Joe Pittman - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jun 1, 1975:5. Drafted Joe Pittman(IF) in 1975 Summer Draft
Jun 8, 1982:Traded Joe Pittman(IF) to SD-N for Dan Boone(C)

This Date in Astros History

Jan 1, 1954:Joe "Shoes" Pittman is born in Houston, TX. He lives the boyhood dream of playing for the local big league club as an Astros infielder in 1981 and 1982. He bats .281 in 52 games during his strike-shortened rookie campaign then hits .200 in 15 games before being traded to San Diego.
Aug 10, 1981:Baseball's "second season" begins after a two-month strike interrupts play. Denny Walling is the hero with a two-run pinch-hit double off Al Holland in the ninth for a 6-5 triumph in San Francisco. Joe "Shoes" Pittman rescues Frank Lacorte when he makes a diving stab of Larry Herndon's liner with two men aboard for the final out.
Aug 16, 1981:Joe Niekro and Dave Smith combine on a two-hitter to blank San Diego, 3-0. Niekro and Steve Mura trade goose eggs for seven innings until Tony Scott drives home Joe Pittman in the eighth. Gary Woods then delivers Scott. In the ninth, Scott again plates Pittman with an insurance run. The shutout caps a seven-game road trip to open the "second season", with the Astros winning five of them.