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Dwight Gooden pitched for the Astros?

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by jsingles, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. jsingles

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    I had no freakin idea. Pitched one game for us, giving up 4 runs in 4 innings. He was only 35 years old, not the oldest, but he was far from his 24-4 1.53 ERA year. Crazy what you find out randomly searching on Baseball Reference.
     
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    pudge rodriguez also played catcher for us and some guy named carlos gomez, g-o-m-e-z!
     
  3. jsingles

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    I don't know of this Carlos Gomez you speak of, sounds like a nightmare though.
     
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    Glad you thought this was threadworthy. A+

    Mods got the work cut out
     
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    Who are you?
     
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    Another awesome stat from a former Astro

    Nolan Ryan has 2 of the top 3 hits per 9 innings rate of all-time. Those two seasons were almost 20 years apart (72 and 91)
     
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    On top of Ryan owning the all-time hits per 9 for a career. J.R. Richard is 5th all-time, ahead of people like Rivera, Pedro Martinez, and Walter Johnson.
     
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    Of the top 25 seasons all-time lowest walkers per 9, 24 of those 25 were pre-1900. The lone season not in there is from 2005, Carlos Silva. Crazy.
     
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    Cap Anson hit .335 as a 43 year old. About half the Astros would kill to hit 75 points less than that today. Hell. Cobb hit .357 as a 40 year old.
     
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    Pretty sure he pitched the first game ever at Minute maid (enron) for us in an exhibition vs. the yanks
     
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    Learn something new everyday. Awesome.
     
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    Here are some Enron Field/Minute Maid Park firsts:

    First pitch: Dwight Gooden (to Chuck Knoblauch)
    First hit: Jeff Bagwell (single)
    First home run: Ricky Ledee
    First run: Craig Biggio (on Bagwell's double in third)
     
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    More random Astros facts in this random thread about Dwight Gooden!
     
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    This guy knows what's good.
     
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    If he'd kept his head on straight could have been one of the greatest ever
     
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    I had no clue Mike Maddux pitched for us as well. Pitched in relieve for that game Gooden pitched. Also, I think my dad and I went to the first 6 games at Enron... so I failed to remember actually seeing them pitch.
     
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    There are threads on page one that haven't had a post in well over a week. It's not like there is limited real Estate and thriving threads are about to be bumped to page two.
     
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    Did you know that if you take your left shoe off then your right one is left?

    Larry Andersen personally told me that 30 years ago after I asked him to say something funny when I was visiting the Astros locker room as a young lad
     
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    Eddie Matthews played for the Astros, as did world series perfect game pitcher Don Larson. Matthews hit his 500th home run while playing for Houston.
     
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    Eddie Matthews is criminally underrated as a player and according to my now dead Grandma; quite the good looking man back in the 50's and 60's.
     
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