Ray Knight - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Dec 18, 1981:Traded Cesar Cedeno(OF) to Cin-N for Ray Knight(IF)
Aug 28, 1984:Traded Ray Knight(IF) to NY-N for Gerald Young(OF), Manny Lee(IF), and Mitch Cook(P)

This Date in Astros History

Dec 28, 1952:Ray Knight is born in Albany, GA. He bats .283 and makes the All-Star team in his three seasons with the Astros (1982-1984) but will find lasting fame in the 1986 World Series with the Mets.
Jul 4, 1979:Fireworks in Cincinnati. The upstart Astros nip the Reds, 3-2, to take their first-ever ten-game divisional lead. Jose Cruz and Jeff Leonard drive home runs in the seventh to lead the come-from-behind victory. Joaquin Andujar and Ray Knight, ex-teammates in the Cincy farm system, start a bench-clearing brawl after hurling insults across the diamond. Joe Sambito cools the Reds with two shutout innings for the save .
Dec 18, 1981:Outfielder Cesar Cedeno is traded to Cincinnati for infielder Ray Knight. It ends a 12-year run in Houston for Cedeno who bats .289 as an Astro with 163 HRs, 778 RBIs, 487 steals and four All-Star appearances.
Jun 4, 1982:Ray Knight slaps a bases-loaded single then Jose Cruz follows with a three-run blast to snap a 3-3 tie in the eighth and claim an 8-3 victory over Philadelphia. Knight drives in four altogether.
Jul 27, 1982:Nolan Ryan notches the 200th win of his career, a five-hitter for a 3-2 victory over Cincinnati. Ryan strikes out 13. Ray Knight scores the winning run when Terry Puhl lines a drive off reliever Jim Kern that forces a wild throw from Ron Oester at second base. Knight hustles past third and beats the throw to the plate.
Apr 17, 1983:Nolan Ryan fans seven Expos to pass 3,500 strikeouts for his career. He beats Montreal, 6-3, for his first win of the season. Ray Knight adds two hits, including a home run.
May 30, 1983:Terry Puhl 's two-run two-out triple off the ivy beats Chicago, 9-7. The eighth-inning drive off Bill Campbell makes a winner of Bill Dawley. Ray Knight has three hits to pace Houston's attack.
Jun 4, 1983:Alan Ashby smashes two homers and a double, driving in six, to rout the Reds, 13-0. Mike Scott wins his first game as an Astro. Ray Knight contributes four hits.
Aug 16, 1983:John Mizerock doubles, homers and drives in four to pace an 8-5 triumph over the Reds. Ray Knight also goes deep. Mike Scott runs out of gas, turning it over to Bill Dawley who collects the save.
Jun 16, 1984:Ray Knight's three-run shot and Phil Garner's two-run blast in the seventh overcome a 5-1 Dodger lead en route to a 7-5 Houston triumph. Prior to the seventh, the Astros had hit only two homers in the Dome all season. Mike Madden gets the win in relief.
Aug 28, 1984:Ray Knight is traded to the Mets for Gerald Young and two other prospects. Houston stages a three-run rally in the eighth to nip the Pirates, 3-2. Terry Puhl's suicide squeeze scores Jose Cruz after Jerry Mumphrey tied it with a two-run single. The Astros move into second place, nine games behind San Diego.