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More-Famous-Elsewhere Houston MLB All Stars

September 20, 2018

 

1950 Phillies
Looks Right!

I remember it well. It was 1965 and I had just picked up an early Astros game over the radio in New Orleans. “What do they mean, “Houston pitcher Robin Roberts looks in for

1965 Astros
Looks Wrong!

the sign?” ~ I still had failed to get used to the sound of Robin Roberts’ name being spoken as a pitcher for our newly re-christened Astros. The guy was the crown jewel pitcher for the 1950 Philadelphia Phillies club they called “The Whiz Kids.” ~ These Houston Astros were closer as a match to being a club that might qualify in 1965 by Roberts’ current age of 38 for re-designation as “The Wheeze Kids”.

The following is simply a nine-man roster of former Houston MLB players who were far more famous for their big league work elsewhere. Four of them (Roberts, Rodriquez, Fox, and Mathews) were even great enough to make the Baseball Hall of Fame.

 

The More-Famous-Elsewhere Houston MLB All Stars

Pitcher ~ Robin Roberts

Catcher ~ Ivan Rodriguez

1st Base ~ Pete Runnels

2nd Base ~ Nellie Fox

3rd Base ~ Eddie Mathews

Shortstop ~ Felix Mantilla

Left Field ~ Tommy Davis

Center Field ~ Tommy Agee

Right Field ~ Willie Crawford

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Top Ten AL Batting Averages 

Thru Games of Wed., 9/19/18: 

BATTING AVERAGE

1. Betts • BOS ~ .334

2. Martinez • BOS ~ .331

3. Trout • LAA ~ .317

4. Altuve • HOU ~ .315

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AL WEST SCORES, 

Thru Wed., 9/19/18:

Seattle 9 – Houston 0.

Oakland 10 – LA Angels 0.

Tampa Bay 9 – Rangers 3.

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AL WEST STANDINGS

Morning of Thu., 9/20/18

TEAMS

WON

LOST

PCT.

GB

Houston

95

57

.625

 —-

Oakland

91

61

.599

   4.0

Seattle

84

68

.553

 11.0

LA Angels

75

77

.493

 20.0

Texas

64

88

.421

 31.0

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SCHEDULE BALANCE FOR

HOU, OAK & SEA:

DATE

HOU

OAK

SEA

9/20

LAA

9/21

LAA

MIN

@TEX

9/22

LAA

MIN

@TEX

9/23

LAA

MIN

@TEX

9/24

@TOR

@SEA

OAK

9/25

@TOR

@SEA

OAK

9/26

@TOR

@SEA

OAK

9/27

@BAL

TEX

9/28

@BAL

@LAA

TEX

9/29

@BAL

@LAA

TEX

9/30

@BAL

@LAA

TEX

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle