Orlando Miller - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Mar 13, 1990:Traded Dave Silvestri(IF) and Daven Bond(P) to NY-A for Orlando Miller(IF). NY-A received Bond on Jun 11
Dec 10, 1996:Traded Doug Brocail(P), Brian Hunter(OF), Todd Jones(P), Orlando Miller(IF) and cash to Det-A for Brad Ausmus(C), Jose Lima(P), Trever Miller(P), CJ Nitkowski(P), and Daryle Ward(IF)

This Date in Astros History

Jan 13, 1969:Orlando Miller is born in Changuinola, Panama. The shortstop would break out in 1994 with a .325 average and two homers during an injury call-up, hit .266 as the strarter the following year and bats .256 with 15 homers in 1996 before being traded to Detroit.
Mar 13, 1990:Houston trades two minor league players to the Yankees for shortstop Orlando Miller. The infielder would come up to the majors in 1994 and would find himself as part of the nine-player deal with the Tigers after the 1996 season.
Jul 10, 1994:In just his third major league game, shortstop Orlando Miller launches two home runs and drives in three to pace a 5-3 victory in Chicago. He earns respect too, receiving two intentional walks as well. Ken Caminiti also goes deep while Craig Biggio pounds three hits including two doubles.
Jul 17, 1994:A grand slam by Steve Finley highlights an eight-run third inning during a 9-0 whitewash in Pittsburgh. Orlando Miller adds three hits and two RBIs. Shane Reynolds takes over for Doug Drabek in the third and tosses seven innings of five-hit ball for the victory.
Jun 26, 1995:Orlando Miller smacks a three-run shot and drives in five as Houston buries the Cardinals, 11-0. Greg Swindell hurls the complete game shutout, coasting to victory after his teammates tally ten runs in the first two frames. Luis Gonzalez adds three hits and drives in three.
Aug 4, 1995:Houston sweeps a twinbill at Pittsburgh, 6-5 and 5-4. James Mouton singles home Orlando Miller in the ninth to win the opener while Derek Bell caps a 5-for-9 day with a home run and a double to pace the Astros in the nightcap.
May 9, 1996:Astros tally in six different innings during an 11-4 trouncing in Montreal. Derek Bell leads the 18-hit attack with four hits while Sean Berry drives in four. Berry, Jeff Bagwell and Orlando Miller chip in three hits apiece.
Aug 24, 1996:Orlando Miller belts a two-run homer off Todd Stottlemyre in the bottom of the ninth to stun St. Louis, 3-1. Shane Reynolds gets the win with a complete-game five-hitter.
Dec 10, 1996:Astros swap pitchers Todd Jones and Doug Brocail along with outfielder Brian Hunter and shortstop Orlando Miller to Detroit for pitchers Jose Lima, C.J. Nitkowski and Trever Miller along with catcher Brad Ausmus and first baseman Daryle Ward. Ausmus is the man Houston really wants but Lima and Ward eventually become major contributors.