Harry Spilman - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jun 8, 1981:Traded Rafael Landestoy(IF) to Cin-N for Harry Spilman(IF)
Nov 12, 1985:Granted free agency to Harry Spilman(IF). Spilman signed with Det-A on Feb 18
Aug 17, 1988:Signed Harry Spilman(IF) as free agent
Nov 13, 1989:Granted free agency to Harry Spilman(IF)

This Date in Astros History

Jul 17, 1982:Harry Spilman launches a tenth-inning bomb off Kent Tekulve to stab the Pirates, 4-3, at the Dome. Joe Niekro, for whom Spilman was pinch-hitting, goes the distance for the victory. Dickie Thon also homers.
Oct 2, 1982:Astros hand the Reds their 100th loss of the season, the first time in their storied 114-year history. Starter Frank DiPino has the honors with a 4-2 victory. Harry Spilman gets the key hit, a two-run single in the four-run fourth. Astros would win the next day to finish with a 77-85 campaign, in fifth place ahead of only Cincinnati.
Apr 19, 1983:Pinch-hitter Harry Spilman drills a three-run ninth-inning homer off Tom Hume to stun Cincinnati, 6-5. Shortstop Dickie Thon has four hits, including a home run. Bill Dawley earns his second win in relief. The Astros' day does not start well as catcher John Mizerock suffers three passed balls in the first inning while the Reds jump on Joe Niekro for four runs.
Apr 28, 1984:NBC accidentally leaves the field microphone open while broadcasting a 5-3 Atlanta victory. Astro catcher Harry Spilman argues with home plate umpire Jerry Crawford. Manager Bob Lillis and Coach Denis Menke soon get into the act and profanities fly in every direction. NBC switchboards are flooded with complaints.