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Players You Forgot Were Astros: Hall of Famer Eddie Mathews

When you think of Hall of Famers who’ve played for the Houston Astros, there are several names that come to mind. Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell, Nolan Ryan and Randy Johnson are the ones I think of first. Probably one of the last names fans think of is Eddie Mathews.

Mathews is one of the best offensive third basemen the game has ever seen. He burst on the scene by hitting 25 home runs for the Boston Braves as a 20-year-old in 1952. He followed that up with a major league-leading 47 bombs the following year for the then-Milwaukee Braves, finishing second in the MVP voting.