Danny Darwin - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Aug 15, 1986:Traded Mark Knudson(P) and Don August(P) to Mil-A for Danny Darwin(P). Mil-A received Knudson on Aug 21.
Nov 7, 1990:Granted free agency to Danny Darwin(P). Darwin signed with Bos-A on Dec 19
Jul 23, 1996:Traded Rich Loiselle(P) to Pit-N for Danny Darwin(P)
Nov 6, 1996:Granted free agency to Danny Darwin(P), who signed with Chi-A on Feb 7

This Date in Astros History

Oct 25, 1955:Danny Darwin is born in Bonham, TX. The "Bonham Bullet" was equally reliable as a starter and a reliever. He has two stints with the Astros, posting a 47-35 record along with a dozen saves and a 3.21 ERA over six seasons.
May 5, 1987:Pitcher Danny Darwin , lifetime 2-for-26 with 20 strikeouts at the plate before the game, delivers three hits in a 5-1 triumph against the Phillies. He slaps a ground-rule double and a bunt single before spanking a two-run triple over Milt Thompson's head in center field in the seventh inning for the game-winner.
Jul 16, 1987:In his first major-league game, Ken Caminiti homers and triples, scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth for a 2-1 triumph over Philadelphia. Another rookie, Gerald Young, singles off Mike Jackson with the bases loaded to send the fans home happy. Danny Darwin goes the distance on a four-hitter.
Jun 27, 1989:Craig Biggio cracks a pinch-hit three-run homer off Steve Bedrosian to rock the Giants, 7-5. With Houston battling San Francisco for the NL West lead, they rally from a 5-3 eighth-inning deficit when Ken Caminiti doubles off Jeff Brantley. Rafael Ramirez singles him home then Bill Doran walks setting up Biggio's game-winner. Danny Darwin fans five of the seven batters he faces to notch the victory.
Aug 20, 1989:After Ryne Sandberg ties the game in the ninth with his second solo homer, Kevin Bass responds with his second long ball of the night, a grand slam off Mitch Williams for an 8-4 triumph over the Cubs. Danny Darwin gets the win after blowing the save.
Jul 25, 1990:Danny Darwin goes the distance on five hits in a 5-1 victory in Atlanta. Eric Yelding goes 4-for-4, swipes two bases and drives home two as the offensive star. But it's Franklin Stubbs who enters the record books, becoming only the 15th major leaguer to play an entire game at first base without making a putout.
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.
Dec 19, 1990:Danny Darwin leaves the Astros, signing a free agent deal with the Boston Red Sox. It is one month after he was named the club's MVP for the 1990 campaign. Darwin would return via trade for the last two months of the 1996 season.
May 29, 1996:In a 7-4 Astros triumph, Jeff Bagwell swats an upper-deck shot off Danny Darwin at Three Rivers Stadium, to join Pirate legend Willie Stargell as the only players to reach that level more than once. Bagwell caps his four-hit, five-RBI night with a two-run shot off Francisco Cordova.
Sep 6, 1996:Danny Darwin and Xavier Hernandez combine on a two-hitter to blanket the Rockies, 2-1. Both are in their second stint with the Astros. Bill Spiers' pinch-hit double in the eighth drives home Ray Montgomery with the winning run.