Don Buddin - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Nov 26, 1961:Traded Ed Bressoud to Bos-A for Don Buddin(IF)
Jul 20, 1962:Sent Don Buddin(IF) to Det-A for cash

This Date in Astros History

Nov 26, 1961:Eddie Bressoud, Houston's first official draft selection, is traded to Boston for shortstop Don Buddin. Buddin would bat .163 in 40 games before being sold to Detroit. Bressoud, claimed from the Giants, comes alive for the Red Sox and becomes an All-Star by 1964.
Jan 29, 1962:Manager Harry Craft and General Manager Paul Richards begin the first winter publicity caravan in team history, starting in Victoria. The team has had one every year since then, touring cities throughout Texas and Louisiana. Among the other travelers are infielders Norm Larker, Bob Aspromonte, Don Buddin and Joey Amalfitano and broadcaster Gene Elston. This year's tour also makes a stop in Monterrey, Mexico.
Apr 17, 1962:Don Buddin's three-run blast in the 11th inning gives Houston their first road win in franchise history, a 5-2 victory over the Mets at the Polo Grounds. Norm Larker hit a two-run shot to account for the earlier runs.
Jun 10, 1962:78 Fans, as well as umpire Jocko Conlan, are treated for heat stroke during an afternoon doubleheader at Colt Stadium. The Dodgers sweep the twinbill, 9-3 and 9-7, but complain about Houston's stiffling heat afterwards. Don Buddin, a shortstop with a .160 average, belts the first grand slam in franchise history .