Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Happy Birthday - 2/29
There are no future Astros or former Astros with birthdays today which comes as no great surprise since only 11 MLB players in history were born on Leap Day. Of those 11, the most well known is 3B Al "Flip" Rosen who turns 88 today. Rosen spent his entire career with the Cleveland Indians, playing for them from 1947 to 1956 with four All-Star appearances and an MVP nod in 1953 when he hit .336 while leading the league with a .613 SLG, 1.034 OPS, 43 home runs, 145 RBI's and 115 runs scored. And Rosen does have a Houston connection as well, having served as the Astros' General Manager from 1980 to 1985.