Kenny Lofton - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jun 1, 1988:17. Drafted Kenny Lofton(OF) in 1988 Summer Draft
Dec 10, 1991:Traded Kenny Lofton(OF) and Dave Rohde(IF) to Cle-A for Eddie Taubensee(C) and Willie Blair(P)

This Date in Astros History

Mar 14, 1991:It's March Madness time and the most popular guy at the Astros camp is rookie Kenny Lofton. During his years at the University of Arizona, Lofton was known more as a guard for the highly-ranked Wildcat basketball team than as a speedy center fielder. Lofton becomes the resident expert in tournament betting pools.
Dec 10, 1991:Outfielder Kenny Lofton is traded to the Cleveland Indians for catcher Ed Taubensee. While Taubensee becomes an adequate receiver, Lofton becomes one of the top players of the decade. In a separate deal, Houston also sends infielder Dave Rhode to Cleveland for righthander Willie Blair.