Kidney disease at 74
“The Bull” was not just a great Astro but he was an important figure in the history of the sport. From scoring the trivial one millionth run to being the first African-American GM to win a World Series. RIP.
And he also inspired the fans to “let the kids play!”
Probably the best hitter in Astros’ history until Bagwell came along.
Kidney disease sucks- I have lost two friends to this. Not a good hand to be dealt, at all.
A great player and solid man. Deepest sympathies to his family and Astros’ organization
Also first player to hit for the cycle in both leagues.
A giant figure in baseball. RIP.
He struck me as every bit as good of a man as a ballplayer. RIP Bull.
Long time cancer survivor.
Once the trauma of the Rusty Staub trade had faded, Bull Watson became my favorite Astro.
We lost Staub, Wynn, and Watson in short order. There’s my childhood, it’s tough to comprehend