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Astros cast out ghosts of past Octobers

Originally Published: October 19, 2005
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

ST. LOUIS -- This time, Nolan Ryan didn't let any eighth-inning leads disappear.

This time, Pete Rose didn't bowl over Bruce Bochy.

This time, Kevin Bass didn't strike out with the tying run on second base.

This time, Pete Munro never made it to the mound.

And this time, Albert Pujols never got a second chance to obliterate the dream.

Yes, this time, the ghosts of Houston Astros Octobers' past were all placed on irrevocable waivers. Because this time, the Astros finally ...

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