Bill Doran - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jun 5, 1979:6. Drafted Bill Doran(IF) in 1979 Summer Draft
Aug 30, 1990:Traded Bill Doran(IF) to Cin-N for Terry McGriff(C), Butch Henry(P) and Keith Kaiser(P)

This Date in Astros History

Jun 7, 1984:Jerry Mumphrey and Craig Reynolds crack two-run homers to pace the Astros to a 14-5 thumping in San Francisco. Terry Puhl has four hits while Jose Cruz and Bill Doran each contribute three. Joe Niekro is the beneficiary.
Jun 22, 1984:Bill Doran slaps two triples and drives in four to spark a 10-3 victory over the Giants. Mark Bailey adds a home run. Mike Scott delivers two hits of his own while winning his fourth of the year.
Jul 6, 1984:Bill Doran singles five times in the second game of a doubleheader against Montreal, a 7-5 loss. Houston takes the opener, 8-2, as Joe Niekro wins his seventh straight in a complete-game performance.
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.
Apr 16, 1985:Astros touch Steve Howe, Tom Niedenfuer and Ken Howell for six runs in the ninth to shock the Dodgers, 7-3. Kevin Bass' double starts the rally which makes a winner of Dave Smith. The key play occurs when Howell misfires on Bill Doran's suicide squeeze bunt, allowing two Astros to score.
May 14, 1985:Rookies Ron Mathis and Mark Ross team up to blank Montreal, 10-0. Craig Reynolds is the offensive star with four hits, including a two-run double. Jerry Mumphrey and Bill Doran each contribute three hits. Mathis would have only three major league wins in his career. Ross would have two.
Jul 11, 1985:Nolan Ryan fans Danny Heep in the sixth inning to become the first player to reach 4,000 career strikeouts. Kevin Bass homers in the frame to give the Astros a 3-1 lead but miscues later let the Mets tie it. Bill Doran's fifth hit of the game, in the 12th, scores Dickie Thon for a 4-3 Houston victory.
Jun 10, 1986:Kevin Bass and Bill Doran both homer in a 12-1 massacre of the Padres. Bob Knepper claims his tenth win of the season with a four-hitter.
Jul 20, 1986:Astros take three-of-four from New York with a wild 9-8 marathon in 15 innings. Houston's bullpen blows leads of 4-2 and 8-5 late to put the game into overtime. Bill Doran beats Keith Hernandez' throw to the plate for the game-winner. Bob Knepper wins in relief.
Aug 24, 1986:Jim Pankovits, filling in for an injured Bill Doran, goes 4-for-5 to lead the Astros past St. Louis, 5-1. Dickie Thon drives in two of the runs. Jim Deshaies and Aurelio Lopez team to scatter seven hits and strike out seven.
Oct 2, 1986:Mike Scott strikes out eight batters in a 2-1 victory over the Giants, finishing the season with 306 strikeouts. His bid for a second consecutive no-hitter is broken up with a leadoff double in the seventh by Will Clark. Houston rallies with a run in the ninth then a solo homer by Bill Doran for the game-winner.
Oct 11, 1986:Len Dykstra homers off Dave Smith in the bottom of the ninth to give the Mets a 6-5 decision over the Astros in New York. The Mets lead the best-of-seven N.L.C.S., 2-1. Houston had an early 4-0 advantage, keyed by a Bill Doran homer, but New York ties it with a three-run blast from Darryl Strawberry.
Jun 15, 1987:Mike Scott and Dave Smith combine for 17 strikeouts in a 4-0 shutout of the Reds. Scott fans the first 14 over eight innings then Smith punches out the final three. Bill Doran homers while Kevin Bass adds a two-run triple.
Aug 17, 1987:Billy Hatcher smacks four hits and swipes two bases to pace an 11-2 triumph over Atlanta. Hatcher goes deep off Joe Boever in the eighth to cap his night. Bill Doran adds three hits. Mike Scott strikes out ten over eight innings for the win.
Sep 4, 1987:Nolan Ryan and Juan Agosto combine on a two-hitter for a 2-0 whitewash of the Pirates. Ryan notches his 210th strikeout of the season, most ever by a pitcher aged 40 or older. A two-run single by Bill Doran plates the only runs.
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.
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.
Jun 4, 1989:The Astros end a 22-inning marathon with the Dodgers, 5-4, when Rafael Ramirez slaps the game-winner off emergency pitcher Jeff Hamilton to score Bill Doran. The hit glances off the glove of emergency first baseman Fernando Valenzuela, ending seven hours and fourteen minutes of action. Houston and Los Angeles go extras again that afternoon. The Astros win, 7-6 in 13 innings, with emergency reliever Mike Scott's game-ending sacrifice fly scoring Ramirez.
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 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.
May 23, 1990:Astros set a club record by stealing eight bases in a 7-3 victory over Pittsburgh. Eric Yelding swipes half of them. Casey Candaele adds two thefts while Bill Doran and Ken Caminiti join the parade. Juan Agosto wins in relief of Bill Gullickson.
Aug 3, 1990:Mike Scott spins a three-hit shutout of Atlanta, besting John Smoltz. Scott fans six and walks two. Bill Doran and Ken Oberkfell deliver rare back-to-back triples for the final Houston run. Oberkfell's two-run single plated the other two.