One of many major leaguers produced by Brooklyn's Lafayette High School (including
his brother Ken and Sandy Koufax), Aspromonte debuted at age 18 and struck out in
his one at-bat with Brooklyn. At the time of his retirement, he was the last active
ex-Brooklyn Dodger. He was a regular with the original Houston expansion team in
1962 and stayed through 1968. The celebrated bachelor set a NL record for third basemen
with 57 consecutive errorless games in 1962 and added a since-broken NL record for
fewest errors at 3B (11) in 1964. He was strictly pull hitter until 1967, when he
batted a career-high .294 by hitting to all fields. Supplanted by Doug Rader the
following season, he was the last original Colt .45 to leave the franchise.
»September 18, 1962:
The Mets drop a pair to the visiting Colts 45s, 6–2 and 8–6, and also break the major-league record for homers allowed. Ranew and Roberts connect for the Colts, the 188th and 189th homers allowed, breaking the A's mark set in 1956. Bob Aspromonte of the Colt sets an National League record for 3B with his 57th straight errorless game.
»June 10, 1968: American League games at Baltimore and Chicago are postponed, as mourning for Robert Kennedy continues. Astros Rusty Staub and Bob Aspromonte are fined for not playing. Pittsburgh's Maury Wills also refuses to play and is reportedly punished.
»December 4, 1968:
The Astros trade 3B Bob Aspromonte, who lost his job to Doug Rader, to the Braves for infielder Orlando Martinez. Aspro was the last original Colt 45 on Houston's roster, and when he retires, he will be the last original Brooklyn Dodger.
»August 11, 1969: Don Drysdale retires because of damage to his right shoulder. Drysdale is the last Brooklyn Dodger active with the Dodgers. Bob Aspromonte (1 AB), who retires in 1971, will be the last active Brooklyn Dodger member.