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ASTROS TIMELINE
1962-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-Present
Timeline
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The ownership group from Houston, headed by Judge Roy Hofheinz, attended the annual Major League Baseball owners meetings in Chicago. On October 17, 1960, Houston was awarded a franchise in the ten-team National League.

1962  - The Houston Colt .45s play their first Major League game on April 10, defeating the Chicago Cubs 11-2.
1963  - Bob Bruce one-hits the Cincinnati Reds on April 26...Don Nottebart no-hits the Phillies on May 7.
1964  - Ken Johnson becomes the first major leaguer to lose a nine-inning no-hitter on April 23 with a 1-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.
1965  - The Houston Colt .45s become the Houston Astros and inaugurate indoor baseball with a 2-1 exhibition win over the New York Yankees on April 9 in the Astrodome...rookie Joe Morgan sets club marks for at-bats, runs, hits and triples.
1966  - Mike Cuellar sets a club mark with a 2.22 ERA...home attendance mark which stood for 22 years set on June 22 as 50,908 watch Sandy Koufax and the Dodgers down Houston 5-2.
1967  - Don Wilson fires a no-hitter vs. the Atlanta Braves, 2-0 on June 18, striking out Hank Aaron for final out...Jimmy Wynn sets club records with 37 home runs and 107 RBI.
1968  - Don Wilson strikes out 18 Cincinnati Reds in 6-1 win on July 14...four Houston hurlers win 10-or-more games: Don Wilson (13), Larry Dierker (12) Dave Guisti (11) and Denny LeMaster (10)...the Astros down the Mets 1-0 in 24 innings on April 15.
1969  - Cincinnati's Jim Maloney no-hits the Astros on April 30 and the next night, May 1, Don Wilson returns the favor by no-hitting the Reds 4-0...Larry Dierker becomes Houston's first 20-game winner...the club records its first .500 season (81-81).
1962-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-Present