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Dierker resigned after complaining that modern players were "too hard to motivate." The Astros skipper retired as the most successful in Houston history, winning four division titles and 55% of his games in five years.
Unfortunately for the Astros, as has been the case often throughout their history, most of those players enjoyed more success on other teams later in their career.
The Astros tumbled from playoff contention as their pitching staff was shelled in their bandbox home park.
www.thebaseballpage.com /present/fp/nl/hou.htm   (928 words)

  
 Official Houston Astros World Series Guestbook: Congratulate the 2005 NL Champions!
The Astros are in the first World Series of their 44-year history, and this is a way to share this moment with them.
Houston is SO proud to have a team like the Astros going to the World Series.
I want to congradulate the houston astros on their magnificant win.
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 Houston Astros History
The Houston Astros made their debut as The Houston Colt.45s on April 10, 1962.
In the year 2000, the Houston Astros debuted their new stadium, the Minute Maid Park.
In 1986 the Houston Astros included some young talented players and won the second division title.
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 Houston Astros Tickets - Local Houston Baseball Tickets - Buy Astros Tickets
The Houston Astros have a long tradition of winning baseball dating back to the days of Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan.
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The last time the Astros made the playoffs came in 2001 when they had just come off of a 93-69 record and a National League Central divisional crown.
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 Spring Training 2006: Houston Astros
Newly renovated in 2003, Osceola County Stadium has been the spring-training home of the Houston Astros since 1985, when the team shifted spring-training facilities from Cocoa.
Osceola County Stadium has been the spring-training home of the Houston Astros since 1985.
The Houston Colt.45s began their history with training camp in Apache Junction, Ariz., in 1962-1963.
www.springtrainingonline.com /teams/houston_astros.htm   (329 words)

  
 Houston Astros Tickets : Astros Baseball Ticket @ BuySellTix
That earned the Houston Astros their first berth in the World Series in franchise history, in which they were swept in four straight games by the Chicago White Sox.
Veteran Houston Astros fans and those drawn by the franchise& recent success are lining up for Houston Astros tickets to find out.
The Houston Astros rose above early season injuries and illnesses in 2005 to clinch the National League Pennant.
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 Houston Astros Tickets : Houston Astros baseball Tickets @ BuySellTix
With the Houston Astros in the World Series for the first time in franchise history, Houston Astros fans will want to be there to see the first-ever World Series in Houston LIVE!
Unlike last year when they lost a heartbreaking 7-game series and just missed the World Series, the Houston Astros needed six games to win the NLCS and earn their first-ever trip to the World Series.
The Houston Astros took the NLDS title from the Atlanta Braves in five games.
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 History in Houston
The place was the Houston Astrodome (the proclaimed Eighth Wonder of the World).
47,876 excited fans jammed into the Astrodome to watch the fist indoor major league baseball game as the Houston Astros took on Mickey Mantle and the New York Yankees.
Yankee manager Johnny Keane gave Mickey Mantle the honor of being the first batter in the game.
www.theswearingens.com /mick/dome.htm   (387 words)

  
 Houston Astros Baseball Stats, Roster, Draft Picks, history, batting and pitching statistics
This is not an official Houston Astros page and is not in any way connected to the college or team.
Houston Astros Baseball Stats, Roster, Draft Picks, history, batting and pitching statistics
Sponsorships for colleges or any other team are in no way associated with the University and have only to do with supporting The Baseball Cube.
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 Astros - Star-Telegram 05/23/2005 Rangers boot Astros
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The Houston Astros opened a new era in 2000, but it brought some As a result, the Astros' pitching staff was knocked around and Houston looked like the
Houston Astros stats, rosters, schedules, uniform numbers, record books, attendance and more Astros history.
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 Astrodome
A Six-Gun Salute: An Illustrated History of the Houston Colt.45S, 1962-1964 by Robert Reed and Rusty Staub.
Aerial view of the Astrodome and Colt Stadium courtesy of the Houston Astros.
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www.ballparks.com /baseball/national/astrod.htm   (192 words)

  
 Athletics - Franklin Pierce College
Eric Cavers was the first position player in program history to be drafted when the Houston Astros selected the catcher in the tenth round of the 2004 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft.
Cavers signed days later and was assigned to the Astros Appalachian League affiliate in Greeneville, Tenn.
Cavers, also the first position player in program history to earn All-America honors, was a first team selection by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) as well as a small college pick by Baseball America following a phenomenal junior season.
www.fpc.edu /pages/Athletics/Baseball/BBalumni/BBecavers2004.htm   (192 words)

  
 Andy Pettitte Photos
Collect your own piece of history with this 16x20 autographed photograph of new Houston Astros ace Andy Pettitte.
A 2-time 20 game winner and 4-time World Series Champion with the Yankees, Andy signed with Houston in the off-season and is poised to lead his home town team to the World Series!
See other Andy Pettitte or Houston Astros products.
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 Amazon.com: Books: The Houston Astrodome (Building America)
Just south of the center of Houston, in a spot that used to be part of the flat Texas prairie, lies the Harris County Domed Stadium, better known as the Astrodome.
If not for this sad occurence, the Astros would still be playing their home games in the Astrodome and the football Oilers never would have left Houston.
This book truly defines the Astrodome's place in architectural and sports history.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1567111130?v=glance   (1026 words)

  
 Kent's smash carries Astros - The Washington Times: Sports - October 19, 2004
After Brandon Backe and Woody Williams dueled in the greatest games of their careers — and among the best in postseason history — Kent launched a three-run homer in the ninth inning last night that lifted the Astros over St. Louis 3-0 for a 3-2 edge in the National League Championship Series.
Kent tossed off his helmet as he headed home and said, "One more, one more." He was right, because one more victory will put Houston in the World Series for the first time ever.
Kent then swung, flipping his bat after he connected.
www.washtimes.com /sports/20041019-123230-6364r.htm   (1026 words)

  
 Astros Houston Roster
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Houston Astros roster, players, team, pitchers, catchers, infielders, outfielders....
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 The Daily Texan
HOUSTON -- Daryle Ward stepped in for the Houston Astros on opening day and had the best game of his young career.
Houston Astros' Daryle Ward, center, is congratulated by teammates Jeff Bagwell, left, and Craig Biggio for his third-inning grand slam against the Milwaukee Brewers in the Astros home opener Tuesday in Houston.
Ward, subbing for injured outfielder Moises Alou, hit his first career grand slam and drove in a career-high six runs Tuesday in the Houston Astros' 11-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
tspweb02.tsp.utexas.edu /webarchive/04-04-01/SectionSPORT.html   (659 words)

  
 World Series Tickets @ Buyselltix.com
Instead of losing a heartbreaking 7-game series and just missing the World Series, the Houston Astros needed six games to win the NLCS and earn their first-ever trip to the World Series.
The popularity of the World Series draws fans from all over the nation and those fans desire World Series MLB tickets with the hopes of watching MLB history unfold LIVE.
With the Houston Astros in the World Series for the first time ever, Houston Astros World Series tickets are the only way to be there for all the Houston Astros MLB World Series action!
www.buyselltix.com /mlb/worldSeries.php   (652 words)

  
 Minute Maid Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Astros management faced a public relations nightmare when the energy corporation went bankrupt in the midst of one of the biggest business scandals in American history in 2001, and they bought back the remainder of Enron's thirty years of naming rights for $2.1 million, rechristening the ballpark as Astros Field on February 7, 2002.
Minute Maid Park is a baseball stadium in Houston, Texas that opened in 2000 to house the Houston Astros.
On October 9, 2005, Minute Maid Park hosted the longest postseason game in Major League Baseball history, both in terms of time and number of innings.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Minute_Maid_Park   (530 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Resurgent Castilla has Monstrous day
Saturday, Castilla almost made history as a member of the Astros.
Only Brian Giles' perfectly-timed leap at the wall prevented the Houston third baseman from tying a major-league record by hitting four home runs in the first game of the Astros' twinbill with the Pirates.
Two months ago, many experts thought Vinny Castilla's career was history as he wasted away in Tampa Bay.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/roost/2001-07-28-roost.htm   (1478 words)

  
 Fantasy Baseball - Fantasy Baseball News from Rotoworld.com
HOUSTON (Ticker) - Phil Garner, who guided the Houston Astros to within a win of reaching the World Series, had the interim tag removed and was named the club's manager Wednesday.
The Astros went 12-16 in Garner's first 28 games, but closed the season with 36 wins in 46 games for one of the best finishes in baseball history.
Garner, who played for the Astros for seven seasons, has a career managerial record of 756-828.
www.rotoworld.com /content/story.asp?sport=MLB&storyid=7203   (307 words)

  
 Major League Baseball : Division Series: home
In the longest playoff game in history, Chris Burke's homer in the 18th sent Houston to the NLCS with a 7-6 thriller over Atlanta.
But that was all a distant memory on Wednesday when Houston posted a 10-5 triumph over Atlanta in Game 1 of the NLDS.
Houston isn't fretting after losing Game 2 in Atlanta.
mlb.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/ps/y2005/home.jsp?view=hou_atl   (382 words)

  
 Jeff Bagwell The BASEBALL Page
June 5, 1989: Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 4th round of the 1989 amateur draft; August 30, 1990: Traded by the Boston Red Sox to the Houston Astros for Larry Andersen.
He was voted MVP and had 100 RBI by the end of July, the fourth highest total in NL history at the end of that month.
The two had combined to hit.150 (15-for-100) with one extra-base hit and five RBI in the playoffs for Houston.
www.thebaseballpage.com /past/pp/bagwelljeff   (382 words)

  
 A Day For Jimmy Wynn
“Jimmy Wynn is one of the greatest players to ever play this game,” said Hall of Famer Joe Morgan who was Jimmy’s road roommate with the Astros.
Jimmy Wynn was to the Astros what Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell are now to the Astros and you should never forget that.”
It was a Day for Jimmy Wynn, one of the most exciting and glaring players in baseball history.
www.blackathlete.net /artman/publish/article_0848.shtml   (382 words)

  
 World Series Tickets - White Sox World Series Tickets, Astros World Series Tickets
Instead of losing a heartbreaking 7-game series and just missing the World Series, the Houston Astros needed six games to win the NLCS and earn their first-ever trip to the World Series.
The popularity of the World Series draws fans from all over the nation and those fans desire World Series MLB tickets with the hopes of watching MLB history unfold LIVE.
With the Houston Astros in the World Series for the first time ever, Houston Astros World Series tickets are the only way to be there for all the Houston Astros MLB World Series action!
www.buyselltix.com /mlb/worldSeries.php   (653 words)

  
 Listings Texas: Warren
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Warren is on an old road from Liberty to Town Bluff twelve miles south of Woodville in central Tyler County.
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 Century 21 Real Estate Corporation Presents The 2004 CENTURY 21 Major League Baseball Mascot Home Run Derby(R) Participants
Junction Jack of the Houston Astros is looking for a three-peat in front of his hometown crowd.
The most dominant hitter in CENTURY 21(R) Mascot Home Run Derby(R) history, Junction Jack has been training throughout the season and is confident he can defend his title.
-- Junction Jack - Houston Astros -- Mariner Moose- Seattle Mariners -- Dinger - Colorado Rockies -- Gapper - Cincinnati Reds -- Mr.
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 The Seattle Times: Sports: Mariners bring Baylor on board
Baylor was among the managerial candidates in Houston when the Astros fired Jimy Williams at midseason.
After Baylor was cut loose by the Mets, Houston owner Drayton McLane wanted to bring Baylor in as the Astros' batting coach next season.
Baylor was the first manager in Rockies history, and he stayed in Denver for six seasons (1993-98).
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/sports/2002086786_mari11.html   (486 words)

  
 Billie Jean King Bio
- Billie Jean’s brother, Randy Moffitt was a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball for 13 years (pitched with the San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays).
King, one of the most illustrious and celebrated tennis players in history, is recognized for spearheading the women's movement in tennis and for her life-long struggle for equality in women's tennis.
King empowered women and educated men when she defeated Bobby Riggs in one of the greatest moments in sports historythe Battle of the Sexes in 1973.
www.springfieldlasers.com /bjkBio.htm   (1798 words)

  
 History: NFL Football - Houston Texans
History / NFL Records of the Houston Texans
After Houston was awarded the NFL's 32nd franchise on October 6, 1999, a series of focus groups were formed to help come up with a nickname for the team.
2000 September 6: The NFL's 32nd franchise is officially christened the Houston Texans before thousands at a downtown rally on Texas Avenue.
www.sportspool.com /football/nfl_history/houston_texans.php   (1798 words)

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