Bill Dawley - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Mar 31, 1983:Traded Alan Knicely(C) to Cin-N for Bill Dawley(P) and Tony Walker(OF)
Apr 1, 1986:Released Bill Dawley(P)

This Date in Astros History

Feb 6, 1958:Bill Dawley is born in Norwich, CT. A surprise 1983 All-Star in his rookie year, Dawley compiles a 22-13 record with 21 saves and a 2.71 ERA during his three seasons as an Astro. His last four years are spent kicking around with the Cubs, Cardinals, Phillies and Athletics.
Mar 31, 1983:Astros deal catcher Alan Knicely to Cincinnati for pitcher Bill Dawley and outfielder Tony Walker. Another in the long line of catching prospects, Knicely bats .197 over parts of four seasons.
Apr 19, 1983:Pinch-hitter Harry Spilman drills a three-run ninth-inning homer off Tom Hume to stun Cincinnati, 6-5. Shortstop Dickie Thon has four hits, including a home run. Bill Dawley earns his second win in relief. The Astros' day does not start well as catcher John Mizerock suffers three passed balls in the first inning while the Reds jump on Joe Niekro for four runs.
May 30, 1983:Terry Puhl 's two-run two-out triple off the ivy beats Chicago, 9-7. The eighth-inning drive off Bill Campbell makes a winner of Bill Dawley. Ray Knight has three hits to pace Houston's attack.
Jul 22, 1983:After blowing a 6-2 lead in the eighth inning, the Astros score five in the ninth to topple the Expos, 11-8, in Montreal. Tony Scott and Omar Moreno each deliver two-run singles to reclaim the lead. Bill Dawley nails down the save after Frank DiPino and Dave Smith couldn't seal the deal.
Aug 16, 1983:John Mizerock doubles, homers and drives in four to pace an 8-5 triumph over the Reds. Ray Knight also goes deep. Mike Scott runs out of gas, turning it over to Bill Dawley who collects the save.