Astros History - Timeline

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Season Recaps - Here you'll find an extensive recap of each season for the team, including a section on Houston baseball before the arrival of the major leagues.
Before 1962 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

1962 Day-by-Day - Gene Elston's review of the inaugural season.

1965 Day-by-Day - Bob Hulsey's look at the first year in the Astrodome.

Overall Franchise Record (1962-2016): 4290 - 4491 .489
National League Franchise Record (1962-2012): 3999 - 4134 .492
American League Franchise Record (2013-2016): 291 - 357 .449
6 Division titles (1980, 1986, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001)
1 National League pennant (2005)
0 World's Championships


Trades, Transactions and Drafts - An extensive listing of every trade or transaction that brought a player to or from the Astros and a listing of all the Astros' June drafts.
All-Time Trades and Transactions
Expansion Draft & June High School/College Drafts
1961 Expansion 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Octobers to Remember - Each post-season appearance by the team is described in as much detail as possible.
1980 NLCS The Astros are six outs away from a trip to the World Series. But then...
1981 NLDS Houston needs to win just one of three in L.A. Sound familiar?
1986 NLCS The Astros are three outs away from starting Mike Scott in a decisive Game 7. But then...
1997 NLDS Houston is happy to be back in the playoffs. But not for long...
1998 NLDS A 100-win team anchored by Randy Johnson. What could possibly go wrong?
1999 NLDS Houston bids farewell to the Dome but still can't put the Braves behind them.
2001 NLDS New crib, same story. Guess who comes to town to spoil the party?
2004 NLDS The Astros finally win a postseason series but not without tragedy.
2004 NLCS Houston gets one win away from the World Series again. But then...
2005 NLDS The Astros go extras to drop the Braves with a trio of surprise heroes.
2005 NLCS Houston is one win away from the World Series again. And then...
2005 WS It was the best of times and it was the worst of times.

This Date in Astros History - A extensive, day-by-day breakdown of every significant event in team history.
This Date in Astros History

Great Days in Astros History - Highlighting the most memorable regular season games in team history.
1962, Apr 10 Houston drills Chicago in their first major league game.
1963, May 17 Don Nottebart tosses the team's first no-hitter.
1963, Sep 27 The Colt .45s start an all-rookie lineup.
1964, Apr 23 Ken Johnson no-hits the Cincinnati Reds...and loses!
1965, Apr 9 The first game in the Astrodome is a 12-inning thriller.
1967, Jun 18 Don Wilson no-hits the Braves and strikes out 15.
1967, Jul 14 Eddie Mathews hits the 500th homer of his Hall-of-Fame career.
1967, Sep 9 Jim Wynn becomes the first Astro to notch 35 homers and 100 RBIs.
1968, Apr 15 The Astros win the longest shutout ever played (24 innings).
1968, Jul 14 Don Wilson ties the MLB record with 18 strikeouts.
1969, May 1 Don Wilson tosses his 2nd no-hitter to avenge the Reds.
1969, Jul 30 Houston sweeps the Mets, highlighted by two grand slams in one inning.
1970, Apr 12 Jim Wynn homers into the upper deck of the Astrodome.
1971, Sep 2 Cesar Cedeno hits an inside-the-park grand slam.
1971, Sep 5 J. R. Richard strikes out 15 in his first ML start.
1972, Apr 23 Houston rallies for ten runs in the ninth inning against the Giants.
1974, Apr 9 Larry Dierker wins his 100th game as an Astro.
1974, Jul 30 Don Wilson wins his 100th game as an Astro.
1975, May 31 The Astros post a club-record 12-run inning against the Phils.
1976, Jul 9 Larry Dierker no-hits the Expos in his final season in Houston.
1979, Apr 7 Ken Forsch no-hits the Braves in his first start of the season.
1980, Apr 25 J. R. Richard wins his 100th game as an Astro.
1980, Oct 6 The Astros win a playoff to clinch their first division title.
1981, Sep 26 Nolan Ryan no-hits the Dodgers, the fifth of his career.
1982, Aug 28 Joe Niekro wins his 100th game as an Astro.
1983, Apr 27 Nolan Ryan breaks the all-time MLB record with his 3509th strikeout.
1985, Jul 11 Nolan Ryan strikes out Danny Heep for his 4000th career K.
1986, Sep 23 Jim Deshaies ties an MLB mark, fanning the first 8 batters he faces.
1986, Sep 25 Mike Scott no-hits the Giants and clinches the NL West.
1988, Jul 9 Nolan Ryan wins his 100th game as an Astro.
1988, Aug 22 Craig Biggio gets his first big league homer to beat Chicago.
1989, Jun 3-4 The Astros need 35 innings to win twice.
1989, Sep 9 Mike Scott wins his 100th game as an Astro.
1991, Apr 15 Jeff Bagwell stuns the Braves with his first big league homer.
1993, Sep 8 Darryl Kile no-hits the New York Mets.
1994, Jul 18 Down 11-0, the Astros rally in an amazing comeback.
1994, Aug 5 Jeff Bagwell breaks several franchise records.
1997, Sep 25 The Astros top Chicago to seal their first playoff berth in 11 years.
1998, Sep 23 The Astros reach 100 wins while making more history.
1999, Oct 3 Houston clinches in the last regular-season game at the Dome.
2000, Mar 30 The Astros' debut at Enron Field mirrors the Dome's premiere.
2001, Oct 7 Shane Reynolds wins his 100th game as the Astros clinch.
2003, Jun 11 Billy Wagner caps off a six-pitcher no-hitter at Yankee Stadium.
2003, Jul 20 Jeff Bagwell cracks the 400-homer plateau.

...And more to come!