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Berkman, Oswalt retire as Astros

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Two of the the biggest names in franchise history retired on Saturday.

Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt officially retired as members of the Houston Astros on Saturday after signing one-day contracts.

Berkman is among the offensive leaders in franchise history while Oswalt ranks second in wins and strikeouts.

After being selected as the first pick in the 1997 draft Berkman went on to spend 12 of his 15 seasons with the Astros. For his career, he hit .293 in 1,879 games with 366 home runs and 1,234 RBIs with a .406 on-base percentage and a .537 slugging percentage.

Oswalt was a 23rd round pick of the Astros in 1996 and went on to become a 20 game winner in 2004 and 2005 and was a three-time All-Star.

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