Monday, June 26, 2017

#138 John Hudek



DEADEYE: noun  dead·eye \ˈded-ˌī\
:  an unerring marksman


Selected to 1994 NL All-Star team as a rookie

His daughter "Sarah Hudek is a left-handed pitcher and member of the United States women's national baseball team which won a gold medal at the 2015 Pan American Games"

Career:
Win–loss record 10–15
Earned run average 4.43
Strikeouts 206 in 201.1 innings

Teams
Houston Astros (1994–1997)
New York Mets (1998)
Cincinnati Reds (1998–1999)
Atlanta Braves (1999)
Toronto Blue Jays (1999)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

#137 Jim Dougherty



FUN: adjective:
:  providing entertainment, amusement, or enjoyment a fun party a fun person to be with


I could not find any references to Jim Dougherty being fun, not that he wasn't.

Played in the 1989 College World Series for North Carolina (lost in the first round)

Houston Astros (1995–1996)
Oakland Athletics (1998)
Pittsburgh Pirates (1999)


Friday, June 9, 2017

#136 Craig Biggio



VERSATILE: adjective  ver·sa·tile \ˈvər-sə-təl\
:  able to do many different kinds of things


Converted catcher makes the Hall of Fame in 2015.

Hit for the cycle in 2002.

5x led the league in hit-by-pitch.

3,060 hits.

7× All-Star (1991, 1992, 1994–1998)
4× Gold Glove Award (1994–1997)
5× Silver Slugger Award (1989, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998)
Roberto Clemente Award (2007)
NL stolen base leader (1994)
Houston Astros #7 retired


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Emotion Recap - Page 15

#127 Greg Colbrunn - WORKIN'
#128 Jeff Conine - CRACK!
#129 Andre Dawson - AUTHENTIC
#130 Chris Hammond - CALM
#131 Charles Johnson - CHARGING
#132 Gary Sheffield - THINKING
#133 Quilvio Veras - STRETCHING
#134 Jeff Bagwell - PILLAR
#135 Derek Bell - SLAM!


Thursday, April 21, 2016

#135 Derek Bell



SLAM!
As in SALAMI!


Played in both the Little league World Series and Major League World Series.

Only player to play in the LL World Series twice, and play in MLWS.

He was one small part of a 12-player trade between the Padres and the Houston Astros.

Was released by the Pirates in early 2002 after "Operation Shutdown".

Toronto Blue Jays (1991–1992)
San Diego Padres (1993–1994)
Houston Astros (1995–1999)
New York Mets (2000)
Pittsburgh Pirates (2001)


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

#134 Jeff Bagwell



PILLAR : noun  pil·lar  \ˈpi-lər\
: someone who is an important member of a group


What would the Astros have been without Jeff Bagwell?

Part of his outline from Wikipedia:
2.1 Boston Red Sox prospect
2.2 Houston Astros
2.2.1 Rookie of the Year Award and early career (1991–93)
2.2.2 Unanimous selection for Most Valuable Player Award (1994)
2.2.3 Continued peak (1995–96)
2.2.4 First two playoff appearances (1997–98)
2.2.5 Second player with multiple 40–30 seasons (1999)
2.2.6 National League runs scored record (2000)
2.2.7 Sixth consecutive season of 30 HR, 100 RBI, 100 runs scored and 100 BB (2001)
2.2.8 Other milestones (2002–03)
2.2.9 Milestones of 1,500 RBI, 1,500 runs scored and 200 stolen bases (2004)
2.2.10 Health issues and World Series drive (2005)
2.2.11 Comeback attempt and retirement (2006)
3 Post retirement
3.1 As hitting coach and instructor
3.2 Hall of Fame consideration

Yeah, he was kinda HUGE even only in outline form.


Friday, March 11, 2016

#133 Quilvio Veras



STRETCHING : verb \ˈstrech\
to put your arms, legs, etc., in positions that make the muscles long and tight


Quilvio is 5'9" so his muscles aren't that long.

Scored the first run ever at Safeco Field.

Led the NL in stolen bases in 1995.

In 1988 he had to leave a game after finding out his brother was murdered in the Dominican Republic.

Florida Marlins (1995–1996)
San Diego Padres (1997–1999)
Atlanta Braves (2000–2001)