Larry Dierker

In addition to pitching 13 seasons in the Major Leagues with Houston, Larry Dierker impacted the Astros as a broadcaster, front office executive and as one of the greatest managers in franchise history. The franchise-leader in innings pitched, complete games, shutouts and starts, Dierker was a two-time All-Star during his playing days, posting a 137-117 record and a 3.28 ERA in 345 career games (320 starts) with the Astros. Dierker became the sixth manager in MLB history to lead his club to a division title in his first season, ultimately skippering the Astros to four division titles in his five seasons at the helm. In 1998, Dierker was named the NL Manager of the Year after the Astros set a then-franchise record with 102 wins. He spent 18 seasons in the broadcast booth, ultimately logging over 40 years of service to the Astros organization.