We turn our attention to the Houston Colt .45’s, who came into being in 1962. Three years later they were rebranded as the Astros.
In their first 35 years, the Astros had limited success with just a couple of post-season appearances. Come 1997, though, they had 6 playoff appearances in 9 years, culminating with their lone World Series appearance in 2005. They’ve been pretty dismal since then, though.
Let’s take a look at their best players.
Wow…some great players.
On the pitching side:
Some more great players. Larry Dierker stands out. Aside from being the team’s second best pitcher, he was the manager when the team became a contender again, and also has worked as a broadcaster. I imagine he’s well-loved in Houston.
Let’s move right on to the poll…please pick 4 guys.