Joey Amalfitano - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Oct 10, 1961:Drafted Joe Amalfitano(IF) from SF-N in Premium Phase of 1961 Expansion Draft
Nov 30, 1962:Traded Joe Amalfitano(IF) to SF-N for Dick LeMay(P) and Manny Mota(OF)

This Date in Astros History

Jan 23, 1934:Joey Amalfitano is born in San Pedro, CA. He's the Opening Day second baseman for the first Houston Colts in 1962 and bats .237 for the season. He becomes a longtime major league coach and manager.
Jan 29, 1962:Manager Harry Craft and General Manager Paul Richards begin the first winter publicity caravan in team history, starting in Victoria. The team has had one every year since then, touring cities throughout Texas and Louisiana. Among the other travelers are infielders Norm Larker, Bob Aspromonte, Don Buddin and Joey Amalfitano and broadcaster Gene Elston. This year's tour also makes a stop in Monterrey, Mexico.
Nov 30, 1962:Righthander Don Nottebart is purchased from the Milwaukee Braves on the advice of ex-teammate Don McMahon. Nottebart's three-year record in Houston is 21-34, including the franchise's first no-hitter. Infielders Norm Larker and Joey Amalfitano are also traded in two separate deals for four players who do not make Houston's roster. Larker is swapped to the Braves while Amalfitano is shipped to the Giants.