Jose Cruz

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Jose Cruz, old school

Jose Cruz bats in the 2 spot for the Houston Astros on the NES version of RBI. He is a good player, although not the most powerful. That's why putting a power hitter like Phil Garner in at the three spot is a quality choice. Cruz gets on base more than any other Astro, so the big goal should be getting him in.

RBI Stats


  • Born August 8, 1947 in Arroyo, P.R.
  • Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1966.
  • Played in the Big Leagues from 1970-1988
  • Purchased by the Houston Astros from the St. Louis Cardinals on October 24, 1974.
  • Career .284 BA, with 165 HR, 1,036 runs, 1,077 RBI and 317 SB in 2,353 AB
  • Two-time NL All-Star (1980 and 1985)
  • Led league in hits (189) in 1983

Fun Facts

  • Cruz lost 30 pounds, started to lose hair/muscle and became a total prick before finding out he had Graves Disease. After taken medication, he is back to his old self.

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