Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell, other local icons to receive Houston Sports Hall of Fame rings
The fourth annual Houston Sports Hall of Fame will showcase Houston sports legends – Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Andre Johnson, Guy V. Lewis, and Bill Yeoman – when the 2021 Houston Sports Hall of Fame inductees receive their Hall of Fame rings and have their plaques unveiled on the Walk of Fame at the GreenStreet Promenade on Tuesday.
Four Thoughts on the Legend-laden Houston Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2021
^ Keep Houston Press Free Support Us LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2005, won the Roberto Clemente Award in 2007 and his No. He was inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. Four of these five are actual Hall of Famers in their sport, and the other one (Johnson) has a decent chance with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This is also a Hall of Fame group whose legacies, ironically, include heated Hall of Fame candidacy discussionsAs mentioned above, four of these five inductees are actual members of their one sport's Hall of Fame, but it wasn't easy.houstonpress.com
Pujols hits 660th career homer, ties Mays for 5th place
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER – Albert Pujols hit his 660th career homer, tying the Los Angeles Angels slugger for fifth on the all-time list with Willie Mays. The 40-year-old Pujols now trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (694) on the career home run list. Pujols has averaged 26 home runs per season over the past eight years with the Angels. His best home run season with the Angels was in 2015 when he hit 40. Pujols, who has one season left on his contract with the Angels after 2020, has gone deep four times this season.
Biggio HR, Blue Jays begin 2020 odyssey by beating Rays 6-4
The Blue Jays were blocked by the Canadian government from hosting this season because of coronavirus concerns, and hopes of shifting home games to other big league cities didn't work out. First of all, this whole year has been crazy, but its been especially crazy for our team, Biggio said. You get an opening day start usually because of what you did the year before," Morton said. Blue Jays starter Hyun-Jin Ryu, second in NL Cy Young voting when he was with the Los Angeles Dodgers last season, allowed three runs and four hits in 4 2/3 innings. Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo said it felt awesome after all the uncertainty the Blue Jays have endured recently.
2020 VYPE Awards Senior Shoutouts
What a night it was as the VYPE Awards presented by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine were held virtually on Sunday. This Content is Sponsored by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine! Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is Houston's leading provider of orthopedic services, from sports medicine to joint replacement. Houston Methodist offers comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services with a high standard of excellence for elite athletes, active adults and student athletes. Houston Methodist serves as the official health care provider for the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, Rice Athletics, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Houston Ballet, Houston Symphony and Houston Grand Opera.
ALCS returns to Houston after eventful games in the Bronx
But with the ALCS headed back to Houston, the 'Stros are confident in their chances to close it out in front of their home crowd.RELATED:"It's going to be so much fun playing at Minute Maid," Alex Bregman said. "We got to go back home and finish the job," Carlos Correa said.The Astros are turning to their bullpen for Game 6. Brad Peacock will start the day on the mound, and we'll have to wait and see who replaces him from there. Should there be a Game 7, it seems that ace Gerrit Cole would take the mound.It would be a welcome sign for the Astros if they could succeed with runners in scoring position. According to Amal Shah, the Astros are a disappointing 4-39 with runners in scoring position through five ALCS games.abc13.com
What Astros fans need to know about ALCS Game 6
HOUSTON, TEXAS (KTRK) -- After a late night in New York, the Astros return to Minute Maid Park on Saturday.The gates open at 4 p.m., but before that there's the Street Fest outside the park on Crawford.Astros legend and Hall of Famer Craig Biggio will throw the ceremonial first pitch at 6:52 p.m.The Houston Chapter of Buffalo Soldiers National Museum will perform the Presentation of Colors at 6:54 p.m.Country star Tracy Byrd will sing the National Anthem at 6:55 p.m.Houston rapper Slim thug will call for the Astros and Yankees to play ball at 7:07 p.m.The game will begin at 7:08 p.m.Who will be pitching? AJ Hinch hasn't announced who it is yet, but we'll update this article when he does.What do the Astros need to do to win? ABC13 Sports Director Greg Bailey explains in the video below:abc13.com
Springer, Bregman propel Astros to 6-2 victory over Angels
(AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)ANAHEIM, Calif. - George Springer and Alex Bregman homered, Wade Miley pitched two-run ball into the sixth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-2 Thursday night. Springer drove four home runs during the four-game series, tying Craig Biggio for the most when batting leadoff in a series in franchise history. The Angels didn't get much of a lift from the return of Mike Trout, who missed three games with a strained right calf. The left-hander improved to 4-0 in his career against the Angels, allowing two runs and three hits over 5 1/3 innings. Angels: Pujols left in the eighth inning with left hamstring tightness and is considered day-to-day.