Sunday, February 10, 2013

Happy Birthday - 2/10

Former Astros with birthdays today ~

OF/1B/DH Lance Berkman (37)
Berkman, also known as the Big Puma or Fat Elvis, was the Astros first round draft pick in 1997.  In 14 seasons (thus far), he has a .296/.409/.544 batting line with 412 doubles, 29 triples and 360 home runs. Berkman played for Houston from 1999 to 2010, when he was traded to the Yankees for Mark Melancon and Jimmy Paredes.  He signed with the Cardinals as a free agent in December of 2010. A 6-time All-Star, Berkman was named the 2011 Comeback Player of the Year. In 2012, Berkman only appeared in 32 games for the Cardinals as injuries derailed his season. In January, he signed as a free agent with the evil empire the Texas Rangers the Dallas Rangers the Arlington Rangers the South Oklahoma Rangers.

RHP Ryan Bowen (45)
A first round pick by the Astros in 1986, Bowen pitched in 25 games (22 starts) for Houston in 1991 and 1992, going 6-11 with a 7.01 ERA and a 1.775 WHIP.

SS Eddie Zosky (45)
Originally drafted by the Blue Jays in the first round in 1989, Zosky came to Houston via Pittsburgh in August of 2000. Zosky had a total of four at-bats for Houston and went hitless.

No comments:

Post a Comment