On July 11, 1967, Tony Perez of the Cincinnati Reds hits a 15th inning home run against Jim “Catfish” Hunter of the Kansas City A’s, ending the longest All-Star Game in history. Perez’ dramatic blast gives the National League a 2-1 victory.
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
October 15, 2019