Roger Metzger played shortstop for the Astros from 1971-78. The native Texan was known for being a strong defender with speed.
He holds the Astros’ franchise record for triples in a season with 14 in 1973, and ranks third all-time on the franchise’s list with 62 triples behind Joe Morgan and Jose Cruz. Interestingly, Metzger had just 16 more doubles (88) than triples in his career with Houston. Despite being known for his speed, the shortstop only stole 64 bases in an Astros uniform, with 48 of those coming in his first three seasons.
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