Pete Runnels - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Nov 26, 1962:Traded Roman Mejias(OF) to Bos-A for Pete Runnels(P)
May 19, 1964:Released Pete Runnels(IF)

This Date in Astros History

Jan 28, 1928:Pete Runnels is born in Lufkin, TX. The two-time American League batting champion is dealt to Houston for Roman Mejias but is a disappointment in two seasons with the Colts, losing his first base job to Rusty Staub then Walt Bond.
Nov 25, 1962:Outfielder Roman Mejias is traded to Boston for A.L. batting champion Pete Runnels. Houston gambles by dealing their best hitter from their inaugural season but the swap benefits neither team as both careers enter a swift decline.
Jun 15, 1963:San Francisco's Juan Marichal spins a 1-0 no-hitter against the Colts at Candlestick Park. For 7-1/2 innings, a scratch single by Willie Mays off Dick Drott is the only hit but Jim Davenport legs out a double in the eighth then Chuck Hiller doubles him home. Marichal strikes out Pete Runnels and Brock Davis to finish the gem.