Howie Goss - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Apr 4, 1963:Traded Manny Mota to Pit-N for Howie Goss(OF) and cash

This Date in Astros History

Nov 1, 1934:Howie Goss is born in Wewoka, OK. Goss, known as a health food advocate long before it was common, bats .209 during the 1963 season with nine homers for the Colts. He also strikes out 128 times in 411 at bats, the outfielder's last big league season. Goss died in Reno, NV on July 31, 1996.
Apr 2, 1963:Colt .45s trade outfielder Manny Mota to Pittsburgh for outfielder Howie Goss, who lasts one season. Mota torments Houston pitchers for the next twenty years.
Apr 14, 1963:Colts score four times against Sandy Koufax in the sixth to emerge with a 5-4 victory over the Dodgers. Howie Goss drives in two runs. Carroll Hardy and Hal Smith also generate RBI singles.
Apr 17, 1963:Backup catcher Jim Campbell homers in the 13th for a 2-1 triumph over the Giants. The Colts' other run comes when Howie Goss, Carroll Hardy and Bob Aspromonte successfully execute a triple steal.
May 17, 1963:Don Nottebart hurls the first no-hitter in franchise history, a 4-1 triumph over Philadelphia at Colt Stadium. Nottebart fans eight and walks three. Carl Warwick and Howie Goss homer to supply Houston its runs. Al Spangler snares Wes Covington's fly on the run for the final out. It is just the third Colts win in 24 tries against their early nemesis.