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Mount Rushmore Of The Houston Astros

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The Houston Astros won their first World Series in 2017. One of the last franchises in baseball to reach a World Series, the Astros were able to win the elusive title. A good franchise with some great players. The Houston Astros Mount Rushmore is very impressive.

Jeff Bagwell

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Jeff Bagwell didn’t take long to make his mark felt in Houston. He won the 1991 National League Rookie of the Year and then 3 years later in 1994 he won the MVP award.

Sometimes, Bagwell is overshadowed because of the crazy numbers the PED era produced but he still made four All-Star G

When Craig came up to the MLB with The Astros he was a catcher. He even made an All-Star team and won a silver slugger as a catcher. But he was moved to 2nd base in 1992 and that’s when his career really took off.ames, won three Silver Slugger award and took home a Gold Glove.

He had six straight seasons with 30 home runs, 100 RBI, and 100 walks joining Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Jimmie Foxx as the only players at the time to ever accomplish such a feat.

Craig Biggio

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When Craig came up to the MLB with The Astros he was a catcher. He even made an All-Star team and won a silver slugger as a catcher. But he was moved to 2nd base in 1992 and that’s when his career really took off.

He was named to the All Star team six times, and won four Silver Sluggers and four  Gold Gloves. Later in his career he moved to center field, and then returned back to 2nd base in 2005. Wherever, The Astros asked Craig to go he was willing to go.

He was always a star in the batter’s box finishing with a .281/.363./.433 batting line. And he barely missed on the elusive 300/300 club with 291 home runs and 414 steals. Biggio however did have over 3,000 hits in his career.

Nolan Ryan

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Nolan Ryan became the first million dollar player with The Houston Astros and spent 9 seasons in Houston.

He had two ERA titles and two strikeout titles in his time with Houston and had some impressive .898 WHIP during his 6 playoff starts with the Astros.

So yeah, many might think of The Rangers with Nolan Ryan but some of his best years did come in Houston and he leads the franchise in strikeouts and had a 3.13 ERA.

Jose Altuve 

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Jose Altuve might be small in stature but his bat packs a huge amount of punch to make up for his 5 foot 6 size.

Altuve helped lead the Houston Astros to their first and only World Series championship during his 2017 MVP season. Altuve batted .346 with 24 home runs and 81 RBI and 32 Stolen Bases.

Along with his World Series and MVP. Altuve has more hardware. He has led the league in batting average 3 times, has 5 Silver Slugger’s and has a Gold Glove.

Grade: 1 Cliff 

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