Dave Nicholson - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Dec 1, 1965:Traded Jack Lamabe(P), Ray Cordeiro(P) and cash to Chi-A for Bill Heath(C) and Dave Nicholson(OF)
Dec 31, 1966:Traded Dave Nicholson and Bob Bruce(P) to Atl-N for Sandy Alomar, Eddie Mathews(IF) and Arnie Umbach

This Date in Astros History

Dec 1, 1965:Astros deal two pitchers and cash to the Chicago White Sox for catcher Bill Heath and outfielder Dave Nicholson. Heath would hit .301 with eight RBIs as a backup. Nicholson would bat .246 with ten homers in part-time duty.
May 25, 1966:Dave Nicholson goes four-for-four with a home run while John Bateman goes three-for-three with a homer and a triple as the Astros club the Mets, 7-1. Larry Dierker strikes out eight and hurls a complete-game five-hitter. Houston moves to 2-1/2 games back of the Giants in second place, the closest they would be to the top of the standings this deep into the season until 1972.
Jun 2, 1966:Houston produces nine hits, including eight consecutive singles, in the 12th inning to subdue the Reds, 11-4. The inning starts as a 3-3 tie when Bob Aspromonte singles off Jack Baldschun. Base knocks by Rusty Staub, Ron Brand, Jim Gentile, Joe Morgan, Sonny Jackson, Jim Wynn and Dave Nicholson follow. Staub later doubles in the frame. Claude Raymond survives a bases-loaded scare for the victory.
Jun 12, 1966:Astros pitcher Dave Giusti tosses a complete game for an 8-4 victory over the Cubs. Giusti also goes 3-for-3 at the plate, including a double. John Bateman belts a two-run homer, Rusty Staub gets a two-run inside-the-park homer and Dave Nicholson adds a three-run shot.
Dec 31, 1966:On New Year's Eve, the Astros bring perennial All-Star Eddie Mathews to Houston along with utilityman Sandy Alomar and pitcher Arnie Umbach from the Braves for pitcher Bob Bruce and outfielder Dave Nicholson. It's near the end of the line for Mathews, though, who plays just four months for the Astros.