Joaquín Andújar - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Oct 24, 1975:Traded Luis Sanchez and Carlos Alfonso to Cin-N for Joaquin Andujar(P). Cin received Sanchez and Alfonso on Dec 12.
Jun 7, 1981:Traded Joaquin Andujar(P) to StL-N for Tony Scott(OF)
Jan 8, 1988:Signed Joaquin Andujar(P) from Oak-A as free agent
Nov 4, 1988:Granted free agency to Joaquin Andujar(P).

This Date in Astros History

Dec 21, 1952:Joaquin Andujar is born in San Pedro de Macoris, DR. The self-proclaimed "One Tough Dominican" has a colorful career which included switch-hitting regardless whether the pitcher threw lefthanded or righthanded and wearing glasses while at the plate but not while on the mound.
Oct 24, 1975:Houston acquires pitcher Joaquin Andujar from Cincinnati for two players. The excitable Dominican pays dividends, winning 42 games during six seasons, splitting time between starting and the bullpen. Andujar's best years come after he is traded to St. Louis but he is still remembered in Houston for his colorful antics and his catchphrase "youneverknow" during interviews.
Sep 4, 1976:Joaquin Andujar tosses his fourth two-hitter of the year, a 5-2 triumph over Los Angeles. Bob Watson homers and drives in three.
May 25, 1977:Art Howe slams a Charlie Hough knuckler for his second homer of the day to upend the Dodgers, 7-6. Julio Gonzalez contributes four hits. Joaquin Andujar gets the win in relief.
Apr 30, 1979:Terry Puhl's two-run homer in the ninth upends the Cardinals, 6-5. It caps a four-run rally which is just enough after Joaquin Andujar escapes a bases-loaded jam in the bottom half of the inning.
Jul 4, 1979:Fireworks in Cincinnati. The upstart Astros nip the Reds, 3-2, to take their first-ever ten-game divisional lead. Jose Cruz and Jeff Leonard drive home runs in the seventh to lead the come-from-behind victory. Joaquin Andujar and Ray Knight, ex-teammates in the Cincy farm system, start a bench-clearing brawl after hurling insults across the diamond. Joe Sambito cools the Reds with two shutout innings for the save .
Aug 14, 1979:Montreal's noted flake, Bill "Spaceman" Lee, surrenders a two-run inside-the-park homer to Houston's noted flake, Joaquin Andujar, that stands up for a 2-1 Astros victory. Andujar had warned Lee not to throw him a fastball and Joaquin belted one high off the centerfield fence when he did. Andujar goes the distance with a four-hitter for his 12th win.
Feb 28, 1986:Former Astros Joaquin Andujar, Enos Cabell and Jeff Leonard are among eleven players suspended by Commissioner Peter Ueberroth in the aftermath of the drug-dealing trial of Curtis Strong in Pittsburgh. Future Astro Dale Berra is also suspended. All the players agree to a stiff fine, community service and random drug tests in exchange for lifting the suspensions.
Feb 17, 1990:Shortstop Andujar Cedeno is signed to a minor-league deal and placed on the Astros' 40-man roster, causing various national sportswires to misidentify him both as Cesar Cedeno and Joaquin Andujar. The 20-year-old fellow Dominican is not related to either former Astro.