Russ Johnson - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jun 2, 1994:1. Drafted Russ Johnson(IF) (#30 pick overall) in 1994 Summer Draft (compensation for Mark Portugal)
May 27, 2000:Traded Russ Johnson(IF) to TB-A for Marc Valdes(P)

This Date in Astros History

Feb 22, 1973:William Russell Johnson is born in Baton Rouge, LA. A .266 hitter in four seasons as an Astro reserve (1997-2000), Johnson never gets the chance to be an everyday third baseman in Houston.
Aug 5, 1999:Shane Reynolds blanks the Dodgers on five hits, 7-0. A six-run seventh snaps a scoreless tie with Matt Mieske's two-run pinch-hit double the key blow. Russ Johnson homers and doubles in a three-hit performance.
Aug 7, 1999:Russ Johnson drives in six and Carl Everett blasts two solo home runs as Houston rips Chicago, 10-4. Johnson has four hits. Scott Elarton pitches seven solid innings for the victory.