Astros in the Sky
Born: May 5, 1934
A five-year veteran with the Red Sox, Buddin was traded to the expansion Colt .45s for infielder Eddie Bressoud, the first player Houston chose in the expansion draft. Buddin started the first game in Colts history and later hit the first grand slam in franchise history but batted .163 in half a season before he was sold to the Detroit Tigers.
Buddin passed away on June 30th, 2011 at age 77 near his South Carolina birthplace.