I’m bored today, so I thought I would throw out a little Astros’ All-star related trivia to my friends. Answers are shown below, so check them at your leisure.
1. Jose Altuve is going to the All Star game for the 2nd time. Who is the last Astro who went for his 2nd time?
2. Have the Astros been represented by more pitchers or more every day players over the years? (No trick questions here – e.g. Craig Biggio made 7 All star teams so that counts as 7 in this question).
3. Which Astro made the All Star team 4 times by the season he turned 25 years old?
5. Besides Lance Berkman, the Astros have had four switch hitters represent them over the years. Give yourself a star if you can name three.
6. In 2000 (The year Ten-Run Field opened) – Richard Hidalgo put up .314 BA / 1.028 OPS / 44 HR / 122 RBI, Jeff Bagwell put up .310 BA / 1.039 OPS / 47 HR / 132 RBI and Moises Alou put up .355 BA / 1.039 OPS / 30 HR / 114 RBI. Who made the All Star Game and who did not?
7. Who is the oldest living Astros’ All Star?
8. Which two Astros’ All Stars have managed in the bigs?
9. The Astros have hosted the All Star game 3 times – 1968 (One Astros’ representative), 1986 (4) and 2004 (4). How many of the 9 reps can you name? 0-2 (blah), 3-5 (good), 6-8 (excellent), 9 (you should be writing this quiz).
10. Who has represented the Astros on more All Star teams – Cesar Cedeno, Jeff Bagwell or Lance Berkman?
And…here are you answers.
1. Hunter Pence was picked in 2009 and then in 2011.
2. 53 everyday players vs. 43 pitchers over the years.
3. Cesar Cedeno and he never made it again.
4. Billy (the Kid) Wagner made 3 ASGs for the Astros and then made 4 more for the Phillies, Mets and Braves. Smith made 2. Lidge and Woodeshick 1 apiece.
6. They all stayed home as Shane Reynolds, who finished the year 7-8 with a 5.22 ERA was the only Astro rep. No Fooling.
7. Claude “Frenchy” Raymond who is 77.
10. Lance Berkman with 5 – Bagwell and Cedeno made 4.