Eric Todd Anthony
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 2", Weight 195 lb.
- High School Sharpstown High School
- Debut July 28, 1989
- Final Game September 27, 1997
- Born November 8, 1967 in San Diego, CA USA
"It's hard to find guys who can hit homers in the Astrodome, but this guy is the real thing." - an NL scout
Eric Anthony was signed by the Houston Astros and scout Reggie Waller as the 34th round pick in the 1986 amateur draft. In 1989 he led the minor leagues with 31 home runs and was named MVP of the Southern League. He hit 28 home runs with the Columbus Mudcats, 2 after a promotion to the Astros, then 3 more after a demotion to the AAA Tucson Toros.
In 1990, he became one of only a few players to ever hit a home run in the upper deck of the Astrodome. The seat was marked with a star. His best seasons came in 1992, when he batted .239/.298/.407 with 19 homers and 80 RBI, and 1993, batting .249/.319/.397 with 15 bombs and 66 RBI. Houston dealt him to Seattle after the latter campaign for future staff ace Mike Hampton and Anthony closed his career with four seasons as a backup outfielder on four different squads.