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He then careers with Houston. They became starting appear at or toward the top of catcher in 1989. Two years several team offensive-record later, Jeff Bagwell made his lists. Craig Biggio Houston’s debut as a first baseman for the Biggio finished his career Astros. Together, Biggio and with 3,060 hits. He appeared in Bagwell would lead the way for seven All-Star Games and won the Astros for the next 15 years. four Gold Glove Awards. After Second baseman Craig Biggio, leftt , and first baseman Jeff Bagwell talk in 1992.

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45s (1962–64) Houston Astros (1965– ) Lance Berkman (OF/1B; 1999–2010) Craig Biggio (C/2B/OF; 1988–2007) Cesar Cedeno (OF; 1970–81) Roger Clemens (SP; 2004–06) Jose Cruz (OF; 1975–87) Larry Dierker (SP; 1964–76) Joe Morgan (2B; 1963–71, 1980) Joe Niekro (SP; 1975–85) Roy Oswalt (SP; 2001–10) J. R. Richard (SP; 1971–80) Nolan Ryan (SP; 1980–88) Mike Scott (SP; 1983–91) Don Wilson (SP; 1966–74) Jimmy Wynn (OF; 1963–73) WORLD SERIES KEY MANAGERS 2005 Larry Dierker (1997–2001): 435–348; 2–12 (postseason) Phil Garner (2004–07): 277–252; 13–13 (postseason) Bill Virdon (1975–82): 544–522; 4–6 (postseason) FRANCHISE HISTORY NL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (1969– ) 1980, 1986, 2004, 2005 DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS (1969– ) 1980, 1981 (second-half title), 1986, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001 KEY PLAYERS (position[s]; seasons with team) Jeff Bagwell (1B; 1991–2005) 44 HOUSTON ASTROS HOME PARKS Colt Stadium (1962–64) Astrodome (1965–99) Minute Maid Park (2000– ) Known as Enron Field (2000–01) * All statistics through Atros' move to American League in 2013 season QUOTES AND ANECDOTES “I tried to stay focused, but you get a standing ovation every single time up there, it’s a nice appreciation.

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