Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy Birthday - 1/4

Happy Birthday to ~

OF Bobby Boyd (22)
Drafted in 2014 in the 8th round out of West Virginia University, Boyd spent the first 42 games of his inaugural season with Tri-City, hitting .333/.404/.371 and the final 20 games with Quad Cities, hitting .219/.288/.247.

SS Jeffry Santos (22)
Santos came to the Houston organization in a July 2014 trade that sent RHP Bobby Doran to the White Sox. In 34 games for the Greeneville Astros, he hit .218/.285/.273 (.240/.350/305 for the season). He is from the Dominican Republic.

These former Astros mark the day as well ~

CF Jason Bourgeois (33)
Jason was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 2nd round in 2000 out of Forest Brook High School in Houston and came to the Astros as a waiver claim in 2010. After putting up rather pedestrian numbers in 69 games for Houston in 2010, Jason found his groove in 2011 as he got more regular playing time. In 93 games for Houston in 2011, he compiled a .294/.323./.357/.680 batting line with 31 stolen bases. He was traded to Kansas City in March 2012 along with Humberto Quintero for Kevin Chapman and D'Andre Toney. Bourgeois played for the Reds in 2014.

RHP Don McMahon (died July 22, 1987 at 57)
McMahon was purchased by Houston from the Milwaukee Braves in May 1962 and pitched in 100 games for the 1962 and 1963 Colt 45's with a ERA of 2.81 and WHIP of 1.245. He was an All-Star for Milwaukee in 1958. He played a total of 18 seasons in the major leagues for seven teams with a 2.96 ERA and a 1.246 WHIP in 874 appearances.

RHP Larry Yellen (72)
Yellen was signed by Houston as an amateur free agent in 1963 and pitched in 14 games for the 1963 and 1964 Colt .45's with a 6.23 ERA and a 1.731 WHIP.

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