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Springer hits leadoff HR for record fourth time in nine games

The Houston Astros have played nine games in 2017, and George Springer has now homered to lead off the game four times. He’s the first player in MLB history to homer four times in a team’s first nine games of the season: The 27-year-old’s latest leadoff blast came on the first pitch of Houston’s game against the Mariners on Tuesday night at Safeco Field: The record for leadoff...
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April 12, 2017  |  Discuss

George Springer: More Valuable Than Ever

When we think about how parks affect players, we generally think of it in the context of hitting and pitching. Bring the fences in and batters will hit more homers. Build a taller wall or a whole new park with bigger dimensions, and pitchers are going to have an easier time preventing the long ball. For the Houston Astros and George Springer, however, the removal of Tal’s Hill...
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April 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Which 2016 cellar dwellers have a chance to crash the playoff party?

Everyone loves an underdog story, and few underdog stories in baseball top the one of going from worst to first. This can happen for any number of reasons: big offseason acquisitions, career years from multiple players, a call-up that takes off, a managerial change, maybe even key injuries to division foes, or a combination of any or all of those.Welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable...
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March 31, 2017  |  Discuss

The top 10 MLB center fielders headed into spring training 2017

There is very little that is as exciting as seeing a truly elite center fielder apply his craft. It is a position that has housed many of the greatest talents in the history of the game, as names such as Mays, Mantle, DiMaggio, Cobb and Griffey have made it home, and that is only the very tip of a substantially talented iceberg. In today’s game, there continues to be a legendary...
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March 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Did kid's great letter convince Astros to keep George Springer?

The Boston Red Sox’s acquisition of Chris Sale proved that anything can happen in Major League Baseball’s offseason. But the Houston Astros still have one of their best young players, and they have a little kid to thank. OK, that might be a stretch. Still, there’s no doubting the awesomeness of this letter a young Astros fan wrote to Jeff Luhnow, pleading with the general...
December 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: George Springer launches foul ball into a deep fryer

Houston Astros slugger George Springer unintentionally added a new item to the Minute Maid Park desert menu. The Astros outfielder was at the plate against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, when he launched a foul ball into the stands. While some balls can hit errant cars in parking lots, Springer’s foul ended up landing into a concession stand deep fryer. Even if Astros hitters...
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May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

George Springer catches footballs while wearing a T-Rex costume

The Houston Astros are finding ways to keep things fun during a long and grueling 162-game baseball season. Before their game Saturday against the Texas Rangers, outfielder George Springer really went in a different direction. Springer wore one of those T-Rex costumes that you probably have seen more often in the past year. They’re often donned in silly viral videos of people...
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May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Astros’ George Springer robs home run the hard way

Robbing a home run is never a bad thing for an outfielder. The fans love you, your teammates thank you and you’re likely a sure-fire SportsCenter highlight. Such was the case for Houston Astros rightfielder George Springer, who robbed Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu of a home run in the first inning of their affair on the South Side of Chicago. Then again, it could’ve...
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May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: George Springer’s strong vertical leap helps rob Jose Abreu of home run

Most everything this season has been going the way of the Chicago White Sox. And most everything has been going against the Houston Astros. But for one play on Thursday, the ‘Stros had the upper hand — thanks to some major hops from George Springer. With two outs and none on in the bottom of the first inning in Chicago, Jose Abreu sent a deep fly ball to right field ...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Matt Barnes Bested By Ex-UConn Teammate George Springer

BOSTON — The Red Sox lost Friday night, and Matt Barnes is going to hear about it. The Red Sox’s 7-6 loss to the Houston Astros at Fenway Park wasn’t particularly debilitating — the team had won five straight entering the game and still pounded out 11 hits. But this one might leave an extra sting for Barnes. With the game knotted at 5-5 in the top of the sixth inning, the...
May 14, 2016  |  Discuss

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