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'86 Astros: Where are they now?

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by codell, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. codell

    codell Contributing Member

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    Saw this on chron.com this morning. Brought back a lot of good memories.

    Found it interesting in that besides the 2 that have passed (Dave Smith and Aurelio "Home Run" Lopez), almost everyone else is still involved in baseball (quite a few at the management level).

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    RHP Larry Andersen - Broadcaster, Philadelphia Phillies
    C Alan Ashby - Broadcaster, Toronto Blue Jays
    OF Kevin Bass - Retired in Greater Houston
    LHP Jeff Calhoun - Coaching at Second Baptist High School in Houston
    OF Jose Cruz - Special assistant to the GM, Astros
    RHP Danny Darwin - Last served as pitching coach, Chattanooga Lookouts (Class AA Dodgers) in 2010
    1B Glenn Davis - City councilman in Columbus, Ga
    LHP Jim Deshaies - Broadcaster, Astros
    2B Bill Doran - Assistant minor league field coordinator, Cincinnati Reds
    3B Phil Garner - Specaial advisor to the GM, Oakland Athletics
    OF Billy Hatcher - First base coach, Cincinnati Red
    RHP Charlie Kerfeld - Special assistant to the GM, Philadelphia Phillies
    LHP Bob Knepper - Retired in Colorado
    UTIL Davey Lopes - First base coach, Los Angeles Dodgers
    RHP Aurelio Lopez - Died in a car accident in 1992
    2B Jim Pankovits - Manager, Jackson Generals (Class AA Mariners
    C John Mizerock (left) - Hitting coach, Clearwater Threshers (High Class A Phillies)
    OF Terry Puhl - Head coach, UH-Victoria
    SS Craig Reynolds - Pastor at Second Baptist in Houston
    RHP Nolan Ryan - CEO and President, Texas Ranger
    RHP Mike Scott - Retired in California
    RHP Dave Smith - Died of a heart attack in 2008
    SS Dickie Thon - Has stayed involved in Puerto Rican winter ball in various capacities
    3B Denny Walling - Minor league hitting instructor, Baltimore Orioles
     
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  2. codell

    codell Contributing Member

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    Just looked up Hal Lanier on Wikipedia. Shows he is also still in baseball, managing a minor league team called to Normal Cornbelters.

    Can't believe he never managed again after he got canned by McMullen.
     
  3. Buck Turgidson

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    To say he had anger management issues would be an enormous understatement. Dude was batsh!t crazy.
     
  4. msn

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    Five stars for this thread, if I could.
     
  5. codell

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    Really? I gathered that he was quite intense, but didn't realize that he was unstable.
     
  6. msn

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    got some stories to tell, Buck?
     
  7. bobrek

    bobrek Proud A$$hat Mofo
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    Dierker won 4 division titles in 5 years and has never even been officially interviewed for another managerial job.
     
  8. MadMax

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    Ugh. I loved that team so much as a kid. Game 6 was so painful.

    Holy crap, it sucks to be a Houston sports fan.
     
  9. rockets934life

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    Billy Doran was my favorite Astro of that time period, dude hustled on every play and was a better defensive 2nd baseman then Ryno but was overshadowed by Sandberg's offense. I was hoping the Stros would look at him for the manager spot before they hired Mills but with that group its obvious they run a buddy system and he isn't one of them.

    Good times indeed, being apart of what many consider the greatest baseball game ever played is awesome just wish we had won like in 2005.
     
  10. gwayneco

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    Hardly makes him unique among managers.
     
  11. tinman

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    Astros should have never let him go to the Rangers.
     
  12. leroy

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    Twice.
     
  13. MadMax

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    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
     
  14. tinman

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    kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
     
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    ????????????????????
     
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    this.
     
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    I miss seeing this.

    I'm sorry, but I'll take a 3-1 or 2-1 game where one of the pitchers throws 10 or 12 K's and you see great defense over this homer-happy, stand-around-and-wait-for-the-big-inning stuff they play today. It's just boring.

    "Chicks dig the long ball," and perhaps teeny-boppers and 20-somethings do, too.

    But I like baseball.
     
  19. SwoLy-D

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    :') Tear.

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    MIKKKKKKKKKKKKKE (13 strikeouts) :cool:
     
  20. rimrocker

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    They're not booing, they're just yelling:
    "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz!"
     
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