Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Happy Birthday - 1/14

No future Astros with birthdays today, but these former Astros celebrate the day ~

2B Derrel Thomas (64)
A first round pick by the Astros in 1969, Thomas only played in five games for Houston in 1971 in which he went hitless. He was traded to the Padres in December 1971 and went on to play a total of 15 seasons for seven different teams.

UT Dave Campbell (73)
Campbell came to Houston in an August 1973 trade with Houston and played in 44 games for the Astros from 1973 to 1974, hitting .158/.179/.237. After his playing days, Campbell became a broadcaster for the Giants, Padres, Rockies and ESPN.

LHP Danny Boone (61)
A second round pick by the Angels in 1976, Boone came to Houston in a June 1982 trade with the Padres. In 10 games for the Astros that season, he had a 3.55 ERA and a 0.868 WHIP. And, yes, he is a descendant of that Daniel Boone.

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