On April 28, 1982, Pete Rose of the Philadelphia Phillies goes 5-for-5 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, tying Hall of Famer Max Carey for the most five-hit games in National League history. Rose’s latest five-hit performance helps the Phillies to a 9-3 win.
Expos manager Dick Williams wins his 1,000th career game, 11 – 5 over the Mets at Olympic Stadium. He is 3rd in wins among active managers behind Gene Mauch and Earl Weaver. The Expos overcome the offense of Doug Flynn, who ties the modern major-league record with three triples. It was last done in the National League by Ernie Banks, in 1966.
August 5, 1980
At a press conference, an emotional Craig Biggio announces he will retire after this season, bringing his 20 year-old career as the longest-tenured player in Astro history to an end. The newest member of the 3,000 hit club, the only player in All-Star history to appear in the game as a catcher and a second baseman, played a significant role in Houston’s four division titles and the team’s only National League pennant.
July 24, 2007
2004 – Once down by seven games in the Wild Card standings and behind five other clubs, the Astros come all the way back on the wings of their 12th straight win, a 5-2 triumph over Cincinnati, clinching their third straight series sweep. Four homers in the first inning (by Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell, Lance Berkman and Mike Lamb) is all Roger Clemens needs to get his 16th win, the 326th of his career, passing Eddie Plank for 11th on the All-Time wins list. The Astros tie the club record for winning streaks, set in 1999. The victory, however, ends their streak of eleven straight games scoring six or more runs, not done since the Brooklyn Bridegrooms in 1895.
October 15, 2019