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Astros waive pitcher Shawn Chacon

Astros waive pitcher Shawn Chacon

HOUSTON, June 26 (UPI) -- The Houston Astros have waived pitcher Shawn Chacon after his indefinite suspension for insubordination following an altercation with General Manager Ed Wade.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 2, Houston 1

HOUSTON, June 13 (UPI) -- A solo homer by Derek Jeter in the eighth was the decisive blow Friday, lifting the New York Yankees to a 2-1 win over Houston.

MLB: St. Louis 8, Houston 4

HOUSTON, June 8 (UPI) -- Ryan Ludwick's three-run homer in a seven-run second inning Saturday helped the St. Louis Cardinals beat Houston 8-4.

MLB: Milwaukee 10, Houston 1

MILWAUKEE, June 1 (UPI) -- Dave Bush gave up just one earned run on four hits in seven innings Sunday when Milwaukee finished a three-game sweep with a 10-1 rout of the Houston Astros.

MLB: Houston 8, St. Louis 2

ST. LOUIS, May 27 (UPI) -- Hunter Pence had five hits and two RBI Tuesday to lead the Houston Astros to an 8-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

MLB: Houston 5, Chicago Cubs 3

HOUSTON, May 21 (UPI) -- Shawn Chacon finally earned a decision in his 10th start of the season Wednesday and Houston rallied to down the Chicago Cubs 5-3.

MLB: Texas 16, Houston 8

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 16 (UPI) -- Josh Hamilton hit two of Texas' six homers Friday and drove in five runs, sending the Rangers to a wild 16-8 victory over Houston.

MLB: Houston 6, Washington 5

HOUSTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Lance Berkman went 5-for-5 and scored the deciding run on Carlos Lee's two-run double in the eighth inning Tuesday in Houston's 6-5 win over Washington.

MLB: Philadelphia 4, Houston 3

PHILADELPHIA, April 15 (UPI) -- Pedro Feliz's RBI double capped a four-run ninth inning Tuesday and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied to beat the Houston Astros 4-3.

MLB: Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 2 (2nd game)

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Adam LaRoche's RBI single in the eighth led the Pittsburgh Pirates to a doubleheader sweep of Cincinnati with a 3-2 win in Game 2.

MLB: Houston 5, Pittsburgh 4

HOUSTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Ty Wigginton hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth Sunday as Houston edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4.

MLB: Arizona 4, Pittsburgh 2

PHOENIX, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Orlando Hudson drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh Thursday night as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Pittsburgh, 4-2, for their sixth win in seven games.

MLB: Atlanta 5, Pittsburgh 4

ATLANTA, July 14 (UPI) -- Jeff Francoeur drove in the winning run with a ninth-inning bases-loaded single Saturday night as the Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh, 5-4.

MLB: Pittsburgh 7, Florida 5 (10 inn.)

MIAMI, June 27 (UPI) -- Xavier Nady and Ryan Duomit hit solo homers in the top of the 10th inning Wednesday as Pittsburgh beat Florida 7-5.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 13, Pittsburgh 6

NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez homered twice and scored four runs and Bobby Abreu had four hits, four runs and three RBI Sunday as the New York Yankees beat Pittsburgh, 13-6.
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Shawn Chacon
Houston Astros starting pitcher Shawn Chacon (30) pitches against the Washington Nationals during the first inning at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on May 6, 2008. (UPI Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher)
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Shawn Anthony Chacón (born on December 23, 1977 in Anchorage, Alaska) is a Major League pitcher, currently playing for the Newark Bears of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He last played in the Majors for the Houston Astros. He throws an 88–92 mph sinker, a big curveball, a slider, and a changeup.

Chacón was born in Anchorage, Alaska, but has only dim recollection of his biological mother and none of his father (he believes his biological father was African-American and his mother Latina). His mother placed him in a Greeley, Colorado foster home when he was 4, and he was adopted by Tony and Blanca Chacón.

"There's no way I could have ended up any better than I am," Chacón told the Rocky Mountain News. "Some (adopted) people go back and ask, 'Why?' I don't want to ask, 'Why?' The only thing I'd say is, 'Thank you.' "My parents were not able to have children, which is why they adopted me. We are pretty blessed to have each other."

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Shawn Chacon."
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