Mark Lemongello - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Dec 6, 1975:Traded Milt May(C), Jim Crawford(P) and Dave A. Roberts(P) to Det-A for Leon Roberts(OF), Terry Humphrey(C), Gene Pentz(P), and Mark Lemongello(P)
Nov 27, 1978:Traded Joe Cannon(OF), Pedro Hernandez and Mark Lemongello(P) to Tor-A for Alan Ashby(C)

This Date in Astros History

Dec 6, 1975:Houston deals catcher Milt May and pitchers Jim Crawford and Dave Roberts to Detroit for outfielder Leon Roberts and pitchers Mark Lemongello and Gene Pentz. It is primarily a cost-cutting move for the Astros although both May and Roberts are coming off disappointing seasons. Lemongello would author a 21-29 record over the next three seasons while Pentz would compile an 8-5 mark with seven saves in three years.
Jul 17, 1977:Mark Lemongello snaps a personal losing skid with a 3-1 victory over the Reds. Bob Watson and Enos Cabell swat solo homers for the winning margin. Joe Niekro hurls three innings in relief for the save.
Aug 1, 1977:Jose Cruz blasts an 11th-inning bomb off Rich "Goose" Gossage to sink the Pirates, 4-3. Mark Lemongello goes the distance for the victory in spite of 14 Pittsburgh hits, four walks and four Houston errors, escaping bases-loaded jams in the ninth and tenth innings.
Nov 27, 1978:Alan Ashby is acquired from Toronto for pitcher Mark Lemongello, outfielder Joe Cannon and a minor leaguer. Ashby becomes a stalwart in Houston for the next decade, hitting .252 and providing steady defense behind the plate.