Mike Hampton - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Dec 10, 1993:Traded Eric Anthony(OF) to Sea-A for Mike Felder(OF) and Mike Hampton(P)
Dec 23, 1999:Traded Mike Hampton(P) and Derek Bell(OF) to NY-N for Octavio Dotel(P), Roger Cedeno(OF), and Kyle Kessel(P)

This Date in Astros History

Dec 10, 1993:Slugger Eric Anthony is traded to Seattle for lefthander Mike Hampton. It's one of the better swaps in team history as Hampton steadily improves in his six seasons in Houston while Anthony is unable to regain his batting stroke.
Jul 22, 1995:John Cangelosi goes 4-for-4 while Jeff Bagwell drives in five, including a three-run homer, to pace a 7-6 victory over San Francisco. Mike Hampton gets an early cushion but needs help from Dave Veres and Todd Jones for the win.
Aug 1, 1995:Craig Biggio slams two home runs and drives in three to pace an 8-6 victory at St. Louis. James Mouton adds three hits, including a double. Mike Hampton gets the win.
Jul 29, 1996:Pinch-hitter Bill Spiers blasts a solo shot off Mark Portugal in the eighth to tie the Reds. Derrick May then walks and eventually scores on a Jeff Bagwell single for a 2-1 Houston win. Mike Hampton allows just four hits and gets help from Xavier Hernandez and Billy Wagner for the victory.
Feb 3, 1997:Astros avoid arbitration with pitcher Mike Hampton, agreeing to a $1.3 million dollar contract, halfway between what both sides wanted. Hampton responds with a 15-10 record and becomes a critical member of three division-winning Houston teams.
Feb 28, 1997:Larry Dierker's managerial debut with the Astros is an 8-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Shane Reynolds delivers two shutout innings but the Tribe get to Mike Hampton, Jose Lima and Ramon Garcia for the decisive runs.
Apr 2, 1997:Houston bunches six hits off Greg Maddux in the third inning and holds on for a 4-3 victory. Derek Bell's two-run double is the key blow. Mike Hampton picks up the win against Atlanta.
Jul 6, 1997:Tony Eusebio singles home Derek Bell in the bottom of the ninth to upend Cincinnati, 6-5. Jeff Bagwell wallops two home runs and drives in four to pace the Astro attack. Luis Gonzalez also homers. Deion Sanders takes Mike Hampton deep to tie the game at five all.
Aug 12, 1997:The little guys bulk up as Chuckie Carr and Tim Bogar go deep in a 13-2 drilling of the Marlins. Carr adds a double to his three hits. Mike Hampton picks up the victory.
Sep 25, 1997:Astros clinch their first N.L. Central title with a 9-1 triumph over the Cubs. Brad Ausmus opens up a tight 2-1 duel with a three-run bomb off Jeremi Gonzalez in the seventh that starts a six-run uprising. Mike Hampton allows just four hits for his 15th win.
Oct 1, 1997:Atlanta clubs the Astros, 13-3, to take Game Two of the N.L.D.S. The Braves go up, 2-0, in the series. Eight walks from Mike Hampton does not help Houston's cause.
Apr 16, 1998:Houston swipes six bases during a 7-4 win over the Reds. Mike Hampton, who had one of the thefts, also picks up his third victory of the season.
Oct 3, 1998:Houston loses another 2-1 heartbreaker to the Padres in Game Three of the N.L.D.S. A walk to Craig Biggio forces home Carl Everett for their only run off Kevin Brown. Mike Hampton has a no-hitter for the first five innings but is touched for a run in the sixth. Jim Leyritz homers off Scott Elarton for the decisive run. 2-1 is also San Diego's lead in the series.
May 15, 1999:Craig Biggio goes four-for-four with four RBIs to pace a 10-5 victory over San Francisco. Biggio and Jeff Bagwell both launch three-run shots off Mark Gardner. Mike Hampton cruises to his fifth win.
May 25, 1999:Carl Everett singles home Bill Spiers with the winning run for a 2-1, twelve-inning victory over the Rockies. Everett had also doubled home Jeff Bagwell in the eighth for the only other Houston run. Scott Elarton wins in relief as he, Mike Hampton and Billy Wagner limit Colorado to five hits.
Aug 29, 1999:Craig Biggio goes 4-for-5 with a homer and scores four times to lead a 10-4 drubbing of Florida. Daryle Ward, Lance Berkman and Ken Caminiti also leave the yard. Tony Eusebio adds three hits including two doubles. Mike Hampton wins his 17th.
Sep 3, 1999:Ken Caminiti smashes two homers, a single and a sacrifice fly to plate six runs as the Astros dump the Expos, 8-1. Mike Hampton works seven strong innings for his 18th win.
Sep 13, 1999:Mike Hampton defeats the Phillies, 13-2, for his 20th win, joining Jose Lima as the team's first 20-20 pair of aces. Houston coaxes eleven walks to go with just ten hits as they notch their tenth straight victory.
Sep 24, 1999:Bill Spiers is attacked by a Milwaukee "fan" prior to the bottom of the seventh inning. Mike Hampton and others come to Spiers' defense. The stunned Astros fall behind, 4-2, but rally for a 9-4 victory.
Sep 29, 1999:Daryle Ward blasts a two-run homer and Mike Hampton picks up his 21st win in a 4-1 triumph over Cincinnati. It moves Houston back into a tie with the Reds for the division lead with three games to play.
Oct 3, 1999:The Astros play their last regular-season game at the Astrodome and finish in style. A 9-4 triumph over the Dodgers clinches the N.L. Central crown. Mike Hampton becomes the first 22-game winner in club history. Daryle Ward's bases-loaded double in the first provides an early lift. Craig Biggio hits his 56th double. Afterwards, members of the 1965 Astros appear as well as the All-Time Astros squad before an enthusiastic packed house.
Nov 15, 1999:Randy Johnson wins the N.L. Cy Young Award despite five fewer wins than runner-up Mike Hampton who leads the circuit with 22. Astro teammates Jose Lima and Billy Wagner tie for fourth in the voting.
Dec 23, 1999:Lefthander Mike Hampton and outfielder Derek Bell are traded to the Mets for pitcher Octavio Dotel and outfielder Roger Cedeno. It's primarily a financial move that causes the Astros to part with their 22-game winner. While Dotel would flourish, Cedeno would be gone after one season in Houston, batting .282 in 74 games.
May 8, 2005:The Astros find themselves in last place after a 16-0 drubbing by the Braves. Ex-Astro Mike Hampton tosses a complete-game two-hitter and swats a homer while reserve outfielder Ryan Langerhans drills two home runs and drives in six. The loss ties the most lopsided defeat in team history.