Astros in the Sky
The Deadball Era
Greatest 21 Days
Born: Aug 21, 1969
The Dominican shortstop had something of an identity crisis when he first came to the big leagues. Some media reports assumed he was former Astro Cesar Cedeno. Some media reports assumed he was former Astro Joaquin Andujar. While he was the brother of baseball player Domingo Cedeno, he was not related to either former Astro.
Cedeno had his first taste in the majors at the tender age of 20. He spent the next four years with the Astros, compiling a .250 average with 30 home runs. He hit for the cycle on August 25, 1992 against the St. Louis Cardinals - the third player in Astros history to accomplish this feat.
He was sent to San Diego in the 1994 mega-deal involving players like Ken Caminiti, Steve Finley, Derek Bell and Ricky Gutierrez. He hit poorly in two seasons with the Padres then was traded to Detroit who then dealt him back to the Astros in 1996 for the last three games of his big league career.