Doug Jones - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jan 23, 1992:Signed Doug Jones(P) from Cle-A as free agent
Dec 2, 1993:Traded Doug Jones(P) and Jeff Juden(P) to Phi-N for Mitch Williams(P)

This Date in Astros History

Jan 23, 1992:Houston signs outfielder Pete Incaviglia and reliever Doug Jones as free agents. Jones would become the club MVP that season, leading the team with 11 wins and 36 saves with a 1.85 ERA. He either won or saved over half of Houston's victories that year. Incaviglia wasn't too bad either, hitting .266 with 11 homers in part-time duty while tying the club record with seven RBIs in a game against the Giants.
Jun 5, 1992:Jeff Bagwell tags Jeff Brantley with a two-run homer in the ninth to stun the Giants, 5-4. Xavier Hernandez is the surprise winner with Doug Jones notching his 14th save.
Jun 20, 1992:Everyone is talking about the Jones boys as they outpitch Orel Hershiser and Los Angeles, 1-0. Doug Jones picks up the victory after Jimmy Jones scatters six hits over eight frames. Eric Anthony drives home Luis Gonzalez with the only run in the bottom of the ninth.
Jun 21, 1992:Pete Incaviglia slams a two-run shot while Butch Henry and Doug Jones combine to blank the Dodgers for a 2-0 victory. The series sweep sees Los Angeles held scoreless for 24 consecutive innings. Jones notches his 16th save of the season.
Jul 24, 1992:Astros announce an agreement has been reached for the ballclub to be sold to a group led by Drayton McLane Jr. The Chicago Cubs put a damper on the celebration when Rick Wilkins slams a ninth-inning homer off Doug Jones for a 1-0 decision.
Oct 4, 1992:Astros sweep Los Angeles, 3-0, to finish a surprising 81-81. Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell and Steve Finley play in all 162 games. Doug Jones notches a record 36th save. He also leads the staff with eleven wins and a 1.85 ERA.
May 16, 1993:Doug Drabek drills a home run off Pedro Martinez to beat the Dodgers, 3-2. Drabek picks up his fourth win while Doug Jones gets the save. Earlier, Craig Biggio had tagged Pedro Astacio for a solo shot.
Jun 12, 1993:The Astros get a Mile High welcome in their first visit to Denver. Houston watches a 7-0 lead evaporate in the thin Rocky Mountain air as Colorado rallies for a 14-11 decision. Doug Drabek and Doug Jones are pounded, wasting a four-hit, four-RBI night from Ed Taubensee.
Dec 2, 1993:Astros deal righthanders Doug Jones and Jeff Juden to Philadelphia for lefthander Mitch Williams. The two closers both falter in their new roles while Juden fails to catch on despite pitching for eight different organizations.
Sep 19, 1999:Jeff Bagwell slugs a two-run bomb off Rick Croushore to nip the Cardinals, 4-3. Chris Holt holds St. Louis in check except for Mark McGwire, who drills his 57th and 58th homers of the season. Billy Wagner earns his 37th save, breaking the club record set by Doug Jones in 1992.