Jerry DaVanon - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jun 8, 1965:36. Drafted Jerry DaVanon(OF) in 1965 Summer Draft
Apr 9, 1975:Paid cash to Cle-A for Jerry DaVanon(IF)
Nov 23, 1976:Traded Larry Dierker(P) and Jerry DaVanon(IF) to StL-N for Joe Ferguson(C) and Bob Detherage

This Date in Astros History

Aug 10, 1975:The woeful "Lastros" sweep a four-game series from division-leading Pittsburgh, 5-3. J.R. Richard walks nine in six innings but allows just one hit for the win. Jerry DaVanon beats George Brett by eight years when his sixth-inning single is overturned after his bat is found with too much pine tar. DaVanon accidentally rubbed pine tar on the wrong end of his bat while in the on-deck circle and Pirate catcher Manny Sanguillen alertly handed the bat to the plate umpire.
Aug 11, 1975:Cliff Johnson pounds four hits while Cesar Cedeno and Jerry DaVanon collect three each in a 7-2 victory over St. Louis. Larry Dierker tosses a complete game for his tenth win of the year.
Nov 23, 1976:Pitcher Larry Dierker and infielder Jerry DaVanon are traded to St.Louis for catcher Joe Ferguson. For Dierker, it's the beginning of the end of a stellar career. For Ferguson, it means another chance to be a starting catcher instead of an oufielder. He argues with manager Bill Virdon about blocking the plate but hits .243 with 23 homers and 83 RBIs in 1-1/2 seasons before being traded again.