Mark Bailey - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jun 7, 1982:6. Drafted Mark Bailey(C) in 1982 Summer Draft
Jul 23, 1988:Traded Mark Bailey(C) to Mtl-N for Casey Candaele(IF)

This Date in Astros History

Nov 4, 1961:Mark Bailey is born in Springfield, MO. The switch-hitting catcher bats .223 with 23 homers during parts of five seasons with the Astros (1984-1988) before a mid-season deal sends him to Montreal for utilityman Casey Candaele. Bailey is back with the organization as a coach.
May 6, 1984:Astros club 19-year-old phenom Dwight Gooden with eight runs in the third on their way to a 10-1 drubbing of the Mets. Nolan Ryan, almost twice Gooden's age, scatters six hits for the victory. Ryan contributes a bunt hit over Gooden's head in the rally while Mark Bailey drives home the first and last runs of the frame.
May 22, 1984:Fredbird, the mascot of the St. Louis Cardinals, tackles Enos Cabell in pre-game warmups. Cabell aggravates a knee injury. Heated words are exchanged between the two clubs but Houston gets revenge in the twelfth when Mark Bailey triples off Bruce Sutter to key a 4-3 victory.
Jun 22, 1984:Bill Doran slaps two triples and drives in four to spark a 10-3 victory over the Giants. Mark Bailey adds a home run. Mike Scott delivers two hits of his own while winning his fourth of the year.
Jul 15, 1984:Alan Ashby singles home Jose Cruz in the 16th inning to outlast the Phillies, 3-2. Houston leaves 20 runners on base and ties a league record by drawing seven intentional walks, all after the 11th frame. A two-run blast by Mark Bailey provided the other runs.
Jul 17, 1984:Mark Bailey overcomes two questionable ninth-inning calls to lead a 3-2 triumph over the Mets. Jobbed by a bad call at the plate that gave New York a 2-1 lead in top of the ninth, Bailey gets revenge with a two-run blast off Doug Sisk that caps an emotional night where fines are passed out to players on both squads.
Sep 16, 1984:Houston rallies from six runs down to drop the Padres, 10-9. Mark Bailey homers from both sides of the plate. A wild pitch by Goose Gossage scores Bill Doran with the tying run then Glenn Davis wins it with a sacrifice fly.
May 11, 1985:Astros rebound from a 5-0 deficit to take a 10-7 victory in Cincinnati. A five-run sixth does the trick as Phil Garner drills a bases-loaded triple off Mario Soto then scores on a suicide squeeze bunt by Mark Bailey.
May 29, 1985:Jim Pankovits ' grand slam off John Candelaria breaks a 3-3 tie as Houston belts the Pirates, 8-3. The blast keys a seven-run seventh inning after Phil Garner and Mark Bailey delivered RBI singles. Nolan Ryan picks up the victory.
Jun 9, 1985:Joe Niekro becomes the winningest pitcher in club history with a two-hit shutout of the Giants, 5-0. Mark Bailey helps his batterymate with a three-run blast. Niekro had failed in the previous six starts to notch his 138th win as an Astro, leading to offers from Niekro to pay the hitters for helping him set the mark.
Jul 28, 1985:Craig Reynolds bangs out four hits as Houston bombs the Mets, 12-4. Mark Bailey and Jose Cruz contribute three hits each in the 19-hit effort. The New Yorkers are gracious hosts, giving the Astros four errors to work with. They ought to be since the Astros giftwrapped 16 unearned runs in a doubleheader fiasco the day before.
Aug 20, 1985:Houston bloodies the Redbirds, 17-2, at the Dome before fans watch a screening of "Jaws" on the new Diamondvision scoreboard. Mark Bailey belts a grand slam while Dickie Thon homers and drives in four to lead the 19-hit attack. Bailey, Glenn Davis and Terry Puhl each deliver three of those hits.