Eric Yelding - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Apr 3, 1989:Paid waiver price to Chi-N for Eric Yelding(IF)
Jul 4, 1992:Traded Eric Yelding(IF) to Chi-A for Rich Scheid(P). Chi received Yelding on Jul 10.

This Date in Astros History

Feb 22, 1965:Eric Yelding is born in Montrose, AL. Tried in both the infield and outfield, Yelding's best season comes in 1990 when he bats .254 and steals 64 bases.
May 23, 1990:Astros set a club record by stealing eight bases in a 7-3 victory over Pittsburgh. Eric Yelding swipes half of them. Casey Candaele adds two thefts while Bill Doran and Ken Caminiti join the parade. Juan Agosto wins in relief of Bill Gullickson.
Jul 25, 1990:Danny Darwin goes the distance on five hits in a 5-1 victory in Atlanta. Eric Yelding goes 4-for-4, swipes two bases and drives home two as the offensive star. But it's Franklin Stubbs who enters the record books, becoming only the 15th major leaguer to play an entire game at first base without making a putout.
Aug 18, 1990:Franklin Stubbs is the offense as Houston trips the Cardinals in 11 innings, 3-2. Stubbs doubles home Eric Yelding in the first inning, smashes a solo shot off Lee Smith in the ninth, then singles off Frank DiPino in the 11th. He steals second then scores on a base hit by Mark Davidson. Stubbs' four hits account for half of the Astros' output.