Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy Birthday - 1/1

Happy Birthday to ~

LHP Dallas Keuchel (27)
Drafted by Houston in the seventh round in 2009 out of the University of Arkansas, this Oklahoma native made himself right at home at Minute Maid Park in 2014. In 29 starts, he was 12-9 with a 2.93 ERA, a 1.175 WHIP, five complete games and ended the season with precisely 200 innings.

One former Astro was born on this day as well ~

IF Joe Pittman (died June 13, 2014 at 61)
A fifth round draft pick by Houston out of Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge) in 1975, Pittman played in 67 games for the Astros in 1981 and 1982 with a .276/.323/.338 batting line. Pittman was born in Houston and went on to scout for the Astros after his playing days were over.

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