Former Astros with birthdays today:
C Jerry Grote (70)
Grote played for the Colt 45's in 1963 and 1964, hitting .182/.241/.261 in 103 games, before going on to have a long career with the Mets, Dodgers and Royals. In 1421 games over 16 seasons, Grote had a .252 lifetime batting average and a career .991 fielding percentage and was a two-time All-Star for the Mets.
LHP Darren Oliver (42)
Oliver pitched in 9 games for Houston in 2004, going 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.143 WHIP. The well-traveled Oliver has played for Texas, St. Louis, Boston, Colorado, Florida, the New York Mets, the Los Angeles Angels and now Toronto. Prior to this season, he has pitched in 13 post-season series, but has yet to earn a World Series ring.