Kevin Bass - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Aug 30, 1982:Traded Don Sutton(P) to Mil-A for Kevin Bass(OF), Frank DiPino(P), Mike Madden(P), and cash. Hou received Bass, DiPino and Madden on Sep 3
Nov 13, 1989:Granted free agency to Kevin Bass(OF). Bass signed with SF-N on Nov 16
Jun 4, 1990:1. Drafted Tom Nevers(IF) (#21 pick overall) in 1990 Summer Draft (compensation for Kevin Bass)
Jun 4, 1990:1. Drafted Brian Williams(P) (#31 pick overall) in 1990 Summer Draft (compensation for Kevin Bass)
Jan 5, 1993:Signed Kevin Bass(OF) from NY-N as free agent
Oct 26, 1994:Granted free agency to Kevin Bass(OF), who signed with Bal-A on Apr 18

This Date in Astros History

May 12, 1959:Kevin Bass is born in Redwood City, CA. Bass would hit over .300 three times for Houston and give the best impersonation of Sammy Davis, Jr. ever seen in an Astros clubhouse.
Sep 1, 1983:Kevin Bass, pinch-hitting for Nolan Ryan, slugs a bases-loaded triple off the wall in left-center to give Houston a 3-0 victory over Pittsburgh. Kent Tekulve is the victim. Ryan had struck out ten Pirates before Bass plates the winning runs. Frank DiPino works the final two frames for the save.
Apr 16, 1985:Astros touch Steve Howe, Tom Niedenfuer and Ken Howell for six runs in the ninth to shock the Dodgers, 7-3. Kevin Bass' double starts the rally which makes a winner of Dave Smith. The key play occurs when Howell misfires on Bill Doran's suicide squeeze bunt, allowing two Astros to score.
Jul 5, 1985:Kevin Bass launches two solo homers to pace a 4-2 triumph over Montreal. Jose Cruz drives in the other two runs to set a new franchise mark for RBIs (783), since broken by Jeff Bagwell.
Jul 11, 1985:Nolan Ryan fans Danny Heep in the sixth inning to become the first player to reach 4,000 career strikeouts. Kevin Bass homers in the frame to give the Astros a 3-1 lead but miscues later let the Mets tie it. Bill Doran's fifth hit of the game, in the 12th, scores Dickie Thon for a 4-3 Houston victory.
May 10, 1986:Glenn Davis swats two home runs and a double in leading a 6-3 triumph at Pittsburgh. Rick Rhoden and Bob Walk are his victims. Kevin Bass adds a solo shot to the winning effort.
Jun 10, 1986:Kevin Bass and Bill Doran both homer in a 12-1 massacre of the Padres. Bob Knepper claims his tenth win of the season with a four-hitter.
Jun 29, 1986:Houston regains first place in a 2-1 nailbiter over Fernando Valenzuela and the Dodgers. Craig Shipley and Alex Trevino team up for the only Dodger run but they give it back in the seventh when a bad throw by Shipley puts Phil Garner aboard then a dropped third strike by Trevino puts Glenn Davis on base. Kevin Bass drives in Garner then Jose Cruz dribbles a 20-foot roller that Valenzuela must eat while the winning run scores.
Jul 7, 1986:Glenn Davis drills two home runs and drives in five as the Astros put a 12-1 hurt on the Expos. Kevin Bass caps the scoring with a grand slam. Mike Scott, soon to be named to the N.L. All-Star team, pockets the easy victory.
Jul 15, 1986:The Astrodome hosts its second and last All-Star Game, a 3-2 American League victory. Houston fans could cheer hometown stars Glenn Davis, Kevin Bass, Mike Scott and Dave Smith . They could also cheer Boston's Roger Clemens, another Texas legend, who is the winning pitcher and the game's Most Valuable Player.
Jul 24, 1986:Kevin Bass has a 5-for-5 night to lead a 9-3 Houston win over the Phillies. The Astros put this one away early with eight runs in the third inning after winning the previous five games in their final at bat. Mike Scott fans 13 Philadelphians to notch his tenth victory.
Oct 15, 1986:In the one of the most thrilling games in baseball history, the Astros and Mets battle 16 innings at the Astrodome before the Mets prevail, 7-6, to win the National League pennant. Houston scores three in the first while Bob Knepper blanks New York for eight innings. The Mets rally to tie in the ninth and take the lead in the 14th. Billy Hatcher knots it again with a dramatic solo homer that hits the foul pole down the left field line. New York scores three more in the 16th but the Astros answer with two runs of their own. Finally, Kevin Bass strikes out with a runner aboard for the final out of the season.
May 1, 1987:Nolan Ryan belts his second career home run as he coasts to a 12-3 win over Atlanta. It's a three-run shot off Charlie Puleo and caps a 10-0 lead. Kevin Bass also homers in a three-hit effort.
Jun 1, 1987:Jose Cruz lofts a home run to left in the top of the tenth inning off ex-Astro Frank DiPino to topple the Cubs, 6-5. Kevin Bass also homers and drives in four. All five Chicago runs come from the bat of Andre Dawson who slugs two long balls but fans in his final trip up at the hands of Dave Smith.
Jun 15, 1987:Mike Scott and Dave Smith combine for 17 strikeouts in a 4-0 shutout of the Reds. Scott fans the first 14 over eight innings then Smith punches out the final three. Bill Doran homers while Kevin Bass adds a two-run triple.
Jun 27, 1987:Kevin Bass becomes the first Astro to collect four extra-base hits in a game. He gets a "cycle plus one", legging out his second double for his final hit of the game after earlier hitting a homer and a triple. Houston wins, 6-5, over the Giants as Larry Andersen saves it for Jim Deshaies.
Sep 14, 1987:Gerald Young notches four hits and swipes four bases to lead Houston over the Dodgers, 8-1. Kevin Bass also has a four-hit night with a home run and four RBIs. Nolan Ryan registers nine whiffs in a little over six innings for the victory.
Apr 5, 1988:Kevin Bass' two-run single keys a five-run eighth-inning rally to grab a 6-3 Opening Day win against San Diego. Mike Scott takes the win even though he surrendered two runs in the top half of the frame.
Jun 12, 1988:Mike Scott's bid for his second career no-hitter ends one out short when Ken Oberkfell delivers a clean single to right with two outs in the top of the ninth. It's the only sour note in a 5-0 whitewash over Atlanta. Scott walks none and fans eight. Terry Puhl, Kevin Bass and Craig Reynolds contribute three hits each.
May 2, 1989:Kevin Bass drills four hits while Glenn Davis and Bill Doran drive home three runs each during a 12-4 mauling in Philadelphia. Jim Deshaies gets the win and adds an RBI single to boot.
Aug 20, 1989:After Ryne Sandberg ties the game in the ninth with his second solo homer, Kevin Bass responds with his second long ball of the night, a grand slam off Mitch Williams for an 8-4 triumph over the Cubs. Danny Darwin gets the win after blowing the save.
Jan 7, 1993:Kevin Bass is signed for a second tour of duty. The switch-hitting outfielder, an All-Star for the Astros during their 1986 championship year, bats .284 and .310 in reserve duty the next two seasons.
Jul 10, 1993:Pete Harnisch hurls a one-hitter at Wrigley Field to begin a doubleheader sweep of the Cubs. Mark Grace's single in the seventh is the lone hit. Luis Gonzalez swats a double, triple and homer to drive in all four runs in the 4-0 opener. Gonzo belts another homer in the nightcap then Kevin Bass takes over to finish the 5-2 sweeper. Craig Biggio adds two doubles and a triple among his five hits.
Jul 18, 1994:Down 11-0 to the Cardinals, Houston explodes for eleven runs in the sixth inning to take a 15-12 shocker at the Dome. After chipping away at Allen Watson with two in the fourth and two in the fifth, the Astros erupt for five more before Mike Felder's two-run triple ties it. Kevin Bass gets his second hit in the frame to put Houston ahead to stay.