Ron Villone - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jun 27, 2001:Traded Jay Powell(P) to Col-N for Ron Villone(P)
Nov 5, 2001:Granted free agency to Ron Villone(P), who signed with Pit-N on Feb 12
May 18, 2003:Signed Ron Villone(P) to a minor-league contract
Nov 2, 2003:Lost Ron Villone(IF), declared as free agent. Signed by Sea-A Feb 10

This Date in Astros History

Jan 16, 1970:Ron Villone is born in Bergenfield, NJ. The much-travelled lefty posts an 11-13 record in two stints with Houston (2001, 2003).
Jul 16, 2001:Vinny Castilla drives in four as Houston scores five times in the eighth to grab a 10-8 victory over the Cleveland Indians. The Astros greet John Rocker for four of those runs. Ron Villone grabs the win in relief.
Jul 19, 2003:Lance Berkman, Richard Hidalgo and Morgan Ensberg spank back-to-back-to-back home runs off Jimmy Haynes in Cincinnati then hold on for a 9-8 triumph. Berkman has two homers and five RBIs. Ron Villone watches a 9-1 lead evaporate in the final two innings before Octavio Dotel fans the final two batters for the save.
Aug 26, 2003:Jeff Kent homers and drives in five to pace an 18-4 explosion over the Dodgers. Brad Ausmus plates four. Jeff Bagwell also goes deep. Ron Villone wins his sixth of the year.