Hal King - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Nov 28, 1966:Drafted Hal King(C) for Cal-A in 1966 Winter Draft
Mar 11, 1969:Traded Hal King(C) to Bos-A for Mark Schaeffer(P)

This Date in Astros History

Feb 1, 1944:Hal King is born in Oviedo, FL. He hits .192 in two seasons (1967,1968) as a reserve catcher for the Astros before finding similar work with the Braves, Rangers and Reds.
Apr 15, 1968:The longest shutout in major league history is played at the Astrodome before a crowd that sits through over six hours of baseball before a run scores. Houston outlasts the Mets, 1-0, as Al Weis lets Bob Aspromonte's roller through his legs in the 24th inning allowing Norm Miller to cross home plate . Catchers Hal King and Jerry Grote play the entire contest.