Leon Roberts - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Dec 6, 1975:Traded Milt May(C), Jim Crawford(P) and Dave A. Roberts(P) to Det-A for Leon Roberts(OF), Terry Humphrey(C), Gene Pentz(P), and Mark Lemongello(P)
Dec 5, 1977:Traded Leon Roberts(OF) to Sea-A for Jimmy Sexton(IF)

This Date in Astros History

Jan 22, 1951:Leon Roberts is born in Vicksburg, MI. The outfielder would bat .267 with seven home runs over parts of two seasons (1976 and 1977) in Houston.
Dec 6, 1975:Houston deals catcher Milt May and pitchers Jim Crawford and Dave Roberts to Detroit for outfielder Leon Roberts and pitchers Mark Lemongello and Gene Pentz. It is primarily a cost-cutting move for the Astros although both May and Roberts are coming off disappointing seasons. Lemongello would author a 21-29 record over the next three seasons while Pentz would compile an 8-5 mark with seven saves in three years.
Dec 5, 1977:Outfielder Leon Roberts is traded to Seattle for infielder Jimmy Sexton. The versatile Sexton would bat .207 over the next two seasons as a reserve for the Astros.