1. Jeff Bagwell
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 27, 1968 in Boston, MA USA
  • Weight: 195 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 08, 1991
  • Final Game: October 02, 2005
  • Rookie of the Year - 1991
  • Gold Glove - 1994
  • Most Valuable Player - 1994
  • Silver Slugger - 1994
  • TSN All-Star - 1994
  • TSN Major League Player of the Year - 1994
  • TSN All-Star - 1996
  • Silver Slugger - 1997
  • TSN All-Star - 1997
  • Silver Slugger - 1999
  • TSN All-Star - 1999
 
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While we have been open (often) about how Jeff Bagwell should have gotten into the Baseball Hall of Fame at the very least by his second year of eligibility, He at least earns this honor by being selected as the greatest Houston Astro of all-time.

While Jeff Bagwell was a career-Astro, his journey began in the Red Sox organization, who drafted him in the fourth round in 1989.  He was traded one-on-one for Pitcher, Larry Andersen, and it would turn out to be a very one-sided deal.

Bagwell debuted in 1991 and won the Rookie of the Year, with a 163 Hits season.  Three seasons later, Bagwell was on fire, in the strike-shortened 1994 tear, he led the NL in Runs Scored (104), RBIs (116), Slugging Percentage (.750), OPS (1.201), and would bat .368 with 39 Home Runs. That was clearly the best year of his career, but he still had a lot of high-end production.

The four-time All-Star would have four more .300 seasons and eight more 30 Home Run Seasons.  Along with Craig Biggio, he would lead the Astros six post-seasons, with the last one late in his career.  That was 2003, where the Astros won their first Pennant.

Bagwell retired three Batting Average digits shy of the 3/4/5 club with 449 Home Runs, 1,529 RBIs and 2,314 Hits.  The Astros retired his number 5, and he entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017, his seventh year on the ballot.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base
  • Acquired: Traded from the Boston Red Sox 8/30/90.
  • Departed: Retired after the 2006 Season.
  • Games Played: 2150
  • Notable Statistics: 1,517 Runs Scored
    2,314 Hits
    488 Doubles
    32 Triples
    449 Home Runs
    1,529 RBI
    202 Stolen Bases
    .297/.408/.540 Slash Line
    79.6 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: MVP (1994)
    All Star Game (1994, 1996, 1997 & 1999)
    Silver Slugger (1994, 1997 & 1999)
    Gold Glove (1994)
    Rookie of the Year (1991)
    Highest bWAR for a Position Player (1994 & 1999)
    Highest Offensive bWAR (1994)
    Highest Slugging Percentage 1994)
    Highest OPS (1994)
    Most Runs Scored (1994, 1999 & 2000)
    Most Total Bases (1994)
    Most Doubles (1996)
    Most Runs Batted In (1994)
    Most Walks (1999)
    Highest OPS+ (1994)
    Most Hit By Pitch (1991)
    Most Sacrifice Flies (1992)
    Highest Power-Speed # (1999)
    Highest Win Probabilty Added (1994)
    Most Assists by a First Baseman (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 & 2001)
    Most Double Plays turned by a First Baseman (1994)
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