Astros Legend Making Appearance on Saturday's Broadcast

Houston Astros legend Jeff Bagwell is making an appearance during Saturday's broadcast.
Houston Astros legend Jeff Bagwell is making an appearance during Saturday's broadcast. / AP Photo/Kevin M. Cox

The Houston Astros look to further cement themselves as the American League's top team when they host the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night. Fortunately, the Astros will have some extra support behind them in the commentary booth in the form of a team legend.

Astros icon Jeff Bagwell is set to join Todd Kalas and Geoff Blum in the AT&T booth for tonight's Orioles vs. Astros matchup. The 54-year-old fan favorite is no stranger to commentating during Astros broadcasts, always bringing his point of view as a former player to the table.

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Bagwell is only of the few Hall of Famers to have spent his entire MLB career with only one team. Although the four-time All-Star was a fourth-round pick by the Boston Red Sox in 1991 but played all of his 2,150 career games in an Astros uniform after being traded to Houston in August 1990.

It's been 17 years since Bagwell retired and he's still the Astros' all-time leader in multiple categories. The former 1994 NL MVP ranks first in home runs (449), RBIs (1,529), walks (1,401) and WAR (79.9), just to name a few.

Even though Bagwell isn't a stranger to the Astros' broadcasting booth, his presence is always appreciated. Hopefully, it leads to the club playing better in front of the all-time great after Houston was shut out by the Orioles, 2-0, on Friday.

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Fortunately, things look promising for the Astros to land a win in front of Bagwell. FanDuel Sportsbook currently lists Houston as the -178 favorite on the moneyline, whereas Baltimore sits at +150.

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