Mike Capps, the radio voice of the Round Rock Express, was a guest at the meeting. He gave us some insights on the Round Rock players that will be competing for positions with the Astros next year. Mike has been selected to be the play-by-play announcer for the Triple-A Championship game in Oklahoma City next Tuesday which will be telecast on one of the ESPN channels. Chris Chambliss will be working with Mike at the game.
Capitalizing on the excitement earlier this week when Roy Oswalt broke the Club record with 16 no-decisions for the Astros, Gilbert Martinez did some quick research to determine that Bert Blyleven holds the major league record for no-decisions in one season with 20 for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1979 when he was 12-5 in 37 starts.
The trivia contest this month required the identification of the career leaders in hits and home runs for the 14 American League franchises. Dan Walsh blew away the competition by getting 23 of 28 but he didn’t know that Aubrey Huff is Tampa Bay’s career home run leader. He won a coupon that paid for his dinner.
The date for the October meeting will be announced in the next few days. Plans are to schedule it in conjunction with one or two Division Series games.