Eric Anthony - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jun 21986:34. Drafted Eric Anthony(OF) in 1986 Summer Draft
Dec 10, 1993:Traded Eric Anthony(OF) to Sea-A for Mike Felder(OF) and Mike Hampton(P)

This Date in Astros History

Nov 8, 1967:Eric Anthony is born in San Diego, CA. Expected to be a power threat for many years, strikeouts and a low batting average keep him from fulfilling his potential. He bats .224 over five seasons in Houston (1989-1993), and hits 19 homers with 80 RBIs in his best year as an Astro.
Jul 291989:Craig Biggio becomes the first Houston catcher to bat leadoff in over twenty years and it seems to work out. He homers and singles in an 8-1 victory at San Francisco. Another blast is the first big league bomb for Eric Anthony. Glenn Davis and Ken Caminiti also go yard. Mark Portugal hurls a three-hit complete game, just his second win as an Astro.
May 171990:Eric Anthony becomes the first Astro to reach the Dome's upper reserved seats in right field with a mammoth blast off Mike Bielecki in a 5-4, eleven-inning victory against Chicago. Cincinnati's Bernie Carbo was the only previous player to do it. Ken Oberkfell's sacrifice fly scores Ken Caminiti with the game-winner.
May 211990:Eric Anthony goes yard off Ted Power in the bottom of the eleventh for a 3-2 Houston win over the Pirates. Juan Agosto gets the victory. Franklin Stubbs also homers.
Jun 281990:Eric Anthony drills a tenth-inning double to stun the Padres, 2-1. Tony Gwynn gets no help when the ball sticks under the padding at the base of the outfield wall, preventing any play on Craig Biggio as he is scoring the game-winner.
Sep 41990:Down 7-0, the Astros respond for a 10-8 triumph at Dodger Stadium. A three-run pinch-hit bomb by Eric Anthony starts the comeback. An error by Hubie Brooks allows the game-winner. Luis Gonzalez strikes out in his big league debut.
Jun 141992:Pete Incaviglia ties the club record with seven RBIs as the Astros drub the Giants, 15-7, at the Astrodome. "Inky" swats a three-run homer off Dave Righetti and a two-run shot off Dave Burba before belting a two-run double off Burba to complete his day. Eric Anthony adds three hits.
Jun 191992:Luis Gonzalez blasts a solo homer off Jim Gott in the 12th to shock the Dodgers, 2-1. Eric Anthony had gone deep early to tie it. Joe Boever tosses two perfect innings for the win.
Jun 201992:Everyone is talking about the Jones boys as they outpitch Orel Hershiser and Los Angeles, 1-0. Doug Jones picks up the victory after Jimmy Jones scatters six hits over eight frames. Eric Anthony drives home Luis Gonzalez with the only run in the bottom of the ninth.
Jul 51992:Eric Anthony tags Jeff Innis with a two-run bomb as Houston blanks the Mets, 2-0, in ten innings. Four Astro pitchers share the four-hit shutout. Rob Murphy gets the win. Luis Gonzalez gets half of Houston's six hits.
Jul 271992:The Astros begin a 28-day road trip with a 5-1 triumph in Atlanta. The 1,337-mile, eight-city odyssey is made to accomodate the Republican Party which is having their national convention at the Astrodome in August. Eric Anthony belts an 11th-inning grand slam off Alejandro Pena to get the excursion started on a positive note.
Jun 231993:Eric Anthony smacks a three-run homer off Jim Gott in the top of the ninth to upend the Dodgers, 5-3. Luis Gonzalez had previously gone deep off Tom Candiotti. Doug Drabek hangs in long enough to claim the win.
Jul 31993:Darryl Kile slams a home run and a double, as well as pitching a six-hit shutout, to subdue St. Louis, 6-0. The homer comes against Omar Olivares. Eric Anthony contributes a two-run shot while Ken Caminiti punches three hits.
Aug 141993:Pete Harnisch strikes out a dozen while tossing a three-hit shutout over the Rockies, 9-0. Steve Finley picks up three hits and drives in three. Eric Anthony homers.
Dec 10, 1993:Slugger Eric Anthony is traded to Seattle for lefthander Mike Hampton. It's one of the better swaps in team history as Hampton steadily improves in his six seasons in Houston while Anthony is unable to regain his batting stroke.