Thursday, February 27, 2014

Happy Birthday - 2/27

Happy Birthday to ~

1B Connor MacDonald (18)
Signed in 2012 out of Queensland, MacDonald was the first Australian prospect signed by the Astros in over twenty years. He will embark on his professional career once he has finished high school. MacDonald got into a few games for the Brisbane Bandits of the Australian Baseball League this winter.

1B Conrad Gregor (22)
Drafted by Houston in the fourth round in 2013 out of Vanderbilt, Gregor had a very good freshman season with the Tri-City team. In 74 games, he hit .289/.379/.385 with 12 doubles, one triple, four home runs and 35 RBI. A solid defender, Gregor had a 8.48 range factor and a .995 fielding percentage at first base.

One former Astro celebrates today as well ~

OF Carl Warwick (77)
Obtained in a trade with the Cardinals for LHP Bobby Shantz, Warwick appeared in 280 games for the Colt .45's in 1962 and 1963 with a batting line of .257/.315/.373. He was traded to the Cardinals in February of 1964 for 1B/OF Jim Beauchamp and RHP Chuck Taylor and was used as a pinch hitter in that year's World Series, going 3 for 4 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored as the Cardinals beat the Yankees 4-3 to win the series.

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