Frank DiPino - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Aug 30, 1982:Traded Don Sutton(P) to Mil-A for Kevin Bass(OF), Frank DiPino(P), Mike Madden(P), and cash. Hou received Bass, DiPino and Madden on Sep 3
Jul 21, 1986:Traded Frank DiPino(P) to Chi-N for Davey Lopes(IF)

This Date in Astros History

Oct 22, 1956:Frank DiPino is born in Syracuse, NY. The lefthanded reliever wins 13 games and saves 43 for the Astros in a five-year stretch. His top season was in 1983 when he won three and saved 20 with a 2.65 ERA in 53 appearances.
Oct 2, 1982:Astros hand the Reds their 100th loss of the season, the first time in their storied 114-year history. Starter Frank DiPino has the honors with a 4-2 victory. Harry Spilman gets the key hit, a two-run single in the four-run fourth. Astros would win the next day to finish with a 77-85 campaign, in fifth place ahead of only Cincinnati.
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.
Sep 1, 1983:Kevin Bass, pinch-hitting for Nolan Ryan, slugs a bases-loaded triple off the wall in left-center to give Houston a 3-0 victory over Pittsburgh. Kent Tekulve is the victim. Ryan had struck out ten Pirates before Bass plates the winning runs. Frank DiPino works the final two frames for the save.
Apr 20, 1985:Joe Niekro and Frank DiPino combine on a two-hitter for an 8-1 victory over Atlanta. Jose Cruz drives in four while Brave-killer Craig Reynolds has two hits, including a homer.
Jun 1, 1987:Jose Cruz lofts a home run to left in the top of the tenth inning off ex-Astro Frank DiPino to topple the Cubs, 6-5. Kevin Bass also homers and drives in four. All five Chicago runs come from the bat of Andre Dawson who slugs two long balls but fans in his final trip up at the hands of Dave Smith.
Aug 18, 1990:Franklin Stubbs is the offense as Houston trips the Cardinals in 11 innings, 3-2. Stubbs doubles home Eric Yelding in the first inning, smashes a solo shot off Lee Smith in the ninth, then singles off Frank DiPino in the 11th. He steals second then scores on a base hit by Mark Davidson. Stubbs' four hits account for half of the Astros' output.