May 5, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Houston Astros second basemanJose Altuve
(27) makes a throw to first to complete a double play as Detroit Tigers left fielderRajai Davis
(20) slides into second base in the seventh inning at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
This is the third installment of our Astros’ All-Time Best Seasons Series. In case you missed it:
- Who made the cut for the Astros All-Time Best Seasons: Catcher?
- Did Bagwell take all five seasons for the Astros All-Time Best Seasons: First Base?
The Houston Astros have a rich history at second base. In nearly every decade, they’ve had top-notch play from All-Stars and MVP candidates. That makes this one of the most difficult areas from which to choose an All-Time Best Season.
When you think of the starting second baseman, who comes to mind?
A Hall of Famer, or two?
The franchise hits leader?
A man whose gritty play earned him the nickname “Scrap Iron”?
In 53 years of franchise history, the Astros have had 23 “starting” second baseman. Not one has earned a championship with Houston, but at least two have gone on to win rings with the Cincinnati Reds.
Click through the candidates below and be sure to vote for your All-Time Best at the end.
Next: 1965: Joe Morgan