Baseball — Houston Astros

Carlos Corporan

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Carlos Corporan

BIOGRAPHY Carlos Fernando Corporán (born January 7, 1984) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball catcher for the Diablos Rojos del México of the Mexican Baseball League. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Milwaukee Brewers, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers.Early lifeCorporán was born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico on January 7, 1984. He said that he wanted to play baseball from an early age. "Even at school, when they gave us homework where you had to pick a career, doctor or dentist or whatever, I would choose baseball. My teacher told me, 'That's not a real career.'...

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Dickie Thon

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Dickie Thon

BIOGRAPHY Richard William "Dickie" Thon (born June 20, 1958) is an American former professional baseball shortstop, who played for the California Angels, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, and Milwaukee Brewers during his 15-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career.Early lifeThon was raised in Puerto Rico after spending only the first two weeks of his life in Indiana where his father had just completed a bachelor's degree at the University of Notre Dame.Professional careerHe was signed by the California Angels as an amateur free agent on November 23, 1975 while in high school in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico....

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Scipio Spinks

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Scipio Spinks

Biography Scipio Ronald Spinks (born July 12, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois) was a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Houston Astros and St. Louis Cardinals between 1969 and 1973. He was a promising prospect until injuries prematurely ended his career. Life and sports Spinks graduated from Harlan High School in Chicago and was drafted by the Astros organization in 1966. That August, he set a record in the Northern League by striking out 20 batters in a game. In 1968, he went 9-6 with a 2.27 earned run average in the Carolina League. He was shuttled between Class...

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Rafael Landestoy

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Rafael Landestoy

Biography Rafael Silvaido Landestoy Santana (born May 28, 1953 in Baní, Dominican Republic) is a retired Major League Baseball player. Landestoy played eight major league seasons with the Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, and Los Angeles Dodgers. He amassed 291 hits, a .237 batting average, and four home runs, primarily as a middle infielder. On October 10, 1984 he was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Rafael is available for: Appearances Autograph Sessions Interviews

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Mike LaCoss

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Mike LaCoss

Biography Michael James LaCoss (born May 30, 1956, in Glendale, California), is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. LaCoss was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the third round of the 1974 amateur draft. He played for the Cincinnati Reds (1978–81), Houston Astros (1982–84), Kansas City Royals (1985), and San Francisco Giants (1986–91). He batted and threw right-handed. An All-Star in 1979, LaCoss posted a 98–103 career record with 783 strikeouts and a 4.02 ERA in 1739-2/3 innings pitched. In 1987 he was ninth in the National League with 13 wins. LaCoss recorded two home runs his entire...

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