Joining Ward were Carlos Guillen (.254) who would achieve most of his fame in Seattle and Detroit, and Scott Elarton (7-4, 3.24). 1998 saw the emergence of a future Astros superstar as 22 year old Lance Berkman hit 34 doubles and 24 homers while batting .306. Freddy Garcia would go 6-7 with a 3.24 ERA. Wade Miller would put up a perfect 5-0 record with a 2.32 ERA. More talent came to Jackson in 1999, as Julio Lugo hit .319 with 25 doubles and 10 homers. It seemed as if Houston had sudden emerged with an endless supply of talent and they all were headed to Jackson. Attendance was just under 100,000 and the Generals were achieving levels of the former Jackson Mets.