Claude Osteen - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Dec 6, 1973:Traded Jim Wynn(OF) to LA-N for Claude Osteen(P) and Dave Culpepper(P)
Aug 15, 1974:Traded Claude Osteen(P) to StL-N for Dan Larson(P) and Ron Selak. Hou received Larson on Oct 14.

This Date in Astros History

Sep 2, 1971:Trailing 3-2 to Los Angeles, and with the bases full, Cesar Cedeno bloops a pitch off Claude Osteen into shallow right field. Bill Buckner and Jim Lefebvre collide while trying to catch the ball and it trickles into the corner. By the time the ball is retrieved, Cedeno has a 170-ft. inside-the-park grand slam to highlight a 9-3 victory.
Dec 6, 1973:Slugger Jim Wynn is traded to the Dodgers for pitchers Claude Osteen and Dave Culpepper. A holder of many team records, Wynn rebounds to help the Dodgers to the National League title in 1974 while Osteen would own a 9-9 mark before being traded in mid-season.
Apr 22, 1974:Cesar Cedeno drills two homers and drives in five to pace Houston past Los Angeles, 7-0 . Claude Osteen, who was dealt by the Dodgers over the winter, scatters seven hits.
May 3, 1974:Astros get an assist from part of the Astrodome crowd as they drop the Cardinals, 4-1. Two female fans run nude through the outfield during the seventh-inning stretch. The distracted Cards give up three runs in the bottom half of the frame. A two-run single by Doug Rader is the key hit. Claude Osteen goes the distance.
May 22, 1974:Milt May belts a two-out pinch-hit grand slam homer off Vicente Romo in the ninth inning to topple San Diego, 5-1 . Claude Osteen and Randy Jones had dueled to a 1-1 draw for eight innings. Osteen takes the victory, allowing five hits. Osteen had once tutored Jones when the hurler was in junior high school.