Special Sub-Topic: 2003 Houston Astros
|Who was the first pitcher in the Houston Astro's rotation to begin the season?|
Roy Oswalt. Roy Oswalt is first in the Houston Astros rotation. Wade Miller is the second pitcher in their rotation, and Billy Wagner is a closer. Mike Hampton does not play for the Astros anymore. He was traded to the Rockies and in 2003, was on the Braves.
|Who started the season batting third in the Astro's lineup?|
Jeff Bagwell. Jeff Bagwell is usually the slugger who hits third in the Astros lineup.
|Who is the Astro's manager?|
Jimy Williams. Jimy Williams was the new manager. Larry Dierker was the old manager. Jerry Jones is the Cowboy's manager. Jose Cruz is the third base coach for the Astros.
|Which Houston Astros star has played three different positions for the Astros? (not just 3 outfield positions)|
Craig Biggio. Craig Biggio has played catcher, second base, and outfield.
|Which Houston Astros star pitcher got hurt in the middle of May, 2003? (He was sliding into second base after he hit a double.)|
Roy Oswalt. Roy Oswalt hit a double and pulled his groin while sliding into second.
|Who began the season as the catcher for the Houston Astros? |
Brad Ausmus. Brad Ausmus was the Astros catcher for about 5 years, then he was traded to the Detroit Tigers. The Astros got him back a year or two later. Greg Zaun also plays catcher, but as a reserve.
|Which of the following Astro's was born in Texas?|
Lance Berkman. Lance Berkman is a true blue Texan.
|What did the Houston Astros used to be called?|
Colt .45's. The Houston Astros were the old Colt .45's. They were still from Houston.
|WHat is the park that the Astros played at in 2003?|
Minute Maid Park. The Astros played in the Astrodome (The eighth wonder of the world), then they played in Enron Field (Enron went bankrupt), and in 2003, they played in Minute Maid Park.
|Who was the Astro's mascot?|
Junction Jack. Junction Jack was the Houston Astro's mascot. He is a rabbit. Clutch is the Houston Rocket's mascot.
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