Ken Oberkfell - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Dec 6, 1989:Signed Ken Oberkfell(IF) from SF-N as free agent
Jul 27, 1991:Released Ken Oberkfell(IF)

This Date in Astros History

Jun 12, 1988:Mike Scott's bid for his second career no-hitter ends one out short when Ken Oberkfell delivers a clean single to right with two outs in the top of the ninth. It's the only sour note in a 5-0 whitewash over Atlanta. Scott walks none and fans eight. Terry Puhl, Kevin Bass and Craig Reynolds contribute three hits each.
Dec 6, 1989:Astros ink pitcher Bill Gullickson and infielder Ken Oberkfell to contracts. Gullickson would spend one year in Houston. Oberkfell would spend two, batting .214 as a reserve.
May 17, 1990:Eric Anthony becomes the first Astro to reach the Dome's upper reserved seats in right field with a mammoth blast off Mike Bielecki in a 5-4, eleven-inning victory against Chicago. Cincinnati's Bernie Carbo was the only previous player to do it. Ken Oberkfell's sacrifice fly scores Ken Caminiti with the game-winner.
Aug 3, 1990:Mike Scott spins a three-hit shutout of Atlanta, besting John Smoltz. Scott fans six and walks two. Bill Doran and Ken Oberkfell deliver rare back-to-back triples for the final Houston run. Oberkfell's two-run single plated the other two.
Jul 11, 1991:Ken Oberkfell cracks a two-run double off Dave Smith in the 11th inning for a 6-4 triumph over the Cubs. A three-run shot by Luis Gonzalez off Greg Maddux stakes Houston to an early lead but George Bell tags Jim Clancy with a homer in the ninth to send it to extra innings.