Denny Lemaster - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Oct 8, 1967:Traded Sonny Jackson(IF) and Chuck Harrison(IF) to Atl-N for Denis Menke(IF) and Denny Lemaster(P)
Oct 14, 1971:Sent Denny Lemaster(P) to Mtl-N for cash

This Date in Astros History

Feb 25, 1939:Denver Lemaster is born in Corona, CA. The lefthander compiles a 30-46 record with six saves and a 3.40 ERA in four years under the Dome (1968-1971).
Oct 8, 1967:Infielders Sonny Jackson and Chuck Harrison are dealt to the Braves for lefthander Denny Lemaster and infielder Denis Menke. It turns into a good deal as Menke becomes a two-time All-Star while Lemaster wins 30 games and saves six in four seasons for Houston.
May 19, 1968:Astros take no prisoners in a doubleheader sweep at Los Angeles, 2-1 and 3-1. In the nightcap, while walking down to first, Jim Wynn points out a snake in the basepath. Coach Mel McGaha gets a bat and beats the viper to death. Denny Lemaster and Mike Cuellar hypnotize the Dodgers with complete-game victories.
Jul 26, 1968:Jim Wynn becomes the first player in franchise history to reach 100 homers. He does so with a three-run blast in the eighth inning off Frank Linzy to drop San Francisco, 4-1. The other run is driven in by Dick Simpson who leads the Astros with three hits. Denny Lemaster picks up the win.
Sep 10, 1969:Jim Wynn's homer and Denis Menke's bases-loaded double spark an 8-1 win over the Dodgers. Denny Lemaster scatters six hits. The Astros are tied for fourth in the tight N.L. West, but are just two games out of first place.
Sep 30, 1969:Tommy Davis and Norm Miller homer in a 6-3 triumph at Dodger Stadium. Denny Lemaster goes the distance and strikes out eleven while scattering four hits. The Astros reach 81 wins and, for the first time in their history, experience a non-losing season.
May 31, 1970:A bad day for Denny Lemaster. He gives up six runs in five innings during a 14-4 doubleheader loss to the Mets. He's pressed into service in the nightcap and picks up his second loss of the day, 4-3, in 14 innings. Cleon Jones reaches base ten of twelve times in the twinbill. Jim Wynn homers in both contests.
Jun 30, 1970:Doug Rader pins down Dodger first baseman Wes Parker as exotic entertainer Morganna dashes out to kiss Parker during a game at Dodger Stadium . Pitcher Denny Lemaster is the one who deserves a smooch. He scatters six hits in a 6-2 Houston win, contributing two hits and two RBIs of his own.