Ricky Stone - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Nov 7, 2000:Signed Ricky Stone(P) to a minor-league contract
Jun 16, 2004:Designated Ricky Stone(P) for assignment; claimed by SD-N on Jun 17th.

This Date in Astros History

Feb 28, 1975:Ricky Stone is born in Hamilton, OH. The righthander plays a valuable set-up role in the bullpen, with a 10-8 record and two saves over four seasons (2001-04) before being released and claimed by San Diego.
Jun 22, 2002:Stunned by the death of ex-teammate Darryl Kile, Astro veterans Craig Biggio, Brad Ausmus and Jeff Bagwell sit out a game against the Seattle Mariners. But all come in to pinch hit as the game moves into extra innings with an emotional Bagwell singling home Julio Lugo with the winning run in the 12th for a 3-2 victory. Daryle Ward plates the other two runs. Ricky Stone wins in relief.
May 8, 2004:Craig Biggio spanks a leadoff single for his 2,500th career hit. He celebrates by launching solo homers in his next two at bats. But he strikes out in a key ninth-inning situation and the bullpen melts down in a 5-4 ten-inning loss in Atlanta. Andruw Jones' blast off Ricky Stone is the game-winner.