Bob Aspromonte

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.

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