Dave Giusti was signed by the Colt .45s in 1961 as an amateur free agent. He would eventually be traded by the Astros on October 11, 1968 with Dave Adlesh to the St. Louis Cardinals for Tommy Smith (minors) and Johnny Edwards.
A starter with the Colts and Astros, he was known for his palm ball.
Teams: Houston Colt .45's/Astros (1962-1968) St. Louis Cardinals (1969) Pittsburgh Pirates (1970-1976) Oakland Athletics (1977) Chicago Cubs (1977)
Career highlights and awards: All-Star (NL) 1973 Led NL in saves in 1971 with 30
After retiring from baseball Dave was an executive with American Express.