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Juan Roberto Agosto Gonzalez

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 190 lb.

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Juan Agosto was a solid relief pitcher in the major leagues for many years, appearing in 543 games in a 12-year career. However, he did make 2 starts in his career. The first was on June 6, 1986 as a member of the Minnesota Twins against the Kansas City Royals. He pitched just 1 and 1/3 innings giving up 5 hits, 4 earned runs, walking 1 and striking out 1. The Twins lost the game, 6-1. His second start came on July 11, 1992 as a member of the Seattle Mariners against the New York Yankees. It was also unsuccesful; he went 2 and 2/3 innings giving up 5 hits, 2 earned runs, no walks and striking out 1. The Mariners did win the game, 5-3.

Agosto led the major leagues in 1988 with a ten-game winning streak, finishing the year 10-2 overall. The ten-game winning streak was also the longest in Houston Astros franchise history at the time.

Agosto had 20 at bats in his career, getting 2 hits and 1 walk. His first hit was on July 19, 1989 as a member of the Astros against the Philadelphia Phillies. The pitcher was Don Carman. His other hit was on August 28, 1991 as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. The pitcher was Bruce Hurst of the San Diego Padres. Both of Agosto's hits were against left-handed pitchers, despite him being a left-handed hitter.

He primarily wore number 49.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • NL Games Pitched Leader (1990)

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