Tom Dukes - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Oct 13, 1966:Traded Gene Ratliff(OF), John Hoffman(C) and Ed Pacheco(IF) to Atl-N for Tom Dukes(P), Dan Schneider(P) and Lee Bales(IF)
Oct 14, 1968:Lost Tom Dukes(P) to SD-N (17th selection) in 1968 Expansion Draft

This Date in Astros History

Aug 16, 1968:Jim Wynn homers off Tom Seaver with two outs in the ninth to tie New York, 1-1. Bob Aspromonte's two-run opposite-field double in the 12th wins it for Houston. Tom Dukes, who fanned two with the bases full of Mets in the 11th, picks up the 3-1 victory.
Oct 14, 1968:Astros lose five players in the second National League expansion draft. The event is in Montreal which, along with San Diego, are the two new franchises. Back in 1961, Houston could only choose players off the 40-man rosters with other clubs protecting their best 25. Now, Houston can only protect 15 players and their farm system is fully exposed. The Astros surrender catchers John Bateman and Ron Brand to Montreal while San Diego tabs infielder Nate Colbert, outfielder Ivan Murrell and pitcher Tom Dukes.