Corpus Christi Hooks

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Team History[edit]

The Corpus Christi Hooks are the AA affiliate of the Houston Astros in the Texas League. They began play in 2005 when the club relocated from Round Rock, TX. Led by skipper Dave Clark, they posted a 64-76 record in their first season. Pitcher Jason Hirsh went 13-8 with a 2.87 ERA for the club and led the league with 165 strikeouts. In their second year, the Hooks won the league championship

The Hooks play their home games at Whataburger Field and include Nolan Ryan as one of their owners. In 2019, the Hooks received some national publicity for staging a "Phones-Free" game on June 20th. Fans were given a special case in which to lock in their phones for the duration of the game, with provisions made for those who needed to use them for emergencies, and special phot booths set up for those who normally use their phones as cameras. The object was to raise awareness for coastal conservation by asking persons to pay less attention to their phone and more to their environment.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
2005 64-76 7th Dave Clark John Tamargo Jr. Joe Slusarski Danny Fatheree
2006 76-63 3rd Dave Clark League Champs John Tamargo Jr. Joe Slusarski Danny Fatheree
2007 67-73 6th Dave Clark John Tamargo Jr. Stan Boroski Danny Fatheree
2008 55-85 8th Luis Pujols John Tamargo Jr. Stan Boroski
2009 61-79 7th (t) Luis Pujols Keith Bodie Stan Boroski
2010 63-77 7th Wes Clements Mark Bailey Travis Driskill
2011 50-90 8th Tom Lawless John Moses Don Alexander
2012 81-59 1st Keith Bodie Lost in 1st round Joel Chimelis Gary Ruby
2013 83-57 1st Keith Bodie Lost in 1st round Tim Garland Gary Ruby Mark Bailey
2014 67-73 7th Keith Bodie Tim Garland Gary Ruby Tom Lawless
2015 89-51 1st Rodney Linares Lost in 1st round Dan Radison Doug Brocail Tom Lawless
2016 85-55 1st Rodney Linares Lost in 1st round Dan Radison Dave Borkowski
2017 67-71 4th (t) Rodney Linares Joel Chimelis Dave Borkowski Tommy Kawamura
2018 82-56 1st Omar Lopez Lost in 1st round Troy Snitker Bill Murphy Mycal Jones
2019 66-73 6th Omar Lopez Tim LaMonte Graham Johnson
2020 Season cancelled

Further Reading[edit]

  • Ashlee Burns: "Minor league baseball promotion puts cell phones out of reach", USA Today, June 20, 2019. [1]

External Link[edit]

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