Retired Numbers

 

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name position years with Houston number date of # retirement
Jim Umbricht RHP 1962-63 32 April 12, 1965
Don Wilson RHP 1966-74 40 April 13, 1975
Jose Cruz OF 1975-87 25 October 3, 1992
Mike Scott RHP 1983-91 33 October 3, 1992
Nolan Ryan RHP 1980-88 34 September 29, 1996
Larry Dierker RHP 1964-76, mgr '97-'01 49 May 19, 2002

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Jackie Robinson 1B, 2B, 3B, LF none: Brooklyn Dodgers of the NL (1947-1956) 42 retired throughout major league baseball in 1997

 

 

My picks . . .

Biggio and Bagwell are obvious additions; once their careers end, no Astro will wear 5 or 7 again. Around them are other additions I would make to the retired numbers list if I had a vote that counted. Admittedly, I have some sentimental favorites; beyond that I won't disclose my reasons. Most of them have the tenure and the numbers to back up the sentiment, though.

 

name position years with Houston number
Brad Ausmus C 1997-98, 01-04 --
*Jeff Bagwell 1B 1991-04 --
*Craig Biggio C, 2B, OF 1988-04 --
Ken Caminiti 3B 1987-94, 99-00 --
Cesar Cedeņo OF-1B 1970-81 --
Tony Eusebio C 1991, 94-01 --
Darryl Kile RHP 1991-97 --
Terry Puhl OF 1977-90 --
Craig Reynolds SS 1979-89 --
Shane Reynolds RHP 1992-02 --
J.R. Richard RHP 1971-80 --
Dave Smith RHP 1980-90 --
Bill Spiers 3B-IF-OF 1996-01 --
Billy Wagner LHP 1995-03 --
Denny Walling OF-1B-3B 1977-88, 92 --
Jimmy Wynn OF 1963-73 --

 

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