Aug 3, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; A view of the Houston Astros logo during the game between the Astros and the Toronto Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park. The Astros defeated the Blue Jays 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Over the past couple of weeks, the writers at Climbing Tal’s Hill have presented you with our opinions on what the best seasons were for a Houston Astros player at each position. Each writer came up with his five choices, and while we all had different ideas of what should be considered an “all-time best,” each writer took his research seriously. Researching and writing this series was a pleasure, and we hope y’all enjoyed it, as well.
Now to the fan votes. Some positions were easier to pick than others, such as First Base and Shortstop, while at Second Base and Starting Pitcher, there was more of a dilemma. Broken down by decade, there are two from the 1970s, two from the 80s, four from the 90s, and three from the 2000s. It’s a fairly even spread across the years, though it appears to reflect the team’s overall success, with the early seasons being lean on victories and postseason play, while the 80s, 90s and 2000s saw better a better ball club on the diamond. No matter the decade, these selections are fantastic and one can only imagine what a spectacular team this would be if it were possible to blend them all together.
Drum roll please…(make sure you leave a finger available for scrolling/clicking) Your 2015 CTH Astros’ All-Time Best Seasons Lineup: