Curt Blefary - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Dec 4, 1968:Traded Mike Cuellar(P), Enzo Hernandez(IF) and Elijah Johnson to Bal-A for Curt Blefary(IF) and John Mason
Dec 4, 1969:Traded Curt Blefary(IF) to NY-A for Joe Pepitone(IF)

This Date in Astros History

Dec 4, 1968:Lefthander Mike Cuellar and two minor leaguers are traded to Baltimore for Curt Blefary and a minor leaguer. Despite a 37-36 record with Houston and an All-Star appearance, Cuellar's best days are ahead of him - posting four 20-win seasons with the Orioles. In a separate deal, infielder Bob Aspromonte, the last of the original Colt .45s, is shipped to Atlanta for infielder Orlando "Marty" Martinez.
May 4, 1969:Astros tie a major league mark, turning seven double plays in a 3-1 victory over the Giants . First baseman Curt Blefary makes a putout in all seven.
Jun 27, 1969:Orlando "Marty" Martinez, a utility man picked up in an off-season trade with Atlanta, drives home Curt Blefary in the ninth inning for a 5-4 triumph over the Braves. It is the Astros' tenth straight win, the second time they've reached that plateau that season.
Aug 12, 1969:Curt Blefary's three-run bomb off Jerry Koosman leads Houston to an 8-7 victory over the Mets. Blefary drives in four while Doug Rader has a hand in four different rallies. Joe Morgan steals home for the game-winner which was actually a botched suicide squeeze play.
Dec 4, 1969:First Baseman Curt Blefary is traded to the Yankees for first baseman Joe Pepitone. A year to the day since being acquired, Blefary is dealt and his career is never able to recapture the magic of his first three years in Baltimore. Pepitone turns out not to be the answer at first base either and spends less than a year in Houston.
Jan 28, 2001:Curt Blefary dies at age 57 in Pompano Beach, FL. He had one season in Houston as the team's regular first baseman in 1969, hitting .253 with 12 homers and 67 RBIs.