Don Nottebart - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Nov 30, 1962:Paid cash to Mil-N for Don Nottebart(P)
Nov 29, 1965:Lost Don Nottebart(P) to Cin-N in 1965 Rule V Draft

This Date in Astros History

Jan 23, 1936:Don Nottebart is born in West Newton, MA. He would toss the first no-hitter in franchise history in 1963.
Nov 30, 1962:Righthander Don Nottebart is purchased from the Milwaukee Braves on the advice of ex-teammate Don McMahon. Nottebart's three-year record in Houston is 21-34, including the franchise's first no-hitter. Infielders Norm Larker and Joey Amalfitano are also traded in two separate deals for four players who do not make Houston's roster. Larker is swapped to the Braves while Amalfitano is shipped to the Giants.
May 17, 1963:Don Nottebart hurls the first no-hitter in franchise history, a 4-1 triumph over Philadelphia at Colt Stadium. Nottebart fans eight and walks three. Carl Warwick and Howie Goss homer to supply Houston its runs. Al Spangler snares Wes Covington's fly on the run for the final out. It is just the third Colts win in 24 tries against their early nemesis.
Aug 15, 1964:Bob Aspromonte slaps four separate RBI singles in a 7-4 victory over Cincinnati. Al Spangler chips in with three hits and scores three times. Don Nottebart is the winning pitcher.
Aug 13, 1965:Rusty Staub singles home the game-winner in the ninth to slip past New York, 3-2. In the typical fashion of those early Met teams, they couldn't stand a 2-0 lead and let the winning run on base when two Mets collide under Joe Morgan's pop fly. Don Nottebart tosses a complete-game six-hitter.
Sep 13, 1965:Willie Mays of the Giants becomes only the fifth major leaguer to reach 500 home runs when he tags Don Nottebart during a 5-1 San Francisco verdict. Mays stands and watches as the ball lands deep in the tunnel beyond centerfield at the Astrodome - an estimated 430-footer.