Former Astros with birthdays today ~
LHP Rob Mallicoat (48)
A first round pick by Houston in 1984, Mallicoat pitched in 51 games for the Astros in 1987, 1991 and 1992 with a 5.70 ERA and a 1.752 WHIP.
RHP Dwight "Doc" Gooden (48)
Originally drafted by the Mets in the first round in 1982, Gooden signed with Houston as a free agent in January 2000 and pitched in only one game for the Astros that season before being purchased by Tampa Bay. Gooden is best remembered for his 11 seasons with the Mets, during which time he was Rookie of the Year (1984), N.L. Cy Young winner (1985) and a four-time All-Star among other noteworthy accomplishments.
SS Julio Lugo (37)
Drafted by the Astros in the 43rd round in 1994, Lugo played for Houston from 2000 until May 2003. In 366 games, he hit .268/.332/.391.