Players that Played for Astros and Giants

6 Baseball Players who Played for Astros and Giants

There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Houston Astros and San Francisco Giants.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found players who played for both the Astros and the Giants.

Joe Morgan

Joe Morgan, who played in the Major Leagues from 1963 to 1984, is best remembered for his time as a second baseman with the Cincinnati Reds. Over his 22-season career, Morgan recorded over 2500 hits, 268 home runs, and a .271 career batting average.

He was named an All-Star 10 times (Astros, Reds), 5x Gold Glove winner (Reds), won the National League MVP twice (in 1975 and 1976 with Reds), and was instrumental in leading the “Big Red Machine” Reds to back-to-back World Series championships in 1975 and 1976.

Known for his speed, power, and defensive skills at second base, Morgan was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990, cementing his legacy as one of the sport’s greatest players.

Hunter Pence

Hunter Pence, a right fielder, played in the majors for 14 years from 2007 to 2020, most notably with the San Francisco Giants, where he was an integral part of their 2012 and 2014 World Series championships.

Pence, a four-time All-Star (Astros, Giants, Rangers), also spent time with the Astros, Phillies, and Rangers. He was known for his unconventional style, both in his swing and his outfield play. Pence finished his career with a .279 batting average, 244 home runs, and 942 RBIs.

His 2013 season with the Giants was a standout, with Pence hitting .283 with 27 home runs and 99 RBIs, earning him a spot in the All-Star game.

Jeff Kent

Jeff Kent was a powerhouse from 1992 to 2008. Like me, most of you probably think of him as a San Francisco Giant, but Kent also played for the Mets, Dodgers, Astros, Indians (now Guardians) and Blue Jays.

A second baseman with serious pop in his bat, Kent earned the MVP title in 2000 with the Giants. He had 33 home runs that year with 125 RBIs.

Over his career, he hit over 370 home runs, racked up more than 1,500 RBIs, and had an impressive 560 doubles. Kent was selected for the All-Star game five times.

Miguel Tejada

Miguel Tejada racked up 6 All-Star awards and an MVP award in 2002 while playing with the Oakland Athletics. He led the league in RBIs with 150 in 2004 while with the Orioles. He also led the league in doubles with 50 in 2005 with the Orioles.

Tejada played for six different teams over his 16-year career – Oakland, Baltimore, Houston, Kansas City, San Diego and the San Francisco Giants.

Randy Johnson

Randy Johnson, also known as the ‘Big Unit’, was a towering force in baseball from 1988 to 2009. He threw mainly for the Mariners and Diamondbacks but also played for the Montreal Expos, Yankees, Giants and Astros.

Johnson won the World Series with the Diamondbacks in 2001, where he was also the World Series MVP. He racked up over 300 wins, more than 4,800 strikeouts, and bagged the Cy Young Award five times. Johnson got into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015.

Carlos Beltran

Carlos Beltran is a 9-time all-star who played an incredible 20 years in major league baseball. Over his 20-year career, he played for 7 different teams – 2 of which were the Royals and the Mets.

Beltran also played for the New York Yankees, St Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants – making him an extremely versatile Immaculate Grid answer.

Beltran Key Stats

  • Rookie of the Year (Royals)
  • All-Star (Astros, Mets, Cardinals, Yankees)
  • Gold Glove (Mets)
  • Silver Slugger (Mets)
  • 40+ Home Run Season (Mets)
  • 100+ RBI Season (Royals, Mets)
  • 40+ Stolen Base Season (Royals)

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