C Pedro Coa (19)
Signed as a non-drafted free agent out of Venezuela, Coa spent his first professional season with the DSL Astros. His .186/.263/.198/.461 batting line doesn't give credit to the improvement he showed by hitting .257 post All-Star and .292 with runners in scoring position.
Former Astros with birthdays today
RHP Howie Reed (died December 7, 1984 at 47)
Reed pitched in 4 games for the Astros in 1967, going 1-1 with a 3.44 ERA and a 1.145 WHIP.
RHP Joaquin Andujar (59)
Andujar pitcheed for Houston from 1976 to 1981 and again in 1988. In 202 games with the Astros, he had a 3.67 ERA and a 1.377 WHIP. He was an All-Star with Houston in 1977 and 1979.
RHP LaTroy Hawkins (39)
LaTroy pitched for Houston in 2008 and 2009, and was 3-4 with a 1.71 ERA and a 1.091 WHIP in 89 games.