On April 9 , 1965 — 1965  Houston’s “Eighth Wonder Of The World” opens its doors for the first indoor baseball game, an exhibition against the New York Yankees. Dick Farrell tosses the first pitch . Ron Brand triples for Houston’s first hit. The legendary Mickey Mantle homers to center field for the game’s first run but the newly-named Astros prevail, 2-1 in twelve innings, on a single by player-coach Nellie Fox

 


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