Astros statement on the passing of Al Rosen
HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros join the rest of the baseball world in mourning the passing of former Astros General Manager Al Rosen, who passed away on Friday night at the age of 91.
The fifth general manager in Astros franchise history, Rosen served in that position for five seasons, from 1981-85, guiding the 1981 club to the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
"Al Rosen is a baseball legend," said Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan. "He was always very kind to me and my family. Al had a passion to win and he loved the game of baseball. He always had high standards for the Astros and for those in the game.
"Al was one of the first people to call me when I got the job as Astros president. It was a wonderful surprise and a memory that I will always cherish. Al Rosen will be missed."