Jay Dahl - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jun 14, 1963:Signed Jay Dahl(P) as free agent

This Date in Astros History

Dec 6, 1945:Jay Dahl is born in San Bernadino, CA. Signed at age 17 in June of 1963, Dahl starts the "All-Rookie" game for the Colt .45s three months later, allowing seven runs in 2-2/thirds innings. It is to be his only big league game. The lefthander dies on June 20, 1965 in an automobile accident in Salisbury, NC where the Astros have a farm club. His teammate, Gary Marshall, is permanently blinded in the wreck. A female passenger also dies.
Sep 27, 1963:The fledgling Colts field an all-rookie lineup for a late-season duel with New York. Starting are outfielders Brock Davis, Aaron Pointer and Jim Wynn, infielders Rusty Staub, Joe Morgan, Sonny Jackson and Glenn Vaughan, catcher Jerry Grote and 17-year-old pitcher Jay Dahl. Despite four future All-Stars, the Mets prevail, 10-3.
Oct 16, 1963:Colt .45s announce a 40-man winter roster with 19 players aged 21 or younger, ten of them with a year or less of major league experience. Only five are aged 30 or older. Jay Dahl, at 17, is the youngest.