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1986 Astros rookie southpaw Jim Deshaies sets a major league record by striking out the first eight batters he faces, a streak that ends in the top of third inning when pinch-hitter Larry See, batting for the opposing pitcher, pops out to second baseman Bill Doran. The 26 year-old left-hander will finish with a two-hitter and ten strikeouts, beating the Dodgers at the Astrodome, 4-0.
1998 Craig Biggio becomes the first player since Tris Speaker in 1912 to accumulate 50 stolen bases and 50 doubles in the same season. The Astros second baseman reaches the milestone when he swipes second in the top of the sixth inning in the team's 7-1 victory over St. Louis in Busch Stadium.
2001 Sammy Sosa sets a major league record with his third three-homer game of the season, hitting #'s 56, 57, and 58 off Astros' rookie Tim Redding. Slammin' Sammy also accomplished the feat against the Rockies (August 9) and the Brewers (August 22).
2011 Starlin Castro collects his 200th hit on with a lead-off single off Chris Carpenter in the team’s 5-1 victory over the Cardinals to become only the 10th player to accomplish the feat before the age of 22 years-old and the youngest Cub in franchise history to do so in a single season. Chicago’s 21-year-old shortstop, en route to finishing the season with a league-leading 207, reaches the milestone being two years younger than Billy Herman (1932) and Augie Galan (1935), who were both 23 at the time.

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