On April 15, 1968, the New York Mets and Houston Astros play the longest game in National League history at the Astrodome.

The game lasts six-hour and six-minute contest, in which each team has 79 at-bats and 11 hits, ends in the 24th inning when Bob Aspromonte’s grounder goes through the legs of shortstop Al Weis as the Astros win, 1 – 0. It sets the mark as the longest NL game played to completion, the longest major league night game, and the first 23 innings are the longest major league scoreless game. The game ties the American League’s longest complete game (Philadelphia Athletics 4, Boston Americans 1, in 24 innings on September 1, 1906).