There’s not a lot historical past between the Yankees and Astros however sufficient gamers have hung out with each groups, so right here is the Every day Information’ all-time Yankees-Astros workforce as we await ALCS Recreation 1:
Bob Watson: Hit .297 with 139 homers as a two-time All-Star in 14 Astro seasons 1966-seventy nine. Hit .371 in 17 postseason video games with Yankees in 1980 & ‘eighty one then returned as GM of ‘ninety six title staff.
Backup: Joe Pepitone
Jose Vizcaino: Made his one Yankee season rely with recreation-profitable RBI single in twelfth in 2000 World Collection Recreation four. Was mainstay of Astros playoff groups 2001-05.
Backup: Dale Berra
Larry Milbourne: Slick-fielding infielder for Astros from 1974-seventy six, however had his greatest years in Seattle. Spotlight of two Yankee stints was driving in three runs in ‘eighty one World Collection.
Backup: Andy Stankiewicz
Morgan Ensberg: Hit 36 homers and was an All-Star in Houston’s 2005 World Collection yr then closed out profession with eighty video games for ’08 Yanks.
Backup: Aaron Boone
Carlos Beltran: Hit an unimaginable eight homers in ’04 playoffs, had strong two-plus seasons for Yanks 2013-sixteen earlier than returning to Houston.
Backup: Lance Berkman
Jim Wynn: Toy Cannon belted 223 homers in eleven Astro seasons 1963-seventy three and obtained quantity retired. Accidents slowed profession by the point he acquired to Yanks for 30 video games in ‘seventy seven.
Backup: Bobby Abreu
Jose Cruz: His thirteen Astro seasons (1975-87) made him a legend in Houston and his native Puerto Rico with 1,937 hits and two All-Star Video games. Closed out profession with 38 video games in Bronx in 1988.
Backup: Bob Cerv
Brian McCann: Hit sixty nine homers in three Yankee seasons earlier than being dealt to Astros for 2017.
Backup: Pudge Rodriguez.
Cliff Johnson: Slugging catcher led NL in handed balls in 1976 earlier than being dealt to Yanks to turn out to be DH, profitable 2 rings in Bronx. Dealt to Cleveland after locker room brawl with Goose Gossage in ‘seventy nine.
Backup: Mike Easler
Roger Clemens: Gained Cy Youngs for each groups, went to World Collection…