Posted: Sunday June 23, 2002 11:29 AM
|Darryl Kile Timeline|
|• April 8, 1991: Makes his major league debut for the Astros with one scoreless inning of relief at Cincinnati.
• April 24, 1991: Makes his first start, throwing six no-hit innings against the Reds.
• June 23, 1991: In his fifth start, earns his first major league victory. allowing four hits and two runs in seven innings against the Phillies.
• April 29, 1992: Strikes out a career-high 11 batters in eight innings for his first complete game but loses 1-0 to the Mets.
• July 3, 1993: Wins his seventh straight start, throws his first career shutout and hits his first home run in a 6-0 victory over the Cardinals.
• July 13, 1993: Named to his first All-Star team as the Astros' lone representative.
• Sept. 8, 1993: Throws the Astros' first no-hitter since 1986, striking out nine with one walk and facing just 28 hitters in a 7-1 victory over the Mets.
• Aug. 12, 1995: After struggling to a 4-12 record in 21 starts, Kile is sent to the minors, recalled after four starts.
• June 2, 1996: En route to an NL-leading 16 hit batters, Kile ties a league record by hitting four batters in one game against the Cardinals.
• Sept. 17, 1996: Becomes the first Astros pitcher since Nolan Ryan in 1998 to strike out 200 batters in a season.
• May 29, 1997: Improves to 5-0 with a 1.20 ERA during May, eventually winning NL Pitcher of the Month honors.
• July 8, 1997: Makes his second NL All-Star team.
• July 30, 1997: Improves to 6-0 during July with a 1.59 ERA, winning another NL Pitcher of the Month award.
• Sept. 30, 1997: Allows just two hits in seven innings and has two hits of his own off Greg Maddux but loses Game 1 of the NL Division Playoffs to the Braves 2-1.
• Nov. 11, 1997: Kile finishes fifth in the NL Cy Young Award voting.
• Dec. 4, 1997: Kile leaves the Astros as a free agent, signing a $24 million, three-year contract with the Rockies.
• March 31, 1998: In his Rockies debut, Kile allows four hits in seven innings in a 9-2 opening-day win over the Diamondbacks.
• Aug. 20, 1998: Strikes out a career-high 14 batters in the Rockies' 6-3 win over Montreal.
• Nov. 16, 1999: Kile is traded along with Dave Veres and prospect Luther Hackman to the Cardinals for Jose Jimenez, Manny Aybar and Rick Croushore, plus minor-league infield prospect Brent Butler.
• Sept. 28, 2000: Becomes the first Cardinals pitcher since 1985 to win 20 games.
• June 19, 2002: Goes 7 2/3 innings in what would be his final start to give the Cardinals a 7-2 win over the Angels, boosting St. Louis into first place in the NL Central Division.
Source: The Houston Chronicle