Friday, February 27, 2015

Happy Birthday - 2/27

Happy Birthday to ~

1B Connor MacDonald (19)
Signed in 2012 out of Queensland, MacDonald was the first Australian prospect signed by the Astros in over twenty years. He played his first professional season in 2014 in the Dominican Summer League. In 35 games, he hit .328/.442/.461.

1B Conrad Gregor (23)
Drafted by Houston in the fourth round in 2013 out of Vanderbilt, Gregor started the season with Quad Cities, but earned two promotions during the season and ended it with the AA Corpus Christi team. In a combined 124 games, Gregor hit .311/.404/.509 with 31 doubles, five triples, 16 home runs, and 86 RBI.

One former Astro celebrates today as well ~

OF Carl Warwick (78)
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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