Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Astros Moving To American League?

Rumors are flying around that the Astros will move to the American League and join the Texas Rangers in the Western Division. I started thinking about players that had played for both Texan teams. The only active player to have played for both teams is Carlos Lee. Lee played with the Rangers in 2006. He was teamed with Ivan Rodriguez on the Houston Astros in 2009.

In 1993 I-Rod caught for hall of famer Nolan Ryan on the Rangers

Native Texan, Ryan is the poster-boy for the Astros-Rangers rivalry, having pitched for both teams during his illustrious career. In 1988 he shared the mound with Danny Darwin on the Astros.

In 1979 Darwin shared the mound with another Hall of Famer, Fergie Jenkins on the Rangers.

While Jenkins never played fort the Astros, he did play for the Chicago Cubs along with Ron Santo.

From Carlos Lee to Ron Santo in 5 degrees Texas-Style.

Here is a list of people who played for both the Houston Astros (or Colt .45's) and the Texas Rangers:

Pedro Astacio
Alan Bannister
Floyd Bannister
Buddy Bell
Doug Brocail
Ken Caminiti
John Cangelosi
Bruce Chen
Terry Clark
Danny Darwin
Jack Daugherty
Alex Diaz
Carl Everett
Billy Hatcher
Mike Henneman
Dwayne Henry
Xavier Hernandez
Richard Hidalgo
Joe Hoerner
Pete Incaviglia
Chuck Jackson
Chris James
Jason Jennings
Cliff Johnson
Jonathan Johnson
Matt Kata
Hal King
Randy Knorr
Mike Lamb
Carlos Lee
Mike Marshall
Marty Martinez
Mark McLemore
Dan Miceli
Phil Nevin
C.J. Nitkowski
Jay Powell
Luis Pujols
Mike Richardt
Dave W. Roberts
Leon Roberts
Ivan Rodriguez
Nolan Ryan
Mike Simms
Rusty Staub
Dickie Thon
Chris Tremie
Denny Walling
Danny Walton
Mitch Williams
Gregg Zaun

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