Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy Birthday - 1/5

Happy birthday to ~

Dan Gulbransen (22)
Originally from Appleton, Wisconsin, Gulbransen was selected in the 16th round in 2012 out of Jacksonville University (FL). In 55 games for Tri-City, he hit .218/.317/.354 with eight doubles, a triple and six home runs.

Only one former Astro with a birthday today ~

OF Milt Thompson (54)
Drafted in the second round in 1979 by Atlanta, Thompson came to Houston in a July 1994 trade with the Phillies. Thompson played for Houston in 101 games over two seasons in 1994 and 1995.  He was unable to duplicate his earlier success for Atlanta (.302 BA over 98 games), Philadelphia (.279 BA over five seasons), and St. Louis (.274 over four seasons) as he batted only .229 for Houston.

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