Darryl Kile - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jun 2, 1987:30. Drafted Darryl Kile(P) in 1987 Summer Draft
Oct 28, 1997:Granted free agency to Darryl Kile(P), who signed with Col-N on Dec 4.
Jun 2, 1998:1. Drafted Brad Lidge(P) (#17 pick overall) in 1998 Summer Draft (compensation for Darryl Kile)

This Date in Astros History

Dec 2, 1968:Darryl Kile is born in Garden Grove, CA. He compiles a 71-65 record over seven seasons in Houston (1991-1997) that reflect outstanding potential as well as frustrating inconsistency. He becomes a 20-game winner in St. Louis but dies on June 22, 2002 of a heart attack in his hotel room while the Cardinals are on a road trip in Chicago.
Apr 13, 1991:Kevin Mitchell slugs two home runs to pace the San Francisco Giants to a 16-2 thrashing at the Astrodome. Sore-armed Mike Scott has a quick night while Darryl Kile is rocked for seven runs in relief.
Jun 22, 1993:Jeff Bagwell does it all in a 5-1 victory over the Dodgers. He singles, doubles, homers, scores twice, drives in two and steals home. Darryl Kile goes the distance for his seventh win. All of Houston's runs are unearned.
Jul 3, 1993:Darryl Kile slams a home run and a double, as well as pitching a six-hit shutout, to subdue St. Louis, 6-0. The homer comes against Omar Olivares. Eric Anthony contributes a two-run shot while Ken Caminiti punches three hits.
Sep 8, 1993:Darryl Kile hurls the ninth no-hitter in franchise history, a 7-1 triumph over the New York Mets. Kile fans Tito Navarro and Chico Walker to finish the game. Ken Caminiti and Andujar Cedeno both slug home runs and each provide a defensive gem in the seventh to preserve the no-hitter.
May 27, 1996:Craig Biggio blasts a homer, triple and double to lead Houston over the Pirates, 6-3. Darryl Kile wins his sixth of the year. Despite leading the Central Division, the Astros climb to the .500 mark on the season.
Jun 30, 1996:John Cangelosi is the sparkplug in a 9-3 triumph over the Mets. He gets two hits, walks twice, drives in three and steals three bases to pace the Houston attack. Everyone in the lineup gets at least one hit, including Darryl Kile who notches his seventh win in a complete-game performance.
Feb 13, 1997:Houston wins and loses their arbitration case with Darryl Kile. The inconsistent pitcher asks for a salary $1.27 million dollars more than what the Astros offer. The club prevails but, under the instruction of new Astro manager Larry Dierker and pitching coach Vern Ruhle, Kile goes on to have an outstanding year only to shun Houston and leave as a free agent after the season.
May 4, 1997:Darryl Kile outpitches Kevin Brown with a four-hit shutout and a 1-0 victory over the Marlins. Luis Gonzalez singles home Jeff Bagwell in the first for the game's only tally.
May 14, 1997:Pinch-hitter Craig Biggio swats a sacrifice fly that scores Bill Spiers in the ninth for a 1-0 triumph over the Mets. Darryl Kile and Billy Wagner team for a four-hitter.
May 24, 1997:Darryl Kile blanks the Rockies at Coors Field for seven innings during a 7-0 whitewash, allowing four hits. Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell blast homers for Houston. Kile would opt for Colorado and free agency after the season, despite warnings his pitching would suffer in the thin Rocky Mountain air.
Jul 15, 1997:Bill Spiers drills a pinch-hit three-run ninth-inning homer off Mel Rojas to stun the Cubs, 5-3. Darryl Kile wins his 12th of the season. The win puts Houston back at .500, a game behind Pittsburgh in the Central Division race.
Jul 20, 1997:Luis Gonzalez clobbers two home runs, including a grand slam, and drives in six to pace a 9-0 drubbing in Montreal. He completes a series where he goes 9-for-11 at the plate. Darryl Kile gets two hits of his own during a complete game four-hit shutout that drops his ERA to 1.99.
Aug 22, 1997:Darryl Kile improves his record to 17-3 with a 9-1 victory over the Rockies. His ERA shrinks to 2.28. Kile adds a run-scoring single to a six-run sixth inning. Tim Bogar's two-run triple and Derek Bell's two-run double also highlight the frame. In the ninth, Mike Magnante ties a major-league record by striking out the side on nine pitches. He's the third Astro to accomplish this feat.
Sep 13, 1997:Knuckleballer Tom Candiotti ties a major league mark when he plunks three Astros in the first inning of a 5-1 Houston victory. The errant floaters lead to four Houston runs and the Dodgers never recover. Darryl Kile and Mike Magnante combine for 16 strikeouts en route to Kile's 18th win.
Sep 30, 1997:In their first post-season game in eleven years, the Astros lose at Atlanta in Game One of the N.L.D.S. Darryl Kile surrenders runs in the first two innings but Houston gets one back off Greg Maddux when Kile singles home Tony Eusebio. They can do no further damage and lose, 2-1.
Dec 7, 1997:Jeff Bagwell blasts the front office after pitcher and close friend Darryl Kile agrees to a contract with the Colorado Rockies. Bagwell disputes the numbers the Astros say they offered Kile to stay. General Manager Gerry Hunsicker says he's disappointed with the reaction of his star player.
Apr 5, 1998:Astros greet Darryl Kile with five runs in the second inning, on their way to a 6-2 win over Colorado. Houston fans boo Kile who left the Astros as a free agent over the winter. Shane Reynolds' three-run double and Craig Biggio's two-run homer do the damage.
Oct 7, 2001:Shane Reynolds wins his 100th game as an Astro and it comes at the best possible time. He drops St. Louis, 9-2, to claim Houston's fourth division title in five years. Richard Hidalgo blasts a two-run homer in the second off Darryl Kile and the Astros never look back. While the two clubs share 93-69 records, the Astros claim the title by winning nine of 16 head-to-head matchups.
Jun 22, 2002:Stunned by the death of ex-teammate Darryl Kile, Astro veterans Craig Biggio, Brad Ausmus and Jeff Bagwell sit out a game against the Seattle Mariners. But all come in to pinch hit as the game moves into extra innings with an emotional Bagwell singling home Julio Lugo with the winning run in the 12th for a 3-2 victory. Daryle Ward plates the other two runs. Ricky Stone wins in relief.