Harry Craft - Timeline

This Date in Astros History
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.

Jun 30 1962 - The Colt .45s walk off with a 7-3 victory over Cincinnati, cut short due to fog. The Reds must have thought they'd entered some Biblical plague what with the heat, humidity, a blinding fog and those Texas-sized mosquitoes. A six-run rally puts Houston on top early. Manager Harry Craft has something else on his mind - the birth of his first grandchild is taking place at the same time.

Sep 19 1964 - The first manager in franchise history, Harry Craft, is fired with a 61-88 mark. Luman Harris is named to replace him. Nellie Fox starts off the new skipper's reign with a game-winning pinch-hit single in the ninth for a 2-1 win over the Mets.