Jim Pendleton - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Oct 1, 1961:Purchased by the Houston Colt .45's from the Cincinnati Reds.

This Date in Astros History

Jan 7, 1924:Jim Pendleton is born in St. Charles, MO. The Opening Day left fielder for the first Colt .45 squad, Pendleton hits .246 with eight homers during their inaugural season.
Mar 13, 1962:Colt .45s get their first-ever win in a 2-1 exhibition victory over the Cleveland Indians. Jack Waters singles home Jim Pendleton with the winning run. Jim Umbricht is the winning pitcher.
Apr 29, 1962:Roman Mejias belts a ninth-inning homer off Don McMahon to beat Milwaukee, 3-2. Hal Smith and Jim Pendleton also launch solo homers in the victory. Dick Farrell takes the win in relief.
May 31, 1962:Weldon Appelt proposes to Harris County Commissioners a stadium plan using arches that he says could be built faster and cheaper than the proposed domed stadium. Elsewhere, the Colts stun the Cubs with five runs in the ninth for a 10-6 shocker. Carl Warwick's two-run single precedes a three-run shot from Jim Pendleton in the uprising.
Sep 5, 1962:Jim Umbricht gets his first major league hit and his first win as a Colt .45. His RBI single scores Johnny Temple to cap a 5-3 victory over Pittsburgh. Jim Pendleton drives home the winning run with a hit off 43-year-old rookie Diomedes Olivo.
Mar 20, 1996:Jim Pendleton dies in Houston, TX at age 72. His 36 RBIs as a Colt in 1962 were the most of his big league career.