Born: Nov 27, 1939
A former Houston Buffalo, Dave Giusti (pronounced JUST-ee) was a workhorse starter for the Colt .45s and Astros squads of the 1960s, going 47-53 with a 4.02 ERA and eight shutouts in 118 starts over six seasons.
He one-hit the Giants in 1966, the same year he also had a six-RBI game at the plate against Cincinnati while pitching a shutout. In 1968, he hurled a pair of two-hitters.
Traded after the 1968 season with Dave Adlesh to the Redbirds for Tommy Smith and Johnny Edwards, Giusti pitched one year in St. Louis, then seven seasons in Pittsburgh where he was an All-Star in 1973. Finishing his career with short stints with the A's and Cubs, Giusti hung up his spikes after the 1977 season having posted a 100-93 record with a 3.60 ERA for his 15-year MLB career.