Next year the Astros will celebrate their 50th anniversary of National League play. Those of you adept at math (1962-2011) know that last season was actually their 50th season. In honor of that season and with their impending move to the American League in 2013, it is a good time to look back and pick out an all-time 25 man roster.
There are two ground rules for this squad. First, the player must have spent at least five years in Houston. Secondly, he will be picked for accomplishments in Houston. So, players like Kenny Lofton and Bobby Abreu are nice players, but neither qualify. That also means studs like Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte also will not qualify.