Roy's wife, Nicole, sang the National Anthem and God Bless America before Game 4 of the 2005 Division Series
Oswalt tied a club record when he made his fifth consecutive Opening Day start this year. He'll joined J.R. Richard (1976-80), Mike Scott (1987-91) and Shane Reynolds (1996-2000) as the only pitchers in Houston history to hold that distinction.
In 2001, Roy pitched 142 innings and had an ERA of 2.73, 3 losses, 14 wins, and 144 strikeouts.
In 2002, Roy pitched 233 innings and had 208 strikeouts, an ERA of 3.01, 9 losses, and 19 wins.
In 2003, Roy pitched 127 innings and had 108 strikeouts, a 2.97 ERA, 5 losses, and 10 wins
Roy won an Olympic gold medal in the 2000 Olympics.
Roy is a fan of Rascal Flatts.
In 2004, Roy had a pitched 237 innings with a 3.49 ERA, and 20 wins.
In 2005, Roy had 184 strikeouts, 20 wins, and an ERA of 2.94.
He led the National Leauge in wins in 2004 with 20.
He led the National league with games started in 2004 with 35 starts.
He has been in the top five in the voting for the Cy Young Trophy five times.
He was part of a six man no-hitter in 2003.
He led the National League in ERA with a 2.98 in 2006.
Oswalt hit his first home run on August 9, 2006 against the Pittsburg Pirates.
Oswalt is a fan of NASCAR. He saw his first live race on February 18, 2007 with Woody Williams, Brandon Backe, and Chad Qualls.
Oswalt wanted to own a bulldozer, so Drayton McLane, the Astro's owner, promised Oswalt a bulldozer if he won game six of the NLCS in 2005.
His entrance song is I Stand Alone by Godsmack.
Roy and his wife Nicole had their first child, Arlee, in September 2004.
His fastball is in the mid-90s mph for speed. Whereas his curve can reach 75 mph.
In 2004, Roy made his first all-star game.
He has five different kinds of pitches. A four-seamer, a two-seamer, a curve, a change-up, and a slider.
The Astros won the first eight games that Oswalt pitched. As of 2007 this is only the third time in history that this has happened.
He was called from the minor leagues to the Astros in 2001.
Roy had an injured arm in 1999. He was going to have surgery, but he got electrocuted and that loosened the tissue that was injuring Roy, and he was okay.
He was drafted in 1996.
He was drafted in the 23rd round by the Astros.
Roy's childhood dream was to play for Mississippi State.
His parents are Jean and Billie Joe Oswalt.
He had back to back seasons with 20 wins.
Roy Oswalt is a professional baseball player, currently playing for the Houston Astros.
Oswalt: (On the best advice received from his father) The main thing he told me was never give in to a hitter. That's why I go after guys so aggressively with the fastball. I don't believe they can hit it and I keep throwing it until they can prove they can. And I believe that if I throw it in the right spot, they're not going to hit it.
Oswalt: I've always believed in leading by doing it on the field and having others follow. I've never thought that you have to be too outspoken in the clubhouse, as long as you set an example for guys to follow. People watch that more than they listen to some guy talking, no matter who he is.
Oswalt: The difference between a good pitcher and a great pitcher is a good pitcher goes out there and on the days he feels good, he pitches good. But when he doesn't, he doesn't. A great pitcher goes out there, like Andy or Roger, even if he feels bad, even if he feels like he doesn't have his best stuff, he can still find a way to keep you in the game.
Oswalt: That's the biggest thing for a starting pitcher. It's not ERA, it's not the number of strikeouts, it's not even wins. If you're out there 240 innings, you're saving a huge workload for the guys in the bullpen, and that will make the team better.
Oswalt: I've always been a guy who likes big games.
Oswalt: When you're from Weir, Mississippi, almost everywhere you go looks like the big city.
Oswalt: I don't like to be the guy that stands out. I like kind of sneaking up on guys instead of being out front.
Oswalt: The thing about this game is pretty much everything you've done, somebody had done it before you.
Oswalt: I like a challenge. I always have.
Oswalt: I always heard that I was too small.
Oswalt: I'm just trying to stay aggressive and mix things up enough to be successful.
Oswalt: Guys think I'm staring them down, but they watch ME for signs. Why can't I do the same to them?
Oswalt: You have one good game or season, so what? You have to have a career.
Oswalt: On any given night, I can throw a shutout.
Oswalt: Every time I go out there I expect to win.
Oswalt: It doesn't matter who's in the box. You go after them and get them out the best way you can.