Pete Harnisch - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jan 10, 1991:Traded Glenn Davis(IF) to Bal-A for Steve Finley(OF), Pete Harnisch(P), and Curt Schilling(P)
Nov 28, 1994:Traded Pete Harnisch(P) to NY-N for Andy Beckerman(P) and Juan Castillo(P)

This Date in Astros History

Jan 10, 1991:First baseman Glenn Davis is traded to Baltimore for outfielder Steve Finley and pitchers Curt Schilling and Pete Harnisch. Davis would suffer a spring injury and never play effectively for the Orioles. All three players Houston acquired would later become stars although not so much for what they did while wearing Astro stars and stripes.
Sep 6, 1991:Pete Harnisch becomes the second Astro to strike out the side on nine pitches. It happens in the seventh inning of a 3-1 triumph over the Phillies. Harnisch scatters four hits while Jeff Bagwell and Andujar Cedeno go deep for all of Houston's runs.
Apr 2, 1993:Nolan Ryan pitches in the Dome for the last time, a 4-3 exhibition loss for his Texas Rangers. A packed house of over 53,000 cheer the 46-year-old Alvin legend. Luis Gonzalez' three hits help to stake Pete Harnisch to a 4-0 lead over the future Hall-Of-Famer, who struck out only one batter in six innings.
Jul 10, 1993:Pete Harnisch hurls a one-hitter at Wrigley Field to begin a doubleheader sweep of the Cubs. Mark Grace's single in the seventh is the lone hit. Luis Gonzalez swats a double, triple and homer to drive in all four runs in the 4-0 opener. Gonzo belts another homer in the nightcap then Kevin Bass takes over to finish the 5-2 sweeper. Craig Biggio adds two doubles and a triple among his five hits.
Aug 14, 1993:Pete Harnisch strikes out a dozen while tossing a three-hit shutout over the Rockies, 9-0. Steve Finley picks up three hits and drives in three. Eric Anthony homers.
Sep 12, 1993:Jeff Bagwell's hand is broken on a pitch by Philadelphia's Ben Rivera. Short term, the Astros don't hurt much as replacement Chris Donnels smashes a home run in a 9-2 triumph. Craig Biggio also goes deep. Pete Harnisch sails to his 14th victory.
Sep 17, 1993:Pete Harnisch one-hits the Padres, 3-0. The lone hit is a sixth-inning bunt by Jarvis Brown that many think should have been ruled an error on first baseman Chris Donnels. Donnels atones with a two-run double in the seventh to provide Harnisch offensive support.
Apr 25, 1994:Smurfish Andy Stankiewicz slugs a three-run homer off Denny Neagle and Craig Biggio later follows with a two-run shot to power Houston past the Pirates, 7-3. Pete Harnisch strikes out eight in a complete game performance.
Nov 28, 1994:Houston trades pitcher Pete Harnisch to the Mets for two minor leaguers. The deal changes during the next month when Harnisch is ruled a restricted free agent. Only one of the pitchers in the deal makes it to Houston and he never reaches the majors. In four seasons as an Astro, Harnisch posts a 45-33 record and a 3.41 ERA. His best season is 1993 when he notches a 16-9 mark with four shutouts and a 2.98 ERA.