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1964 A small plane privately scatter the ashes of former Houston right-hander Jim Umbricht over Colt Stadium, his home ballpark with the Colt .45's for the past two seasons. The popular 33 year-old reliever, the only pitcher to post a winning record during the expansion team's first two seasons, lost his well-publicized battle to a malignant melanoma three days ago.
2008 At Minute Maid Park, the Marlins set a club record, blasting six home runs en route to a 10-6 win against the Astros. Jeremy Hermida hit a pair of round-trippers, and teammates Mike Jacobs, Hanley Ramirez, Jorge Cantu, and Mike Rabelo contributed solo homers in Florida's fourth straight victory, matching the team's longest winning streak last season.
2016 Rookie first baseman Tyler White, who set an Astro record for total hits in the first five games played with the team, is named the American League Player of the Week. The 25 year-old thirty-third round pick out Western Carolina batted .556, scored three runs, blasted three home runs, and collected nine RBIs to cop the prestigious honor in the first week of his major league career.

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