Michael Bourn - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jun 5, 2000:Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 19th round of the 2000 amateur draft, but did not sign.
Jun 3, 2003:Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed July 24, 2003.
Nov 7, 2007:Traded by the Philadelphia Phillies with Mike Costanzo and Geoff Geary to the Houston Astros for Eric Bruntlett and Brad Lidge.
Jul 31, 2011:Traded by the Houston Astros with cash to the Atlanta Braves for Juan Abreu, Paul Clemens, Brett Oberholtzer and Jordan Schafer.

This Date in Astros History

Dec 27, 1982:Michael Bourn is born in Houston, TX. A key piece in the deal that sent Brad Lidge to Philadelphia, Bourn bats .271 with 193 steals in four seasons with the Astros (2008-2011), twice winning the NL stolen base title before a trade sent him to Atlanta.
Nov 7, 2007:Ed Wade strikes a deal with Philadelphia, his former employer. Houston deals closer Brad Lidge and utilityman Eric Bruntlett to the Phillies for outfielder Michael Bourn, reliever Geoff Geary and minor leaguer Mike Costanzo. Bourn spent three years at the University of Houston before signing with the Phils. Costanzo is dealt to Baltimore later that winter.
Jul 2, 2009:A 7-2 Astros victory in San Diego is delayed 52 minutes when a swarm of bees moves into left field and begins nesting in the jacket of the ballgirl in the top of the ninth. A local bee expert was brought in to kill and capture the queen and her nest, dispersing the others. "Killer B's" Geoff Blum, Lance Berkman and Michael Bourn delivered six hits, six runs and six RBIs between them.
Nov 11, 2009:Michael Bourn wins the Gold Glove Award for National League outfielders. The Houston-born speedster is the first Houston outfielder to win the award since Cesar Cedeno in 1976. Bourn would take the honor again the following year.
Jun 1, 2010:Lance Berkman drives in five, including the game-winner with two out in the bottom of the ninth to nip the Nationals, 8-7. Berkman had a two-run double and an RBI single before his two-run liner to left won the game. Jeff Keppinger added three hits and Michael Bourn scored three times.
Aug 3, 2011:After deadline trades send Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn away for prospects, the rebuilding Astros take 2-of-3 from Cincinnati, including a 5-4 victory that is the first major league win for 20-year-old Jordan Lyles. Outfielder J.D. Martinez, called up from AA less than a week before, smashes a homer and double to drive in four. 21-year-old Jose Altuve and 22-year-old Jimmy Paredes add two hits apiece.