(c) Houston Astros

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Position: 2B      Born: May 28, 1958      Bats: Both      Throws: Right

Drafted in the sixth round of the 1979 Summer draft, second baseman Bill Doran was a key component of the successful Houston clubs of the Eighties. His ability to get on base and run well made Doran the offensive table-setter for the team, earning him Team MVP honors for the 1985 and 1987 seasons. In 1987, Doran clubbed 16 homers, stole 31 bases, and drove in 79 runners while playing in all 162 games.

Doran was traded for three prospects to his hometown Cincinnati during the 1990 season as part of a payroll purge by Houston. He left his mark in the hearts of Astros fans and in the club's record books, placing in the all-time Top 10 in almost every offensive category tracked by the team.