Claude Raymond - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jun 15, 1967:Traded Claude Raymond(P) and Darrell Griffith(OF) to Atl-N for Wade Blasingame(P) and Brian Murphy(P)

This Date in Astros History

Jun 6, 1965:After 140 relief appearances, Claude Raymond makes his first big league start, scattering seven hits for a complete-game 10-1 triumph at St. Louis. Lee Maye, Jim Gentile and Jim Wynn blast homers while Bob Aspromonte drives in three. Rain cancels the second game of the scheduled twinbill.
May 13, 1966:Dick Farrell and Claude Raymond combine for a one-hitter in Philadelphia. The Astros only manage three hits themselves but the last is a ninth-inning blast by Jim Wynn off Chris Short that hits the roof of Connie Mack Stadium for a 1-0 victory.
May 29, 1966:Jim Gentile drills a homer off Elroy Face in the eleventh inning to drop Pittsburgh, 3-2. John Bateman had earlier gone deep off Vern Law to send the game into overtime. Claude Raymond picks up the win.
Jun 2, 1966:Houston produces nine hits, including eight consecutive singles, in the 12th inning to subdue the Reds, 11-4. The inning starts as a 3-3 tie when Bob Aspromonte singles off Jack Baldschun. Base knocks by Rusty Staub, Ron Brand, Jim Gentile, Joe Morgan, Sonny Jackson, Jim Wynn and Dave Nicholson follow. Staub later doubles in the frame. Claude Raymond survives a bases-loaded scare for the victory.
Jun 7, 1967:Bob Aspromonte smacks five hits in a 17-1 thrashing at St. Louis, the biggest winning margin in club history. Houston pounds 23 hits, four by catcher Ron Brand. Julio Gotay adds three hits. Bo Belinsky and Claude Raymond combine to shut down the Redbirds, with reliever Raymond chipping in with a run-scoring double.
Jun 16, 1967:Minutes before the trade deadline expires, Houston ships closer Claude Raymond to Atlanta for pitcher Wade Blasingame. Less than 24 hours later, Raymond saves a 9-8 decision over the Astros. Jim Wynn homers again, his seventh long ball in the past week.
Jul 5, 1968:Ex-Brave Denis Menke tags ex-Astro Claude Raymond with a three-run bomb in the ninth to topple Atlanta, 13-9. Doug Rader follows with a solo shot. John Bateman and Rusty Staub had earlier home runs. Another former Brave, Wade Blasingame, shuts the door in the ninth.