» September 24, 1968:
The Giants beat the Astros, 5–4 with Willie Mays driving in three runs. Mays hits a solo homer in the 1st and drives in the tying and winning runs in the 8th with a perfect bunt. With runners on 2B and 3B, Mays bunts and Doug Rader attempts a barehand pickup but misses the ball.
» 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.
» May 16, 1971: Doug Rader connects for a grand slam and a 2-run double to tie the Astros club franchise record of six RBIs. The Astros outhits the Cards 17–16 and outscore them 12–4. St. Louis strands 10.
» June 1, 1972: At Houston, Hal McRae pinch hits a 6th inning grand slam to spark the Reds to a win, 10–3. The Astros had taken a 3–0 lead on homers by Cesar Cedeno and Doug Rader. Johnny Bench hits his 4th homer in three games in the 7th, and Tony Perez adds a homer in the 9th.
» September 21, 1978: The Cubs tie an National League record by using 27 players during a 14-inning 3–2 loss to the Pirates. Pittsburgh's margin comes when Rennie Stennett walks in the 14th and pinch runner Matt Alexander steals 2nd. When C Doug Rader's throw goes into CF, Alexander heads for 3rd where the center fielder's throw hits him in the back, allowing him to score. The Pirates are now one 1/2 games behind the Phils.
» November 1, 1982:
Thirty-eight-year-old Doug Rader, who spent the last three seasons as manager of the Padres' Triple-A farm club, will pilot the Texas Rangers. The former infielder becomes the club's 12th manager in its 12-year life.
» May 17, 1985:
The Rangers fire manager Doug Rader and replace him with Mets 3B coach Bobby Valentine. Texas was 9-23 under Rader, the worst record in the majors.
» November 14, 1988: Doug Rader, who piloted the Rangers from 1982-85, is named manager of the California Angels.
» August 25, 1991:
Manager Doug Rader is fired by the Rangers and replaced by former Expos manager Buck Rodgers.