Houston Astros: The Time Before Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell

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Houston Astros: The Time Before Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell

The Houston Astros enter the 2008 season without Craig Biggio or Jeff Bagwell playing for them for the first time since 1987.

Here is a look back at what was going on during that year:

The Minnesota Twins beat the St. Louis Cardinals four games to three to win the World Series.

Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers beat Larry Bird and the Boston Celtics four games to two to win the NBA Finals.

The Denver Broncos lost back-to-back Super Bowls, this time losing to the Washington Redskins 42-10.

Wayne Gretsky and the Edmonton Oilers win the Stanley Cup in a sweep over Ray Bourque and the Boston Bruins.

Bob Knight led Indiana to their fifth national championship in college basketball.

Miami won the Orange Bowl under Jimmy Johnson to win the National Championship.

Barry Bonds had only 65 home runs.

Roger Clemens was with the Boston Red Sox and had 78 wins and 985 strikeouts.

Craig Biggio was playing his last season at Seton Hall.

Jeff Bagwell was playing at the University of Hartford.

The Astros were wearing the Rainbow Jerseys.

Jose Cruz was starting in left field for the Astros.

Phil Garner was playing for the Astros.

Glenn Davis was the Astros starting first baseman.

Bill Doran was the Astros starting second baseman.

Hal Lanier was the Astros Manager.

John McMullen was the Astros owner.

Dick Wagner was the Astros General Manager.

Cecil Cooper was playing in his final season with the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Milwaukee Brewers was in the American League.

Both Leagues only had two divisions.

Roy Oswalt was 10 years old.

Hunter Pence was four years old.

Peter Victor Ueberroth was the MLB commissioner.

George W. Bush was working on his father’s campaign for president.

Ronald Reagan was serving his last year as President of the United States.

The NFL went on strike, used replacement players, and shortened the season a game.

Bill Clements was the governor of Texas.

The Astrodome was the home of the Astros.

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