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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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Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

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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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476 126
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

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449 65
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
SammyEscagne added 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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213 67
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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226 79
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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192 56
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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César Cedeño is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
César Cedeño Outfielder, Center fielder

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188 51
J. R. Richard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
J. R. Richard Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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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

The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time

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Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
MattBryant added Carlos Correa

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George Springer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
MattBryant added George Springer

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Glenn Davis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Glenn Davis First baseman

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138 55
Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Ken Caminiti Third baseman

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145 29
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Dallas Keuchel Pitcher

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Larry Dierker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Larry Dierker Manager, Pitcher

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Dickie Thon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
blueline3 added Dickie Thon Shortstop

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Brad Ausmus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Brad Ausmus Catcher

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Hunter Pence is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Hunter Pence Right fielder, Outfielder

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Moisés Alou is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Moisés Alou Right fielder, Left fielder

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Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Roger Clemens Pitcher

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82 35
Bob Watson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Bob Watson Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

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Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 27 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) 28 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Brad Lidge Pitcher

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

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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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Terry Puhl is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Terry Puhl Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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Don Wilson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Don Wilson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Alan Ashby is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Alan Ashby Catcher

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Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Michael Jordan XII added Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Darryl Kile is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
CMCSS03 added Darryl Kile Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Art Howe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Art Howe Infielder, Second baseman, Third baseman

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Phil Garner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Phil Garner Manager, Infielder, Second baseman

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Doug Rader is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Doug Rader Third baseman

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

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Bill Doran is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Bill Doran Second baseman

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Shane Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Shane Reynolds Pitcher

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Lance McCullers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Lance McCullers Pitcher

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slaft added Kevin Bass Right fielder, Outfielder

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Carlos Lee is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Carlos Lee Left fielder, First baseman

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Derek Bell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
CMCSS03 added Derek Bell Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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Danny Darwin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
CMCSS03 added Danny Darwin Pitcher

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Luis Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Luis Gonzalez Left fielder

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slaft added Ken Forsch Pitcher

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Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jeff Kent Second baseman

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38 23
Bob Knepper is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Jason N. Heather Lynch added Bob Knepper Pitcher

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Wandy Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Wandy Rodríguez Pitcher