Jul 14, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Houston Astros left fielder
(14) against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Sorry, J.D.! You look disappointed.
These guys wore number 14, but only get a 1 candy heart rating. They’re also known as the Lonely Hearts Club:
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- Jesus Guzman (2014) – The first baseman won a spot out of Spring Training, but was unable to put it together during the regular season.
- J.D. Martinez (2011-13) – So much promise that never showed up while in Houston. Then he went to Detroit and we are all wondering what could’ve been.
- Michael Bourn (2008) – Was not included because he switched to #21 and had his best seasons in that uni.
- Charlie Hayes (2001) – A backup player who only appeared in 31 games.
- Roger Cedeno (2000) – A base-stealing machine who appeared in 74 games.
- Marty Martinez (1969-71) – A utility player who didn’t play in more than 78 games a season while in Houston.
In closing, let me foist some bad poetry upon you:
The Astros were once brick red,
They’re back to orange and blue,
To the Number 14s,
We love(d) you!