Welcome to Appy Astros, a blog dedicated to following current & former Greeneville Astros, the Appalachian League affiliate of the Houston Astros. Here you will find reports on current G-Stros, updates on the development of former G-Stros and occasionally an update on what has happened to the guys who have hung up their spikes.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Appy League Ties to the World Series

Josh Hamilton photo from SP Times story "Greener than grass".  Tells of Josh Hamilton's first season - a great read!

Every year, during the World Series, I go back and look at who from the two rosters might have played in the Appy League.  This year, there are ten players who wore an Appy League uniform. 

Cardinals - 

Yadier Molina - 2001 Johnson City Cardinals
Rafael Furcal - 1998 Danville Braves
Arthur Rhodes - 1988 Bluefield Orioles


Elvis Andrus - 2005 Danville Braves (only for 6 games)
Josh Hamilton - 1999 Princeton Devil Rays
Endy Chavez - 1997 & 1998 Kingsport Mets
Matt Harrison - 2004 Danville Braves
Colby Lewis - 1999 Pulaski Rangers
C.J. Wilson  -2001 Pulaski Rangers
Neftali Feliz - 2007 Danville Braves

The interesting thing is that there is only one former Johnson City Cardinal on the rosters.  Meanwhile there are four former Danville Braves (looks like the Rangers won that Texeira trade - Feliz, Harrison & Andrus were all part of that trade).

Only three of the players might have played at Pioneer park - Andrus, Harrison & Feliz.

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