Category: Birth

Jeriome Robertson is born in San Jose, CA

1977 – Jeriome Robertson is born in San Jose, CA. The lefty leads the Astros in wins during his rookie season, posting a 15-9 record in 2003, despite a 5.10 ERA. Also on this day, infielder Larry Milbourne is dealt to Seattle for pitcher Roy Thomas. 

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Adam Everett is born in Austell, GA.

1977 – Jeffery Adam Everett is born in Austell, GA. The slick-fielding shortstop has hit .248 with 35 homers over his seven seasons in Houston (2001-2007) with a .208 average in postseason play. 

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Two former Houston first round draft choices are born on this day

1971 – Two former Houston first round draft choices are born on this day. Infielder Phil Nevin is born in Fullerton, CA. The first pick overall in the 1992 June draft, Nevin tries management’s patience before being traded to Detroit. Pitcher Jeff Juden is born in Salem, MA. The 6-8 righthander is the 12th overall pick in the 1989 draft but would record just a 0-3 record before being dealt. 

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Ramon Garcia is born in Guanare, Venezuela

1969 – Ramon Garcia is born in Guanare, Venezuela. Claimed off the Milwaukee roster on his 27th birthday, the righthander serves up a 9-8 record in 1997 with one save while splitting time between the bullpen and the starting rotation. Injuries prevent him from resuming his big league career.

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Orlando Miller is born in Changuinola, Panama. The shortstop would break out in 1994 with a .325 average and two homers during an injury call-up, hit .266 as the strarter the following year and bats .256 with 15 homers in 1996 before being traded to Detroit. 

Orlando Miller is born in Changuinola, Panama. The shortstop would break out in 1994 with a .325 average and two homers during an injury call-up, hit .266 as the strarter the following year and bats .256 with 15 homers in 1996 before being traded to Detroit. 

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Matt Mieske is born in Midland, MI

1968 – Matt Mieske is born in Midland, MI. A valuable reserve outfielder during the 1999 season, Mieske slumps as much as the rest of the guys in 2000, batting .173 before being released.

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Second baseman Roberto Alomar is born in Ponce, Puerto Rico

1968 – Second baseman Roberto Alomar is born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, the son of major league IF Sandy Alomar. One of the best fielders ever at the position, he will also be a top hitter, with 9 seasons with a .300 average, and 6 with 100 or more runs scored. He will be a key part of the Toronto Blue Jays’ back-to-back World Series-winning teams in 1992 and 1993 and will gain election to the Hall of Fame in 2011.

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