Houston Astros Franchise Four: MLB.com Fan Vote

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Aug 11, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; General view of Minute Maid Park before a game between the Houston Astros and the Minnesota Twins. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Baseball has kicked off a fan vote competition in order to choose a “Franchise Four” for all 30 teams. Each franchise has eight players to choose from and there is a write-in option. The Astros and MLB are counting on the fans to make these selections and the chosen players will be honored at the All-Star game.

Now in the 54th season in franchise history, the Houston Astros have some very notable players nominated. There are also a couple of surprising omissions. Granted, there are only eight players per ball club, so not every name can be included. From the early days of the Colt .45s to the “Tequila Sunrise” era to the franchise’s most successful years in the 90s and 2000s, each decade is well represented.

Since the site only lists selected career numbers for each nominee, we’ve provided a brief description on why these players are worthy of your vote. There is also a slide with arguments for the omitted players.

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