Mike Magnante - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Dec 19, 1996:Signed Mike Magnante(P) from KC-A as free agent
Oct 23, 1998:Granted free agency to Mike Magnante(P), who signed with Ana-A on Jan 27

This Date in Astros History

Dec 19, 1996:Outfielder Luis Gonzalez and pitcher Mike Magnante are signed to free agent deals. It's the second go-round in Houston for the popular Gonzalez who, after leaving again, would find a home run stroke and blast 57 for Arizona in 2001 and muscle a bloop single off Mariano Rivera to beat the Yankees in Game Seven of the World Series.
Jun 3, 1997:Jeff Bagwell tags Scott Radinsky for a game-winning homer in the tenth as the Astros down Los Angeles, 4-3. Luis Gonzalez adds three hits. Mike Magnante wins it in relief.
Aug 22, 1997:Darryl Kile improves his record to 17-3 with a 9-1 victory over the Rockies. His ERA shrinks to 2.28. Kile adds a run-scoring single to a six-run sixth inning. Tim Bogar's two-run triple and Derek Bell's two-run double also highlight the frame. In the ninth, Mike Magnante ties a major-league record by striking out the side on nine pitches. He's the third Astro to accomplish this feat.
Sep 13, 1997:Knuckleballer Tom Candiotti ties a major league mark when he plunks three Astros in the first inning of a 5-1 Houston victory. The errant floaters lead to four Houston runs and the Dodgers never recover. Darryl Kile and Mike Magnante combine for 16 strikeouts en route to Kile's 18th win.
Jul 15, 1998:Billy Wagner is KO'd when Arizona's Kelly Stinnett swats a line drive off the pitcher's head. After Houston climbed back from a 7-1 deficit to take an 8-7 lead, a stunned Jay Powell must replace Wagner and gives up a game-tying double. Mike Magnante surrenders the game-winner in a 9-8, eleven-inning loss. Wagner would not return to action until August ninth.