One of many major leaguers produced by Brooklyn’s Lafayette High School (including his brother Ken and Sandy Koufax), Aspromonte debuted at age 18 and struck out in his one at-bat with Brooklyn. At the time of his retirement, he was the last active ex-Brooklyn Dodger. He was a regular with the original Houston expansion team in 1962 and stayed through 1968. The celebrated bachelor set a NL record for third basemen with 57 consecutive errorless games in 1962 and added a since-broken NL record for fewest errors at 3B (11) in 1964. He was strictly pull hitter until 1967, when he batted a career-high .294 by hitting to all fields. Supplanted by Doug Rader the following season, he was the last original Colt .45 to leave the franchise.