Born: Apr 26, 1973
A versatile switch-hitter, Geoff Blum had two stints in a Houston uniform but his most significant play in Astros history occured in neither of them. Blum came to Houston from Montreal and hit .273 with 20 homers during 2002 and 2003.
With Morgan Ensberg emerging as an everyday third baseman, Blum was swapped to Tampa Bay for pitcher Brandon Backe. After time with the Padres and White Sox, Blum signed to play with the Astros again for 2008 and played for three seasons. In his second stay with the Astros, he hit .249 with 26 homers.
While with the White Sox during the 2005 season, Blum faced the Astros in Houston's first ever World Series. Coming off the bench, Blum came up in a pinch-hitting role in the 14th inning of Game 3 where he drilled a home run over the right field fence off Ezequiel Astacio for the game-winner.
He had many highlights with the Astros but none bigger than the one which broke their hearts.