John Weekly - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Nov 27, 1961:Drafted Johnny Weekly(OF) from SF-N for $25,000 in 1961 Rule V Draft
Jun 15, 1964:Traded Johnny Weekly(OF) and cash to Bal-A for Joe Gaines(OF)
Jan 6, 1966:Traded Johnny Weekly(OF) and cash to NY-N for Gary Kroll(P)

This Date in Astros History

Nov 27, 1961:Outfielders Mike White and Johnny Weekly are selected during the winter supplemental draft. White's career year is 1964 when he bats .271 in 89 games for the Colts. He makes token appearances in 1963 and 1965, his only other two seasons in the majors.
Sep 15, 1963:The Colts surrender just seven hits in sweeping a twinbill from the Mets, 5-4 and 5-0. Turk Farrell goes the distance on four hits in the opener while fanning eleven. Chris Zachary and Hal Woodeshick combine for a three-hit shutout in the nightcap. Teenager Rusty Staub and Johnny Weekly go deep in the second game.
Apr 23, 1964:Ken Johnson no-hits the Reds but the Colts still lose, 1-0 . The run scores when Nellie Fox boots Vada Pinson's grounder in the ninth. Pete Rose had reached on Johnson's two-base error to start the inning. Joe Nuxhall fans Johnny Weekly to seal Johnson's fate as the hard-luck loser.
Jan 6, 1966:The Astros deal outfielder Johnny Weekly and cash to the Mets for pitcher Gary Kroll. The righthander would see just ten games with Houston.
Nov 24, 1974:Johnny Weekly dies at age 37 in Walnut Creek, CA in an auto accident. The reserve outfielder batted .207 in parts of three seasons with the Colt .45s.