Fantasy Two-Juice Shot to Astros Lineup

Gehrig: “What do you think, Babe? – Do we go back down there to join the 2018 Astros if we get picked?”
Ruth: “Hell yes, Keed! – We GOTTA go! – These heavenly music organs ain’t got no games that follow them – and we are way too long between every whack I crave, as is! – Just hang with me. – Did I ever hand you a bum steer?”

Hey, Astro Fans!

If you could pick two players from the same previous MLB season team – from anywhere in baseball history – and magically plug them into the Astros Lineup 2018 lineup or pitching rotation at their same level of production for that particular team in that season, which of these combinations would you select? Some of these choices offer more power, others offer higher batting averages, still others offer greater speed, along with one that delivers stronger pitching only – and another that goes 50-50 on batting/pitching.

Feel free to pick your own combos, as long as both players are from the same historic team from the same year and at the level they each performed that particular season.

The Pecan Park Eagle welcomes and encourages your feedback. We’d like to know how you would cash in your pick at the “Baseball Fans’ Make-A-Wish Foundation” if this kind of magic were actually possible. Of course, with the talent in reality that is already signed up, your choices are going to also require you to sit a couple of people that would otherwise be playing a lot more this season without their gify-presence, but not to worry. This one’s all in fun!


1) 1927 Yankees: Babe Ruth, RF (.356, 60 HR, 164 RBI) and Lou Gehrig, 1B (.373, 47 HR, 175 RBI)

2) 1911 Tigers: Ty Cobb, CF (.420, 127 RBI, 83 SB) and Sam Crawford, RF (.378, 115 RBI, 37 SB)

3) 1965 SF Giants: Willie Mays, CF (.317, 52 HR, 112 RBI) and Juan Marichal, P (22-14, 2.13 ERA, 240 K)

4) 1948 Cardinals: Stan Musial, LF (.376, 39 HR, 131 RBI) and Enos Slaughter, RF (.371, 11 HR, 90 RBI)

5) 1963 LA Dodgers: Sandy Koufax, P (25-5, 1.88 ERA, 306 K) and Don Drysdale, P (19-17, 2.63, 251 K)

6) 1972 Cubs: Ron Santo, 3B (.302, 17 HR, 74 RBI) and Billy Williams, LF (.333, 37 HR, and 122 RBI)

7) 1959 M Braves: Eddie Mathews, 3B (.306, 46 HR, 114 RBI) and Hank Aaron, RF (.355, 39 HR, 123 HR)

8) 1961 Yankees: Mickey Mantle, CF (.317, 54 HR, 128 RBI) and Roger Maris (.269, 61* HR, 141 RBI)

9) 1966 Pirates: Roberto Clemente, RF (.317, 29 HR, 119 RBI) and Willie Stargell, LF (.315, 33 HR, 102 RBI)

Pick one of these, find a pair from the same year and team, and let us see your new 2018 Astros Lineup or Rotation, if you are willing to share the joy.

Have Fun! – You too, Jeff Luhnow and A.J. Hinch!



Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle



4 Responses to “Fantasy Two-Juice Shot to Astros Lineup”

  1. Fred Soland Says:

    The best fit for this team would be Koufax and Drysdale. While they are not the best tandem of players if you started from scratch, they are the two who would give us the most benefit.

  2. Wayne A Chandler Says:

    Yep, Number 5 was my choiice before I saw Fred’s.

  3. Mark W Says:

    Yep, I chose Koufax and Drysdale before getting to the comments. You can’t have too much pitching, especially in this environment.

  4. Mark W Says:

    Although Mays and Marichal would make a great addition!

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