Jim Golden - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Oct 10, 1961:Drafted Jim Golden(P) from LA-N in Regular Phase of 1961 Expansion Draft
Dec 10, 1963:Traded Jim Golden(P), Danny Murphy and cash to Chi-A for Nellie Fox(IF)

This Date in Astros History

Mar 20, 1936:Jim Golden is born in Eldon, MO. Jim lives up to his name when he shuts out the Cubs in his first start for the Colt .45s in just the third game in franchise history.
Jun 22, 1962:Dick Farrell ponders life's unfairness. He is the losing pitcher while New York's Al Jackson tosses a 2-0 one-hitter in the opener of a twinbill at the Polo Grounds. In the nightcap, the Colts explode for a 16-3 triumph. Winning pitcher Jim Golden gets support from four Houston homers and six Met errors, including three by first baseman "Marvelous" Marv Throneberry. Golden helps himself with three hits, including two triples.
Sep 20, 1962:Houston sweeps a pair from the Mets at the Polo Grounds, 7-2 and 5-4. Bob Aspromonte's league-record 57-game errorless streak is snapped in the opener but he responds with a 5-for-6 performance in the nightcap. Jim Golden wins the lidlifter and drives in three to help himself. Hal Smith is the hero of the nightcap with a two-run homer in the seventh, a key double in the ninth, and the game-winning single in the twelfth. New York sets a major league mark for home losses with their 57th defeat at Coogan's Bluff.
Dec 10, 1963:Colts acquire second baseman Nellie Fox from the White Sox for pitcher Jim Golden, outfielder Danny Murphy and cash. The veteran infielder bats .265 in two season before joining the coaching ranks. A team player, Fox leads the league in sacrifice bunts during the 1964 season while mentoring the young Colts.