Glenn Davis - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jan 1, 1981:1. Drafted Glenn Davis(IF) in secondary phase of 1981 Supplemental Draft
Jan 10, 1991:Traded Glenn Davis(IF) to Bal-A for Steve Finley(OF), Pete Harnisch(P), and Curt Schilling(P)

This Date in Astros History

Mar 28, 1961:Glenn Davis is born in Jacksonville, FL. As a troubled youth, he is taken in by the parents of major league pitcher George "Storm" Davis. Glenn would become Houston's best slugger since Jim Wynn, smashing 166 homers over seven seasons (1984-1990) while driving in 518 runs.
Aug 23, 1967:Jim Wynn cracks his 30th home run of the season during a 9-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Clay Carroll is the victim. Wynn is the first Houston player to reach that plateau and no other Astro would join him until Glenn Davis in 1986.
Sep 6, 1984:Craig Reynolds blasts a grand slam and Glenn Davis smashes his first big league homer as Houston crushes the Giants, 14-2. Bob Knepper contributes two hits and three RBIs as well as a seven-hit complete game victory.
Sep 16, 1984:Houston rallies from six runs down to drop the Padres, 10-9. Mark Bailey homers from both sides of the plate. A wild pitch by Goose Gossage scores Bill Doran with the tying run then Glenn Davis wins it with a sacrifice fly.
Aug 20, 1985:Houston bloodies the Redbirds, 17-2, at the Dome before fans watch a screening of "Jaws" on the new Diamondvision scoreboard. Mark Bailey belts a grand slam while Dickie Thon homers and drives in four to lead the 19-hit attack. Bailey, Glenn Davis and Terry Puhl each deliver three of those hits.
Sep 15, 1985:Glenn Davis blasts a solo shot in the bottom of the eighth off Craig Lefferts for a 2-1 victory over San Diego. Jose Cruz notches the 2,000th hit of his career. Meanwhile, Joe Niekro is dealt to the New York Yankees for pitcher Jim Deshaies and two other prospects.
May 10, 1986:Glenn Davis swats two home runs and a double in leading a 6-3 triumph at Pittsburgh. Rick Rhoden and Bob Walk are his victims. Kevin Bass adds a solo shot to the winning effort.
Jun 23, 1986:Glenn Davis slugs a two-run shot off Ted Power in the bottom of the ninth to shock the Reds, 7-6. Davis had earlier singled home a run. Larry Andersen is the winning pitcher without officially facing a batter. He tags out Buddy Bell at the plate after tossing a wild pitch that ends a ninth-inning Cincinnati threat.
Jun 29, 1986:Houston regains first place in a 2-1 nailbiter over Fernando Valenzuela and the Dodgers. Craig Shipley and Alex Trevino team up for the only Dodger run but they give it back in the seventh when a bad throw by Shipley puts Phil Garner aboard then a dropped third strike by Trevino puts Glenn Davis on base. Kevin Bass drives in Garner then Jose Cruz dribbles a 20-foot roller that Valenzuela must eat while the winning run scores.
Jul 7, 1986:Glenn Davis drills two home runs and drives in five as the Astros put a 12-1 hurt on the Expos. Kevin Bass caps the scoring with a grand slam. Mike Scott, soon to be named to the N.L. All-Star team, pockets the easy victory.
Jul 15, 1986:The Astrodome hosts its second and last All-Star Game, a 3-2 American League victory. Houston fans could cheer hometown stars Glenn Davis, Kevin Bass, Mike Scott and Dave Smith . They could also cheer Boston's Roger Clemens, another Texas legend, who is the winning pitcher and the game's Most Valuable Player.
Jul 22, 1986:A pitcher's duel in the Dome. Nolan Ryan allows one hit in 9-1/third innings, striking out 14, but Montreal's Floyd Youmans yields just two hits and fans eight. Glenn Davis breaks the stalemate with a blast off Youmans into the left field seats for a 1-0, ten-inning triumph. Dave Smith gets the win in relief.
Aug 14, 1986:Houston rallies for three in the eighth to stun Fernando Valenzuela and the Dodgers, 3-2. Valenzuela had held the Astros to two hits in seven frames before the uprising. Glenn Davis singles home Billy Hatcher with the game-winner.
Sep 6, 1986:A two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth by Jose Cruz off Todd Worrell stuns the Cardinals, 7-6. Glenn Davis also homers and drives in three. Charley Kerfeld wins his ninth in relief.
Sep 24, 1986:Nolan Ryan follows Jim Deshaies' previous two-hitter with six innings of no-hit ball against the Giants before Mike Aldrete singles to break up the bid. Charley Kerfeld surrenders a hit in the ninth as the pair combine for a two-hit, 6-0 whitewash that clinches a tie for the N.L. West pennant. Glenn Davis belts his 30th home run of the season, the first Astro to hit that many since Jim Wynn in 1969.
Oct 8, 1986:Mike Scott outduels Dwight Gooden for a 1-0 victory at the Astrodome in Game One of the N.L.C.S. Scott fans 14 Mets on his way to a complete game shutout. Glenn Davis supplies all the offense with a second-inning home run. New York complains about Scott scuffing the ball but the umpires find nothing wrong. The next day, the Mets even the series with a 5-1 decision as Bob Ojeda outduels Nolan Ryan.
Feb 26, 1987:The owner of a Houston sports bar begins a campaign to raise $70,000 for Astros slugger Glenn Davis. That's what separates the Astros and Davis on a one-year contract, according to his agent Gerry Hunsicker. The two sides would eventually agree to meet roughly halfway. Davis is humbled by the public's show of support but declines taking their money.
Apr 15, 1987:Mike Scott delivers a one-hit, ten-strikeout shutout in Los Angeles, 4-0. A single by Mariano Duncan in the third is the lone blemish. Billy Hatcher and Glenn Davis pace the offense. Each had a home run and two RBIs.
Jul 2, 1987:Glenn Davis belts a three-run homer with two out in the ninth to stun the Phillies, 7-6. It comes off Steve Bedrosian who had just set a record by converting 13 consecutive save appearances. Davey Lopes also homers. Dave Smith saves it for Larry Andersen.
Sep 10, 1987:Glenn Davis smashes three home runs and drives in five but the Astros fall to San Diego, 8-7. Alan Ashby also homers and hits a sacrifice fly in the ninth to tie it but Rob Nelson's pinch-hit single in the bottom of the frame settles the issue.
Apr 8, 1988:Glenn Davis drills a two-run shot with two outs in the ninth to tie Cincinnati then Houston explodes for five runs in the 16th to take an 8-3 victory. Winning pitcher Larry Andersen starts the final rally with a single off Jose Rijo then scores on a two-run single by Billy Hatcher.
Apr 14, 1988:Glenn Davis drives in five, including three on his fifth home run of the young season, to slam the Reds, 9-3. It makes for an unhappy 47th birthday for Cincinnati skipper Pete Rose.
May 13, 1988:Glenn Davis drives in four and Gerald Young provides four hits as Houston pounds the Cubs, 8-2. Nolan Ryan tosses his first complete game in over two years, fanning eleven. Davis leads the league in RBIs (33) while Young leads in stolen bases (22).
Jun 18, 1988:Houston tallies nine runs in the seventh inning to topple the Braves, 14-7. Bill Doran has three hits and a homer with four RBIs to pace the Astros attack. His two-run single opens the scoring in the seventh. Glenn Davis adds a two-run blast off Paul Assenmacher in the frame.
Jul 9, 1988:Nolan Ryan wins his 100th game as an Astro, dropping the New York Mets, 6-3. Only Cy Young before him had won 100 games for two teams in two separate leagues. A four-run fifth inning is the difference as RBI singles by Glenn Davis, Buddy Bell and Billy Hatcher surround four walks.
Jul 19, 1988:Glenn Davis belts a blooper pitch from Pascual Perez into the left field seats at Olympic Stadium in a 4-3 victory over the Expos. The 40-mph floater doesn't phase Davis who played slow-pitch softball as a youth. It is his 70th RBI of the season to lead the National League.
Apr 13, 1989:Glenn Davis ties the Dodgers with an eighth-inning blast then an error by Eddie Murray in the 15th keys a 4-2 victory. Bob Forsch tosses shutout ball over the last four innings for the win.
May 2, 1989:Kevin Bass drills four hits while Glenn Davis and Bill Doran drive home three runs each during a 12-4 mauling in Philadelphia. Jim Deshaies gets the win and adds an RBI single to boot.
May 27, 1989:Glenn Davis drills a two-run, two-out homer in the bottom of the ninth to tie Pittsburgh. In the 12th, he reaches on an error by Bobby Bonilla and Rafael Ramirez drives him home for the 5-4 triumph.
Jul 29, 1989:Craig Biggio becomes the first Houston catcher to bat leadoff in over twenty years and it seems to work out. He homers and singles in an 8-1 victory at San Francisco. Another blast is the first big league bomb for Eric Anthony. Glenn Davis and Ken Caminiti also go yard. Mark Portugal hurls a three-hit complete game, just his second win as an Astro.
Aug 12, 1989:Glenn Davis gets his third hit, driving in the tying run in the ninth, then scores on a wild pitch from John Franco for a 6-5 shocker over the Reds. Dave Smith gets the win after blowing a 4-2 lead in the top of the ninth.
Aug 18, 1989:Rafael Ramirez gets a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Cubs, 6-5. Glenn Davis scores after doubling home Bill Doran. Davis had homered the inning before. Dave Smith is the surprise winner. Billy Hatcher is traded to Pittsburgh for outfielder Glenn Wilson.
Apr 9, 1990:On the Dome's 25th Anniversary, Houston fails to hold an early lead and drops an 8-4 decision to Cincinnati. Glenn Davis is hit-by-pitch three times, tying a major-league record.
May 26, 1990:Glenn Davis mauls the Cubs at Wrigley Field during a doubleheader sweep. Davis swats two homers and a single for five RBIs in the 8-1 opener. In the nightcap, he adds another homer and two doubles with four RBIs to lead a 12-3 victory. Davis had been homerless for nearly three weeks before the twinbill.
Jun 1, 1990:Glenn Davis belts three home runs and drives in five but that's only good enough to tie San Francisco after nine innings. Greg Litton taps home the game-winner in the eleventh for a 6-5 Giant decision.
Jan 10, 1991:First baseman Glenn Davis is traded to Baltimore for outfielder Steve Finley and pitchers Curt Schilling and Pete Harnisch. Davis would suffer a spring injury and never play effectively for the Orioles. All three players Houston acquired would later become stars although not so much for what they did while wearing Astro stars and stripes.