Julio González - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Dec 8, 1976:Traded Greg Gross(OF) to Chi-N for Julio Gonzalez(IF)
Mar 27, 1981:Released Julio Gonzalez(IF)

This Date in Astros History

Dec 25, 1952:Julio Gonzalez is born in Caguas, PR. The utility infielder bats .235 over four seasons (1977-1980) with Houston.
May 25, 1977:Art Howe slams a Charlie Hough knuckler for his second homer of the day to upend the Dodgers, 7-6. Julio Gonzalez contributes four hits. Joaquin Andujar gets the win in relief.
May 12, 1978:Reliever Tom Dixon singles home Julio Gonzalez in the 14th inning for a wild 5-4 victory in New York. It's his first big league hit. Houston scores twice in the ninth to reach extra innings then takes the lead in the 12th on a two-run homer by Enos Cabell. Ken Forsch can't hold the lead, setting up Dixon's heroics.
Sep 26, 1978:Joe Niekro outduels his brother Phil in a 2-0 whitewash of the Braves and denies Phil a 20-win season. Joe allows seven hits then gives way to Ken Forsch in the ninth. Jose Cruz and Julio Gonzalez drive in the game's only runs.
Jun 18, 1979:Craig Reynolds singles home Julio Gonzalez in the bottom of the 18th to outlast the Mets, 3-2. Bert Roberge takes the win. Jose Cruz adds four hits.
Jul 22, 1979:Houston rallies for a 7-6 victory in St. Louis as Jose Cruz singles home Julio Gonzalez in the ninth for the game-winner. Terry Puhl homers. Enos Cabell and Jeff Leonard chime in with three hits apiece. Joe Sambito tosses two scoreless innings of relief for the win. It's just their second win in their past 14 games, shrinking what was a ten-game division lead two weeks ago down to four games.