Tuesday, January 13, 2009

R.I.P. Preston Gomez

1974-1975 Astros manager - and all around baseball ambassador and good guy - Preston Gomez passed away from injuries he sustained last year at Spring Training after being hit by a truck.

Gomez, a former Major League player, coach, manager, scout and executive, had been working for the Angels for the past 28 years, most recently as a special assistant to the general manager.

In his first year with the Astros in 1974, the Astros went 81-81 and then 47-80 in 127 games in 1975.