Tom Griffin - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jan 29, 1966:1. Drafted Tom Griffin(P) in secondary phase
Aug 3, 1976:Sent Tom Griffin(P) to SD-N for waiver claim

This Date in Astros History

Feb 22, 1948:Tom Griffin is born in Los Angeles, CA. Great things are expected after his rookie 1969 campaign when he goes 11-10, with 200 strikeouts and a 3.54 ERA but arm injuries ruin most of his remaining six years an Astro. His best season is 1974, when he delivers a 14-10 record.
Apr 19, 1970:Tom Griffin tosses a one-hitter in a 5-1 victory over the Padres. A double by Cito Gaston in the seventh is the lone safety although Jim Wynn robbed Gaston of a similar hit earlier . Houston also pulls off a triple steal when John Mayberry, Doug Rader and Johnny Edwards run on a failed squeeze play.
Jun 16, 1972:Jim Wynn belts a solo shot off Dick Selma in the bottom of the eleventh to stun the Phillies, 1-0. Houston outlasts eventual Cy Young Award winner Steve Carlton, who blanked them on six hits for the first ten frames. Don Wilson and Tom Griffin team for the shutout.
May 7, 1974:Tom Griffin one-hits the Pirates, 2-1, outdueling Dock Ellis for the victory. Milt May triples home Bob Watson with the winning run.
Aug 16, 1974:Doug Rader raps four hits and drives in four to lead Houston over the Expos, 8-3. Lee May contributes three hits. Tom Griffin wins his 12th of the season, equalling the number of wins he had in the previous four seasons combined.
Sep 22, 1974:Pitcher Tom Griffin delivers a pinch-hit single in the 14th to edge the Braves, 3-2. The Astros score only when necessary - plating runs in the bottom of the ninth and the bottom of the tenth before winning it later. Ken Forsch picks up the victory.
May 30, 1976:The Astros set a team record with 25 hits in the nightcap of a doubleheader sweep of the Braves. 23 of the hits are singles in the 16-5 victory. Jerry Davanon delivers three hits and drives in five. Cliff Johnson contributes four. Houston scores eight in the first three frames to cruise to the sweep. Tom Griffin is the winner in the 5-2 opener.