Born: Oct 21, 1960
Trivia fans when asked who was the Astros' first baseman between Glenn Davis and Jeff Bagwell can point to Franklin Stubbs, a North Carolinian who set career highs in homers (23) and RBIs (71) with Houston in 1990 before drifting back into obscurity. A former top draft pick of the Dodgers, Stubbs spent six years trying to establish himself in L.A. but a low batting average plagued him so he was traded to the Astros. He hit .261 for Houston in his one year there.
After becoming a free agent, he played for the Brewers and Tigers before his career came to a close. In his 10 big league seasons, Stubbs hit .232 with 104 homers.