Casey Candaele - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jul 23, 1988:Traded Mark Bailey(C) to Mtl-N for Casey Candaele(IF)
Oct 4, 1993:Granted free agency to Casey Candaele(IF), who signed with Cin-N on Nov 24

This Date in Astros History

Jan 12, 1961:Casey Candaele is born in Lompoc, CA. The 5-9 utilityman plays five seasons in Houston (1988-1993) and, despite his small stature, bashed nine homers as an Astro. He credits his mother for his baseball skills.
Nov 4, 1961:Mark Bailey is born in Springfield, MO. The switch-hitting catcher bats .223 with 23 homers during parts of five seasons with the Astros (1984-1988) before a mid-season deal sends him to Montreal for utilityman Casey Candaele. Bailey is back with the organization as a coach.
May 23, 1990:Astros set a club record by stealing eight bases in a 7-3 victory over Pittsburgh. Eric Yelding swipes half of them. Casey Candaele adds two thefts while Bill Doran and Ken Caminiti join the parade. Juan Agosto wins in relief of Bill Gullickson.
Sep 28, 1990:A two-run triple in the bottom of the tenth by Casey Candaele stuns the Braves, 2-1, after Atlanta had just scored to take the lead. Danny Darwin hurls seven shutout innings to reduce his ERA to 2.21, earning him the league title.
Apr 16, 1991:Ken Caminiti starts an around-the-horn triple play during a 10-4 loss to the Braves. In the second-inning, Mike Heath's grounder goes from Caminiti to Casey Candaele at second to Jeff Bagwell at first for the feat.