Cedar Rapids Astros logo
3 Hal Brown Cards
Pitcher
 
Hal Brown is the Houston NL franchise All-Time Leader (Minimum a mere 25 innings) in Walks/9 innings with a miniscule 1.12. Given that, you may now wish to see his 64 Topps # 56
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1 Matt Brown Card Pitcher
22nd round pick in the June 2004 draft had pitched collegiately for the University of California but appears to have no record with the team for whom he is pictured: the 2004 Tri-City ValleyCats. Not to be confused with Casey Brown--another righthanded pitcher fresh out of college who appears in the same card set
Tri City ValleyCats logo
2 Mike Brown Cards Infield/Catcher
They switch you to catcher as the last gasp before they release you
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
1 Ollie Brown Card
Outfield
 
Outfielder was purchased from the Angels in March of '74 and placed on waivers in June. Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
1 Steve Brown Card Pitcher
NDFA signed on May 4, 1999 was 3- 2 with a 5.30 over 18 games and 7 starts for the 1999 Auburn Doubledays
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
4 Steve Brown Cards Outfield
Tri City ValleyCats logoThis Steve Brown hit .306 but didn't walk much at Greeneville in 2006, then hit .276 but didn't walk much at Tri-City in '07. OPSed .633 at Lexington in '08 and repeated there in '09 with a .692. New York-Penn League midseason All-Star in '07 and Sally player of the week, August 2009.
2 Pidge Browne Cards
Infield
 
13-Year Minor League veteran--who had led the Texas League in homers in 1955--got his only taste of the major leagues with the '62 Colt .45's
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8 Mike Browning Cards Pitcher
Second in the Southern League in 1990 with 20 saves
1989 - 1900 Columbus Mudcats logo
13 BOB BRUCE Cards
Pitcher
 
Talk about no support--Had eight shutout losses in 1965
Houston Colt .45's logo
1 Darin Bruehl Card Catcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logoBackup catcher to Makarewicz on the 1989 Auburn Astros hit .171 in 31 games
3 Mike Brumley Cards Infield/Outfield
Despite his finishing second in the 1993 PCL batting race (to Tucson teammate Jim Lindeman), was only three for ten for Houston in '93, then a mind-blowingly low .056 for the 'Stros in '95
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1 George Brunet Card
Pitcher
 
And I thought Bruce had it bad: While pitching for Little Rock of the Southern Association in 1957, Brunet pitched an incredible 52-1/3 consecutive innings without his teammates scoring a run for him;63 Topps # 538
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3 Tyler Brunnemann Cards Pitcher
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1 Mike Brunner Card
Catcher
 
1994 Auburn Astros logoBack up catcher for the 1995 Auburn Doubledays
22 Eric Bruntlett CardsInfield
Fast-tracker made his major-league debut in 2003, only three years after Just Minors produced this way-cool gold card. Bruntlett emerged for the Astros in 2005 as something of a super-sub; ending a 14-inning game in Washington with a homer, preserving a victory over the D-Backs by starting a spectacular DP from right field, and becoming only the 11th pinch-runner in major league history to enter a game in the ninth inning, then steal two bases. Traded to the Phillies in November 2007 with Brad Lidge for Michael Bourn, Geoff Geary, and Mike Costanzo.
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4 Jim Bruske Cards Pitcher
pronounced "BREW-ski" and little did he know that Steve Finley would EVENTUALLY have a lot ot do with his first major league win. 1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
0 Don Bryant Card
Catcher
 
Caught Don Wilson's second no hitter--but no cards!!
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2 Seth Bobbitt Cards Pitcher
Pittsfield Astros 2001 logoaka "Katcherpeckeroff"
6 Bruce Bochy Cards
Catcher
 
Born at "Place Landes de Boussac," France, this marginal major leaguer (.338 at Covington in 1975, but .182 at Houston in 1980) would one day manage the Padres to a Divison Series victory over the 'Stros
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11 Keith Bodie Cards Outfield/Manager
Played the outfield at Columbus in 1980 after having been acquired in exchange for Reggie Baldwin; Would later manage the 1987 Asheville Tourists to a 91-48 record, and be named a coach at the 1988 Florida State League All-Star game. Returned to the organization after 20 years in 2008, and served as hitting coach in successive one-year stints at Salem, Corpus Christi, Round Rock, and Oklahoma City, before being named Corpus Christi's manager for 2012. Led the Hooks to the South Division title in both the first and second halves in 2013, though the Hooks bowed out in five games to San Antonio during the first round of the Texas League playoffs. Established Hook records for Wins in both 2013 and 2014, though the Hooks had a losing record in '14
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17 Joe Boever Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Boever the Saver in the minors tied for the NL lead in appearances in 1992
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23 Tim Bogar Cards
Shortstop
 
My girlfriend thinks he's too good-looking to be a baseball player--real good defense, too. Opening Day shortstop in 2000, with the departure of Ricky Gutierrez. Plus (I mean, Bogar's gotta be one of the coolest career .228 utility players ever), he pitched in two games for the 'Stros in 2000. Unfortunately, retired a Dodger. Won an Appy League championship as manager of the 2004 Greeneville Astros.
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73 BRIAN BOGUSEVIC Cards
Pitcher/Outfield
 
Number One pick in the June 2005 draft had doubled as an outfielder and a lefthanded pitcher at Tulane; the Astros--with an organizational need for lefthanders--put him to work as a pitcher only that summer at Tri-City. By the end of 2006--after a second year spent at Lexington--Bogusevic had yet to separate himself from the pack as a prospect worth that $1.375 million first round signing bonus. Some say he did so in 2007, though, as he led the High A Salem Avalanche in wins, and posted a workable 91:30 strikeout-to-walk ratio. But after 88 innings at AA Corpus in 2008, the Astros finally admitted defeat and converted Bogusevic to an outfielder. And, left at Corpus, he responded well, hitting .371 wih a 1.003 OPS in 42 games. But at Round Rock in 2009, while the average was OK, the SLG was an anemic .365. .364 OBP and a .414 slugging when he repeated at Round Rock in 2010. Made his major league debut September 1, 2010, then played 87 games as a pinch-hitter and defensive replacement for the woeful 2011 'Stros, spending some time at the new AAA affiliate in Oklahoma City. Hit .203 with seven homers in 2012 and was given his release November 3 of that year
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3 Ken Bolek Cards Coach/Manager
Coached the '83 Columbus Astros and managed the '87 Osceola Astros Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
2 Marc Bombard Cards Manager
Took the reins of the Round Rock Express for the 2009 season, and did so as the active leader in minor league managerial victories. Posted a 63 - 81 record in 2009 and a 57 - 87 mark in 2010
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4 Rich Bombard Cards Pitcher
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logoFirst year was at Auburn in '82; by '86 he was at Columbus, where he'd gone 7 - 3 with a 3.31 the previous year
8 Daven Bond Cards Pitcher
His '90 Star Columbus Mudcats # 5 notes a tendency to wildness Daven had to temper if he wanted to make it big
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7 WALT BOND Cards
1st Base/Outfield
 
Opening Day in 64 and 65--and check out this way cool insert card from 1965 1989 - 1900 Columbus Mudcats logo
2 Ricardo Bonfante Cards Shortstop
Switch-hitter from Cartagena Colombia hit .314 in the 2007 Venezuelan Summer League, .261 in the 2008 Appy League, and .145 in the 2009 South Atlantic League
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1 Bill Bonham Card Coach
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logoCoached at Auburn in '86. We're gonna assume no relation to the deceased drummer for Led Zeppelin.
5 Josh Bonifay Cards First Baseman
The son of former Pirates' GM Cam Bonifay began in his father's organization. Signed by the Astros as a minor league free agent in December of 2005, Bonifay the younger went on to have a successful year at AA Corpus Christi in 2006, capped off by the triple play he initiated in the ninth inning of Game Four of the Texas League Championship Series. Hitting Coach for the 2011 Greeneville Astros and the 2012 Lexington Legends before being named manager of the 2013 Greeneville Astros. Bonifay led the G-Stros to a playoff series victory over Bluefield before they were swept in two games by Pulaski in the Appy League final, and returned to Greeneville in 2014
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3 Eddie Bonine Cards Pitcher
Seven-year Astro minor-leaguer had full-year ERA's below 3.10 twice--at Daytona in 1980 and at Columbus in 1981--and made it to AAA Tucson for '84 and '85 Corpus Christi Hooks logo
4 Robert Bono Cards Pitcher
11th round draft pick in June 2007 was one of many pitchers for that year's Greeneville squad to have posted disappointing numbers. Led the '08 Short season Tri-City team in innings pitched, and had a nice 46:11 strikeout to walk ratio. Paced the '09 Lexington Legends in wins and starters' ERA before being traded to the Marlins with two others for Matt Lindstrom in December.
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2 Rod Booker Cards Infield
Tucson Toros logoPlayed in 183 games with St. Louis and Philadelphia before landing at Tucson in 1992
1 Aaron Boone Card
Third Baseman
 
Third Baseman signed when we let Ty Wigginton walk had cancer treatment instead and failed to record a hit for the Astros
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1 Dan Boone Card
Pitcher
 
Supposed decendent of the pioneer Daniel Boone was received from the Padres for Joe Pittman on June 8, 1982. Boone was 0 - 1 with a 3.55 in ten games for Houston and 5 - 4 with a 3.31 in 25 games for Tucson in 1982. Began '83 with Tucson, before being given his release on June 17. After five years out of baseball, would return, armed with a knuckleball, and throw a no-hitter for AAA Rochester in the Oriole chain
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1 Ron Boone Card ?
Unknown function for the 1975 AAA Iowa Oaks
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1 Brett Booth Card Catcher
Iowa Oaks logo34th round pick in the June 2013 draft and played 16 Games for Gulf Coast before being promoted to Tri-City, where he was the V-Cats' primary catcher down the stretch of their league championship run. Secondary catcher for Quad Cities in 2014, OPSing .712
1 Bobby Borchering Card First Baseman
Acquired from the Diamondbacks with OF Marc Krauss for Chris Johnson on July 29, 2012. Hit .189 the rest of the way for AA Corpus, then began 2013 at Rookie Greeneville in what manager Josh Bonifay said was a "rehab assignment"--though Borchering wasn't injured. Moved up to Quad Cities after 17 Games at G-ville, and Slugged .343
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1 Reece Borges Card Pitcher
Signed as a minor league free agent in December'98, the righthander Borges relieved for the 1999 Michigan BattleCats, and went 6 - 2 with a 5.04 Michigan BattleCats logo
12 Dave Borkowski Cards Pitcher
Pitched four innings of one-hit, scoreless ball (and innngs 10 - 13) in his first appearance as a Houston Astro, April 25, 2006 vs. the Dodgers, and actually made something of a habit of heroic stints in extra-inning games for the 2006 and 2007 major league clubs. Installed as pitching coach for the 2010 Greeneville Astros and moved to Lexington in 2011, being retained with the Legends for 2012 and moving along with the club to Quad Cities in 2013. His 2014 staff at QC allowed the second-fewest Walks in the Midwest League
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1 Tom Borland Card Pitcher
Michigan BattleCats logo8 - 10 with a 4.47 for the '62 (AAA) Oklahoma City squad, good enough to get him a card from the Smokey Bear 62 Colt Retro Set
10 Stan Boroski Cards Coach
Pitching coach for the 2001 - 2002 BattleCats, the '03 - '06 Avalanche, and the '07 - '09 Hooks. Left the organization to become Jim Hickey's assistant in Tampa
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1 Heath Bost Card Pitcher
4 - 1 with a 4.41 for the last New Orleans Zephyr team to be affiliated with the Astros
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1 DJ Boston Card Coach
Ex New York Met performed hitting coach duties at Greeneville in 2008
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11 Ken Boswell Cards
2nd/3rd Base
 
Greeneville Astros logoLongtime Met before trade to 'Stros 10-29-74 had .667 BA in World Series play, including three pinch-hits in '73 to tie all-time mark
2 Mike Botkin Cards Outfield/Infield
If you're a utilityman when you're at single A Daytona Beach, you gotta know your professional future is probably fairly limited
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6 Kent Bottenfield Cards
Pitcher
 
Looked great in 2001--spring training Houston Astros logo, 2000-
1 Ryan Bottger Card Outfield
12th round pick in the June 2014 draft Slugged .495 at Tri-City to start things out, then was promoted to Quad Cities in July and had an adjustment period that lasted til the last week of the season, when he had Hits in four straight Games
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2 Derrick Bottoms Cards Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logoNashville resident never got the promotion from the New York-Penn league
18 Jason Bourgeois Cards
Outfield
 
Waiver wire pickup from the Brewers played 69 games--starting 23--for the 2010 Astros, and also played a little at Round Rock. Played 100 games for Houston in 2011, hitting .294 and stealing 31 bases. The Bourn/Bourgeois thing at the top of the lineup was exciting there for a little bit, at least before Jason got hurt. Luhnow traded him to the Royals with Q during Spring Training 2012 for Kevin Chapman and (eventually) D'Andre Toney
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93 MICHAEL BOURN Cards
Centerfield
 
Speedy centerfielder acquired from the Phillies in the Brad Lidge deal was stealing bases like mad in the early going of his Astros career, but having a lot of trouble getting on base. 2009 showed vitally needed improvement as he raised the average from .229 to .285 and the OBP from .288 to .354. Bourn in 2009 also led the National League in stolen bases and became the first Houston outfielder since Cesar Cedeno to win a Gold Glove. Team MVP in 2009, but a regression occurred in 2010. Traded to the Braves for four midway through 2011
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1 Jim Bouton Card Pitcher
Shakespeare was so energized by his trade from the lowly Pilots to the contending Astros in 1969 that he wrote a fucking book
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3 Andy Bovender Cards Infield
Quad City River Bandits logoHit .313 at Auburn in '95 before fading at Quad City
40 Ryan Bowen Cards
Pitcher
 
When he was a regular starter for the 'Stros in late '91 and early '92, I always got a kick out of telling my friends that Ryan was going for the 'Stros that night. Feeble humor, but no feebler than the humor involved in the fact that this '86 first round draft pick who spent all or parts of six years in the Astros' minor league system pitched his greatest major league game, a 1 - 0 complete game shutout, for the Marlins
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6 RJ Bowers Cards Outfield
Later broke the NCAA rushing record Quad City River Bandits logo
1 Rod Boxberger Card Pitcher
Pitched a 7-inning no-hitter while pitching for the Columbus Astros, July 12, 1978. Blanked the Montgomery Rebels 3 - 0
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2 Paul Branconier Cards Pitcher
Love the black eye
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11 Ron Brand Cards
Catcher
 
Some off Brands here
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1 Mickey Brantley Card Outfield
Spent more time in Calgary than the Stampeders; I'm sure he welcomed the summer he spent in Tucson in '92 Tucson Toros logo
5 Bryan Braswell Cards Pitcher
Got a Texas League ring in 2000
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1 Randy Braun Card Infield/Outfield
.296 at Asheville in '82--and an SAL-leading 23 homers--got him a look at Daytona in '83
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2 Aaron Bray Cards 1st Base
27th round pick in June '09 OBPed .388 for Greeneville in his pro debut season and was named team Player of the Month for August. Backup to Kody Hinze at first for the 2010 Lexington Legends
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12 Sid Bream Cards
1st Base
 
Long-time Pirate thought the '94 'Stros could've won the Series Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
4 William Brennan Cards Pitcher
Pitched in at Tucson in '90
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7 Kary Bridges Cards 2nd Base
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logoHit .302 at Quad City in '94, then .301 at Jackson in '95. Whatever he did at Tucson in '96 must've been pretty horrible, coz after that he disappears off the Astro map
1 Doug Britt Card Pitcher
Inquiring minds want to know: What was it that got him traded and demoted from AAA Buffalo in 1981 to single A Daytona in '82?
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10 Doug Brocail Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Injuries dampened the reunion in 2001, but pitched well--at least before overwork set in--for Houston in 2008 Houston Astros logo, 2000-
4 Norman Brock Cards Outfield
Stole 30 Bases and hit 8 triles for the 1986 Osceola Astros, while hitting .304, and made an '86 Florida State League All-Star to reward those efforts
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2 Damon Brooks Cards Outfield
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logoThose who say you get no second chances in this world are not familiar with Mr. Brooks, who hit .200 at Auburn in 1986, then was invited back for '87
1 Bill Brown Card Broadcaster
Play-by-play half of the television team since 1987 sems a lock for the Ford Frick if you ask me
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2 Bryan Brown Cards Shortstop
2007 NDFA from Florida Southern U played in 37 games for that year's Greeneville club and 52 more for Lexington in 2008
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1 Casey Brown Card Pitcher
27th round pick out of the University of Oklahoma in June of '04 was 4 - 1 with a 3.11 for the 2004 Tri-City ValleyCats--and never pitched professionally again. Not to be confused with Matt Brown, another righthander pictured in the same cardset
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5 Duane Brown Cards Pitcher
Third in Games Pitched behind Alvin Morman and Hector Carrasco for the 1992 Asheville Tourists. The Astros released Brown after he posted a 5.02 ERA at Osceola in 1993, but he would continue pitching in the independent leagues through 1999
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1 Eric Brown Card Catcher
74 TCMA Cedar Rapids Astros # 12
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3 Hal Brown Cards
Pitcher
 
Hal Brown is the Houston NL franchise All-Time Leader (Minimum a mere 25 innings) in Walks/9 innings with a miniscule 1.12. Given that, you may now wish to see his 64 Topps # 56
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1 Matt Brown Card Pitcher
22nd round pick in the June 2004 draft had pitched collegiately for the University of California but appears to have no record with the team for whom he is pictured: the 2004 Tri-City ValleyCats. Not to be confused with Casey Brown--another righthanded pitcher fresh out of college who appears in the same card set
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2 Mike Brown Cards Infield/Catcher
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logoThey switch you to catcher as the last gasp before they release you
1 Ollie Brown Card
Outfield
 
Outfielder was purchased from the Angels in March of '74 and placed on waivers in June.
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1 Steve Brown Card Pitcher
NDFA signed on May 4, 1999 was 3- 2 with a 5.30 over 18 games and 7 starts for the 1999 Auburn Doubledays 1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
4 Steve Brown Cards Outfield
This Steve Brown hit .306 but didn't walk much at Greeneville in 2006, then hit .276 but didn't walk much at Tri-City in '07. OPSed .633 at Lexington in '08 and repeated there in '09 with a .692. New York-Penn League midseason All-Star in '07 and Sally player of the week, August 2009.
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2 Pidge Browne Cards
Infield
 
Houston Colt .45's logo13-Year Minor League veteran--who had led the Texas League in homers in 1955--got his only taste of the major leagues with the '62 Colt .45's
8 Mike Browning Cards Pitcher
Second in the Southern League in 1990 with 20 saves
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13 BOB BRUCE Cards
Pitcher
 
Talk about no support--Had eight shutout losses in 1965 Houston Colt .45's logo
1 Darin Bruehl Card Catcher
Backup catcher to Makarewicz on the 1989 Auburn Astros hit .171 in 31 games
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3 Mike Brumley Cards Infield/Outfield
Tucson Toros logoDespite his finishing second in the 1993 PCL batting race (to Tucson teammate Jim Lindeman), was only three for ten for Houston in '93, then a mind-blowingly low .056 for the 'Stros in '95
1 George Brunet Card
Pitcher
 
And I thought Bruce had it bad: While pitching for Little Rock of the Southern Association in 1957, Brunet pitched an incredible 52-1/3 consecutive innings without his teammates scoring a run for him;63 Topps # 538
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3 Tyler Brunnemann Cards Pitcher
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1 Mike Brunner Card
Catcher
 
Back up catcher for the 1995 Auburn Doubledays
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22 Eric Bruntlett CardsInfield
Fast-tracker made his major-league debut in 2003, only three years after Just Minors produced this way-cool gold card. Bruntlett emerged for the Astros in 2005 as something of a super-sub; ending a 14-inning game in Washington with a homer, preserving a victory over the D-Backs by starting a spectacular DP from right field, and becoming only the 11th pinch-runner in major league history to enter a game in the ninth inning, then steal two bases. Traded to the Phillies in November 2007 with Brad Lidge for Michael Bourn, Geoff Geary, and Mike Costanzo.
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4 Jim Bruske Cards Pitcher
pronounced "BREW-ski" and little did he know that Steve Finley would EVENTUALLY have a lot ot do with his first major league win.
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0 Don Bryant Card
Catcher
 
Caught Don Wilson's second no hitter--but no cards!! Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo

The original


Bu - By
CARDS I HAVE PLAYER POSITION REMARKS
3 Greg Buchanan Cards Infield
Drafted in 2006 out of Rice University (Lance Berkman's alma mater) and comported himself well at Tri-City that summer, hitting .272, walking few times, but striking out even less. 2007 at Lexington was more of a struggle, however, as Sally league hurlers found him a bit more susceptible to the whiff. Released in November of 2008 following a .240-.297-.313 year at High A Salem
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13 Jake Buchanan Cards
Pitcher
 
Righthander was the eighth round pick for the Astros in the June 2010 draft, and the third starter for the 2010 Tri-City ValleyCats. Led the 2011 Lancaster Jethawks in innings pitched and threw the team's only complete game shutout May 1. Finished second among all 2011 Astros farmhands in CERA. Named a Cal League All-Star that season, as well as nabbing the Astros' Minor League Pitcher of the Year award. Pitched (mostly) at AA Corpus in 2012, and posted a 4.96 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP. Began 2013 at Corpus again, and posted a very nice .927 WHIP, before getting the midseason callup to OKC, where he remained effective. Texas League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending May 6, 2013, and a Texas League Midseason All-Star that summer. Pitched in 16 Games for the Oklahoma City Redhawks in 2014, and posted a 3.89 ERA, better than both league and team average. Made his major league debut 6-21-14 in a spot start for Brad Peacock and lit up for 5 runs and 8 hits over 4-1/3--though he did get the W
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33 Taylor Buchholz Cards
Pitcher
 
Most special thing about the righthander acquired in the deal that sent Billy Wags packing was his marvelous overhand curveball. But a tendency to groove his fastball during his debut major league season, and a history of shoulder trouble led the Astros on December 12, 2006 to trade Buchholz (with Willy Taveras and Jason Hirsh) to Colorado for Jason Jennings and Miguel Asencio.
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82 John Buck CardsCatcher
2000 Midwest League Top Prospect, member of the incredible 2001 Lexington Legends, and lone Astro farmhand at the 2002 Futures Game never made it to the majors with Houston, although he was installed at Kauffman Stadium in KC upon his acquisition by the Royals in the deal that brought the floundering 2004 Astros Carlo$ Beltran
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2 Don Buckheister Cards GM
"Mr. Seventies" Cedar Rapids Astros logo
4 Brandon Buckley Cards Catcher
Four-year player in the Astros' system who played one game as high as AA has now found fame as the Oakland A's bullpen catcher
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2 DON BUDDIN Cards
Shortstop
 
Houston Colt .45's logoPlayer received by the Colts in exchange for their Number One pick in the Expansion Draft hit the first Grand Slam in Houston history but didn't do much else for the fledgling club
1 Kristian Bueno Card Pitcher
Minor league free agent signed out of the Brewers organization in July 2010 pitched well at Gulf Coast to finish the year, then began at Tri-City in 2011, where he went 1 - 3 with a 6.10
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2 Aaron Bulkley Cards Outfield
16th Round pick out of LeMoyne--Jim DeShaies' alma mater--played at Tri-City for two years, and displayed no power at all, but showed he could take a walk. Tri City ValleyCats logo
4 Kirk Bullinger Cards
Pitcher
 
Gretna, LA native pitched close to home in '02 and '03 for the New Orleans Zephyrs
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5 Eric Bullock Cards
Outfield
 
Opening Day for the big club in '86, then was sent down to Tucson after the sixth game when he went 1 for his first 21. He then proceeded to hit .384 in the PCL. I'm not sure whether the better comparison is to Scott Pose of the '93 Marlins, or to Gerald Young.
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4 Garrett Bullock Cards Pitcher
NDFA lefthander threw only 19-1/3 innings at Greeneville in 2009. Threw 43 for 'em in 2010, and led the squad in ERA with a 1.26, while being mnamed Greeneville Pitcher of the Month for both July and August. Began 2011 at Lexington by posting a 2.45 ERA in his first two appearances, but then gave up 4 runs without recording an out on May 26, which prompted a demotion to Short A Tri-City. Despit a 2.51 ERA in 22 games, the organization released him in mid-November
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1 Michael Burgess Card Outfield
Picked up from the Cubs in the AAA phase of the 2012 Rule V draft, Burgess was a one-time supplemental first-round pick of the Nats who hit .203 for the Hooks in 2013 Lexington Legends logo
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CHRIS BURKE Cards
Infield
2001 #1 Pick made his major league debut July 4, 2004. Pressed into service as the Astros' leftfielder in 2005 when Bagwell had the capsular release surgery and Berkman went to first. .248 effort with 5 homers and 19 doubles was totally overshadowed by the latest home run by innings in Astros history, October 9, 2005. But Burke never cemented his status as the heir apparent to Biggio and after much indecision by the club as to what to do with him, Burke was traded with Chad Qualls and Juan Gutierrez to the D-Backs on December 14, 2007 for Jose Valverde
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3 Curtis Burke Cards Outfield
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logoFirst Astro pick in the 1981 draft; Established a Florida State League record that may still stand when he rapped 48 doubles in 1983 while playing for Daytona Beach
2 Tyler Burnett Cards Infield
17th round pick of the Astros in the June 2010 draft led the 2010 Tri-City V-Cats in PA's and walks. Hit .249 and committed 12 errors at Lexington in 2011
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7 Kevin Burns Cards 1st Base
New York-Penn League All-Star in 1996 played at AAA New Orleans for the Astros in 2000 and 2001. Had a pair of singles (and got called for a tough error) in Brian Powell's no-hitter May 6, 2001. Round Rock Express  logo
6 Mike Burns Cards Catcher
Burlington and Osceola '91 - '93
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7 Mike Burns Cards
Pitcher
 
Began at Martinsville in 2000 and spent 2003 and 2004 at Round Rock. Called up to the Houston squad May 12, 2005, upon the demotion of Brandon Duckworth, and made his debut with 1.1 scoreless the following night. Departed to the Reds organization upon the completion of the 2005 season.
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1 Ellis Burton Card Outfield
63 Topps # 262
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4 TJ Burton Cards Pitcher
NDFA who had pitched briefly and well for Canada at the 2008 Beijing Olympics appeared in 28 games for Corpus and in 9 games for Round Rock in 2009 and pitched for both teams again 2010 Corpus Christi Hooks logo
19 Tanner Bushue Cards
Pitcher
 
# 2 pick in the June 2009 draft was 1 - 0 with a 2.42 in 5 games for Gulf Coast after he signed. Lexington's Pitcher of the Month for April 2010, and went on to lead the club in Innings Pitched. Legends Pitcher of the Month for April again in 2011 after he went 4 - 0 with a 2.70 to open the year. But he declined from there, fighting both injurty and ineffectiveness, and ended 2011 at 6- 6 with a 4.66. Demoted back to Rookie ball after a disastrous April at Lexington in 2012, he posted a 1 - 3 at Greeneville, with a 5.65. Was given opportunities at Tri-City in 2013 (he was fourth on the team in IP) and posted a 5.14 ERA. Retired almost immediately after that season was over
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4 Ray Busse Cards
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Iowa Oaks logoCard appearance for the '75 Iowa Oaks, but got the Jim Rowe Photo postcards. Because of cameo appearances for Houston in 1971, '73, and '74
6 Barry Butera Cards Infield
Primary second baseman for the 2009 ValleyCats hit .267 but had no triples or homers and was still named team MVP. Hit .224 at 3 levels (including AA) in 2010
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7 Sal Butera Cards Manager
One of the more successful minor league managers the franchise has had. Led Jackson to a Texas League title in '93 1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
1 Rob Butler Card Outfield
Photo used on his card looks like it's an FBI surveillance shot
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2 John Buzhardt Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logoThe King of Home Run Avoidance: No-one, ever, has pitched more innings as an Astro than Buzhardt's 84-1/3 without giving up a homer. For this, he gets a '67 Topps # 403 and a '67 Team Unnumbered
2 Ron Buzzell Cards Clubhouse Mgr
Spent two short summers in the clubhouse at Auburn, NY
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1 Brandon Byrd Card Infield
Third round pick in the 1996 draft played two years for Gulf Coast and one at Auburn without hitting better than .207 1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
1 Tim Byrdak Card
Pitcher
 
Journeyman in his mid-30's flashing a brand-new split-finger was the best--and sometimes only--lefty out of the pen for the Astros in 2008 and 2009
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3 Greg Buchanan Cards Infield
Drafted in 2006 out of Rice University (Lance Berkman's alma mater) and comported himself well at Tri-City that summer, hitting .272, walking few times, but striking out even less. 2007 at Lexington was more of a struggle, however, as Sally league hurlers found him a bit more susceptible to the whiff. Released in November of 2008 following a .240-.297-.313 year at High A Salem
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13 Jake Buchanan Cards
Pitcher
 
Righthander was the eighth round pick for the Astros in the June 2010 draft, and the third starter for the 2010 Tri-City ValleyCats. Led the 2011 Lancaster Jethawks in innings pitched and threw the team's only complete game shutout May 1. Finished second among all 2011 Astros farmhands in CERA. Named a Cal League All-Star that season, as well as nabbing the Astros' Minor League Pitcher of the Year award. Pitched (mostly) at AA Corpus in 2012, and posted a 4.96 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP. Began 2013 at Corpus again, and posted a very nice .927 WHIP, before getting the midseason callup to OKC, where he remained effective. Texas League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending May 6, 2013, and a Texas League Midseason All-Star that summer. Pitched in 16 Games for the Oklahoma City Redhawks in 2014, and posted a 3.89 ERA, better than both league and team average. Made his major league debut 6-21-14 in a spot start for Brad Peacock and lit up for 5 runs and 8 hits over 4-1/3--though he did get the W
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33 Taylor Buchholz Cards
Pitcher
 
Most special thing about the righthander acquired in the deal that sent Billy Wags packing was his marvelous overhand curveball. But a tendency to groove his fastball during his debut major league season, and a history of shoulder trouble led the Astros on December 12, 2006 to trade Buchholz (with Willy Taveras and Jason Hirsh) to Colorado for Jason Jennings and Miguel Asencio.
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82 John Buck CardsCatcher
2000 Midwest League Top Prospect, member of the incredible 2001 Lexington Legends, and lone Astro farmhand at the 2002 Futures Game never made it to the majors with Houston, although he was installed at Kauffman Stadium in KC upon his acquisition by the Royals in the deal that brought the floundering 2004 Astros Carlo$ Beltran
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2 Don Buckheister Cards GM
Cedar Rapids Astros logo "Mr. Seventies"
4 Brandon Buckley Cards Catcher
Four-year player in the Astros' system who played one game as high as AA has now found fame as the Oakland A's bullpen catcher
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2 DON BUDDIN Cards
Shortstop
 
Player received by the Colts in exchange for their Number One pick in the Expansion Draft hit the first Grand Slam in Houston history but didn't do much else for the fledgling club Houston Colt .45's logo
1 Kristian Bueno Card Pitcher
Minor league free agent signed out of the Brewers organization in July 2010 pitched well at Gulf Coast to finish the year, then began at Tri-City in 2011, where he went 1 - 3 with a 6.10
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2 Aaron Bulkley Cards Outfield
Tri City ValleyCats logo16th Round pick out of LeMoyne--Jim DeShaies' alma mater--played at Tri-City for two years, and displayed no power at all, but showed he could take a walk.
4 Kirk Bullinger Cards
Pitcher
 
Gretna, LA native pitched close to home in '02 and '03 for the New Orleans Zephyrs
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5 Eric Bullock Cards
Outfield
 
Opening Day for the big club in '86, then was sent down to Tucson after the sixth game when he went 1 for his first 21. He then proceeded to hit .384 in the PCL. I'm not sure whether the better comparison is to Scott Pose of the '93 Marlins, or to Gerald Young.
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4 Garrett Bullock Cards Pitcher
NDFA lefthander threw only 19-1/3 innings at Greeneville in 2009. Threw 43 for 'em in 2010, and led the squad in ERA with a 1.26, while being mnamed Greeneville Pitcher of the Month for both July and August. Began 2011 at Lexington by posting a 2.45 ERA in his first two appearances, but then gave up 4 runs without recording an out on May 26, which prompted a demotion to Short A Tri-City. Despit a 2.51 ERA in 22 games, the organization released him in mid-November
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1 Michael Burgess Card Outfield
Lexington Legends logoPicked up from the Cubs in the AAA phase of the 2012 Rule V draft, Burgess was a one-time supplemental first-round pick of the Nats who hit .203 for the Hooks in 2013
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CHRIS BURKE Cards
Infield
2001 #1 Pick made his major league debut July 4, 2004. Pressed into service as the Astros' leftfielder in 2005 when Bagwell had the capsular release surgery and Berkman went to first. .248 effort with 5 homers and 19 doubles was totally overshadowed by the latest home run by innings in Astros history, October 9, 2005. But Burke never cemented his status as the heir apparent to Biggio and after much indecision by the club as to what to do with him, Burke was traded with Chad Qualls and Juan Gutierrez to the D-Backs on December 14, 2007 for Jose Valverde
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3 Curtis Burke Cards Outfield
First Astro pick in the 1981 draft; Established a Florida State League record that may still stand when he rapped 48 doubles in 1983 while playing for Daytona Beach Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
2 Tyler Burnett Cards Infield
17th round pick of the Astros in the June 2010 draft led the 2010 Tri-City V-Cats in PA's and walks. Hit .249 and committed 12 errors at Lexington in 2011
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7 Kevin Burns Cards 1st Base
Round Rock Express  logoNew York-Penn League All-Star in 1996 played at AAA New Orleans for the Astros in 2000 and 2001. Had a pair of singles (and got called for a tough error) in Brian Powell's no-hitter May 6, 2001.
6 Mike Burns Cards Catcher
Burlington and Osceola '91 - '93
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo
7 Mike Burns Cards
Pitcher
 
Began at Martinsville in 2000 and spent 2003 and 2004 at Round Rock. Called up to the Houston squad May 12, 2005, upon the demotion of Brandon Duckworth, and made his debut with 1.1 scoreless the following night. Departed to the Reds organization upon the completion of the 2005 season.
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1 Ellis Burton Card Outfield
63 Topps # 262
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4 TJ Burton Cards Pitcher
Corpus Christi Hooks logoNDFA who had pitched briefly and well for Canada at the 2008 Beijing Olympics appeared in 28 games for Corpus and in 9 games for Round Rock in 2009 and pitched for both teams again 2010
19 Tanner Bushue Cards
Pitcher
 
# 2 pick in the June 2009 draft was 1 - 0 with a 2.42 in 5 games for Gulf Coast after he signed. Lexington's Pitcher of the Month for April 2010, and went on to lead the club in Innings Pitched. Legends Pitcher of the Month for April again in 2011 after he went 4 - 0 with a 2.70 to open the year. But he declined from there, fighting both injurty and ineffectiveness, and ended 2011 at 6- 6 with a 4.66. Demoted back to Rookie ball after a disastrous April at Lexington in 2012, he posted a 1 - 3 at Greeneville, with a 5.65. Was given opportunities at Tri-City in 2013 (he was fourth on the team in IP) and posted a 5.14 ERA. Retired almost immediately after that season was over
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4 Ray Busse Cards
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Card appearance for the '75 Iowa Oaks, but got the Jim Rowe Photo postcards. Because of cameo appearances for Houston in 1971, '73, and '74 Iowa Oaks logo
6 Barry Butera Cards Infield
Primary second baseman for the 2009 ValleyCats hit .267 but had no triples or homers and was still named team MVP. Hit .224 at 3 levels (including AA) in 2010
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7 Sal Butera Cards Manager
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logoOne of the more successful minor league managers the franchise has had. Led Jackson to a Texas League title in '93
1 Rob Butler Card Outfield
Photo used on his card looks like it's an FBI surveillance shot
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2 John Buzhardt Cards
Pitcher
 
The King of Home Run Avoidance: No-one, ever, has pitched more innings as an Astro than Buzhardt's 84-1/3 without giving up a homer. For this, he gets a '67 Topps # 403 and a '67 Team Unnumbered Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
2 Ron Buzzell Cards Clubhouse Mgr
Spent two short summers in the clubhouse at Auburn, NY
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Brandon Byrd Card Infield
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logoThird round pick in the 1996 draft played two years for Gulf Coast and one at Auburn without hitting better than .207
1 Tim Byrdak Card
Pitcher
 
Journeyman in his mid-30's flashing a brand-new split-finger was the best--and sometimes only--lefty out of the pen for the Astros in 2008 and 2009
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3 Greg Buchanan Cards Infield
Drafted in 2006 out of Rice University (Lance Berkman's alma mater) and comported himself well at Tri-City that summer, hitting .272, walking few times, but striking out even less. 2007 at Lexington was more of a struggle, however, as Sally league hurlers found him a bit more susceptible to the whiff. Released in November of 2008 following a .240-.297-.313 year at High A Salem
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13 Jake Buchanan Cards
Pitcher
 
Righthander was the eighth round pick for the Astros in the June 2010 draft, and the third starter for the 2010 Tri-City ValleyCats. Led the 2011 Lancaster Jethawks in innings pitched and threw the team's only complete game shutout May 1. Finished second among all 2011 Astros farmhands in CERA. Named a Cal League All-Star that season, as well as nabbing the Astros' Minor League Pitcher of the Year award. Pitched (mostly) at AA Corpus in 2012, and posted a 4.96 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP. Began 2013 at Corpus again, and posted a very nice .927 WHIP, before getting the midseason callup to OKC, where he remained effective. Texas League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending May 6, 2013, and a Texas League Midseason All-Star that summer. Pitched in 16 Games for the Oklahoma City Redhawks in 2014, and posted a 3.89 ERA, better than both league and team average. Made his major league debut 6-21-14 in a spot start for Brad Peacock and lit up for 5 runs and 8 hits over 4-1/3--though he did get the W
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33 Taylor Buchholz Cards
Pitcher
 
Most special thing about the righthander acquired in the deal that sent Billy Wags packing was his marvelous overhand curveball. But a tendency to groove his fastball during his debut major league season, and a history of shoulder trouble led the Astros on December 12, 2006 to trade Buchholz (with Willy Taveras and Jason Hirsh) to Colorado for Jason Jennings and Miguel Asencio.
New Orleans Zephyrs logo
82 John Buck CardsCatcher
2000 Midwest League Top Prospect, member of the incredible 2001 Lexington Legends, and lone Astro farmhand at the 2002 Futures Game never made it to the majors with Houston, although he was installed at Kauffman Stadium in KC upon his acquisition by the Royals in the deal that brought the floundering 2004 Astros Carlo$ Beltran
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2 Don Buckheister Cards GM
"Mr. Seventies" Cedar Rapids Astros logo
4 Brandon Buckley Cards Catcher
Four-year player in the Astros' system who played one game as high as AA has now found fame as the Oakland A's bullpen catcher
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2 DON BUDDIN Cards
Shortstop
 
Houston Colt .45's logoPlayer received by the Colts in exchange for their Number One pick in the Expansion Draft hit the first Grand Slam in Houston history but didn't do much else for the fledgling club
1 Kristian Bueno Card Pitcher
Minor league free agent signed out of the Brewers organization in July 2010 pitched well at Gulf Coast to finish the year, then began at Tri-City in 2011, where he went 1 - 3 with a 6.10
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2 Aaron Bulkley Cards Outfield
16th Round pick out of LeMoyne--Jim DeShaies' alma mater--played at Tri-City for two years, and displayed no power at all, but showed he could take a walk. Tri City ValleyCats logo
4 Kirk Bullinger Cards
Pitcher
 
Gretna, LA native pitched close to home in '02 and '03 for the New Orleans Zephyrs
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5 Eric Bullock Cards
Outfield
 
Opening Day for the big club in '86, then was sent down to Tucson after the sixth game when he went 1 for his first 21. He then proceeded to hit .384 in the PCL. I'm not sure whether the better comparison is to Scott Pose of the '93 Marlins, or to Gerald Young.
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4 Garrett Bullock Cards Pitcher
NDFA lefthander threw only 19-1/3 innings at Greeneville in 2009. Threw 43 for 'em in 2010, and led the squad in ERA with a 1.26, while being mnamed Greeneville Pitcher of the Month for both July and August. Began 2011 at Lexington by posting a 2.45 ERA in his first two appearances, but then gave up 4 runs without recording an out on May 26, which prompted a demotion to Short A Tri-City. Despit a 2.51 ERA in 22 games, the organization released him in mid-November
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1 Michael Burgess Card Outfield
Picked up from the Cubs in the AAA phase of the 2012 Rule V draft, Burgess was a one-time supplemental first-round pick of the Nats who hit .203 for the Hooks in 2013 Lexington Legends logo
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CHRIS BURKE Cards
Infield
2001 #1 Pick made his major league debut July 4, 2004. Pressed into service as the Astros' leftfielder in 2005 when Bagwell had the capsular release surgery and Berkman went to first. .248 effort with 5 homers and 19 doubles was totally overshadowed by the latest home run by innings in Astros history, October 9, 2005. But Burke never cemented his status as the heir apparent to Biggio and after much indecision by the club as to what to do with him, Burke was traded with Chad Qualls and Juan Gutierrez to the D-Backs on December 14, 2007 for Jose Valverde
Lexington Legends logo
3 Curtis Burke Cards Outfield
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logoFirst Astro pick in the 1981 draft; Established a Florida State League record that may still stand when he rapped 48 doubles in 1983 while playing for Daytona Beach
2 Tyler Burnett Cards Infield
17th round pick of the Astros in the June 2010 draft led the 2010 Tri-City V-Cats in PA's and walks. Hit .249 and committed 12 errors at Lexington in 2011
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7 Kevin Burns Cards 1st Base
New York-Penn League All-Star in 1996 played at AAA New Orleans for the Astros in 2000 and 2001. Had a pair of singles (and got called for a tough error) in Brian Powell's no-hitter May 6, 2001. Round Rock Express  logo
6 Mike Burns Cards Catcher
Burlington and Osceola '91 - '93
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo
7 Mike Burns Cards
Pitcher
 
Began at Martinsville in 2000 and spent 2003 and 2004 at Round Rock. Called up to the Houston squad May 12, 2005, upon the demotion of Brandon Duckworth, and made his debut with 1.1 scoreless the following night. Departed to the Reds organization upon the completion of the 2005 season.
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
1 Ellis Burton Card Outfield
63 Topps # 262
Houston Colt .45's logo
4 TJ Burton Cards Pitcher
NDFA who had pitched briefly and well for Canada at the 2008 Beijing Olympics appeared in 28 games for Corpus and in 9 games for Round Rock in 2009 and pitched for both teams again 2010 Corpus Christi Hooks logo
19 Tanner Bushue Cards
Pitcher
 
# 2 pick in the June 2009 draft was 1 - 0 with a 2.42 in 5 games for Gulf Coast after he signed. Lexington's Pitcher of the Month for April 2010, and went on to lead the club in Innings Pitched. Legends Pitcher of the Month for April again in 2011 after he went 4 - 0 with a 2.70 to open the year. But he declined from there, fighting both injurty and ineffectiveness, and ended 2011 at 6- 6 with a 4.66. Demoted back to Rookie ball after a disastrous April at Lexington in 2012, he posted a 1 - 3 at Greeneville, with a 5.65. Was given opportunities at Tri-City in 2013 (he was fourth on the team in IP) and posted a 5.14 ERA. Retired almost immediately after that season was over
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
4 Ray Busse Cards
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Iowa Oaks logoCard appearance for the '75 Iowa Oaks, but got the Jim Rowe Photo postcards. Because of cameo appearances for Houston in 1971, '73, and '74
6 Barry Butera Cards Infield
Primary second baseman for the 2009 ValleyCats hit .267 but had no triples or homers and was still named team MVP. Hit .224 at 3 levels (including AA) in 2010
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
7 Sal Butera Cards Manager
One of the more successful minor league managers the franchise has had. Led Jackson to a Texas League title in '93 1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
1 Rob Butler Card Outfield
Photo used on his card looks like it's an FBI surveillance shot
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2 John Buzhardt Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logoThe King of Home Run Avoidance: No-one, ever, has pitched more innings as an Astro than Buzhardt's 84-1/3 without giving up a homer. For this, he gets a '67 Topps # 403 and a '67 Team Unnumbered
2 Ron Buzzell Cards Clubhouse Mgr
Spent two short summers in the clubhouse at Auburn, NY
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Brandon Byrd Card Infield
Third round pick in the 1996 draft played two years for Gulf Coast and one at Auburn without hitting better than .207 1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
1 Tim Byrdak Card
Pitcher
 
Journeyman in his mid-30's flashing a brand-new split-finger was the best--and sometimes only--lefty out of the pen for the Astros in 2008 and 2009
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