baseball The Best Houston Astros of All Time

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This is a list of the best Houston Astros ever. Originally called the Colt .45s, the Houston Astros had been a mainstay in the National League for 50 years. But 2013 saw the franchise move from the NL Central to the AL West, and thus beginning a new chapter in Astros history. From the early 1990s until 2008, the Astros were perennial playoff contenders, reaching the World Series in 2005. Those teams featured many of the greatest players in the team's history. 

To many baseball fans, the Killer Bs, Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio are the best known players from the Astros best years. These players are considered three of the best in Astros history. Bagwell won the 1991 Rookie of the Year and 1994 National League MVP award. He retired after the 2005 National League Championship season and remains one of the most revered Astros. Biggio, whose entire 20 year career was spent in Houston, eclipsed 3,000 hits during playing days. Accomplishing this feat, along with his rep as the best position player in team history landed him in the Astros Hall of Fame and will soon see him land in the Baseball Hall of Fame in the near future. As for pitchers, Nolan Ryan, Roy Oswalt and Roger Clemens are the best to put on an Astros uniform. While Ryan and Clemens didn't spend their prime in Houston, they still turned in fine seasons. Oswalt is widely considered one of the best Astros ever and helped propel them to the World Series.

If there is a player missing from this list of the greatest Houston Astros of all time, feel free to add him to this list. Vote or rerank to how you think it should best represent who are the greatest Houston Astros of all time. 

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Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

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Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Craig Biggio Outfielder, Catcher, Second baseman

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Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

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José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
José Altuve Second baseman

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Lance Berkman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Lance Berkman Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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Roy Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Roy Oswalt Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Mike Scott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Mike Scott Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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José Cruz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
José Cruz Outfielder, Left fielder

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Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Billy Wagner Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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J. R. Richard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
J. R. Richard Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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César Cedeño is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
César Cedeño Outfielder, Center fielder

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Joe Niekro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Joe Niekro Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Jimmy Wynn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Jimmy Wynn Outfielder, Center fielder

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Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Joe Morgan Second baseman

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Glenn Davis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Glenn Davis First baseman

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Larry Dierker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Larry Dierker Manager, Pitcher

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Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Ken Caminiti Third baseman

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Dickie Thon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Dickie Thon Shortstop

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Moisés Alou is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Moisés Alou Right fielder, Left fielder

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Bob Watson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Bob Watson Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

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Brad Ausmus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Brad Ausmus Catcher

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Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time

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Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Dallas Keuchel Pitcher

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Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Roger Clemens Pitcher

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Hunter Pence is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Hunter Pence Right fielder, Outfielder

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Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Rusty Staub Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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Brad Lidge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Brad Lidge Pitcher

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Terry Puhl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Terry Puhl Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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Mike Hampton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Mike Hampton Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Alan Ashby is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Alan Ashby Catcher

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George Springer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time

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Don Wilson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Don Wilson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Phil Garner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Phil Garner Manager, Infielder, Second baseman

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Doug Rader is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Doug Rader Third baseman

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Carlos Lee is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Carlos Lee Left fielder, First baseman

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Bill Doran is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Bill Doran Second baseman

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Art Howe is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Art Howe Infielder, Second baseman, Third baseman

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Steve Finley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Steve Finley Center fielder

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Darryl Kile is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Darryl Kile Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Ken Forsch Pitcher

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Kevin Bass Right fielder, Outfielder

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Shane Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Shane Reynolds Pitcher

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Luis Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Luis Gonzalez Left fielder

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Adam Everett is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Adam Everett Shortstop

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Richard Hidalgo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Richard Hidalgo Right fielder, Outfielder

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Bob Knepper is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Bob Knepper Pitcher

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Danny Darwin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Danny Darwin Pitcher

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Derek Bell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Derek Bell Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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Wandy Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time

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Denny Walling Outfielder, Infielder, First baseman