Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers defeated the Astros in the last regular season game, 9-4, which was played on October 3, 1999. That was not the last game that the Astros would play in the Astrodome, because they qualified for the postseason. However, the very last game was played October 9, 1999, as the Astros lost to the Atlanta Braves.
|Which pitcher threw a no-hitter on the same day that the Astros clinched the National League Western Division title in 1986 at the Astrodome?||Baseball in the Astrodome
Mike Scott. Scott threw his no-hitter on September 25, 1986, as the Astros defeated the San Francisco Giants 2-0.
|Whose error allowed the Astros to defeat the New York Mets 1-0 in 24 innings in 1968 at the Astrodome?||Baseball in the Astrodome
Al Weis. Weis' error allowed the Houston's Norm Miller to score the only run in the game played April 15, 1968.
2. The first all-star game took place in the Astrodome on July 9, 1968, as Willie Mays scored the only run as the National League won 1-0. The second all-star game took place July 15, 1986, as Frank White's home run provided the winning margin as the American League won 3-2.
0. While the Astros made the National League playoffs six times during their stay in the Astrodome (1980, 1981, 1986, 1997, 1998, and 1999), they never made it to the World Series.
Willie Mays. Mays hit a solo home run in the fourth inning on September 13, 1965, as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Astros 5-1.
|Which broadcaster called a game live from a gondola hanging from the roof above second base in the Astrodome during the 1965 season?||Baseball in the Astrodome
Lindsey Nelson. Nelson, along with producer Joel Nixon, were in the gondola on April 28, 1965, when the Astros defeated the New York Mets 12-9. The game lasted 3 hours and 24 minutes.
Richie Allen. In the Astros home opener in 1965, Richie Allen hit a two-run homer in the third inning off Bob Bruce for the only scoring in the game.
Philadelphia Phillies. After playing five exhibition games in the Astrodome against the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles, the Astros opened their regular season schedule at the Astrodome on April 12, 1965. The Phillies spoiled the home opener, defeating the Astros 2-0.
1965. After three seasons as the Houston Colt 45s and playing home games at Colt Stadium, the team changed their name to the Astros and began the 1965 season in the newly built Astrodome.