Mickey MantleOn April 9, 1965, Mickey Mantle hits the first home run in the history of the Astrodome. President Lyndon Johnson attends the Dome’s first game, an exhibition between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees. Houston wins, 2-1, before a crowd of 47,876…

 

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Houston Astros 2, New York Yankees 1

Game Played on Friday, April 9, 1965 (N) at Astrodome

NYY A 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 1 9 3
HOU N 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 – 2 8 0

BATTING

New York Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
Mantle lf 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 0
A Lopez pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
H Lopez lf 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Richardson 2b 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
Maris rf 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Pepitone 1b 5 0 2 0 0 0 15 1
Kubek ss 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 8
Tresh cf 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Boyer 3b 4 0 1 0 1 1 2 5
Blanchard c 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Linz ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Schmidt c 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
Stottlemyre p 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Gonzalez ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reniff p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Moschitto ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mikkelsen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 42 1 8 1 3 6 35 17

FIELDING –
DP: 3.
E: Kubek, Pepitone 2.

BATTING –
2B: Blanchard (off Farrell).
HR: Mantle (6th inning off Farrell 0 on, 0 out).
SB: Pepitone (off Woodeshick, Brand)
HBP: Maris (by Woodeshick)
Team LOB: 9.

Houston Astros AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
Morgan 2b 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 4
Spangler lf 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Staub rf 5 0 0 1 0 1 2 0
Bond 1b 5 0 2 0 0 0 9 0
Aspromonte 3b 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Wynn cf 5 1 2 0 0 1 7 1
Lillis ss 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 6
Brand c 5 0 1 0 0 1 8 0
Farrell p 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Woodeshick p 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Fox ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 43 2 9 2 2 5 36 12

FIELDING –
DP: 1.

BATTING –
2B: Bond (off Stottlemyre).
3B: Brand (off Stottlemyre)
SB: Morgan (off Reniff, Schmidt); Wynn (off Mikkelsen, Schmidt)
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING

New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR
Stottlemyre 8 4 1 0 2 1 0
Reniff 3 3 0 0 0 2 0
Mikkelsen (L) 0.2 2 1 1 0 2 0
Totals 11.2 9 2 1 2 5 0

Houston Astros IP H R ER BB SO HR
Farrell 7 6 1 1 1 1 1
Woodeshick (W) 5 2 0 0 2 5 0
Totals 12 8 1 1 3 6 1

HBP: Woodeshick (Maris).

Umpires: Mel Steiner, Larry Knapp, Stan Landes, Al Salerno

Time of Game: 2:35 Attendance: 47876
Play by Play

Starting Lineups:

New York Yankees Houston Astros
1. Mantle lf Morgan 2b
2. Richardson 2b Spangler lf
3. Maris rf Staub rf
4. Pepitone 1b Bond 1b
5. Kubek ss Aspromonte 3b
6. Tresh cf Wynn cf
7. Boyer 3b Lillis ss
8. Blanchard c Brand c
9. Stottlemyre p Farrell p

YANKEES 1ST: Mantle singled to left; Richardson grounded into
a force play (short to second) [Mantle out at second]; Maris
walked [Richardson to second]; Pepitone flied out to left;
Kubek flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Yankees 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Morgan grounded out (second to first); Spangler
flied out to center; Staub flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 0, Astros 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Tresh flied out to left; Boyer singled to center;
Blanchard flied out to center; Stottlemyre flied out to center;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Bond grounded out (first unassisted); Aspromonte flied
out to center; Wynn struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 0, Astros 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Mantle grounded out (second to first); Richardson
grounded out (second to first); Maris flied out to center;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Lillis grounded out (third to first); Brand tripled to
right; Farrell grounded out (second to first); Morgan grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 0, Astros 0.

YANKEES 4TH: Pepitone flied out to center; Kubek flied out to left;
Tresh popped out to short; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Spangler singled to left; Staub grounded into a double
play (second to short to first) [Splangler out at second]; Bond doubled
to left [Bond to third on error by Kubek]; Aspromonte grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 0, Astros 0.

YANKEES 5TH: Boyer struck out; Blanchard fouled out to catcher;
Stottlemyre flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Wynn grounded out (short to first); Lillis grounded out
(short to first); Brand flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 0, Astros 0.

YANKEES 6TH: Mantle homered to center; Richardson grounded out
(short to first); Maris popped out to short; Pepitone singled to center;
Kubek flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Farrell walked; Morgan safe on error by Pepitone
[Farrell to second]; Spangler singled to third [Farrell to third, Morgan
to second]; Staub grounded into a force play (first to shortstop)[Farrell
scored, Morgan to third, Spangler out at second]; Bond grounded into a
double play (shortstop unassisted to first) [Staub out at second];
1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 1, Astros 1.

YANKEES 7TH: Tresh grounded out (second to first); Boyer flied out
to left; Blanchard doubled to left; Stottlemyre singled to center
[Blanchard out at home, center fielder to catcher]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankeees 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Aspromonte fouled out to third; Wynn grounded out (third to first);
Lillis lined out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 1, Astros 1.

YANKEES 8TH: WOODESHICK REPLACED FARRELL (pitching); Mantle walked;
A LOPEZ RAN FOR MANTLE; Richardson struck out; Maris flied out to right;
Pepitone singled to center [A Lopez to third]; Pepitone stole second;
Kubek struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Yankees 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: H LOPEZ REPLACED A LOPEZ; Brand grounded out (third to first);
Woodeshick walked; Morgan safe on throwing error by Pepitone [Woodeshick to
third]; Spangler grounded into fielders choice (shortstop to catcher)
[Woodeshick out at home, Morgan to second]; Staub flied out to right;
0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.
Yankees 1, Astros 1.

YANKEES 9TH: Tresh struck out; Boyer walked; LINZ PINCH-HIT FOR BLANCHARD;
Linz singled to center [Boyer to third]; GONZALEZ PINCH-HIT FOR STOTTLEMYRE;
Gonzalez grounded into a double play (short to second to first)
[Linz out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 9TH: SCHMIDT REPLACED LINZ; RENIFF REPLACED GONZALEZ (pitching);
Bond singled to center; Aspromonte grounded into a double play (pitcher
to shortstop to first) [Bond out at second]; Wynn singled to center;
Lillis grounded into a force play (third to second) [Wynn out at second];
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 1, Astros 1.

YANKEES 10TH: H Lopez struck out; Richardson grounded out (short to first);
Maris hit by pitch; Pepitone grounded into a force play (short to second)
[Maris out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 10TH: Brand grounded out (short to first); Woodeshick struck out;
Morgan singled to center; Morgan stole second; Spangler fouled out to third;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 1, Astros 1.

YANKEES 11TH: Kubek grounded out (first unassisted); Tresh flied to left;
Boyer grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB
Yankees 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 11TH: Staub struck out; Bond grounded out (first unassisted);
Aspromonte grounded out (short to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB
Yankees 1, Astros 1.

YANKEES 12TH: Schmidt struck out; MOSCHITTO PINCH-HIT FOR RENIFF; Moschitto
grounded out (short to first); H Lopez flied out to center;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB
Yankees 1, Astros 1.

ASTROS 12TH: MIKKELSEN REPLACED MOSCHITTO (pitching); Wynn singled to shortstop;
Lillis struck out; Wynn stole second; Brand struck out; FOX PINCH-HIT FOR WOODESHICK;
Fox singled to center [Wynn scored]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB
Yankees 1, Astros 2.

Final Totals R H E LOB
Yankees 1 8 3 9
Astros 2 9 0 8