5. Jose Cruz
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 8, 1947 in Arroyo, P.R.
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: September 19, 1970
  • Final Game: July 19, 1988
  • Silver Slugger - 1983
  • Silver Slugger - 1984
  • TSN All-Star - 1984
 
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A great hitter who hit .300 or above for the Astros six times, Jose Cruz finished in the top ten in MVP voting three times.  Cruz, a two time All Star, would lead the NL in Hits in 1983 and was close to the 2,000 Hit mark with the Astros.  Cruz would also exceed the 30 Stolen Base mark five times.
After Cruz retired as a player he would come back to the team as a coach and later as an executive.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Purchased from the St. Louis Cardinals 10/24/74.
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent by the New York Yankees 2/25/88.
  • Games Played: 1870
  • Notable Statistics: 871 Runs Scored
    1,937 Hits
    335 Doubles
    138 Home Runs
    942 RBI
    288 Stolen Bases
    .292/.359/.429 Slash Line
    51.2 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All Star Game (1980 & 1985)
    Silver Slugger (1983 & 1984), Most Hits (1983)
    Most Putouts by a Leftfielder (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 & 1984)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a Leftfielder (1981 & 1986)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Leftfielder (1976, 1981 & 1982)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Leftfielder (1986)
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