Jeff Bagwell Retires from Houston Astros after 15 seasons

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Former Hawk Jeff Bagwell officially announced his retirement today. Bagwell spent his entire fifteen year career with the Houston Astros. After playing three years at the University, Bagwell was selected by the Red Sox in the fourth round of the 1989 MLB draft. At the University, he compiled .413 average during his three years, and had produced at least a .400 batting average in each of his seasons. He was traded from the Red Sox to the Astors in August of 1990 after playing for Double A- New Britain Red Sox. 1991 was his first season in an Astros uniform. Bagwell owns the club record for homeruns: 449, 1,529 RBI, 1,401 walks, and 969 extra base hits. He also finished with a lifetime average of .297. Himself and fellow teammate Craig Biggio were inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame on November 12th, 2004 and was also inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame on February 9th, 2005. Bagwell will remain with the club as part of a personal services agreement, and will work with the hitters, assist the front office and make appearances for the team.