On July 9 , 1968 — 1968 – Houston is host to its first All-Star Game. True to the Astrodome’s nature, the game is a pitcher’s duel. Willie Mays of the Giants scores in the first inning on a double play and the Nationals make it stand for a 1-0 victory. Mays is named Most Valuable Player. Rusty Staub pinch-hits as the lone Astro representative


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