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 Houston Astros
The Houston Astros agreed Friday to a one-year contract for $3.8 million with record-setting third baseman Morgan Ensberg, thus avoiding arbitration with the righthanded-hitting slugger.
The Houston Astros avoided arbitration with closer Brad Lidge and reliever Dan Wheeler, signing both to one-year contracts.
Houston Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell will start the season on the disabled list, the team announced Saturday.
www.allsports.com /mlb/astros   (290 words)

 Houston Astros (1962-Present)
However, the Astros still struggle to finish in 4th Place with a 79-83 record.
The team would go on to finish in 9th Place with a 66-96 record in their final year known as the Colt.45's.
Standing-room only crowds were commonplace during the last year of baseball in the Dome as a record 2.7 million fans flocked to the "8th Wonder of the World".
www.sportsecyclopedia.com /nl/houastros/astros.html   (290 words)

LHP Carlos Hernandez (0-1)\n\nRadio: KXNO-AM (1460)\n\n[The Round Rock Express are the Triple- A (AAA) affiliates of the Houston Astros]\n\nRESULTS\n\nIowa 5\, Round R ock 2\niCubs Record: (6-8)\n\nRonny Cedeno's eighth inning single broke a 2-2 tie and led the Iowa Cubs to a 5-2 win over the Round Rock Express Wednesday afternoon at Principal Park.
RHP Ezequial Astacio (0-2)\n\nRadi o: KXNO-AM (1460)\n\n[The Round Rock Express are the Triple-A (AAA) affi liates of the Houston Astros]\n\nRESULTS\n\nCubs 5\, Express 2\niCubs Re cord: (7-9)\n\nThe Iowa Cubs topped the Round Rock Express 5-2 Friday ni ght at Principal Park behind a strong outing from starter Bobby Brownlie.
RHP Jared Gothreaux\n\n[The Round Rock Express are the T riple-A (AAA) affiliates of the Houston Astros]\n\nRESULTS:\n\nExpress 4 \, Cubs 0\niCubs Record: (1-7)\n\nExpress starter Jared Gothreaux turned in a dominating performance on Thirsty Thursday at the Dell Diamond.
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 Welcome to SkyChiefs.com The Official Home of the Syracuse SkyChiefs
Liverpool native John Johnstone, a 2005 inductee into the Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame, appeared in 234 games over his 8-year Major League career for the Florida Marlins (1993-1995), Houston Astros (1996), San Francisco Giants (1997, 1998-1999) and the Oakland Athletics registering a career record of 15-19 and a 4.01 ERA.
Cazenovia resident Mike Barlow, a 2003 inductee into the Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame, appeared in 133 games over seven Major League seasons for the St. Lois Cardinals (1975), Houston Astros (1976), California Angels (1977-1979 and Toronto Blue Jays (1980-1981) registering a career record of 10-6.
He appeared in 102 games for the Syracuse Chiefs from 1978-1981 compiling a career record of 19-27 and a 3.15 ERA.
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 History of New Orleans Baseball
• In September, the Zephyrs and the Houston Astros ended their affiliation, but the Z's shortly thereafter signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Expos.
• The Zephyrs finish in 4th place with a record of 53 – 85 despite a standout season by Lance Berkman.
• The New Orleans Zephyrs become a Houston Astros farm team, remaining in the Pacific Coast League (PCL).
www.sabrneworleans.com /history.html   (337 words)

 HoustonChronicle.com - Hampton enticing but expensive for Astros
Many of Hampton's former Astros teammates believe he would prosper in Houston if teamed with Gold Glove catcher Brad Ausmus, but in recent seasons the Astros have not given a pitcher more than a three-year deal.
Hampton, who is out of the country, and his agent had been steadfastly opposed to restructuring the record eight-year, $123.8 million contract Hampton signed in December 2000 with the Rockies.
Hampton, who has moved back to Houston, led the Mets to the 2000 World Series after being traded from the Astros on Dec. 23, 1999.
www.chron.com /cs/CDA/story.hts/sports/1651590   (337 words)

 2005 Managers - Rick Sweet
Rick's longest stint with any organization spanned eight years (1989-96) with the Houston Astros.
The 52-year-old Sweet comes to the Cincinnati chain after one year in the Detroit system, where he led Double-A Erie to an 80-62 record and a berth in the Eastern League playoffs.
Rick led the Lynx to a 15-34 record down the stretch in his only previous IL experience.
www.ilbaseball.com /sweet.html   (331 words)

 Fernando Valenzuela - Los Angeles Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela
April 9, 1985: A year and a day after being hit in the face by a Mike Torrez pitch, Astros SS Dickie Thon returns to the Astros lineup and goes 1-for-4 off Fernando Valenzuela in Houston's 2—1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In April 1986, he became the first to win Pitcher of the Month honors despite a losing record when he went 2-3 with a 0.21 ERA en route to setting a new major league record of 44.1 consecutive innings without an earned run at the start of a season.
July 10, 1984: On the 50th anniversary of Carl Hubbell's legendary five consecutive strikeouts in the 1934 All-Star Game, National League pitchers Fernando Valenzuela and Dwight Gooden combine to fan six batters in a row for a new All-Star Game record in the NL's 3—1 triumph.
www.losangelesdodgersonline.com /fernandovalenzuela.php   (2195 words)

 Gary Nolan (baseball player) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As a 19-year-old hard thrower, Nolan had a promising debut on April 15, 1967 when he strikes out the side in the first inning in the route to a 7-3 victory over the Houston Astros.
He finished with a 14-8 record, was fourth in the National League in ERA (2.58) and in strikeouts (206), and was second in the Rookie of the Year selection behind Tom Seaver.
In 10-season career, Nolan compiled a 110-70 record with 1039 strikeouts, a 3.08 ERA, 45 complete games, 14 shutouts, and 1674 innings pitched in 250 games.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gary_Nolan_(baseball_player)   (416 words)

 Houston Astros : Houston Astros Team
Garner is in his third managerial stint and has a 756-828 (.477) overall record in 1,584 games as a Major League manager with the Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers and Houston.
Garner led NL second basemen in assists (499), total chances (869) and double plays (116) in the 1980 season, and he was named to the NL All-Star team in both 1980 and 81 for the Pirates before being dealt to Houston on Aug. 31,1981.
Garner earned his first career All-Star selection for Oakland in 1976 and he was named to the AL squad in his second full year in the big leagues.
houston.astros.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/team/coach_staff_bio.jsp?c_id=hou&coachorstaffid=623104173435   (1144 words)

 TeeVee Archive - My Heroes Have Always Been Elephants
For the record, the MLB Mascot Home Run Derby was won by Junction Jack, the mascot of the Houston Astros.
The Houston Chronicle reports that this year's victory marked the second consecutive year that Junction Jack captured the title.
Junction Jack is a bunny, abnormally large even by the standards of mascots and dressed like a train engineer.
www.teevee.org /archive/2003/07/15   (681 words)

 ESPN.com: MLB - Astros acquire Astacio, Pirates closer Williams
Elarton, a 25-year-old right-hander, had a breakthrough season in 2000, leading Astros starters with a 17-7 record.
HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros parted with two former No. 1 draft picks Tuesday, Scott Elarton and Tony McKnight, in a swap of pitchers they hope will help overcome Chicago in the NL Central.
Elarton makes $400,000 this year and is eligible for salary arbitration next winter.
espn.go.com /mlb/news/2001/0731/1233330.html   (681 words)

 Pocono Record Online: No problem, Houston: Dierker wins NL Manager of the Year
The Houston Astros broadcaster-turned-manager won the NL Manager of the Year award Wednesday after leading the Houston Astros to a team-record 102 wins and their second straight division title.
Dierker received 16 first-place votes, six seconds and four thirds to earn 102 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Dierker has now done both in his two years as a big league manager.
www.poconorecord.com /1998/sports/national/jmm84067.htm   (577 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Baseball / Red Sox / Sox start to zero in
The National League's manager of the year in 1998, Dierker, 57, posted a 448-362 record with Houston before he was succeeded by Jimy Williams after the 2001 season when the Astros failed for the fourth time in his tenure to advance past the first round of the playoffs.
Dierker pitched 14 years for the Astros and Cardinals after making his big league debut with Houston on his 18th birthday and striking out Willie Mays in his first inning of work.
Dierker is intimately familiar with the kind of quantitative analysis the Sox brass expect the next manager to use in preparing for games and strategizing during them.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2003/11/20/sox_start_to_zero_in   (1079 words)

 Roy Oswalt
Oswalt began 2001 at Class AAA, but earned a promotion to the Houston Astros, and never looked back with a 14-3 record and 2.73 ERA.
After his sophomore year at Holmes Community College, Oswalt signed with the Houston Astros for $500,000.
Roy Edward Oswalt was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi on August 29, 1977.
www2.nemcc.edu /mspeople/roy_oswalt.htm   (237 words)

 Perez ready to make mark in Pirates pitching history
When he starts the first game of a doubleheader with the streaking Astros, Perez will need just two strikeouts to become the second pitcher in the Pirates' 118-year history to record 200 strikeouts in a season.
Oliver Perez needs just two strikeouts to become the second pitcher in the Pirates' 118-year history to record 200 strikeouts in a season.
But Perez has had bad outings before and bounced back, and he stands as a threat to Houston's 12-game winning streak.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/04253/375966.stm   (237 words)

 USATODAY.com - D'backs prospect Quentin hit by pitch after pitch after pitch
The Houston Astros' Biggio surpassed Baylor's modern-era (since 1900) hit by pitch record of 267 this season and has been plunked 271 times.
But he will be remembered for being hit by 43 pitches last year, a minor league record, in stops at Lancaster of the Class A California League and El Paso of the Class AA Texas League.
He has been hit 28 times this season, which Tucson officials say is a Pacific Coast League record.
usatoday.com /sports/baseball/minors/2005-09-02-dbacks-quentin_x.htm   (425 words)

 Major League Baseball News
The Houston Astros were also interested in Charlton, a 13-year veteran who owns a 51-54 career record.
Veteran reliever Norm Charlton re-signed with the Seattle Mariners for one year on Wednesday.
"Norm did an outstanding job for us last year and we felt that there would be some interest in other places, and there was," Mariners Manager Lou Piniella said.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/mlb_news_story.jsp?article_id=mlb_20011212_charlton_news&team_id=mlb   (246 words)

Johnson led the Orioles to the AL Championship Series last year, his first with the Orioles, and guided them to the league's best record (98-64) this year.
Meanwhile, Justice's old team will play the Houston Astros in a series with lesser Reds ties.
For agent Brian Goldberg, the Seattle-Baltimore series is the most appealing, and not simply because he represents Griffey, who hit 56 homers this year.
www.cincypost.com /sports/1997/local093097.html   (1158 words)

 Phil Garner BaseballLibrary.com
Garner was traded to Houston in mid-1981 for the younger Johnny Ray, and while playing second base hit.274 and led the Astros with 13 homers and 83 RBI.
Although Garner snarled during the offseason that next year his players could "leave their golf clubs at home," the strike-shortened 1994 wasn't much better for the talent-barren Brewers -- they finished fifth with a record of 53 wins and 62 losses.
With the Brewers, Garner kept a previously uninspiring squad in the division race until the last week of the '92 season and finished second in the AL Manager of the Year voting to Tony LaRussa.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/G/Garner_Phil.stm   (842 words)

 Atlanta Braves Tickets - Braves MLB Baseball - Braves Ticket Brokers
Though the Braves lost their Division Series to the Houston Astros, no one doubts the Braves' chances this year, and the tickets are selling like hotcakes.
In 1974 Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s 39-year-old record by hitting his 715th career home run.
In 2004, when everyone thought that departing stars would mean the end of the Braves’ stranglehold on the National League East Division championship, manager Bobby Cox proved that he can turn a slightly less talented team into a champion as well.
www.coasttocoasttickets.com /mlb/braves_tickets.shtml   (667 words)

 Baseball Toaster : Cub Town : Know Your Enemy 2005 - Part IV, A - The Astros
No, that wasn't the score of Super Bowl XX - that was 46-10 - it was the record posted by the Houston Astros from August 15th, when they salvaged the last game of a three-game set with the Montreal/San Juan/Fallujah Expos, utill the end of the regular season.
Sure, it could wind up being a problem down the line, but Berkman will only be 34 in its final year, and as contracts longer than four years go, this one's a pretty decent bet, and one the Astros had to make.
As a result, he was recently signed to a six-year, $85M contract that ends up looking pretty good when stacked next to the deals given out this winter, particularly the one to Magglio Ordonez.
cubtown.baseballtoaster.com /archives/158276.html   (2423 words)

 Baseball Toaster : Mike's Baseball Rants
Yankee Stadium II Yankee Stadium II Houston Astros
I think a couple of things are happening: As more homers are hit, the variation among team stadiums as well as for a given stadium from year to year goes up just because we're dealing with bigger numbers.
Coors was the hardest to record a 1-0 game in for stadiums used in at least two seasons.
mikesrants.baseballtoaster.com   (5367 words)

A total of at least 27 current professional players who are former Longhorns are expected to dress for the game (as of Jan. 22), including notables such as Greg Swindell (signing pending), Calvin Murray(Chicago Cubs), Burt Hooton (Houston Astros), Spike Owen (Round Rock Express), Stephen Randolph(Arizona Diamondbacks) and Brooks Kieschnick (Milwaukee Brewers).
On an additional note, the 2004 Longhorns, under the direction of eighth-year head coach Augie Garrido, were selected as the favorite to win the Big 12 Conference title this year in a preseason poll of the league's 10 head coaches on Thursday, Jan. 22.
The Varsity currently leads the all-time series against the Alumni, which began during the 1984 season, with a 11-4-1 record as the 2001, 2000, 1998 and 1989 games were cancelled due to weather.
www.texassports.com /mainpages/ba_pages/2003_04/007/012204_20.html   (5367 words)

 Chicago Bulls Tickets - Buy Bulls Tickets , Bulls Information, NBA Basketball at United Center
The Chicago Bulls may have a strong enough record to make the playoffs this year, and if they earn a postseason bid, you can buy Chicago Bulls playoff tickets from GreatSeats, a member of the BBB online reliabillity program.
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After more than a year of "retirement" to try his hand at professional baseball, Jordan returned to lead the Bulls back to another title in 1996, one more in 1997 and a third in a row in 1998, the Bulls' second Three-peat of the decade and their sixth NBA championship trophy.
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 Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame - Las Vegas
Belinsky had a 28-51 record and 4.10 ERA in an eight-year career that included stints with the Angels, Philadelphia Phillies, Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds.
Belinsky, who threw a no-hitter at Dodger Stadium on May 5, 1962, as a 25-year-old rookie with the then-Los Angeles Angels.
While Belinsky earned instant fame with his gem against the Baltimore Orioles &; the first major league no-hitter pitched on the West Coast – he was even better known for his Hollywood adventures.
www.sportshalloffame.org /inmemory.htm   (654 words)

 Press Club announces newsmaker finalists
He returned to Lamar for the 1992 season after a foray into professional baseball.  In 1987, when he was manager of the Salt Lake Trappers of the Pioneer League, the Trappers broke a 68-year-old record for consecutive wins by a professional baseball team, with 29 straight victories.
Adding further proof of his impact on the game of baseball, Gilligan was inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004 — a class that included Houston Astros greats Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio.
Gilligan, now in his 28th season at the helm of Lamar baseball, guided the Cardinals to an all-time-best 10th Southland Conference regular-season championship last year.
www.lamar.edu /newsevents/newsarchive_over0030/2193_2492.htm   (654 words)

 WOAI: San Antonio News - Astros agree to deals with three pitchers
Harville had a 3-2 record and a 4.75 ERA in 56 appearances in 2004 with the Astros, who traded for the hard-throwing righty in an April deal with the Oakland Athletics.
Louis in Game 4 of last year's National League Championship Series, went 3-1 with a 4.29 ERA in a combined 46 games between New York and Houston.
The 28-year-old agreed to the same $365,000 contract as Wheeler.
www.woai.com /sports/mlb/story.aspx?content_id=DDC44805-3403-4B39-922C-DAFB9207AC9F   (654 words)

 Rick Aguilera - Result for Rick Aguilera - Meaning of Rick Aguilera - Definition of Rick Aguilera - Dictionary of Meaning - www.mauspfeil.net
Aguilera posted an identical record the next year as the number five starter for the division-winning Mets and went on to pitch five scorless innings in relief against the Houston Astros in that year's National League Championship Series NLCS.
Aguilera was a fine closer for the Twins (and very briefly the Red Sox in 1995) from 1990- 1995 95 and was named to three all star teams from 1991- 1993 93.
Aguilera saw his first Major League action in June 1985 as the Mets were in a fierce division race with the Cardinals.
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