Martinsville Astros

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Martinsville Astros
19992003
Martinsville, Virginia
Class-level
Previous A
Minor league affiliations
League Appalachian League (1988-2003)
Carolina League (1945-1949)
Bi-State League (1934-1941)
Major league affiliations
Previous Houston Astros (1999-2003)
Philadelphia Phillies (1940-1941; 1988–1998)
Philadelphia A's (1945-1949),
St. Louis Cardinals (1939)
Team data
Previous names
Martinsville Phillies (1988-1998)
Martinsville A's (1945-1949)
Martinsville Manufacturers (1934-1941)
Previous parks
Hooker Field

The Martinsville Astros were a short season minor league baseball team located in Martinsville, Virginia. The team was affiliated with the Houston Astros and played in the Appalachian League from 1999 to 2003. Martinsville was also home to the Martinsville Phillies (1988-1998), Martinsville A's (1945-1949) and the Martinsville Manufacturers (1934-1941). Hall of Fame inductees Enos Slaughter and Heinie Manush played for Martinsville.

Ballpark[edit]

Beginning in 1988, the Martinsville home stadium was Hooker Field, located at 450 Commonwealth Boulevard in Martinsville, Virginia. The facility is still in use today.[1] Previously, the A's and Manufacturers had played at Doug English Field.[2]

Alumni[edit]

Baseball Hall of Fame Alumni[edit]

Other Alumni[edit]

  • Scott Rolen (1993) 8x Gold Glove; 7x MLB All-Star; 1997 NL Rookie of the Year
  • Jimmy Rollins (1996) 3x MLB All-Star; 2007 NL Most Valuable Player

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hooker Field". Martinsville Mustangs. Retrieved September 4, 2018. 
  2. ^ "1934 Martinsville Manufacturers Statistics". StatsCrew.com. 
  3. ^ "Martinsville, Virginia Encyclopedia". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 4, 2018.