José Sosa - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Feb 1, 1970:Signed Jose Sosa(P) as free agent

This Date in Astros History

Jul 30, 1975:The first Houston player to homer in his first major league at bat is...reliever Jose Sosa. The blast comes at the Astrodome, a three-run shot off Danny Frisella during an 8-4 victory over San Diego. And to top it off, Sosa also earns his first big league save. The other five runs come on a three-run homer by Jose Cruz and a two-run shot by Doug Rader, who is celebrating his 31st birthday.