Gerald Young - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Aug 28, 1984:Traded Ray Knight(IF) to NY-N for Gerald Young(OF), Manny Lee(IF), and Mitch Cook(P)
Oct 5, 1992:Granted free agency to Gerald Young(OF), who signed with Col-N on Oct 29

This Date in Astros History

Oct 22, 1964:Gerald Young is born in Tela, Honduras. The swift outfielder batted .246, scored 249 runs and stole 153 bases over parts of six seasons in Houston. His best comes in 1988 when he swipes a team-high 65 bases to go with a .257 average.
Aug 28, 1984:Ray Knight is traded to the Mets for Gerald Young and two other prospects. Houston stages a three-run rally in the eighth to nip the Pirates, 3-2. Terry Puhl's suicide squeeze scores Jose Cruz after Jerry Mumphrey tied it with a two-run single. The Astros move into second place, nine games behind San Diego.
Jul 16, 1987:In his first major-league game, Ken Caminiti homers and triples, scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth for a 2-1 triumph over Philadelphia. Another rookie, Gerald Young, singles off Mike Jackson with the bases loaded to send the fans home happy. Danny Darwin goes the distance on a four-hitter.
Sep 14, 1987:Gerald Young notches four hits and swipes four bases to lead Houston over the Dodgers, 8-1. Kevin Bass also has a four-hit night with a home run and four RBIs. Nolan Ryan registers nine whiffs in a little over six innings for the victory.
May 13, 1988:Glenn Davis drives in four and Gerald Young provides four hits as Houston pounds the Cubs, 8-2. Nolan Ryan tosses his first complete game in over two years, fanning eleven. Davis leads the league in RBIs (33) while Young leads in stolen bases (22).
Jul 23, 1988:A wild pitch by Bruce Ruffin plates Craig Reynolds with the winning run in the ninth as Houston upends the Phillies, 7-6. Two runs down in the eighth, the Astros rally on a pinch homer by Louie Meadows, a pinch triple by Terry Puhl and a sacrifice fly by Gerald Young. Dave Smith wins in relief.
Sep 21, 1988:Bob Knepper fires a one-hitter to stifle Atlanta, 1-0. An infield hit by Dale Murphy in the second and a walk to Bruce Benedict in the ninth are the only baserunners he allows. Gerald Young's single in the eighth scores Ken Caminiti for the game's only run.
May 12, 1989:Jim Deshaies goes the distance with a four-hitter as Houston trips the Cubs, 3-1.Gerald Young and Billy Hatcher execute a double steal for the game's first run, with Young crossing the plate.
Aug 4, 1991:Craig Biggio singles home Gerald Young in the tenth for a 2-1 triumph over Los Angeles, sweeping the series and winning their seventh straight. The last-place Astros also turn their second triple play of the season when Mike Simms snares a fly to right by Alfredo Griffin and guns down Mike Sharperson who tried to advance to third. Ken Caminiti fires to Andujar Cedeno to get Stan Javier who was trailing the play.