Injuries end Mike Hampton's season

HOUSTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Left hander Mike Hampton of the Houston Astros is done for 2009 because of left shoulder and knee ailments.

MLB: Houston 4, San Francisco 3

HOUSTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Kazuo Matsui hit a two-run homer Monday to pace the Houston Astros to a 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

MLB: Houston 5, New York Mets 4

HOUSTON, July 25 (UPI) -- Chris Coste gave Houston the lead for good with a two-run double in the fifth Friday and the Astros went on to edge the New York Mets 5-4.

MLB: Houston 4, Pittsburgh 1

HOUSTON, July 6 (UPI) -- Miguel Tejada had two doubles and two runs batted in Monday to lead the Houston Astros to a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

MLB: San Diego 4, Houston 3

SAN DIEGO, July 1 (UPI) -- Josh Banks and Heath Bell teamed up on the mound to lead the San Diego Padres to a 4-3 win over the visiting Houston Astros Tuesday.

MLB: Houston 9, Pittsburgh 1

HOUSTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Carlos Lee hit a grand slam homer during Houston's seven-run sixth inning Friday, powering the Astros to a 9-1 whipping of Pittsburgh.

MLB: Houston, 2, Pittsburgh 1

PITTSBURGH, May 31 (UPI) -- Mike Hampton limited Pittsburgh to one run on three hits over seven innings Sunday in pitching the Houston Astros past the Pirates 2-1.

MLB: Milwaukee 4, Houston 2

HOUSTON, May 19 (UPI) -- J.J. Hardy drove in two runs Tuesday to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 6, Houston 3

HOUSTON, May 7 (UPI) -- Reed Johnson gave Chicago a quick start with a bases-loaded triple in the first inning Wednesday and the Cubs went on to down Houston 6-3.

MLB: Atlanta 7, Houston 2

ATLANTA, May 2 (UPI) -- Omar Infante touched off a four-run fifth inning with a two-run double Friday and the Atlanta Braves waited out a long rain delay to defeat Houston 7-2.

MLB: St. Louis 5, Houston 3

ST. LOUIS, April 11 (UPI) -- Ryan Ludwick homered and drove in two runs Friday night and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Houston 5-3.

Astros OK Hampton deal pending physical

HOUSTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The Houston Astros have come to an agreement on a deal with free agent starting pitcher Mike Hampton pending a physical.

MLB: Atlanta 3, Philadelphia 2

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Mike Hampton pitched six solid innings and Casey Kotchman homered Tuesday, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 win over Philadelphia.

MLB: Atlanta 11, San Francisco 4

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Mike Hampton turned in a solid pitching performance and hit an RBI double Tuesday when the visiting Atlanta Braves trounced the San Francisco Giants 11-4.

MLB: Atlanta 9, St. Louis 4

ATLANTA, July 31 (UPI) -- Clint Sammons had three of Atlanta's 15 hits Thursday and drove in three runs, leading the Braves to a 9-4 win over St. Louis.
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Mike Hampton
Houston Astros starting pitcher Mike Hampton delivers during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago on July 29, 2009. UPI/Brian Kersey

Michael William Hampton (born September 9, 1972 in Brooksville, Florida) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Houston Astros. He bats right-handed and throws left-handed. Hampton is well-known for being one of the best active hitting pitchers, as well as (more recently) for his large contract and frequent injuries.

Mike Hampton was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 5th round of the 1990 draft. He first broke into the major leagues in 1993, but had a disappointing start. After the season, he found himself traded to the Houston Astros, where he would become a star.

Hampton became a starter for Houston in 1995, and kept his ERA under 4.00 for every season he was with the Astros. In 1999, Hampton had his best year. He broke through with a 22–4 record, best in the National League, and a 2.90 ERA. He picked up his first of five Silver Slugger Awards and narrowly finished second in National League Cy Young Award voting to Randy Johnson.

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