Around the Majors: Astros win the NLCS

1) Yesterday’s score–

Astros 5, Cardinals 1 (Astros win the series, 4-2)

2) ASTROS 5, CARDINALS 1

               1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R   H  E
               - - - - - - - - -   -  --  -
Astros         0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0   5  11  0
Cardinals      0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1   4  1

* Astros C Brad Ausmus had 3 hits.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   34  -32  .303  .291  .594  .260   3.02  .229   4   47    5  143  Astros       
2004   35  -26  .306  .325  .631  .277   3.13  .248   5   31    2  129  Astros       
2005   36  -14  .351  .331  .682  .378   3.77  .258   3   47    5  134  Astros       
CAR       -207  .328  .353  .680  .361   3.82  .255  71  508   92 1577 
LG AVG       0  .342  .431  .774  .500   5.20  .271 169  714  101 
POS AVG   -127  .324  .402  .726  .417   4.38  .257 151  677   30 

* Astros P Roy Oswalt’s line–7 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 6 SO.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 25   21   2.97   21  21  127.1  108  7.63 10.60  10   5   0  10   5  Astros       
2004 26   22   3.49   36  35  237    206  7.82 11.62  20  10   0  18  12  Astros       
2005 27   32   2.94   35  35  241.2  184  6.85 11.14  20  12   0  21  11  Astros       
CAREER   137   3.07  155 145  980.2  850  7.80 10.95  83  39   0  79  43 
LG AVG     0   4.25           980.2  733  6.73 12.75  55  55 

3) Yesterday’s HR–

Jason Lane

4) Cardinals RF Larry Walker retired.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1997   30  101  .452  .720 1.172  .803  13.05  .366  49  130   33  153  Rockies      
1998   31   54  .445  .630 1.075  .725  11.38  .363  23   67   14  130  Rockies      
1999   32   63  .458  .710 1.168  .739  13.13  .379  37  115   11  127  Rockies      
2001   34   70  .449  .662 1.111  .751  11.97  .350  38  123   14  142  Rockies      
2002   35   46  .421  .602 1.023  .706   9.89  .338  26  104    6  136  Rockies      
CAR        536  .400  .565  .965  .670   8.59  .313 383 1311  230 1988 
LG AVG       0  .338  .419  .758  .500   5.00  .268 189  838  142 
POS AVG    110  .347  .454  .800  .545   5.58  .275 244  977  162 

5) The Marlins hired Joe Girardi as manager and gave him a 3 year contract.

6) According to AP, Leo Mazzone has accepted a 3 year contract to become pitching coach for the Orioles.

7) The Brewers hired Dale Sveum as 3B coach.

8) Today’s birthdays–

BRUCE CAMPBELL, 1909-95
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1935   25   18  .390  .497  .887  .655   7.64  .325   7   54    2   80  Indians      
1936   26   17  .440  .587 1.028  .705  10.87  .372   6   30    2   76  Indians      
1937   27   15  .392  .471  .863  .589   6.94  .301   4   61    4  134  Indians      
CAR         64  .367  .455  .822  .538   6.25  .290 106  766   53 1360 
LG AVG       0  .358  .416  .774  .500   5.58  .284  85  656   62 
POS AVG     49  .365  .433  .798  .530   5.96  .291  90  683   72 

DAVE COLLINS, 1952, AGE: 53
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1980   27   16  .366  .370  .736  .586   5.58  .303   3   35   79  144  Reds         
1984   31   27  .366  .444  .811  .673   6.75  .308   2   44   60  128  Blue Jays    
CAR          6  .338  .351  .689  .498   4.44  .272  32  373  395 1701 
LG AVG       0  .328  .393  .721  .500   4.45  .263 115  585  110 
POS AVG     52  .336  .411  .748  .530   4.82  .271 129  618  155 

CHOO FREEMAN, 1979, AGE: 26
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2004   24  -12  .298  .300  .598  .142   2.36  .189   1   11    1   45  Rockies      
2005   25   -1  .273  .409  .682  .270   3.38  .273   0    0    0   18  Rockies      
CAR        -13  .294  .321  .615  .161   2.53  .205   1   11    1   63 
LG AVG       0  .341  .435  .776  .500   5.23  .269   4   16    2 
POS AVG      0  .335  .430  .765  .489   5.10  .266   4   15    4 

JUAN GONZALEZ, 1969, AGE: 36
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   33    7  .329  .572  .901  .560   6.33  .294  24   70    1   82  Rangers      
2004   34   -1  .326  .441  .767  .481   4.73  .276   5   17    0   33  Royals       
2005   35    0  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    1  Indians      
CAR        277  .343  .561  .904  .611   6.65  .295 434 1404   26 1689 
LG AVG       0  .339  .423  .762  .500   5.03  .269 191  850  121 
POS AVG     74  .347  .445  .792  .530   5.45  .274 225  932  144 

KEITH HERNANDEZ, 1953, AGE: 52
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1979   25   57  .417  .513  .930  .729   8.57  .344  11  105   11  161  Cardinals    
1980   26   47  .408  .494  .902  .707   7.58  .321  16   99   14  159  Cardinals    
1984   30   41  .409  .449  .859  .705   7.16  .311  15   94    2  154  Mets         
1986   32   42  .413  .446  .859  .715   7.06  .310  13   83    2  149  Mets         
CAR        363  .384  .436  .821  .644   6.22  .296 162 1071   98 2088 
LG AVG       0  .331  .391  .721  .500   4.50  .264 155  819  187 
POS AVG    104  .344  .419  .762  .542   5.02  .271 209 1012   89 

MICKEY MANTLE, 1931-95
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1952   20   59  .394  .530  .924  .771   8.53  .311  23   87    4  142  Yankees      
1953   21   46  .398  .497  .895  .756   8.16  .295  21   92    8  127  Yankees      
1954   22   59  .408  .525  .933  .765   8.49  .300  27  102    5  146  Yankees      
1955   23   83  .431  .611 1.042  .820  10.68  .306  37   99    8  147  Yankees      
1956   24  122  .464  .705 1.169  .874  14.15  .353  52  130   10  150  Yankees      
1957   25  129  .512  .665 1.177  .915  15.32  .365  34   94   16  144  Yankees      
1958   26   80  .443  .592 1.035  .810  10.33  .304  42   97   18  150  Yankees      
1959   27   54  .390  .514  .904  .756   7.83  .285  31   75   21  144  Yankees      
1960   28   59  .399  .558  .957  .764   8.28  .275  40   94   14  153  Yankees      
1961   29  111  .448  .687 1.135  .868  12.90  .317  54  128   12  153  Yankees      
1962   30   81  .486  .605 1.091  .873  12.78  .321  30   89    9  123  Yankees      
1964   32   63  .423  .591 1.015  .796   9.48  .303  35  111    6  143  Yankees      
CAR       1099  .421  .557  .977  .801   9.35  .298 536 1509  153 2401 
LG AVG       0  .333  .392  .725  .500   4.56  .259 190  905   80 
POS AVG     87  .342  .410  .751  .533   4.97  .263 220  936  122 

JUAN MARICHAL, 1937, AGE: 68
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1965 27   57   2.14   39  37  295    240  7.32  8.36  22  13   1  26   9  Giants       
1966 28   42   2.23   37  36  307    222  6.51  7.89  25   6   0  21  10  Giants       
1969 31   51   2.10   37  36  300    205  6.15  9.12  21  11   0  23   9  Giants       
CAREER   252   2.89  471 457 3506   2303  5.91 10.02 243 142   2 228 157 
LG AVG     0   3.56          3506   2230  5.73 11.85 195 195 

RUDY SEANEZ, 1968, AGE: 37
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 34   -1   6.23    9   0    8.2    9  9.35 17.65   0   1   0   0   1  Red Sox      
2004 35    4   3.33   39   0   46     46  9.00 11.35   3   2   0   4   1  Royals/Marlins
2005 36    7   2.69   57   0   60.1   84 12.53 10.89   7   1   0   5   3  Padres       
CAREER     2   4.12  380   0  393.2  417  9.53 12.60  27  20  11  25  22 
LG AVG     0   4.33           393.2  285  6.52 12.86  22  22 
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