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1. Corpus Christi Hooks – The Corpus Christi Hooks are a minor league baseball team of the Texas League, and are the Double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. They are located in Corpus Christi, Texas, and are named for the association with fishing. The teams ownership group is headed by Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, the Hooks play their home games at Whataburger Field, which opened in 2005 and is located on Corpus Christis waterfront. The history of the Hooks franchise dates back to 1968, when it got its start in the Texas League as the Memphis Blues and that club won the league crown twice, in 1969 and 1973. In 1974, the moved to Victoria, Texas and played in Toro Stadium. The following year, the moved to Jackson, Mississippi where it would remain for the next 25 seasons, first as the Mets. The franchise qualified for the playoffs 13 times and won the TL championship on five occasions, during the years 1980–1987, Jackson dominated the league, making it to eight consecutive post-seasons. Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan and his group acquired the following the 1998 season. The Round Rock Express, led by Morgan Ensberg and Roy Oswalt, the Express, which shattered league attendance records throughout their five-year run, also qualified for post-season play in four of those five seasons. That paved the way for the Double-A franchise to relocate to the Gulf Coast of Texas, in 2004 the organization held a Name the Team contest that sought suggestions from the community for a new name for the team. The contest was won by Corpus Christi resident, Michael Braly, the teams new name, Corpus Christi Hooks was born. The teams colors are blue and light blue, representing the ocean. The team mascots are Sammy the Seagull and Rusty Hook, the Hooks have played every home game since the move to Corpus Christi at Whataburger Field. One of the most exciting moments in the history was an appearance by Roger Clemens on June 11,2006. Clemens start attracted nationwide attention and a crowd of 9,022. Clemens struck out 11 batters in 6 innings on his way to the victory, tickets were being sold on Ebay for up to $230. This marked the first time a Corpus Christi franchise has won the TL Championship since the 1958 Corpus Christi Giants, Manager Dave Clark was named 2006 Texas League Manager of The Year and pitcher Matt Albers was named 2006 Texas League Pitcher of the Year. On June 25,2007, Whataburger Field played host to the 2007 installment of the Texas League All-Star Game, seven hooks players were invited to play on the squad
2. Texas League – The Texas League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the South Central United States. It is classified as a Double-A league, the league was founded in 1888 and ran through 1892. It was called the Texas Association in 1895, the Texas-Southern League in 1896 and again as the Texas League from 1897–1899. It was revived as a class D league in 1902, moved to class C in 1904 where it played through 1910, played at class B until 1920, the Texas League, like many others, shut down during World War II. From 1959 to 1961, the Texas League and the Mexican League formed the Pan American Association, the two leagues played a limited interlocking schedule and post-season championship. By 1971, the Texas League and the Southern League had both decreased to seven teams and they played an interlocking schedule with the SL known as the Dixie Association. The two leagues played separate playoffs, despite the leagues name, only its four South Division teams are actually based in Texas, the four North Division teams are located in surrounding states of Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri. The league maintains its headquarters in San Antonio, the Leagues name is well known due to its association with a particular aspect of the game. There is a thread throughout Civil War anecdotes that refer to a game played 30 years earlier in the Sabine Pass area. As the story goes, a Union soldier hit a ball over the outfielders head, after the incident, hits were only awarded for balls that landed between the infielders and outfielders. In recent years, the Texas League has witnessed a deal of change. Teams once known as the Jackson Mets, El Paso Diablos, Shreveport Captains, League members Other Current League Other Defunct League In 1971, the Southern League and Texas League were both down to 7 teams so they formed the Dixie Association for one season. They played interlocking schedules but held their own separate playoffs, baseball in the Lone Star State, Texas Leagues Greatest Hits, Tom Kayser and David King, Trinity University Press 2005 Texas League official website
3. Fernando Abad – Fernando Antonio Abad is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. He previously played in MLB for the Houston Astros, Washington Nationals, Oakland Athletics, Abad began his professional career in 2006, pitching for the Dominican Summer Astros. That year, he went 5–2 with a 1.32 ERA in 15 games and he also struck out 64 batters in 61 1⁄3 innings. He split 2007 between the Greeneville Astros and Tri-City ValleyCats, going a combined 6–4 with a 4.25 ERA, with 59 strikeouts in 53 innings. In 2008, he pitched for the Lexington Legends, going 2–7 with a 3.30 ERA in 45 relief appearances, striking out 94 batters in 76 1⁄3 innings. Abad pitched for the Lancaster Jethawks and Corpus Christi Hooks in 2009, going a combined 4–7 with a 4.00 ERA, striking out 92 batters in 96 2⁄3 innings of work. In 3 seasons with the Astros, Abad went 1–11 with a 5.10 ERA in 88 games while striking out 65 in 84 2⁄3 innings On November 22,2012 he signed a league contract with the Washington Nationals. He was called up to the big leagues when Ryan Mattheus was placed on the disabled list and has posted a 1.64 ERA so far out of the bullpen and he was designated for assignment on November 20,2013. On November 25,2013, the Nationals traded Abad to the Oakland Athletics for minor league outfielder John Wooten, in his first season in Oakland, Abad pitched a career high 69 games with a career low 1.57 ERA in 57.1 innings. Abad regressed the following season, allowing 11 home runs in under 60 innings, the Athletics designated Abad for assignment after the 2015 season, and he later elected free agency. Abad signed a minor league deal with the Minnesota Twins in December 2015 and he became an integral part of the Twins bullpen in 2016. Despite a 1-4 record, Abad had a 2.65 ERA in 39 games for the last place Twins, on August 1,2016, the Twins traded Abad to the Boston Red Sox for Pat Light. Abad features a fastball, a sinker, a curveball. He tends to use the sinker and changeup more against right-handed hitters, career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference Venezuelan Professional Baseball League statistics
4. Matt Albers – Matthew Matt Albers is an American professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball for the Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians, in 2001, Matt Albers graduated William P. Clements High School in Sugar Land, Texas. That year, in the 2001 MLB Draft, the Astros took him in the 23rd round, Matt Albers worked his way up through the minor leagues and started 2006 at Double-A Corpus Christi, where he went 10–2 with an 2.17 ERA. In late July 2006, the Astros called him up to the Major Leagues, Matt Albers pitched a few games in relief, then made his first Major League start against the San Diego Padres on August 3,2006. When Matt Albers was sent back down shortly after the San Diego start, Matt returned to the Majors when rosters expanded on September 1. In 2006, Matt Albers was named Texas League Pitcher of the Year, Matt Albers got his first Major League win on May 5,2007 against the Cardinals when he pitched seven and a third innings without giving up a run. After being a pitcher for two years. Albers was traded to the Baltimore Orioles on December 12,2007 as part of the Miguel Tejada trade, in the middle of the 2008 season he was placed on the 60-day disabled list. On December 16,2010, Albers signed a contract with the Red Sox. On December 12,2011, Albers signed a deal to return to Boston. On July 31,2012, The Red Sox traded Albers, on December 11,2012, Albers was traded along with RP Bryan Shaw and SP Trevor Bauer to the Cleveland Indians as part of a three-way deal involving the Diamondbacks and Cincinnati Reds. Drew Stubbs went from the Reds to the Indians, the Arizona Diamondbacks received RP Tony Sipp and 1B Lars Anderson from the Indians, the Cincinnati Reds received RF Shin-Soo Choo, IF Jason Donald, and $3.5 million from Cleveland. On December 16,2013, Albers signed a contract worth $2.45 million that comes with a club option for 2015. Houston declined his 2015 option on October 9,2014, making him a free agent, on February 13,2015, he signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox. On April 22,2015, Albers was involved in a brawl against the Kansas City Royals. Albers suffered a finger trying to escape the fracas, which placed him on the 15-day disabled list. On January 21,2016, Albers signed a one-year, $2.25 million contract, on June 1,2016, Albers hit a double in the 13th inning, advanced on a wild pitch, and scored on a sacrifice fly. It proved to be the winning run as the White Sox won against the Mets 2-1, Albers signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Washington Nationals for the 2017 season
5. Mark Appel – Mark Stewart Appel is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Philadelphia Phillies organization. Appel attended Stanford University and played for the Stanford Cardinal baseball team, named the NCBWAs Pitcher of the Year in 2012, he was projected as the first overall draft choice in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft, but fell in the draft due to signability concerns. Appel did not sign after ultimately being selected eighth overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Houston Astros selected him with the first overall pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft, and he signed with them. They traded him to the Phillies after the 2015 season, Appel attended Monte Vista High School in Danville, California. As a senior in school, Appel was a relief pitcher. He became the best closer in the section and threw a no-hitter that cemented his position in the 2009 MLB draft, in addition to baseball, Appel also played basketball at Monte Vista. The Detroit Tigers selected Appel in the 15th round, with the 450th overall selection, Appel did not sign, as he was committed to attend Stanford University. At Stanford, Appel received a scholarship to college baseball for the Stanford Cardinal baseball team. Appel began his career as a reliever, and had several spot starts as a freshman. In the summer of 2010, he played for the Newport Gulls of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, posting a 6–1 record and 1.87 ERA and earning First Team All-NECBL and Top Pro Prospect honors. As a sophomore in 2011, Appel had a 6–7 win–loss record with a 3.02 earned run average in 110 1⁄3 innings pitched, Appel was named a First Team All-American before the 2012 season. As a junior, he pitched to a 10–2 record and 2.56 ERA, Appel was projected as a potential first overall pick in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft, but reportedly rejected an offer from the Astros for a $6 million signing bonus. Due to the high perceived bonus demands, Appel fell in the draft to the 8th overall selection, however, Appel did not sign with the Pirates before the July 13,2012, deadline and instead played his senior year at Stanford. He turned down an offer of a $3.8 million signing bonus, Appel graduated from Stanford after the fall semester, receiving a degree in Management Science and Engineering. For the Cardinal baseball team, Appel pitched to a 10–4 record with a 2.12 ERA, the Pac-12 Conference honored him as their Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Appel was selected by the Houston Astros with the first pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft, on June 19 he signed with the Astros for a signing bonus worth $6.35 million. Appel made his debut in July with the Tri-City ValleyCats of the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League. After making two starts for Tri-City, the Astros promoted Appel to the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Class A Midwest League
6. Jeff Bagwell – Jeffrey Robert Bagwell is an American former professional first baseman and coach who spent his entire 15-year Major League Baseball playing career with the Houston Astros. Originally a Boston Red Sox fourth-round selection from the University of Hartford as a third baseman in the 1989 amateur draft, he was then traded to the Astros in 1990. The National League Rookie of the Year in 1991, Bagwell then won the NL Most Valuable Player in 1994, was a four-time MLB All-Star, three-time Silver Slugger winner and they qualified for the playoffs six times, culminating in Bagwells lone World Series appearance in 2005. He was elected to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2005, Bagwell was part of the trade that sent relief pitcher Larry Andersen to the Red Sox, now regarded as one of the most lopsided trades in sports history. Andersen pitched just 22 innings for Boston while Bagwell hit 449 home runs for the Astros and he excelled at every major aspect of the game, including hitting, on-base ability, running, defense, and throwing. One of the most consistent players of his generation, in each of his first 11 seasons and his 1994 season was perhaps his finest. In 1999, he finished second in the MVP voting, producing his second career 30–30 season. He is just one of 12 players in history to hit 400 home runs and record an on-base percentage of.400, overall, Bagwell batted over.300 six times, had a career OBP of.408 and a slugging percentage of.540. He is the only first baseman to achieve the 30–30 club more than once and his 79.6 career WAR per Baseball-Reference. com ranks sixth all-time among first basemen. Since his playing career ended, Bagwell has served in sporadic instructor assignments with the Astros, born in Boston, Massachusetts, as the only son of Janice and Robert Bagwell, Jeff Bagwell and his family moved to Killingworth, Connecticut, when he was one year old. Much of Bagwells family is from the Greater Boston area, including both his parents, and are fans of the Boston Red Sox. His favorite player, Carl Yastrzemski, was a left fielder for the Red Sox. Robert, from Watertown, pitched college baseball at Northwestern University, Janice, a police officer, grew up in Newton and played softball in local Boston leagues until her 20s. Bagwells parents divorced when he was 11, precocious and demonstrating much athletic ability early in life, he played a wide variety of sports as a youth. Recalled Janice, Jeff could throw a ball before he could walk, when he was six months old, we’d throw a ball to him and he would throw it back. Bagwell graduated from Xavier High School, a private all-male Catholic school located in Middletown, a versatile athlete, he excelled at soccer, setting the school goal-scoring mark, played shortstop, and lettered in basketball. In early 1989, Bagwell was honored by Xavier for his character and he also excelled in American Legion Baseball under coach Fred Tremalgia for Post 75 in Middletown and went on to be named the 2003 American Legion Baseball Graduate of the Year. Bagwell accepted the invitation and Denehy switched him to third base, over three seasons playing for Hartford, he batted.413 in 400 at bats, a school record, and, for a time, a New England collegiate record
7. Clint Barmes – Barmes attended Olney Central College and Indiana State University. While at Indiana State, Barmes was voted All-Region by the ABCA, Barmes teamed with Mitch Stetter to lead the Sycamores to the semi-finals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. Barmes played one season at Indiana State in 2000 after transferring from Olney Central College, Indiana State went 31-28-1 on the diamond in 2000, reaching the semifinals of the MVC Tournament. Drafted by the Rockies in 2000 out of Indiana State University and he spent time in subsequent seasons for rehabilitation and demotions. From 2003 to 2004, Barmes posted a.292 batting average with two runs and 12 RBIs in 32 games played. In 2005 in 81 games Clint hit.289,10 home runs, on Opening Day at Coors Field, Barmes hit a game-winning, walk-off home run off Trevor Hoffman of the San Diego Padres, becoming the first Rockies rookie to hit such a home run. At the end of the month, MLB selected Barmes as the National League Rookie of the Month for April, Barmes, who was leading National League rookies in most offensive categories, underwent surgery on June 7. He was hitting around.400 and led the leagues in batting average for the first six weeks of the season. After a mild slump, he was still leading NL rookies in hitting, runs, hits, doubles, home runs and RBIs up until the time of his injury. His Rookie of the Year candidacy, however, was ruined by his freak injury, however, Barmes still finished eighth in the National League Rookie of the Year voting for the season. Barmes entered the 2006 season with high expectations, many predicted a repeat of the beginning of the 05 season for Barmes in 06. Although Barmes set career highs in a number of offensive categories and he managed a subpar.220 batting average with only 7 home runs and a.264 on-base percentage. As Spring Training prior to the 2007 season began, Barmes was informed that recently drafted prospect Troy Tulowitzki would be competing with him for the role in 07. After a spring performance that mirrored his unimpressive 06 season, Barmes ultimately lost the Rockies starting shortstop role to Tulowitzki, subsequently, Barmes began the regular season with the Rockies Triple-A affiliate, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. After an injury to starting second baseman Kazuo Matsui, Barmes was recalled to the Major League roster on April 15. After wearing jersey number 12 throughout his tenure in the Majors, not long after being recalled, Barmes was sent down to Triple-A on May 1. With Tulowitzki firmly entrenched in the position, Barmes entered Spring Training as one of four players aiming to start at second base for the Rockies. The job was won by Jayson Nix, who subsequently started the regular season very poorly
8. Brandon Barnes (baseball) – Brandon Barnes is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Miami Marlins organization. He previously played for the Houston Astros and the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball, born in Orange, California, Barnes attended Katella High School in Anaheim, California, where he was a standout in baseball and football. Growing up, Barnes played travel baseball with Minnesota Twins starting pitcher, Phil Hughes, Barnes attended Cypress College, a junior college in Cypress, California, where he returned to playing baseball. Despite Cypress being NJCAA, several MLB players have competed for the program, including Trevor Hoffman, Ben Francisco, Jason Vargas. Barnes left Cypress to play baseball after only one season. Barnes was called up to the majors for the first time on August 7,2012, on May 27,2013, Barnes hit the Astros first walk off hit of the season. He hit a ground rule double to right field, scoring Ronny Cedeno. On July 19,2013, Barnes hit for the cycle and he also has an inside the park home run. On December 3,2013, Barnes was traded to the Colorado Rockies with pitcher Jordan Lyles for outfielder Dexter Fowler and a player to be named later. On June 14,2014, he struck a two-out, two-run inside the home run off the San Francisco Giants Sergio Romo to lead the Rockies to a 5-4 victory. On July 25,2016, Barnes was designated for assignment, in three years in Denver, Barnes batted. 249/. 295/.376 with 10 home runs in 703 plate appearances. He was released on September 12,2016, on December 16,2016, Barnes signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins