Happy Birthday Jeff Bagwell!!!
Jeff Bagwell turns 46 years old today.
The heart and soul of the Houston Astros franchise for 15 seasons, Jeff Bagwell was beloved by the very faithful Astros’ fans.
Bagwell would probably be labeled as a slugger, but truth be told, he was a fantastic hitter as well. With a lifetime batting average of .297, Bagwell reached .300 or better in six of his 15 seasons. And in those 15 years, he collected 2,314 hits that included 488 doubles, 1,517 runs scored, and 1,529 runs scored too. Mixed into all of those hits, Bagwell connected for 449 home runs. Partly due to his physique and partly due to his seven seasons of hitting at least 34 round-trippers, Bagwell was considered an offensive threat regardless of whether the team needed a single or a three-run homer to win the game.
Bagwell’s resume includes winning the Rookie Of The Year and Most Valuable Player awards. He was a 4-time All-Star and also won 2 Silver Slugger awards and a Gold Glove.
Thank you for all of the entertainment that you provided.
Cooperstown may be calling you soon…
Happy Birthday, Mr. Bagwell!!!