Ken Boswell - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Oct 29, 1974:Traded Bob Gallagher(OF) to NY-N for Ken Boswell(IF)
Oct 27, 1977:Granted free agency to Ken Boswell(IF).

This Date in Astros History

Feb 23, 1946:Ken Boswell is born in Austin, TX. In his three seasons as an Astro reserve (1975-1977), Boswell bats .242 and comes through 40 times as a pinch-hitter.
Jul 16, 1971:Astros turn the first triple play in their history during a 9-4 victory over Nolan Ryan and the Mets . Shortstop Roger Metzger takes a tap by Cleon Jones and steps on second, forcing Tommie Agee. His toss to first beats Jones to the bag. First baseman Denis Menke sees Ken Boswell make a belated dash to third so he fires across the diamond where Doug Rader completes the trifecta.
Oct 29, 1974:Astros deal Bob Gallagher to the Mets for infielder Ken Boswell. Gallagher bats .230 as a reserve outfielder for two years in Houston. Boswell becomes a spot starter and pinch-hitter deluxe over the next three seasons.
May 29, 1976:Joe Niekro tags his brother Phil for a home run in a 4-3 victory at Atlanta. It is the only homer in Joe's 21-season major league career (973 ABs). The seventh-inning blast comes on a knuckleball that Joe sends over the left field fence. Ken Boswell contributes three hits, including the game-winner.
Sep 7, 1976:Ken Boswell's bases-loaded triple keys an eight-run seventh inning as the Astros wrench the Big Red Machine, 10-5. Cliff Johnson adds a two-run double. Starter Joe Sambito gets the win.