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:
Dave W. Roberts