Derrel Thomas - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Feb 1, 1969:1. Drafted Derrel Thomas(IF) in 1969 Amateur Draft
Dec 3, 1971:Traded Bill Greif(P), Derrel Thomas(IF), and Mark Schaeffer(P) to SD-N for Dave A. Roberts(P)

This Date in Astros History

Jan 14, 1951:Derrel Thomas is born in Los Angeles, CA. Although he only gets into five games as Astro in 1971 before being traded, Thomas would enjoy a 15-year career in the majors, playing every position except pitcher.
Dec 3, 1971:Lefthander Dave Roberts is acquired from San Diego for infielder Derrel Thomas and pitchers Bill Grief and Mark Schaeffer. Roberts compiles a 47-44 mark in four seasons. His best year is a 17-11 record with a 2.85 ERA and six shutouts in 1973.
Apr 17, 1980:Astros get more steals than hits in a 6-4 loss to the Dodgers. Joe Morgan has three of the seven swipes while Houston manages just six hits. Utilityman Derrel Thomas is the Dodger catcher, explaining the larceny in Astro hearts.