Kevin Bass was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2nd round of the 1977 amateur draft on June 7, 1977. By September 3, 1982 the Milwaukee Brewers sent players to be named later, Kevin Bass, Frank DiPino and Mike Madden to the Houston Astros to complete an earlier deal made on August 30, 1982. On August 30, 1982 the Brewers sent players to be named later and cash to the Houston Astros for Don Sutton. Up until this time most of his years were spent in the Brewers minor league organization.
During his first stint in Houston Bass was selected for the 1986 National League All-Star team.
In 1990 Bass signed as a Free Agent with the San Francisco Giants. On August 8, 1992the San Francisco Giants traded hi to the New York Mets for a player to be named later. The New York Mets sent Rob Katzaroff (minors) to the San Francisco Giants to complete the trade.
On January 5, 1993 Bass returned as a Free Agent to the Astros. He remained in Houston until 1995 when he signed with the Baltimore Orioles
Two of Kevin's sons (Garrett and Justin) were selected during the 2007 draft. Garrett played for a college about 40 miles from here; had I known that I probably would have attend a few games to see him play.
Occupation: Probation Officer***
Hobbies: collecting Astros and Colt .45s; music; reading; harassing my wife and spending time with my kid***
Favorite baseball team: Astros (duh!)***
What I collect: Astros/Colts; stamps; books by Joe R. Lansdale; old cameras; WWII stuff, autographs, etc***
Why did I start this amazing blog? ‘Cause I couldn’t find any other blog that dealt primarily with Houston baseball cards. It also gave me a good reason to plop a good chunk of cash down on a new scanner.
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