Chris Burke - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jun 1, 2001:1. Drafted Chris Burke(SS) (#10 pick overall) in 2001 Summer Draft

This Date in Astros History

Mar 11, 1980:Chris Burke is born in Louisville, KY. The outfielder/infielder bats .258 during his first two seasons in Houston but makes his mark with a home run that wins the 2005 N.L.D.S. over Atlanta in the 18th inning, the longest game in postseason history.
Oct 9, 2005:In the longest game in postseason history, Chris Burke's solo homer off Joey Devine in the bottom of the 18th gives the Astros a 7-6 victory over the Braves, winning the N.L.D.S., three games to one. Trailing 6-1 in the eighth, Lance Berkman puts Houston back in it with a grand slam homer off Kyle Farnsworth. With two outs in the ninth, Brad Ausmus blasts a solo home run off Farnsworth to left center than just clears the yellow line and just eludes the reach of Andruw Jones. The belt ties the game at six apiece. After the bullpen is spent, Roger Clemens enters in the 15th and gets the victory. Burke had hit just five homers all season.
Oct 12, 2005:Andy Pettitte is hit by a line drive during warmups and struggles through a 5-3 loss to St. Louis in Game One of the N.L.D.S. Reggie Sanders powers a two-run blast in the first off Pettitte as the Cardinals build a lead they would never surrender. Chris Burke stays hot for Houston with a pinch-hit two-run shot of his own.
Oct 13, 2005:Roy Oswalt and Brad Lidge combine to silence St. Louis, 4-1, to even the N.L.C.S. at one game apiece. Chris Burke stays hot with two hits, two runs scored and an RBI. A solo shot by Albert Pujols in the sixth accounts for the only Cardinal run.