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Position: 2B      Born: Mar 7, 1968      Bats: Right      Throws: Right

The 2000 NL MVP while with the Giants, Kent joined the Astros as a free agent in 2003, belting a homer in his first at-bat for Houston. In 2004, he set the club record hitting streak at 25 games from May 14 to June 11, a stretch in which he collected 33 hits (15 for extra bases) and posted a .358 average, and was voted by the fans to the All-Star Game as the starting 2B. No one will forget his walkoff three-run homer that gave Houston a 3-0 victory over St. Louis in Game 5 of the 2004 NLCS. In two seasons with the Astros, Kent hit .293 with 49 homers and 200 RBIs. Kent left Houston after the 2004 season to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers for whom he played until his retirement after the 2008 season.