Monday, March 10, 2014

Happy Birthday - 3/10

Happy Birthday to ~

LHP Blaine Sims (25)
Sims was drafted from Atlanta in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft in December 2013. In four seasons of minor league pitching for the Braves system, Sims has a 4-23 record with a 5.12 ERA and a 1.615 WHIP.

A few former Astros celebrate birthdays today as well ~

A fourth round pick by the White Sox in 1982, Cangelosi signed as a free agent with Houston in March 1995 after playing a total of eight seasons for the White Sox, Pirates, Rangers and Mets. In 198 games for Houston in 1995 and 1996, Cangelosi hit .287/.413/.367 before heading to the Marlins in 1997 where he hit .333 in World Series play. He also pitched a total of 4 innings for three different teams (including Houston) and finished his pitching career with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.750 WHIP.

After coming to Houston from the White Sox in a trade in December 1965, Heath hit .301/.353/.350/.703 over 55 games in the 1966 season. He only played in a handful of games for the Astros in 1967 before being picked up by Detroit. Heath earned his MBA from the University of Houston in 1981 and became a very successful financial advisor after retiring from baseball.

A native of Canada and a Yale graduate, MacKenzie pitched in 21 games for Houston after being purchased from the Giants in October 1964 and went 0-3 with a 3.89 ERA and a 1.405 WHIP.

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