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1974

"He thinks he's in a sales convention dealing with a bunch of short-order cooks. That's not the way to go about getting a winner. Somebody ought to sit him down and straighten him out." - DOUG RADER, Astros third baseman's comments concerning Ray Kroc’s ownership style of the the Padres.

Padres president Buzzie Bavasi, inspired by disparaging postgame remarks about Ray Kroc, the team's owner and board chairman of McDonald’s, made previously by Astro third baseman Doug Rader, stages a Short-Order Cooks’ Night promotion, which gives any fan wearing a chef's hat free admission to the game. The Houston captain, who compared Kroc’s management of the Friars to a sales convention of short-order cooks, joins in on the fun by wearing a chef's hat and an apron and carrying a skillet and spatula when he brings the lineup card to home plate.

2007 With the third of his five hits in the Astros' 8-5 victory over Colorado at Minute Maid Park, Craig Biggio collects his 3000th hit to become the 27th major leaguer to reach the plateau, and the ninth player to accomplished the feat playing for one team. The milestone is reached in the seventh inning with a single off Aaron Cook, but the Houston second baseman is thrown out trying to stretch the historic hit into a double


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