Category: Birth

Willy Taveras is born in Tenares, DR.

1981 – Willy Taveras is born in Tenares, DR.After two seasons in Houston (2005-2006), the fleet outfielder leaves with a .284 batting average and 68 stolen bases, finishing second in the 2005 N.L. Rookie of the Year balloting and holding the club record with a 30-game hitting streak. 

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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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Lance Berkman is born in Waco, TX.

1976 – Lance Berkman is born in Waco, TX. The Rice grad was a major power source with the Astros, leading the league in RBIs in 2002. In 12 seasons (1999-2010), he batted .296 while powering 326 home runs and driving in 1090 runs. He hit .321 with six homers 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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Future Hall of Famer Ken Griffey, Jr. is born in Donora, PA

1969 – Future Hall of Famer Ken Griffey, Jr. is born in Donora, PA, the son of Ken Griffey, Sr., himself an All-Star outfielder who will not make his major league debut until 1973. The two will be the first father/son duo to play together in the major leagues, in 1990, but the younger Griffey will greatly surpass his father’s accomplishments, receiving a record-high percentage of the vote when elected to Cooperstown in 2016.

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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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Greg Swindell is born in Fort Worth, TX

1965 – Greg Swindell is born in Fort Worth, TX. Signed to a big free agent contract, the lefthander has a disappointing stint in Houston from 1993 to 1996, going 30-34 with a 4.48 ERA.

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