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Astroland G: The World's Most Complete Listing of Houston Astro Baseball Cards

ASTROLAND

Very Much Like a Cathedral

Very Much Like a Cathedral


OPENING DAY STARTERS FOR HOUSTON IN CAPS


NL All-Stars in Gold
Playing for Houston in an NL Game
gets you an icon like this:  


Minor League A/S Card Appearances in italics


Keep an eye out for those players bestowed with the dreaded title of WHIFF KING
And watch out for the players who have admitted the use of PED's 
It's not the Breakfast Club, it's The One Hundred Club:  


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CARDS I HAVE PLAYER POSITION REMARKS
3 Gary Gaetti Cards
Coach
 
Introduced as hitting coach of the Zephyrs in 2002; continued at New Orleans until July 14, 2004, when (along with Jimy Williams), Astros hitting coach Harry Spilman was fired, and Gaetti got the promotion. Relieved of his duties almost exactly 2 years later, on July 12, 2006, when Sean Berry was hired.
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
4 JOE GAINES Cards
Outfield
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
Acquired by the 'Stros in exchange with Baltimore for Johnny Weekly, he was given the Opening Day Nod in right field for 1965.
13 Ty Gainey Cards
Outfield
 
Number 2 Pick in the June '79 Free Agent Draft was a member of the '81 FSL Champion Daytona Beach squad, and won the 1986 Pacific Coast League batting title with a .351 average. For that, Donruss included him in their vaunted Rated Rookies" subset in 1986. For a while, the last I'd heard was that about six years ago he was tearing up the Mexican League at age 35, looking for another major league tryout that never came. Now though, most recently comes the info that Gainey played in Mexico through the 2000 season and has been employed by the Royals for the last couple years as a coach in the lower part of their organization.
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
10 Matt Galante Cards Manager
The "pinch manager:" When they made Jimmy Johnson roving instructor, Galante took the manager's job at Tucson. When Steve Swisher quit shortly into the Zephyr's inaugural year, they flew Galante in from Houston, where he'd been bench coach, and he managed there.
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
1 John Gall Card Infield
His only year in the Astros organization proved to be his last in professional baseball. Hit .246 for the 2009 Round Rock Express, then on September 7, in the last game of the Express season, after his last AB, literally hung 'em up over the dugout railing, signifying to the Round Rock crowd his retirement after ten mostly minor league seasons
Round Rock Express logo
3 Bob Gallagher Cards
1st Base/Outfield
 
Round Rock Express logo
Selected by the Astros in the 1972 Rule V draft from the Red Sox, Gallagher hit .230 for the Houston ballclub over 173 games in '73 and '74, and was portrayed as an Astro only on the 1974 Topps # 21
11 Kevin Gallaher Cards Pitcher
Low '90's sinking fastball had him highly regarded by the 'Stros development people--until he had rotator cuff surgery, and they traded him to Detroit with Pedro Santana for faded Uncle Charlie artist Gregg Olson, who they tell me pitched a few games for us in '96. Anyway, Gallaher's ascent was chronicled on a few cool cards.
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
30 Mike Gallo Cards
Pitcher
 
Shows how much I know: I'd said this '99 fifth-round draft pick "probably has a low ceiling" for the first edition of this page; he ended up pitching 63 innings for the 2003 major league club, with a solid 3.00 ERA. Became the primary only lefthanded specialist for the '04 and '05 playoff-bound squads, despite the fact that he found it much easier to retire righthanders. Terrible in '06, no way around it, and exiled to AAA Round Rock, and thence to the Colorado organization. Member of the Lexington Legends Hall of Fame
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
1 Charlie Gamble Card Infield
23rd round pick in the June 2007 draft played collegiately at North Carolina A & T and played as a professional for 49 games at Tri-City Tri City ValleyCats logo
2 Dave Gandolph Cards Pitcher
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
Lefty acquired from Texas for Chris James was never, as far as I can tell, nicknamed "The Wizard"
2 James Gant Cards Pitcher
29th round pick in the June 2005 draft out of Mississippi State began that year at Tri-City and got a quick promotion to Lexington--but never did get a decision. HIs highlight the following season, despite the poor result, was I'm sure his relieving Roger Clemens during Clemens' 2006 minor league tuneups. Gant gave up three runs in two innings in relief of the Rocket, but Lexington still won, and how many times do you get to come in for a Hall of Famer?
Tri City ValleyCats logo
3 Victor Garate Cards Pitcher
Lefthander out of Venezuela won four and lost one with a K/BB ratio of 2:1 for the 2005 Greeneville Astros, but had an ERA of 5.57. Led the '06 Tri-City ValleyCats in saves, and advanced to Lexington for the 2007 season
Lexington Legends logo
4 Antonio Garcia Cards 1st Base
2001 VSL Postseason All Star came stateside in 2003, and hit .295 in limited duty at Martinsville for the 2003 Appalachian League runners up. In 2004, though he was a little old for the Appalachian League, Garcia led the 2004 Greeneville Astros in hitting, and thus kept Mitch Einertson from winning the club triple crown.
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
3 Christian Garcia Cards Pitcher
Greeneville Astros logo
29th round pick in the June 2012 draft was 2 - 0 at Greeneville over the following couple months. Spent most of 2013 at Greeneville, compiling a 5.85 ERA, though he did pitch two scoreless Innings at Tri-City
4 Freddy Garcia Cards Pitcher
Kissimmee Cobras logoThird in the 2001 AL Cy Young balloting for the Mariners; Pitched well in the majors long after Randy Johnson has jumped ship. Imagine that!
4 Gabe Garcia Cards Pitcher
65th round draft pick got to High A Kissimmee before bowing out
Quad City River Bandits logo
3 Gabriel Garcia Cards Pitcher
Lefthander from Miranda, Venezuela struck out 32 and walked only 6 in his American debut at Greeneville in 2009, but still had a 7.91 ERA. Pitched in only six games for Greenville in 2010, then began 2011 at Single A Lexington, where he posted 68 K's to only 16 walks, while also putting up a solid 1.21 WHIP. Split 2012 between Lexington and Lancaster, posting a 5.00+ ERA in both locations
Lancaster JetHawks logo
2 Jesse Garcia Cards Shortstop
Lancaster JetHawks logo
Former major leaguer with the Orioles Braves and Padres was a backup shortstop at Round Rock in 2006, and played better defense than the guy in front of him (Cody Ransom) or the kid brought up from AA to challenge (Wade Robinson). Unlike Robinson, at the least, returned to play another year for the Express in '07.
3 Kevys Garcia Cards Left Field
Pittsfield Astros 2001 logoHis 1997 Mother's Cookies # 27 eluded me for quite a while
10 Kiko Garcia Cards
Shortstop
 
Backup infielder we got for the guy we got with Bob Knepper for Enos Cabell (the first time the Astros traded him away); got an at bat and didn't reach in game four of the 1981 Western Division Series vs. the Dodgers
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
5 Ramon Garcia Cards Relief Pitcher
His 1997 Mother's Cookies # 27 eluded me for quite a while Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
16 Rene Garcia CardsCatcher
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
Another catcher from Puerto Rico: 35th Round pick in the 2008 draft hit .295 at Greeneville that summer. Primary catcher with Lexington in 2010, but only OPSed .622. Primary Catcher at Lancaster in 2011, but less effective offensively than rival Ben Heath. Finished second-to-last among regulars in slugging at Lancaster in 2012 while also spending time at Corpus. More or less split catching duties at Corpus in 2013 with Max Stassi, and hit .304 in 73 Games
1 Ricardo Garcia Card Second Baseman
NDFA spent three years playing in Venezuela and a fourth in the Dominican before making his debut on these shores at Greeneville in 2010. Finished second on G-ville in stolen bases and hit .245
Greeneville Astros bannerlogo
1 Winfield Garcia Card Shortstop
Veteran of both the Venezuelan and Dominican Summer leagues played at Martinsville in 2003, hitting .271 and led the club in stolen bases with 6.
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
2 Art Gardner Cards Outfield
Appy League All-Star in '71 and IL All-Star for Memphis in '76 played in Eleno Cuen's no-hitter for Cocoa in 1972 and Robert Dean and Paulo DeLeon's combined no-hit effort in 1973. An urnful of coffee in 1977, then sacrificed to San Francisco in order to get rid of Rob Andrews
Iowa Oaks logo
15 Chris Gardner Cards
Pitcher
 
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
5 - 10 with a 2.62 ERA at Asheville in 1990 and 13 - 5 with a 3.15 at Jackson in '91 got him four starts with Houston as a call up in September of that year. (He went 1 - 2 with a 4.01, notching his win vs. the Giants). At Tucson in '92 his ERA ballooned to 5.69 and an injury in '93 put an effective end to his career.
1 Scott Gardner Card Pitcher
1981 Daytona Astros FSL Champs logoContributed to the '81 Daytona Beach FSL Champions with a 6- 10, 3.33 ERA year
1 Tim Garland Card Hitting Coach
15-year minor leaguer as a player with another seven years as coach began stewarding the hitters at Corpus in 2013, and looked on proudly I'm sure as the Hooks batsmen led the Texas League in Homers, Runs, Slugging and OPS
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
83 PHIL GARNER Cards
3rd Base/2nd Base
 
Acquired for Johnny Ray, Kevin Houston, and Randy Niemann on August 31, 1981, Scrap Iron was a tough-as-nails SOB who would play into the '87 season. He never hit over .280, but he notched over 20 doubles three times. Mostly though, it is his competitive presence on the bench and in the lineup that gets remembered. Third base coach 1989 - 1991, and named the club's fourteenth manager on July 14, 2004. After only two seasons at the helm, Garner had won more playoff games than all other previous Astros managers combined, and, of course, had led the club to its first World Series berth. Fired unfairly in August of 2007, Garner left the club not only having won more playoff games than any other manager in Astros history, but also as the only Astro manager to have managed two League Championship Series.
Houston Astroslogo
6 Mario Garza Cards Infield
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
Native of Melbourne, Florida was 25th pick in the June 2003 draft, and led the '03 Martinsville team in homers. Then he was promoted to Tri-City in 2004, and he led them in homers, too. In 2005, he finished second on the Avalanche in homers to Mike Floyd, and second in OPS to Ben Zobrist. While playing for Salem in 2006 he finished second on the club in OBP at .370, while only hitting .222.
15 Jon Gaston Cards Outfield
Seventh round draft pick in the June 2008 draft was a California League mid- and post-season All-Star for Lancaster in 2009, when he hit 31 doubles, 15 triples and 35 homers. Finished a distant second to Koby Clemens in home runs for the 2010 Corpus Christi Hooks, while hitting .245. Descent after monster '09 seemed complete in 2011, when he struck out 107 times while slugging .359 for AA Corpus
Lancaster JetHawks logo
1 Evan Gattis Card DH
Positionless player received from the Braves in the Mike Foltynewicz deal. Supposedly he hits Home Runs
Lancaster JetHawks logo
3 Gary Gaetti Cards
Coach
 
Introduced as hitting coach of the Zephyrs in 2002; continued at New Orleans until July 14, 2004, when (along with Jimy Williams), Astros hitting coach Harry Spilman was fired, and Gaetti got the promotion. Relieved of his duties almost exactly 2 years later, on July 12, 2006, when Sean Berry was hired.
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
4 JOE GAINES Cards
Outfield
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
Acquired by the 'Stros in exchange with Baltimore for Johnny Weekly, he was given the Opening Day Nod in right field for 1965.
13 Ty Gainey Cards
Outfield
 
Number 2 Pick in the June '79 Free Agent Draft was a member of the '81 FSL Champion Daytona Beach squad, and won the 1986 Pacific Coast League batting title with a .351 average. For that, Donruss included him in their vaunted Rated Rookies" subset in 1986. For a while, the last I'd heard was that about six years ago he was tearing up the Mexican League at age 35, looking for another major league tryout that never came. Now though, most recently comes the info that Gainey played in Mexico through the 2000 season and has been employed by the Royals for the last couple years as a coach in the lower part of their organization.
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
10 Matt Galante Cards Manager
The "pinch manager:" When they made Jimmy Johnson roving instructor, Galante took the manager's job at Tucson. When Steve Swisher quit shortly into the Zephyr's inaugural year, they flew Galante in from Houston, where he'd been bench coach, and he managed there.
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
1 John Gall Card Infield
His only year in the Astros organization proved to be his last in professional baseball. Hit .246 for the 2009 Round Rock Express, then on September 7, in the last game of the Express season, after his last AB, literally hung 'em up over the dugout railing, signifying to the Round Rock crowd his retirement after ten mostly minor league seasons
Round Rock Express logo
3 Bob Gallagher Cards
1st Base/Outfield
 
Round Rock Express logo
Selected by the Astros in the 1972 Rule V draft from the Red Sox, Gallagher hit .230 for the Houston ballclub over 173 games in '73 and '74, and was portrayed as an Astro only on the 1974 Topps # 21
11 Kevin Gallaher Cards Pitcher
Low '90's sinking fastball had him highly regarded by the 'Stros development people--until he had rotator cuff surgery, and they traded him to Detroit with Pedro Santana for faded Uncle Charlie artist Gregg Olson, who they tell me pitched a few games for us in '96. Anyway, Gallaher's ascent was chronicled on a few cool cards.
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
30 Mike Gallo Cards
Pitcher
 
Shows how much I know: I'd said this '99 fifth-round draft pick "probably has a low ceiling" for the first edition of this page; he ended up pitching 63 innings for the 2003 major league club, with a solid 3.00 ERA. Became the primary only lefthanded specialist for the '04 and '05 playoff-bound squads, despite the fact that he found it much easier to retire righthanders. Terrible in '06, no way around it, and exiled to AAA Round Rock, and thence to the Colorado organization. Member of the Lexington Legends Hall of Fame
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
1 Charlie Gamble Card Infield
23rd round pick in the June 2007 draft played collegiately at North Carolina A & T and played as a professional for 49 games at Tri-City Tri City ValleyCats logo
2 Dave Gandolph Cards Pitcher
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
Lefty acquired from Texas for Chris James was never, as far as I can tell, nicknamed "The Wizard"
2 James Gant Cards Pitcher
29th round pick in the June 2005 draft out of Mississippi State began that year at Tri-City and got a quick promotion to Lexington--but never did get a decision. HIs highlight the following season, despite the poor result, was I'm sure his relieving Roger Clemens during Clemens' 2006 minor league tuneups. Gant gave up three runs in two innings in relief of the Rocket, but Lexington still won, and how many times do you get to come in for a Hall of Famer?
Tri City ValleyCats logo
3 Victor Garate Cards Pitcher
Lefthander out of Venezuela won four and lost one with a K/BB ratio of 2:1 for the 2005 Greeneville Astros, but had an ERA of 5.57. Led the '06 Tri-City ValleyCats in saves, and advanced to Lexington for the 2007 season
Lexington Legends logo
4 Antonio Garcia Cards 1st Base
2001 VSL Postseason All Star came stateside in 2003, and hit .295 in limited duty at Martinsville for the 2003 Appalachian League runners up. In 2004, though he was a little old for the Appalachian League, Garcia led the 2004 Greeneville Astros in hitting, and thus kept Mitch Einertson from winning the club triple crown.
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
3 Christian Garcia Cards Pitcher
Greeneville Astros logo
29th round pick in the June 2012 draft was 2 - 0 at Greeneville over the following couple months. Spent most of 2013 at Greeneville, compiling a 5.85 ERA, though he did pitch two scoreless Innings at Tri-City
4 Freddy Garcia Cards Pitcher
Kissimmee Cobras logoThird in the 2001 AL Cy Young balloting for the Mariners; Pitched well in the majors long after Randy Johnson has jumped ship. Imagine that!
4 Gabe Garcia Cards Pitcher
65th round draft pick got to High A Kissimmee before bowing out
Quad City River Bandits logo
3 Gabriel Garcia Cards Pitcher
Lefthander from Miranda, Venezuela struck out 32 and walked only 6 in his American debut at Greeneville in 2009, but still had a 7.91 ERA. Pitched in only six games for Greenville in 2010, then began 2011 at Single A Lexington, where he posted 68 K's to only 16 walks, while also putting up a solid 1.21 WHIP. Split 2012 between Lexington and Lancaster, posting a 5.00+ ERA in both locations
Lancaster JetHawks logo
2 Jesse Garcia Cards Shortstop
Lancaster JetHawks logo
Former major leaguer with the Orioles Braves and Padres was a backup shortstop at Round Rock in 2006, and played better defense than the guy in front of him (Cody Ransom) or the kid brought up from AA to challenge (Wade Robinson). Unlike Robinson, at the least, returned to play another year for the Express in '07.
3 Kevys Garcia Cards Left Field
Pittsfield Astros 2001 logoHis 1997 Mother's Cookies # 27 eluded me for quite a while
10 Kiko Garcia Cards
Shortstop
 
Backup infielder we got for the guy we got with Bob Knepper for Enos Cabell (the first time the Astros traded him away); got an at bat and didn't reach in game four of the 1981 Western Division Series vs. the Dodgers
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
5 Ramon Garcia Cards Relief Pitcher
His 1997 Mother's Cookies # 27 eluded me for quite a while Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
16 Rene Garcia CardsCatcher
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
Another catcher from Puerto Rico: 35th Round pick in the 2008 draft hit .295 at Greeneville that summer. Primary catcher with Lexington in 2010, but only OPSed .622. Primary Catcher at Lancaster in 2011, but less effective offensively than rival Ben Heath. Finished second-to-last among regulars in slugging at Lancaster in 2012 while also spending time at Corpus. More or less split catching duties at Corpus in 2013 with Max Stassi, and hit .304 in 73 Games
1 Ricardo Garcia Card Second Baseman
NDFA spent three years playing in Venezuela and a fourth in the Dominican before making his debut on these shores at Greeneville in 2010. Finished second on G-ville in stolen bases and hit .245
Greeneville Astros bannerlogo
1 Winfield Garcia Card Shortstop
Veteran of both the Venezuelan and Dominican Summer leagues played at Martinsville in 2003, hitting .271 and led the club in stolen bases with 6.
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
2 Art Gardner Cards Outfield
Appy League All-Star in '71 and IL All-Star for Memphis in '76 played in Eleno Cuen's no-hitter for Cocoa in 1972 and Robert Dean and Paulo DeLeon's combined no-hit effort in 1973. An urnful of coffee in 1977, then sacrificed to San Francisco in order to get rid of Rob Andrews
Iowa Oaks logo
15 Chris Gardner Cards
Pitcher
 
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
5 - 10 with a 2.62 ERA at Asheville in 1990 and 13 - 5 with a 3.15 at Jackson in '91 got him four starts with Houston as a call up in September of that year. (He went 1 - 2 with a 4.01, notching his win vs. the Giants). At Tucson in '92 his ERA ballooned to 5.69 and an injury in '93 put an effective end to his career.
1 Scott Gardner Card Pitcher
1981 Daytona Astros FSL Champs logoContributed to the '81 Daytona Beach FSL Champions with a 6- 10, 3.33 ERA year
1 Tim Garland Card Hitting Coach
15-year minor leaguer as a player with another seven years as coach began stewarding the hitters at Corpus in 2013, and looked on proudly I'm sure as the Hooks batsmen led the Texas League in Homers, Runs, Slugging and OPS
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
83 PHIL GARNER Cards
3rd Base/2nd Base
 
Acquired for Johnny Ray, Kevin Houston, and Randy Niemann on August 31, 1981, Scrap Iron was a tough-as-nails SOB who would play into the '87 season. He never hit over .280, but he notched over 20 doubles three times. Mostly though, it is his competitive presence on the bench and in the lineup that gets remembered. Third base coach 1989 - 1991, and named the club's fourteenth manager on July 14, 2004. After only two seasons at the helm, Garner had won more playoff games than all other previous Astros managers combined, and, of course, had led the club to its first World Series berth. Fired unfairly in August of 2007, Garner left the club not only having won more playoff games than any other manager in Astros history, but also as the only Astro manager to have managed two League Championship Series.
Houston Astroslogo
6 Mario Garza Cards Infield
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
Native of Melbourne, Florida was 25th pick in the June 2003 draft, and led the '03 Martinsville team in homers. Then he was promoted to Tri-City in 2004, and he led them in homers, too. In 2005, he finished second on the Avalanche in homers to Mike Floyd, and second in OPS to Ben Zobrist. While playing for Salem in 2006 he finished second on the club in OBP at .370, while only hitting .222.
15 Jon Gaston Cards Outfield
Seventh round draft pick in the June 2008 draft was a California League mid- and post-season All-Star for Lancaster in 2009, when he hit 31 doubles, 15 triples and 35 homers. Finished a distant second to Koby Clemens in home runs for the 2010 Corpus Christi Hooks, while hitting .245. Descent after monster '09 seemed complete in 2011, when he struck out 107 times while slugging .359 for AA Corpus
Lancaster JetHawks logo
1 Evan Gattis Card DH
Positionless player received from the Braves in the Mike Foltynewicz deal. Supposedly he hits Home Runs
Lancaster JetHawks logo
3 Gary Gaetti Cards
Coach
 
Introduced as hitting coach of the Zephyrs in 2002; continued at New Orleans until July 14, 2004, when (along with Jimy Williams), Astros hitting coach Harry Spilman was fired, and Gaetti got the promotion. Relieved of his duties almost exactly 2 years later, on July 12, 2006, when Sean Berry was hired.
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
4 JOE GAINES Cards
Outfield
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
Acquired by the 'Stros in exchange with Baltimore for Johnny Weekly, he was given the Opening Day Nod in right field for 1965.
13 Ty Gainey Cards
Outfield
 
Number 2 Pick in the June '79 Free Agent Draft was a member of the '81 FSL Champion Daytona Beach squad, and won the 1986 Pacific Coast League batting title with a .351 average. For that, Donruss included him in their vaunted Rated Rookies" subset in 1986. For a while, the last I'd heard was that about six years ago he was tearing up the Mexican League at age 35, looking for another major league tryout that never came. Now though, most recently comes the info that Gainey played in Mexico through the 2000 season and has been employed by the Royals for the last couple years as a coach in the lower part of their organization.
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
10 Matt Galante Cards Manager
The "pinch manager:" When they made Jimmy Johnson roving instructor, Galante took the manager's job at Tucson. When Steve Swisher quit shortly into the Zephyr's inaugural year, they flew Galante in from Houston, where he'd been bench coach, and he managed there.
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
1 John Gall Card Infield
His only year in the Astros organization proved to be his last in professional baseball. Hit .246 for the 2009 Round Rock Express, then on September 7, in the last game of the Express season, after his last AB, literally hung 'em up over the dugout railing, signifying to the Round Rock crowd his retirement after ten mostly minor league seasons
Round Rock Express logo
3 Bob Gallagher Cards
1st Base/Outfield
 
Round Rock Express logo
Selected by the Astros in the 1972 Rule V draft from the Red Sox, Gallagher hit .230 for the Houston ballclub over 173 games in '73 and '74, and was portrayed as an Astro only on the 1974 Topps # 21
11 Kevin Gallaher Cards Pitcher
Low '90's sinking fastball had him highly regarded by the 'Stros development people--until he had rotator cuff surgery, and they traded him to Detroit with Pedro Santana for faded Uncle Charlie artist Gregg Olson, who they tell me pitched a few games for us in '96. Anyway, Gallaher's ascent was chronicled on a few cool cards.
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
30 Mike Gallo Cards
Pitcher
 
Shows how much I know: I'd said this '99 fifth-round draft pick "probably has a low ceiling" for the first edition of this page; he ended up pitching 63 innings for the 2003 major league club, with a solid 3.00 ERA. Became the primary only lefthanded specialist for the '04 and '05 playoff-bound squads, despite the fact that he found it much easier to retire righthanders. Terrible in '06, no way around it, and exiled to AAA Round Rock, and thence to the Colorado organization. Member of the Lexington Legends Hall of Fame
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
1 Charlie Gamble Card Infield
23rd round pick in the June 2007 draft played collegiately at North Carolina A & T and played as a professional for 49 games at Tri-City Tri City ValleyCats logo
2 Dave Gandolph Cards Pitcher
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
Lefty acquired from Texas for Chris James was never, as far as I can tell, nicknamed "The Wizard"
2 James Gant Cards Pitcher
29th round pick in the June 2005 draft out of Mississippi State began that year at Tri-City and got a quick promotion to Lexington--but never did get a decision. HIs highlight the following season, despite the poor result, was I'm sure his relieving Roger Clemens during Clemens' 2006 minor league tuneups. Gant gave up three runs in two innings in relief of the Rocket, but Lexington still won, and how many times do you get to come in for a Hall of Famer?
Tri City ValleyCats logo
3 Victor Garate Cards Pitcher
Lefthander out of Venezuela won four and lost one with a K/BB ratio of 2:1 for the 2005 Greeneville Astros, but had an ERA of 5.57. Led the '06 Tri-City ValleyCats in saves, and advanced to Lexington for the 2007 season
Lexington Legends logo
4 Antonio Garcia Cards 1st Base
2001 VSL Postseason All Star came stateside in 2003, and hit .295 in limited duty at Martinsville for the 2003 Appalachian League runners up. In 2004, though he was a little old for the Appalachian League, Garcia led the 2004 Greeneville Astros in hitting, and thus kept Mitch Einertson from winning the club triple crown.
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
3 Christian Garcia Cards Pitcher
Greeneville Astros logo
29th round pick in the June 2012 draft was 2 - 0 at Greeneville over the following couple months. Spent most of 2013 at Greeneville, compiling a 5.85 ERA, though he did pitch two scoreless Innings at Tri-City
4 Freddy Garcia Cards Pitcher
Kissimmee Cobras logoThird in the 2001 AL Cy Young balloting for the Mariners; Pitched well in the majors long after Randy Johnson has jumped ship. Imagine that!
4 Gabe Garcia Cards Pitcher
65th round draft pick got to High A Kissimmee before bowing out
Quad City River Bandits logo
3 Gabriel Garcia Cards Pitcher
Lefthander from Miranda, Venezuela struck out 32 and walked only 6 in his American debut at Greeneville in 2009, but still had a 7.91 ERA. Pitched in only six games for Greenville in 2010, then began 2011 at Single A Lexington, where he posted 68 K's to only 16 walks, while also putting up a solid 1.21 WHIP. Split 2012 between Lexington and Lancaster, posting a 5.00+ ERA in both locations
Lancaster JetHawks logo
2 Jesse Garcia Cards Shortstop
Lancaster JetHawks logo
Former major leaguer with the Orioles Braves and Padres was a backup shortstop at Round Rock in 2006, and played better defense than the guy in front of him (Cody Ransom) or the kid brought up from AA to challenge (Wade Robinson). Unlike Robinson, at the least, returned to play another year for the Express in '07.
3 Kevys Garcia Cards Left Field
Pittsfield Astros 2001 logoHis 1997 Mother's Cookies # 27 eluded me for quite a while
10 Kiko Garcia Cards
Shortstop
 
Backup infielder we got for the guy we got with Bob Knepper for Enos Cabell (the first time the Astros traded him away); got an at bat and didn't reach in game four of the 1981 Western Division Series vs. the Dodgers
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
5 Ramon Garcia Cards Relief Pitcher
His 1997 Mother's Cookies # 27 eluded me for quite a while Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
16 Rene Garcia CardsCatcher
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
Another catcher from Puerto Rico: 35th Round pick in the 2008 draft hit .295 at Greeneville that summer. Primary catcher with Lexington in 2010, but only OPSed .622. Primary Catcher at Lancaster in 2011, but less effective offensively than rival Ben Heath. Finished second-to-last among regulars in slugging at Lancaster in 2012 while also spending time at Corpus. More or less split catching duties at Corpus in 2013 with Max Stassi, and hit .304 in 73 Games
1 Ricardo Garcia Card Second Baseman
NDFA spent three years playing in Venezuela and a fourth in the Dominican before making his debut on these shores at Greeneville in 2010. Finished second on G-ville in stolen bases and hit .245
Greeneville Astros bannerlogo
1 Winfield Garcia Card Shortstop
Veteran of both the Venezuelan and Dominican Summer leagues played at Martinsville in 2003, hitting .271 and led the club in stolen bases with 6.
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
2 Art Gardner Cards Outfield
Appy League All-Star in '71 and IL All-Star for Memphis in '76 played in Eleno Cuen's no-hitter for Cocoa in 1972 and Robert Dean and Paulo DeLeon's combined no-hit effort in 1973. An urnful of coffee in 1977, then sacrificed to San Francisco in order to get rid of Rob Andrews
Iowa Oaks logo
15 Chris Gardner Cards
Pitcher
 
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
5 - 10 with a 2.62 ERA at Asheville in 1990 and 13 - 5 with a 3.15 at Jackson in '91 got him four starts with Houston as a call up in September of that year. (He went 1 - 2 with a 4.01, notching his win vs. the Giants). At Tucson in '92 his ERA ballooned to 5.69 and an injury in '93 put an effective end to his career.
1 Scott Gardner Card Pitcher
1981 Daytona Astros FSL Champs logoContributed to the '81 Daytona Beach FSL Champions with a 6- 10, 3.33 ERA year
1 Tim Garland Card Hitting Coach
15-year minor leaguer as a player with another seven years as coach began stewarding the hitters at Corpus in 2013, and looked on proudly I'm sure as the Hooks batsmen led the Texas League in Homers, Runs, Slugging and OPS
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
83 PHIL GARNER Cards
3rd Base/2nd Base
 
Acquired for Johnny Ray, Kevin Houston, and Randy Niemann on August 31, 1981, Scrap Iron was a tough-as-nails SOB who would play into the '87 season. He never hit over .280, but he notched over 20 doubles three times. Mostly though, it is his competitive presence on the bench and in the lineup that gets remembered. Third base coach 1989 - 1991, and named the club's fourteenth manager on July 14, 2004. After only two seasons at the helm, Garner had won more playoff games than all other previous Astros managers combined, and, of course, had led the club to its first World Series berth. Fired unfairly in August of 2007, Garner left the club not only having won more playoff games than any other manager in Astros history, but also as the only Astro manager to have managed two League Championship Series.
Houston Astroslogo
6 Mario Garza Cards Infield
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
Native of Melbourne, Florida was 25th pick in the June 2003 draft, and led the '03 Martinsville team in homers. Then he was promoted to Tri-City in 2004, and he led them in homers, too. In 2005, he finished second on the Avalanche in homers to Mike Floyd, and second in OPS to Ben Zobrist. While playing for Salem in 2006 he finished second on the club in OBP at .370, while only hitting .222.
15 Jon Gaston Cards Outfield
Seventh round draft pick in the June 2008 draft was a California League mid- and post-season All-Star for Lancaster in 2009, when he hit 31 doubles, 15 triples and 35 homers. Finished a distant second to Koby Clemens in home runs for the 2010 Corpus Christi Hooks, while hitting .245. Descent after monster '09 seemed complete in 2011, when he struck out 107 times while slugging .359 for AA Corpus
Lancaster JetHawks logo
1 Evan Gattis Card DH
Positionless player received from the Braves in the Mike Foltynewicz deal. Supposedly he hits Home Runs
Lancaster JetHawks logo

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CARDS I HAVE PLAYER POSITION REMARKS
1 Geoff Geary Card
Pitcher
 
Acquired in the deal that sent Brad Lidge to the Phillies, Geary pitched in 55 games with a 2.53 ERA in 2008, but had his 2009 season basically destroyed by injuries and ineffectiveness. Before shutting it down on May 13, Geary had given up runs in 12 of his 16 appearances. Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
2 Rich Gedman Cards
Catcher
 
Houston Astros 2000 - logo
Long-time Red Sock was acquired straightup for Louie Meadows in June of '90, and while Gedman hit only .202 that year, that was still 16 points higher than Louie's lifetime average
1 Gary Geiger Card
Outfield
 
Houston Astros 2000 - logo69 Topps # 278; 98 games between '69 and '70; his .225 career average as an Astro again better than Meadows
1 Theron Geith Card Pitcher
Lefthanded PTBNL acquired from the Rays on September 20, 2012 in exchange for Ben Francisco pitched for Lancaster and Corpus Christi in 2013, going 6 - 0 with a 2.86 in 31 relief appearances for Lancaster
Lancaster JetHawks logo
3 Ernesto Genoves Cards Catcher
Veteran of the VSL and the GCL played at Greeneville in 2011 and finished third on the club in SLG and OPS. Primary catcher again at G-ville in 2012, but only OBPed .310. Primary Catcher (by a small margin) at Tri-City in 2013, and hit .196 Tri City ValleyCats logo
3 Jim Gentile Cards
1st Base
 
Tri City ValleyCats logo
Monster year for the Orioles in '61 when he was third in the MVP voting; soon thereafter began the slide that landed him in Houston, where 14 of his 90 hits were home runs--and 111 of his 281 outs were through the
7 Garrett Gentry Cards Catcher
2001 Midwest League All-Star was the player to be named in the Scott Elarton/Pedro Astacio deal
Michigan BattleCats logo
3 Chris George Cards Pitcher
Set up for Auburn in '99, where he struck out 41 batters in 30-1/3 innings; In 2000 he closed for the Michigan Battlecats, and was fourth in the Midwest League with 24 saves. For 2001, he set up for the Lexington Legends, and was 5-1 with 65 strikeouts in 51 innings. But he was released by the Astros after that, and pitched in the Northern League in 2002.
Lexington Legends logo
6 Ramon German Cards Infield
2000 Appalachian League All-Star and Martinsville MVP, when he hit .320 with 24 doubles and 16 stolen bases. At Lexington in 2001, the average dropped to .265, but doubles increased to 37, and stolen bases to 21. In 2002, playing for Lexington again, German had a three-homer game, and was included in Multi-Ad's Top Prospect set Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
3 Dick Gernert Cards
1st Base/Outfield
 
Houston Colt .45's logo
A card for every 12 Astro At-Bats
4 Cesar Geronimo Cards
Outfield
 
His only Astro card was the 1971 Topps # 447, because, unfortunately, he went to the Reds in what has gotta be idon'tcarewhatanybodyelsesays the worst trade in Astros history.
Houston Colt .45's logo
1 Paul Gerrish Card Pitcher
Went 2- 2 with a 4.56 for the 2010 Greeneville Astros after having been made the Astros 42nd round pick in the June 2010 draft
Greeneville Astros logo
9 Samuel Gervacio Cards
Pitcher
 
NDFA from the Dominican Republic had a truly remarkable year in 2005 when he made his debut stateside for Rookie Greeneville. In compiling his 2.67 ERA, the righthanded Gervacio struck out 53 while walking a mere six. The ratio at Lexington in 2006 was a little less otherworldly, but still excellent at 89:28. Struck out 80 while walking 15 at Salem in 2007. Another great ratio at AA Corpus in '08, where he also led an unsettled staff with 5 saves. Began at Round Rock in '09 and made his major league debut August 14, 2009, in relief of a shellshocked Wandy Rodriguez.
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
1 Geoff Geary Card
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
Acquired in the deal that sent Brad Lidge to the Phillies, Geary pitched in 55 games with a 2.53 ERA in 2008, but had his 2009 season basically destroyed by injuries and ineffectiveness. Before shutting it down on May 13, Geary had given up runs in 12 of his 16 appearances.
2 Rich Gedman Cards
Catcher
 
Long-time Red Sock was acquired straightup for Louie Meadows in June of '90, and while Gedman hit only .202 that year, that was still 16 points higher than Louie's lifetime average
Houston Astros 2000 - logo
1 Gary Geiger Card
Outfield
 
69 Topps # 278; 98 games between '69 and '70; his .225 career average as an Astro again better than Meadows
Houston Astros 2000 - logo
1 Theron Geith Card Pitcher
Lefthanded PTBNL acquired from the Rays on September 20, 2012 in exchange for Ben Francisco pitched for Lancaster and Corpus Christi in 2013, going 6 - 0 with a 2.86 in 31 relief appearances for Lancaster Lancaster JetHawks logo
3 Ernesto Genoves Cards Catcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo
Veteran of the VSL and the GCL played at Greeneville in 2011 and finished third on the club in SLG and OPS. Primary catcher again at G-ville in 2012, but only OBPed .310. Primary Catcher (by a small margin) at Tri-City in 2013, and hit .196
3 Jim Gentile Cards
1st Base
 
Monster year for the Orioles in '61 when he was third in the MVP voting; soon thereafter began the slide that landed him in Houston, where 14 of his 90 hits were home runs--and 111 of his 281 outs were through the
Tri City ValleyCats logo
7 Garrett Gentry Cards Catcher
2001 Midwest League All-Star was the player to be named in the Scott Elarton/Pedro Astacio deal
Michigan BattleCats logo
3 Chris George Cards Pitcher
Set up for Auburn in '99, where he struck out 41 batters in 30-1/3 innings; In 2000 he closed for the Michigan Battlecats, and was fourth in the Midwest League with 24 saves. For 2001, he set up for the Lexington Legends, and was 5-1 with 65 strikeouts in 51 innings. But he was released by the Astros after that, and pitched in the Northern League in 2002. Lexington Legends logo
6 Ramon German Cards Infield
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
2000 Appalachian League All-Star and Martinsville MVP, when he hit .320 with 24 doubles and 16 stolen bases. At Lexington in 2001, the average dropped to .265, but doubles increased to 37, and stolen bases to 21. In 2002, playing for Lexington again, German had a three-homer game, and was included in Multi-Ad's Top Prospect set
3 Dick Gernert Cards
1st Base/Outfield
 
Houston Colt .45's logoA card for every 12 Astro At-Bats
4 Cesar Geronimo Cards
Outfield
 
His only Astro card was the 1971 Topps # 447, because, unfortunately, he went to the Reds in what has gotta be idon'tcarewhatanybodyelsesays the worst trade in Astros history.
Houston Colt .45's logo
1 Paul Gerrish Card Pitcher
Went 2- 2 with a 4.56 for the 2010 Greeneville Astros after having been made the Astros 42nd round pick in the June 2010 draft Greeneville Astros logo
9 Samuel Gervacio Cards
Pitcher
 
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
NDFA from the Dominican Republic had a truly remarkable year in 2005 when he made his debut stateside for Rookie Greeneville. In compiling his 2.67 ERA, the righthanded Gervacio struck out 53 while walking a mere six. The ratio at Lexington in 2006 was a little less otherworldly, but still excellent at 89:28. Struck out 80 while walking 15 at Salem in 2007. Another great ratio at AA Corpus in '08, where he also led an unsettled staff with 5 saves. Began at Round Rock in '09 and made his major league debut August 14, 2009, in relief of a shellshocked Wandy Rodriguez.
1 Geoff Geary Card
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logoAcquired in the deal that sent Brad Lidge to the Phillies, Geary pitched in 55 games with a 2.53 ERA in 2008, but had his 2009 season basically destroyed by injuries and ineffectiveness. Before shutting it down on May 13, Geary had given up runs in 12 of his 16 appearances.
2 Rich Gedman Cards
Catcher
 
Long-time Red Sock was acquired straightup for Louie Meadows in June of '90, and while Gedman hit only .202 that year, that was still 16 points higher than Louie's lifetime average
Houston Astros 2000 - logo
1 Gary Geiger Card
Outfield
 
69 Topps # 278; 98 games between '69 and '70; his .225 career average as an Astro again better than Meadows Houston Astros 2000 - logo
1 Theron Geith Card Pitcher
Lancaster JetHawks logo
Lefthanded PTBNL acquired from the Rays on September 20, 2012 in exchange for Ben Francisco pitched for Lancaster and Corpus Christi in 2013, going 6 - 0 with a 2.86 in 31 relief appearances for Lancaster
3 Ernesto Genoves Cards Catcher
Tri City ValleyCats logoVeteran of the VSL and the GCL played at Greeneville in 2011 and finished third on the club in SLG and OPS. Primary catcher again at G-ville in 2012, but only OBPed .310. Primary Catcher (by a small margin) at Tri-City in 2013, and hit .196
3 Jim Gentile Cards
1st Base
 
Monster year for the Orioles in '61 when he was third in the MVP voting; soon thereafter began the slide that landed him in Houston, where 14 of his 90 hits were home runs--and 111 of his 281 outs were through the
Tri City ValleyCats logo
7 Garrett Gentry Cards Catcher
2001 Midwest League All-Star was the player to be named in the Scott Elarton/Pedro Astacio deal
Michigan BattleCats logo
3 Chris George Cards Pitcher
Lexington Legends logo
Set up for Auburn in '99, where he struck out 41 batters in 30-1/3 innings; In 2000 he closed for the Michigan Battlecats, and was fourth in the Midwest League with 24 saves. For 2001, he set up for the Lexington Legends, and was 5-1 with 65 strikeouts in 51 innings. But he was released by the Astros after that, and pitched in the Northern League in 2002.
6 Ramon German Cards Infield
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo2000 Appalachian League All-Star and Martinsville MVP, when he hit .320 with 24 doubles and 16 stolen bases. At Lexington in 2001, the average dropped to .265, but doubles increased to 37, and stolen bases to 21. In 2002, playing for Lexington again, German had a three-homer game, and was included in Multi-Ad's Top Prospect set
3 Dick Gernert Cards
1st Base/Outfield
 
A card for every 12 Astro At-Bats
Houston Colt .45's logo
4 Cesar Geronimo Cards
Outfield
 
His only Astro card was the 1971 Topps # 447, because, unfortunately, he went to the Reds in what has gotta be idon'tcarewhatanybodyelsesays the worst trade in Astros history.
Houston Colt .45's logo
1 Paul Gerrish Card Pitcher
Greeneville Astros logo
Went 2- 2 with a 4.56 for the 2010 Greeneville Astros after having been made the Astros 42nd round pick in the June 2010 draft
9 Samuel Gervacio Cards
Pitcher
 
NDFA from the Dominican Republic had a truly remarkable year in 2005 when he made his debut stateside for Rookie Greeneville. In compiling his 2.67 ERA, the righthanded Gervacio struck out 53 while walking a mere six. The ratio at Lexington in 2006 was a little less otherworldly, but still excellent at 89:28. Struck out 80 while walking 15 at Salem in 2007. Another great ratio at AA Corpus in '08, where he also led an unsettled staff with 5 saves. Began at Round Rock in '09 and made his major league debut August 14, 2009, in relief of a shellshocked Wandy Rodriguez.
Corpus Christi Hooks logo

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CARDS I HAVE PLAYER POSITION REMARKS
1 Danny Gil Card Pitcher
Righthander from the University of Miami was 2 - 2 with a 10.94 for the 2007 Tri-City ValleyCats Tri City ValleyCats logo
1 Alex Gillingham Card Pitcher
Lancaster JetHawks logo
Extreme groundballer acquired with injury case Alex White from the Rockies during the 2012-2013 offseason for Wilton Lopez was injured himself after only three Games for Lancaster and spent the rest of the year on the DL
12 Tony Gilmore Cards Catcher
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo1991 Midwest League All-Star topped out at Jackson in 1995, staying long enough to catch Gallaher and Daspit's split no-hitter in 1994.
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Hector Gimenez Cards
Catcher
 
Venezuelan Summer League Graduate jumped to Lexington for 2002 and hit one of the six team jacks in the same game Ramon German hit three. Got two at bats, going hitless, with Houston in September of 2006, then had a legitimate shot at the backup job with the major league club in Spring '07 before getting hurt and missing the entire year
Lexington Legends logo
2 Ricky Gingras Cards Catcher
Lefthand hitter was the 18th round pick in 2012 regular draft, but hit .190 at Greeneville. Limited for some reason to 16 Games at G-Ville in 2013, he also got short 5-Game callup to Lancaster due to the dominoes falling downsystem after Carlos Corporan's August injury , and through which Gingras went hitless in 15 tries
Lexington Legends logo
56 Keith Ginter Cards
2nd Base
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
Traded to the Brewers at the end of 2002 with Wayne Franklin for Mark Loretta , Ginter for a little time at least made himself a pretty useful player for Milwaukee, appearing in 261 major league games for them, while hitting .257 and more than once or twice stinging his original team in clutch situations.
1 Charles Gipson Card
Outfield
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logoSpent most of 2005 at Round Rock, where he hit .303 with 24 doubles and 19 stolen bases. That got him a September callup for the eventual NL champions, during wich he got into 19 games, playing errorless defense and hitting .185 with a double
3 Roberto Giron Cards Pitcher
Minor League free agent went 2 - 3 with a 3.07 for the 2005 Corpus Christi Hooks. Began 2006 as the closer for AAA Round Rock but was supplanted by Travis Driskill sometime mid year.
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
17 Dave Giusti Cards
Pitcher
 
One-hitter 8/13/66 at the Giants Corpus Christi Hooks logo
6 Doug Givler Cards Pitcher
1989 - 1900 Columbus Mudcats logo
1.95 ERA at Salinas (Cal) in 1986
1 Barry Glabman Card Infield
1989 - 1900 Columbus Mudcats logoArizona State grad played at Dubuque in 1975
25 Fred Gladding Cards
Pitcher/Coach
 
Fourth on Astros' save list through 2007
1989 - 1900 Columbus Mudcats logo
2 David Glick Cards Pitcher
Went 1 - 0 with a 0.55 for the 1999 Michigan Battlecats before two promotions that didn't go so well for the heavily tattooed lefty. Was 0 - 3 with a 4.70 to finish up '99 for Kissimmee, and was assigned to AA Round Rock for 2000. Michael Point, in his book on that 2000 Express team, A Season of Celebration writes thatThe profusely illustrated David Glick indelibly etched his name into the Express record book as the most tattooed pitcher in franchise history. His attempts to add a little punkish color to the often dull and drab Express clubhouse were more successful than his onfield efforts as he struggled much of the year, especially with his control, finishing with more walks than strikeouts.
Michigan BattleCats logo
1 Danny Gil Card Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo
Righthander from the University of Miami was 2 - 2 with a 10.94 for the 2007 Tri-City ValleyCats
1 Alex Gillingham Card Pitcher
Lancaster JetHawks logoExtreme groundballer acquired with injury case Alex White from the Rockies during the 2012-2013 offseason for Wilton Lopez was injured himself after only three Games for Lancaster and spent the rest of the year on the DL
12 Tony Gilmore Cards Catcher
1991 Midwest League All-Star topped out at Jackson in 1995, staying long enough to catch Gallaher and Daspit's split no-hitter in 1994.
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo
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Hector Gimenez Cards
Catcher
 
Venezuelan Summer League Graduate jumped to Lexington for 2002 and hit one of the six team jacks in the same game Ramon German hit three. Got two at bats, going hitless, with Houston in September of 2006, then had a legitimate shot at the backup job with the major league club in Spring '07 before getting hurt and missing the entire year
Lexington Legends logo
2 Ricky Gingras Cards Catcher
Lexington Legends logo
Lefthand hitter was the 18th round pick in 2012 regular draft, but hit .190 at Greeneville. Limited for some reason to 16 Games at G-Ville in 2013, he also got short 5-Game callup to Lancaster due to the dominoes falling downsystem after Carlos Corporan's August injury , and through which Gingras went hitless in 15 tries
56 Keith Ginter Cards
2nd Base
 
Traded to the Brewers at the end of 2002 with Wayne Franklin for Mark Loretta , Ginter for a little time at least made himself a pretty useful player for Milwaukee, appearing in 261 major league games for them, while hitting .257 and more than once or twice stinging his original team in clutch situations.
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
1 Charles Gipson Card
Outfield
 
Spent most of 2005 at Round Rock, where he hit .303 with 24 doubles and 19 stolen bases. That got him a September callup for the eventual NL champions, during wich he got into 19 games, playing errorless defense and hitting .185 with a double
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
3 Roberto Giron Cards Pitcher
Minor League free agent went 2 - 3 with a 3.07 for the 2005 Corpus Christi Hooks. Began 2006 as the closer for AAA Round Rock but was supplanted by Travis Driskill sometime mid year. Corpus Christi Hooks logo
17 Dave Giusti Cards
Pitcher
 
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
One-hitter 8/13/66 at the Giants
6 Doug Givler Cards Pitcher
1.95 ERA at Salinas (Cal) in 1986
1989 - 1900 Columbus Mudcats logo
1 Barry Glabman Card Infield
Arizona State grad played at Dubuque in 1975
1989 - 1900 Columbus Mudcats logo
25 Fred Gladding Cards
Pitcher/Coach
 
Fourth on Astros' save list through 2007
1989 - 1900 Columbus Mudcats logo
2 David Glick Cards Pitcher
Michigan BattleCats logo
Went 1 - 0 with a 0.55 for the 1999 Michigan Battlecats before two promotions that didn't go so well for the heavily tattooed lefty. Was 0 - 3 with a 4.70 to finish up '99 for Kissimmee, and was assigned to AA Round Rock for 2000. Michael Point, in his book on that 2000 Express team, A Season of Celebration writes thatThe profusely illustrated David Glick indelibly etched his name into the Express record book as the most tattooed pitcher in franchise history. His attempts to add a little punkish color to the often dull and drab Express clubhouse were more successful than his onfield efforts as he struggled much of the year, especially with his control, finishing with more walks than strikeouts.
1 Danny Gil Card Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logoRighthander from the University of Miami was 2 - 2 with a 10.94 for the 2007 Tri-City ValleyCats
1 Alex Gillingham Card Pitcher
Extreme groundballer acquired with injury case Alex White from the Rockies during the 2012-2013 offseason for Wilton Lopez was injured himself after only three Games for Lancaster and spent the rest of the year on the DL
Lancaster JetHawks logo
12 Tony Gilmore Cards Catcher
1991 Midwest League All-Star topped out at Jackson in 1995, staying long enough to catch Gallaher and Daspit's split no-hitter in 1994. 1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo
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Hector Gimenez Cards
Catcher
 
Lexington Legends logo
Venezuelan Summer League Graduate jumped to Lexington for 2002 and hit one of the six team jacks in the same game Ramon German hit three. Got two at bats, going hitless, with Houston in September of 2006, then had a legitimate shot at the backup job with the major league club in Spring '07 before getting hurt and missing the entire year
2 Ricky Gingras Cards Catcher
Lefthand hitter was the 18th round pick in 2012 regular draft, but hit .190 at Greeneville. Limited for some reason to 16 Games at G-Ville in 2013, he also got short 5-Game callup to Lancaster due to the dominoes falling downsystem after Carlos Corporan's August injury , and through which Gingras went hitless in 15 tries
Lexington Legends logo
56 Keith Ginter Cards
2nd Base
 
Traded to the Brewers at the end of 2002 with Wayne Franklin for Mark Loretta , Ginter for a little time at least made himself a pretty useful player for Milwaukee, appearing in 261 major league games for them, while hitting .257 and more than once or twice stinging his original team in clutch situations.
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
1 Charles Gipson Card
Outfield
 
Spent most of 2005 at Round Rock, where he hit .303 with 24 doubles and 19 stolen bases. That got him a September callup for the eventual NL champions, during wich he got into 19 games, playing errorless defense and hitting .185 with a double Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
3 Roberto Giron Cards Pitcher
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
Minor League free agent went 2 - 3 with a 3.07 for the 2005 Corpus Christi Hooks. Began 2006 as the closer for AAA Round Rock but was supplanted by Travis Driskill sometime mid year.
17 Dave Giusti Cards
Pitcher
 
Corpus Christi Hooks logo One-hitter 8/13/66 at the Giants
6 Doug Givler Cards Pitcher
1.95 ERA at Salinas (Cal) in 1986
1989 - 1900 Columbus Mudcats logo
1 Barry Glabman Card Infield
Arizona State grad played at Dubuque in 1975 1989 - 1900 Columbus Mudcats logo
25 Fred Gladding Cards
Pitcher/Coach
 
1989 - 1900 Columbus Mudcats logo
Fourth on Astros' save list through 2007
2 David Glick Cards Pitcher
Went 1 - 0 with a 0.55 for the 1999 Michigan Battlecats before two promotions that didn't go so well for the heavily tattooed lefty. Was 0 - 3 with a 4.70 to finish up '99 for Kissimmee, and was assigned to AA Round Rock for 2000. Michael Point, in his book on that 2000 Express team, A Season of Celebration writes thatThe profusely illustrated David Glick indelibly etched his name into the Express record book as the most tattooed pitcher in franchise history. His attempts to add a little punkish color to the often dull and drab Express clubhouse were more successful than his onfield efforts as he struggled much of the year, especially with his control, finishing with more walks than strikeouts.
Michigan BattleCats logo

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CARDS I HAVE PLAYER POSITION REMARKS
2 Kyle Godfrey Cards Pitcher
13th round pick in the June '08 draft was 1 - 4 with a 6.90 in his pro debut at Tri-City, the split time between Tri-City and Lexington in Year Two. Struck out 43 and walked 43 in 67 innings for the 2010 Lancaster JetHawks
Lancaster JetHawks logo
13 Jake Goebbert Cards Outfield
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
Lefthanded hitter from Northwestern University was the Astros' 13th round pick in the June 2009 draft, and played at Tri-City when he signed, hitting .238. Led the 2010 Lexington Legends in doubles, RBIs, runs and total bases. His 48 doubles were good enough to lead the Sally League, as were his 91 runs scored. Named the Legends' MVP by the Astros organization after the season, despite the fact that teammate JD Martinez was both SAL MVP and Organizational Player of the Year. Put up a fine .305-.368-.456 line at Corpus in 2011, but once again was outplayed by teammate (and co-Left Fielder) Martinez. OBPed .399 and batted .304 in 114 games at Corpus in 2012, earning a late-season callup to Oklahoma that could have gone better. Traded to the A's in early April 2013 for major-league lefthander Travis Blackley
5 Jim Goethals Cards Catcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo2005 NDFA out of Menlo College advanced from Rookie to Short A to A to AA by 2007, despite never having hit higher than .200 at any stop. Limited to only 13 games in 2008. His career in the Astros organization appears to have ended after his arrest for assault and battery outside a Salem area restaurant the night before the last game of the 2008 season
1 Jack Goetz Card Catcher
Caught for Dubuque in '75
1974 Dubuque Packers  logo
2 Jerry Goff Cards
Catcher
 
Backup catcher the Stros kept at Tucson in '95 and '96. Jerry hit .154 in 12 NL games in 1995, while playing 68 games at Tucson. Then, in 1996, Goff made the only game he played with Houston that year, and his last game as a major leaguer, very very special. In his major league swan song on May 12, Goff went 2 for 4 with a homer and 2 RBI's--and also had six passed balls off starter (and loser) Mike Hampton to tie a 94-year old record. The Astros didn't send Goff down until May 17, but you can be sure he didn't get into another game before they did. Last I heard of Goff, he hit a tie-breaking double in the 9th inning of the 1997 Texas-Louisiana (Independent) League All-Star game.
Tucson Toros logo
3 Jim Golden Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Colt .45's logo
7 - 12 in 40 games with a 4.13 ERA for the Colt .45's in 1962 and 1963
1 Edwin Gomez Card First Baseman/Outfie
Houston Colt .45's logoSwitch-hitting NDFA signed in 2012 after his release from the Tigers hit .208 with some walks for Greeneville in 2013
2 Preston Gomez Cards Manager
Manager who replaced Leo Durocher for 1974 led that team to an 81 - 81 record, but was also (initially) at the helm of the team that until 2011 had the worst record in team history at 64 - 97
1975 Houston Astros caplogo
4 Justin Gominsky Cards Outfield
Named to the 2011 NYPL midseason All-star team after being drafted in the 11th round of the June 2011 draft out of the University of Minnesota, then endured a long second-half slump. Spent most of 2012 at Lexington, where he hit .241 Lexington Legends logo
1 Doug Gonring Card Catcher
Asheville Tourists logo
Not sure why he didn't get an '86 ProCards Tourists, when he played 60 games and hit .287 for 'em that year, but at least we've got the 1987 card # 1825
8 Ben Gonzales Cards Relief Pitcher
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo2.35 ERA in 53 games for the '90 Tourists, and 2.06 ERA in 60 games for the '92 Osceola Astros, but what's most remarkable is that on his rarest card, they misspelled his last name
2 John Gonzales Cards Outfield
Non-drafted free agent gave it a whirl at Asheville in 1991
Asheville Tourists logo
2 Alfredo Gonzalez Cards Catcher
Venezuelan spenta year in the DSL and two in the GCL before playing for Greeneville in 2013, during which stint he slugged .356 and threw out 42% of wouold-be basestealers Asheville Tourists logo
1 Angel Gonzalez Card Pitcher
Greeneville Astros logo
Lefthander finished third in innings pitched for the 2009 Greeneville Astros as the Dominican native made his US professional debut
2 Arturo Gonzalez Cards Outfield
Cedar Rapids Astros logo'73 and '74 at Cedar Rapids
1 Axel Gonzalez Card Centerfield
Draftee from Toa Baja, PR played 39 games for the 2007 Greeneville Astros
Greeneville Astros logo
6 Erick Gonzalez Cards Pitcher
The second-highest draft pick in the history of the GateWay Community College program--after Joshua Alvarado--was 2 - 0 at Gulf Coast in 2012, with a 1.80 ERA Houston Astros logo, 2000-
1 Esteban Gonzalez Card Infield
Greeneville Astros logo
Slugged .215 (yikes!) for the 2005 Greeneville Astros
22 Jimmy Gonzalez CardsCatcher
Kissimmee Cobras logoSandwich pick (40th overall) in the 1991 draft was extremely rude to me and my buddies when we asked him for an autograph during the 1993 exhibition opener vs. the Marlins at Viera, Florida--the game where Phil Nevin hit three triples. Jimmy never getting past single A made me SO happy.
1 Juan Gonzalez Card Pitcher
Like Miguel Cabrera and Pedro Martinez, this Ain't That Guy. This Juan Gonzalez is a right handed pitcher from the Dominican Republic
Greeneville Astros logo
8 JULIO GONZALEZ Cards
Shortstop
 
Led off Opening Day '77; the resemblance to Juan Epstein remarked upon by Kev and Scott was on the friggin' money Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
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LUIS GONZALEZ Cards
Left Field
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
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20 Marwin Gonzalez CardsShortstop
Acquired from the Red Sox in December 2011 in exchange for a player by the name of Marco Duarte who never had a baseball card in the Astros organization, Gonzalez played 80 Games for the Astros in 2012 and 72 for them in 2013, with the balance of his Games Played in each season going down AAA Oklahoma City. Broke up the perfect game Yu Darvish had been twirling against Houston with two outs in the ninth inning on April 2, 2013. Thank you Marwin. Stuck with the major league team all season in 2014, playing seven different positions plus DH, and hit .277 with a 105 OPS+. So far you get the feeling that management isn't in love with Marwin, but he's at the least played well enough to keep them from getting rid of him. and he was back for 2015, as well
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
4 Pedro Gonzalez Cards Catcher
NDFA from Puerto Cabella, VZ had some success in the Venezuelan Summer League but not much in the Appalachian, at least in 2007. Hit .253 in the '08 Appy league when he repeated, and by 2009 had made his way to Lexington, though still without much success.
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1 Wallace Gonzalez Card Outfield
29th pick in June 2011 played two seasons at Gulf Coast, then hit .172 for the 2013 Greeneville squad Lexington Legends logo
4 Dwight Gooden Cards
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Drug rehab case went 0 - 0 in 2000 with a 9.00 in one game before the 'Stros unloaded him to the Devil Rays; undeterred, Topps unleashed their 2000 Topps All Star Rookie Team # RT9
2 Brian Gordon Cards Outfield/Pitcher
Round Rock Express logoSigned as a minor league free agent 12/21/05, and played 102 games for the Round Rock Express in 2006, slugging .488. Following in Chris Sampson's footsteps, perhaps, he converted to pitching prior to the 2007 season, and went 5 - 1 with a 2.88 for the Corpus Christi Hooks that year. Released in April '08
1 Oliver Gordon Card Asst GM
Auburn. of course. All the well-dressed management works there
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
1 Tom Gordon Card
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The girls only loved him in Boston Houston Astros logo, 2000-
2 Nick Gorneault Cards Outfield
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Playing his only year in the Astros system at the age of 28 and at Round Rock in 2008, Gorneault hit .257 with 19 homers in 370 AB's.
0 Howie Goss Card
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Houston Colt .45's logoOpening Day in 63, but no card! Actually, a Whiff King: 128 K's in 448 plate appearances:
6 Julio Gotay Cards
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pronounced "Go-tie"--Eight consecutive hits 6/19-6/20/67; Rumors of voodoo MAY have been unfounded
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44 Jared Gothreaux CardsPitcher
His 2003 Grandstand Salem Avalanche # 27 notes that "Jared pitched in more games (28) than any other Tri-City member, while finishing second on the team in saves (4) for the 2002 season." Named Salem MVP for 2003, when he was 13 - 4 with a 2.82. In 2004, he was 9 - 7 for AA Round Rock, but led the team in most hits allowed--also the last time he posted a seasonal ERA under 4.00 in the organization. Released in May 2008.
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3 Murillo Gouvea Cards Pitcher
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The first Brazilian player ever employed by the Astros organization was acquired from the White Sox mid 2009 and completed his first full year as an Astro at Tri-City in 2010. The righthander moved to Lexington in 2011, where he struck out 83 and walked 29 with a 1.49 WHIP. Led the 2012 Lexington Legends in Holds, threw in foour saves and sported a nice 1.17 WHIP, but lost as a reliever seven times as well
1 Mike Grace Card Infield
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logoSpent 2 years in Columbus, GA early '80's
1 Cole Graham Card 1st Base
Played 42 games at first for the 2005 Greeneville Astros
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4 John Graham Cards GM
The famous tux card 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
3 Wayne Granger Cards
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1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
Losing pitcher for the Raleighinals in Juan Quintana's first no-hitter for the Durham Bulls on July 16, 1965. Upon his ascent to the majors, this dominant closer for the early '70's Reds teams was unable to reclaim his form after Captain Hook cut him loose. Made 55 appearances and saved five for the '75 Houston club.
1 Mark Grant Card
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo0.82 ERA in 11 innings for the '93 team: what's up with that?
4 Dan Grapenthien Cards Infield
Played at Auburn and Asheville in 1993
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1 Scott Gray Card Infield
Played two years at Auburn: Made the 1985 New York-Penn All-Star team, then was released after the '86 season 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
7 Jason Green Cards
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Canadian-born Green was 1 - 1 with a 6.61 in two spot starts for the millenial edition big club; had fifteen saves and 8 wins for Round Rock to earn the call ups; Released the following offseason, and his July 25, 1995 one-hitter for the Auburn Astros has now been nearly forgotten (except by me)
1 Larry Green Card Pitcher
Round Rock Express  logo3 - 6 with a 4.91 ERA for the '75 Covington team; pitched for the '76 Dubuque club, as well. Closed out his career rather unexceptionally with Cocoa in '77
3 Terry Green Cards Infield/Outfield
1984 number two draft pick led the '86 Osceola Astros with 37 steals and hit .288 for the '87 edition. Got as high as AA Columbus in '88
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1 Tyler Greene Card Shortstop
Replacement-level right-handed infielder picked up from the Cardinals in August 2012 for a PTBNL. Originally rationalized as depth by Luhnow (who'd said that "when your backup at shortstop is Brett Wallace, you've got to think of other options"), Greene instead started 30 Games at Short down the stretch for the Astros, as Jed Lowrie's previous injury malingered, and Marwin Gonzalez hurt his ankle most spectacularly at the end of August. Hit .246 but slugged .460 for the '12 Astros, and was seen as a real contender for the 2013 job at Short--until a .167 Spring got him released
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17 Kyle Greenwalt CardsPitcher
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Righthander was one of the reasons the 2007 Greeneville Astros were last in the Appalachian League in wins and in ERA, but when repeating in '08, led the Greeneville staff in wins, while posting an excellent 53:14 K/BB ratio. Promoted to Tri-City to end the 2008 season. Struck out 90 and walked only 28 for the 2009 Lexington Legends. One of seven starting pitchers for the 2010 Lancaster JetHawks to finish with an ERA north of 5.00. 7.86 ERA and 1.61 WHIP at Corpus in 2011, but also pitched effectively at Lancasrter
1 Luke Gregerson Card Pitcher