Houston Astros

Originally the Houston Colt .45s, the Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team in the National League's Central Division. Ask and answer questions about their players, coaches and much more related to the team here.

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Can you Name all Houston astro catchers?

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Here's a list of all the catchers that ever payed for the Astros up to and including the 2007 season. HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER C GAMES G 1 Brad Ausmus 1052 2 Alan Ashby 901 3 Johnny Edwards 607 4 John Bateman 526 5 Tony Eusebio 522 6 Craig Biggio 427 7 Mark Bailey 306 8 Luis Pujols 304 9 Scott Servais 284 10 Ron Brand 223 11 Milt May 218 12 Eddie Taubensee 198 13 Skip Jutze 182 14 Joe Ferguson 173 15 Ed Herrmann 142 T16 Cliff Johnson 136 T16 Alex Trevino 136 18 Raul Chavez 129 19 Larry Howard 121 20 Bruce Bochy 118 21 Mitch Meluskey 116 22 Hal Smith 103 23 Jerry Grote 101 24 Rick Wilkins 95 T25 Dave Adlesh 90 T25 John Mizerock 90 T27 Jack Hiatt 75 T27 Gregg Zaun 75 29 Paul Bako 72 30 Jim Campbell 67 31 Merritt Ranew 58 32 Randy Knorr 47 33 Bill Heath 42 34 Don Bryant 41 35 Rich Gedman 39 T36 Ronn Reynolds 38 T36 Carl Nichols 38 T38 Eric Munson 37 T38 Kirt Manwaring 37 T40 Hal King 30 T40 Scooter Tucker 30 42 George Bjorkman 29 43 Alan Knicely 28 44 Humberto Quintero 26 T45 Reggie Baldwin 20 T45 Gus Triandos 20 T45 Robbie Wine 20 48 Harry Spilman 17 49 Marty Martinez 13 T50 Bob Stinson 12 T50 Jerry Goff 12 52 Pat Borders 11 T53 Bob Watson 10 T53 Troy Afenir 10 55 Tony Pena 8 56 John Hoffman 7 57 Tom Wieghaus 6 58 Terry McGriff 4 T59 Wilbur Howard 3 T59 J.R. House 3 T61 Otis Thornton 2 T61 Norm Miller 2 T63 Chris Tremie 1 T63 Alan Zinter 1 T63 Jim Pankovits 1 T63 Frank Charles 1 T63 Jim Busby 1 T63 Dave Roberts 1
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What is the value of a 1983 Hackett American Collectors Co single edition Nolan Ryan plate officially commended by Ryan and the Houston Astros?

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The 1983 Hackett American Nolan Ryan 10 1/4" collectors plate is worth about $20.-$25. in near/mint-mint condition with the original box. There is also an 8 1/2" plate worth about $10. -$20. This plate featuring an original painting by Christopher Paluso is a "Single Issue Release" with a total edition size of 1598 pieces for the 10" plate, and 8402 for the 8 1/2" plate. Limited edition or in this case "Single Issue Release" is A term often used by manufacturers of collectibles to indicate scarcity. A limited edition means just that - production of the item in question will be limited to a certain number. However, that number may be large or small, and is relevant to the amount of collectors interested in it. The value of a limited edition item is high only if the number made is less than the number of collectors that desire the item. If the limited amount made is more than the amount of collectors interested, the value will go down from the issued price. If the piece reads Limited to a certain amount of "Firing Days" This means that the product will be produced for that amount of time. There is no set number and the "Limited Edition" can be over produced. More Items than collectors means less value. Often theses plate will have a resale value of less than the issued price.
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What Major League baseball team are the Houston Astros affiliated with?

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The Houston Astros ARE a Major League Baseball team
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What was the longest game in Houston Astros history?

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The longest game in Houston Astros history was on April 15, 1968 when the Astros shutout the New York Mets 1-0 in 24 innings.
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When did Roger Clemens win his 350th game?

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July 2, 2007 when Clemens pitched two hit ball over eight innings in the Yankees 5-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
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How much would a 1969 Astros World Series in perfect condition ticket be worth?

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Probably nothing since the 1969 world series was played between the NY Mets and the Baltimore Orioles which the "Miracle Mets" won.
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How long a contract with the Astros does Roy Oswalt have?

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On August 29th, 2006 Oswalt signed a 5-year Million dollar contract extension that goes through the 2011 season. (2007 is the last year of his previous 2-year contract).
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What did Junction Jack do in Tumbleweed Academy?

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Well, mainly he studied how to become a railroad engineer. He took classes in train driving, horn blowing, coal shoveling, and he also took classes in mascot dancing and crowd pleasing. He was at the top of the class in each one. When he went to the Astros to see if he could become their mascot, they took one look at his record at the Academy and hired him on the spot.
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How can you confirm a Houston Astros signature on a baseball?

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I don't know if you mean confirm if the player on the baseball is from the Houston Astros or confirm the authenticity of the signature so I will cover both. Below I will leave a link to a Houston Astros Team Signed baseball price guide. Each year has links to full team rosters. Check (confirm) the name on the baseball to the roster If you want to confirm/Authenticate the signatures.... Two of the top, and most trusted authenticators are PSA/DNA, and James Spence Authentic (JSA). Collectors will pay more for signatures authenticated by either one. It may sound odd but in some cases PSA/DNA, and JSA authenticated signatures may sell higher than a Letter of authenticity from an unknown or less trusted authenticator that witnessed the signing even though PSA/DNA, and JSA did not. It's just a matter of collectors trust, and collectors will pay more for it. Check the respective websites Show Schedule to see if they will be in the area that you live. They also do business through the mail. Before spending money on having the autograph authenticated do your homework. Find signatures on line that have been properly authenticated, and compare them to yours. If you feel comfortable that they are authentic then proceed. I will leave links to both the price guide and authenticators below. -Steven KeyMan
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What Astros pitcher holds the club record for lowest ERA in a season?

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The club record is 1.69 accomplished by Nolan Ryan in the 1981 season.
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What is the value of a baseball autographed by the 1969 Houston Astros?

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According to the collector's price guide "Team Baseballs," your ball is worth between $75-100, with value being greater or lower depending on players present - in particular, the inclusion of Hall of Famer Joe Morgan - plus the all-important overall condition of the ball and autographs. Other key factors include type of ball (is it an "Official National League" ball?), whether there are any "clubhouse signatures" (autographs signed by ballboys, attendants, etc), and number of signatures present. These factors, plus the authenticity of the significant signatures are the main variables in determining value.
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What is a 1975 Houston astros team autographed baseball worth?

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1975 Houston Astros Team Signed Baseball A 1975 Houston Astros Team Signed Baseball with the key signature: Richard is worth about $75.-$100. Value is based on average prices of recently closed auctions. Prices may vary based on condition, and the type of authenticity that accompanies the baseball. Prices may also vary based on the amount of signatures, and key signatures acquired. The more complete the baseball with key signatures the more valuable.If the signatures are not properly authenticated the baseball could sell at half the market value or less.
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Does Luke Scott of the Houston Astros have All-Star potential?

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With the Baltimore Orioels now he has a good chance of making it to a all Star game. He has progressed rapidly over the years since his debut in 2005 and I think he will become a very valuable part of the Orioel lineup.
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What is the value of a signed team photo from the 1965 Houston Astros?

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A 1965 Houston Astros Team Signed photo with the key signatures: Staub, Morgan, Fox, and Roberts is worth about $100.-$175. Value is based on average prices of recently closed auctions. Prices may vary based on condition, and the type of authenticity that accompanies the photo. Prices may also vary based on the amount of signatures, and key signatures acquired. The more complete the photo with key signatures the more valuable. If the signatures are not properly authenticated the photo could sell at half the market value or less.
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What is the Astros record for the most career At-Bats?

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Here's the all-time list as of the start of the 2008 season: HOUSTON ASTROS CAREER AT BATS AB 1 Craig Biggio 10876 2 Jeff Bagwell 7797 3 Jose Cruz 6629 4 Cesar Cedeno 5732 5 Jimmy Wynn 5063 6 Bob Watson 4883 7 Terry Puhl 4837 8 Bill Doran 4264 9 Lance Berkman 4248 10 Doug Rader 4232 11 Enos Cabell 4005 12 Ken Caminiti 3922 13 Brad Ausmus 3734 14 Joe Morgan 3729 15 Roger Metzger 3678 16 Bob Aspromonte 3588 17 Kevin Bass 3558 18 Craig Reynolds 3418 19 Glenn Davis 3032 20 Alan Ashby 2926 21 Rusty Staub 2906 22 Richard Hidalgo 2827 23 Derek Bell 2711 24 Denny Walling 2618 25 Luis Gonzalez 2572 26 Phil Garner 2530 27 Art Howe 2264 28 Denis Menke 2161 29 Adam Everett 2145 30 Steve Finley 2121 31 Morgan Ensberg 2072 32 Johnny Edwards 1970 33 Rafael Ramirez 1957 34 Bob Lillis 1912 35 Billy Hatcher 1908 36 Dickie Thon 1822 37 John Bateman 1802 38 Gerald Young 1755 39 Tony Eusebio 1739 40 Lee May 1693 41 Jesus Alou 1673 42 Tommy Helms 1648 43 Bill Spiers 1644 44 Greg Gross 1612 45 Moises Alou 1551 46 Ricky Gutierrez 1436 47 Al Spangler 1409 48 Jose Vizcaino 1396 49 Ray Knight 1394 50 Eric Anthony 1344 51 Andujar Cedeno 1328 52 Julio Lugo 1320 53 Norm Miller 1315 54 Mike Lamb 1292 55 Jason Lane 1206 56 Casey Candaele 1195 57 Brian Hunter 1170 58 Sonny Jackson 1165 59 Willy Taveras 1122 60 Jerry Mumphrey 1111 61 James Mouton 1088 62 Daryle Ward 1083 63 Jeff Kent 1045 64 Sean Berry 1031 65 Wilbur Howard 1029 66 Chris Burke 1020 67 Tim Bogar 1010 68 Carl Warwick 1005 69 Cliff Johnson 997 70 Rafael Landestoy 967 71 Walt Bond 950 72 Carl Everett 931 73 Mark Bailey 916 74 Tony Scott 892 75 Eric Yelding 885 76 Scott Servais 856 77 Luis Pujols 844 78 Julio Gonzalez 839 79 Orlando Miller 832 80 Ron Brand 810 81 Milt May 791 82 Geoff Blum 788 83 Larry Dierker 781 84 Lee Maye 773 85 Ron Davis 710 86 Joe Niekro 695 87 Rob Andrews 687 88 Jeffrey Leonard 671 89 Hector Torres 666 T90 Luke Scott 663 T90 Eddie Kasko 663 92 Chuck Harrison 656 93 Carlos Lee 627 94 Orlando Merced 600 95 Don Wilson 597 96 Eddie Taubensee 595 97 Nolan Ryan 591 98 Joe Ferguson 571 99 Jim Pankovits 567 100 Roman Mejias 566 101 Orlando Palmeiro 559 102 J.R. Richard 552 103 Joe Gaines 549 104 Mike Scott 543 105 Curt Blefary 542 106 Bob Knepper 540 107 Mark Loretta 526 108 Norm Larker 506 109 Shane Reynolds 492 110 Julio Gotay 485 111 Nellie Fox 483 112 Skip Jutze 476 113 Eric Bruntlett 472 114 Glenn Wilson 470 115 Derrick May 465 116 John Cangelosi 463 117 Ed Herrmann 459 118 Hunter Pence 456 119 Franklin Stubbs 448 120 Vinny Castilla 445 121 Pete Runnels 439 122 Roy Oswalt 437 123 Larry Milbourne 432 124 Johnny Temple 417 125 Howie Goss 411 126 Marty Martinez 410 127 Omar Moreno 405 128 Hal Smith 403 129 Ken Boswell 401 130 Danny Heep 395 131 Chris Truby 394 132 Alex Trevino 393 133 Preston Wilson 390 134 Mitch Meluskey 387 135 Ken Forsch 383 136 Joey Amalfitano 380 137 Jim Gentile 371 138 Darryl Kile 368 139 Pete Incaviglia 365 140 Mike Simms 361 141 Larry Howard 357 142 Harry Spilman 352 143 Dave Magadan 348 144 Raul Chavez 345 145 Jim Deshaies 338 146 Mark Davidson 337 T147 Turk Farrell 333 T147 Carlos Beltran 333 149 Eddie Mathews 328 150 Jim Pendleton 321 151 Dave Giusti 306 T152 Bruce Bochy 305 T152 Gregg Zaun 305 154 Jerry Grote 303 155 Mike Hampton 299 156 John Mayberry 298 157 Mike White 296 158 Chris Donnels 295 159 Rick Wilkins 294 160 Tommy Davis 292 161 Dave Roberts 288 162 Bob Bruce 286 163 Dave Bergman 285 164 Dave Nicholson 280 165 Joe Pepitone 279 166 Russ Johnson 274 167 Eric Munson 273 168 Buddy Bell 269 169 Leon Roberts 262 T170 Roger Cedeno 259 T170 Wade Miller 259 172 Dave Adlesh 256 173 Thomas Howard 255 174 Tom Griffin 252 175 Doug Drabek 245 176 Jim Campbell 244 177 Joaquin Andujar 242 178 Ernie Fazio 240 179 Mark Portugal 239 180 J.C. Hartman 238 181 Bob Gallagher 235 T182 Jose Lima 233 T182 Mike Cuellar 233 184 Craig Shipley 232 185 Pete Harnisch 231 186 Karl Rhodes 228 187 Aubrey Huff 224 T188 Ken Johnson 220 T188 Ken Oberkfell 220 190 Merritt Ranew 218 191 Paul Bako 217 192 Kiko Garcia 212 193 Bobby Abreu 210 T194 Denny Lemaster 204 T194 John Mizerock 204 T194 Jerry Davanon 204 T194 Tommie Agee 204 198 Danny Darwin 203 T199 Lee Thomas 201 T199 Carroll Hardy 201 201 Jack Hiatt 199 202 Chuck Carr 192 203 Matt Mieske 190 204 Jimmy Sexton 184 205 Vern Ruhle 182 206 Dave Roberts 178 207 Dick Simpson 177 208 Chris Holt 173 209 Ty Wigginton 169 T210 Jimmy Stewart 164 T210 Glen Barker 164 212 Gary Woods 163 T213 Don Nottebart 161 T213 Jerry Reuss 161 T213 Billy Goodman 161 T216 Javier Ortiz 160 T216 Greg Swindell 160 218 Roger Clemens 157 219 Chuck Jackson 154 T220 Bert Pena 153 T220 Milt Thompson 153 222 Felix Mantilla 151 223 Tim Tolman 150 T224 Andy Pettitte 147 T224 Alan Knicely 147 T226 Joe Pittman 145 T226 Jack Billingham 145 228 Jim Landis 143 T229 Davey Lopes 141 T229 Mark Lemongello 141 231 Dave Rohde 139 T232 Bill Heath 134 T232 Rich Chiles 134 T232 Jim Beauchamp 134 235 Pat Listach 132 236 Dave Clark 131 T237 Gary Geiger 129 T237 Chris James 129 T237 Rob Sperring 129 240 Humberto Quintero 128 241 Cesar Geronimo 127 T242 Scott Elarton 126 T242 Wandy Rodriguez 126 T244 Juan Guerrero 125 T244 Randy Knorr 125 T246 Leon McFadden 121 T246 Johnny Weekly 121 T248 Don Sutton 119 T248 Sandy Valdespino 119 T250 Jim Ray 117 T250 Mike Felder 117 252 Willie Crawford 114 T253 Tim Redding 113 T253 Carl Nichols 113 T253 Louie Meadows 113 256 Wade Blasingame 112 257 Ty Gainey 111 258 Ivan Murrell 107 259 Andy Stankiewicz 106 T260 Rich Gedman 104 T260 Jose Herrera 104 T262 Ronn Reynolds 102 T262 Mike Fischlin 102 264 Aaron Pointer 101 T265 Pidge Browne 100 T265 Jim Fuller 100 267 Hal King 99 268 Art Gardner 96 T269 Tony Walker 90 T269 Andy Mota 90 T269 Mike LaCoss 90 272 Jackie Brandt 89 273 Sean Bergman 88 T274 Reggie Baldwin 87 T274 Ray Montgomery 87 T276 Brandon Backe 85 T276 Brock Davis 85 T276 Ray Busse 85 279 Keith Lampard 84 T280 Don Bryant 83 T280 Scooter Tucker 83 T282 Kirt Manwaring 82 T282 Hal Brown 82 284 Don Buddin 80 285 Floyd Bannister 79 286 Hal Woodeshick 76 287 George Bjorkman 75 T288 Jimmy Jones 74 T288 Kenny Lofton 74 T290 Scott Loucks 73 T290 J.R. Phillips 73 T292 Al Heist 72 T292 Gus Triandos 72 294 Jack Howell 71 T295 Ollie Brown 69 T295 Brian Williams 69 297 Phil Plantier 68 298 Josh Anderson 67 299 Doug Konieczny 65 300 Stan Javier 64 301 Chris Jones 63 302 Gary Sutherland 62 T303 Mark McLemore 61 T303 Sid Bream 61 T303 Ernest Riles 61 T306 Benny Distefano 60 T306 Phil Nevin 60 T306 Nate Colbert 60 T309 Dan Larson 59 T309 Donne Wall 59 T309 Woody Williams 59 T312 Jim Clancy 58 T312 Frank Thomas 58 T314 Mick Kelleher 57 T314 Bill Gullickson 57 316 Mike Cosgrove 56 T317 Ron Villone 55 T317 Keith Drumright 55 T319 Butch Henry 54 T319 Dave Roberts 54 T319 Jose Tolentino 54 T319 Jim Golden 54 T319 Claude Raymond 54 T324 Dave Mlicki 53 T324 Jose Uribe 53 T326 Joe Sambito 52 T326 Peter Munro 52 T326 Jeriome Robertson 52 T326 Carlos Hernandez 52 T330 Bobby Fenwick 50 T330 Octavio Dotel 50 T330 Charlie Hayes 50 T330 Alex Diaz 50
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Who was the first Astro baseball player to hit a home run in the Astrodome?

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The first regular season home run hit by an Astro in the Astrodome was on April 24, 1965 by third baseman Bob Aspromonte off of Pittsburgh Pirates right hander Vernon Law. The Astros won that game 5-0.
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What is the Houston Astros mailing address?

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Write the Astros: Houston Astros PO Box 288 Houston, TX, 77001-0288 Call the Astros: (713) 259-8000
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How many years since Kansas City Royals last playoff appearance?

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the last time the Kansas City Royals made the playoffs was 1985, so it has been 24 years.
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How did the Houston Astro's honor the crew killed in the Columbia shuttle disaster?

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On April 1, 2003, the children of the astronauts killed when Columbia disintegrated in February of that year participated in the season opening baseball game. Seven-year old Matthew Husband, son of Commander Rick Husband, threw the opening pitch, wearing a huge Astro's shirt with 'Husband' on the back. President George W. Bush also attended the game. The Astro's wore a special crew patch for the remainder of the season.
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Who were the Houston Astros' Killer B's?

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The most famous Killer B's in the Astros lineups of the 1990s were Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Derek Bell and Sean Berry. Later, Lance Berkman and Carlos Beltran emerged as team powerhouses.
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What is the value of baseball autographed by the entire 1956 Washington Senators baseball team?

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A 1956 Washington Senators Team Signed Baseball with the key signature: Killebrew is worth about $175.-$250. Value is based on average prices of recently closed auctions. Prices may vary based on condition, and the type of authenticity that accompanies the baseball. Prices may also vary based on the amount of signatures, and key signatures acquired. The more complete the baseball with key signatures the more valuable. If the signatures are not properly authenticated the baseball could sell at half the market value or less. For more information on team signed baseballs, links to full team rosters, key signatures, and price guide see Related Links below.