aka Harris County Domed Stadium

1965 - 1999

Houston, TX
Historic Aerials
What Was There

Team Years Games
(1965 - 1999)
First Game
Astros vs. Phillies: 4/12/1965
Starting Pitchers: Bob Bruce (HOU) vs Chris Short (PHI)
Score: 2-0 (PHI)
Attendance: 42,652
First Batter: Tony Taylor (PHI) (Doubled to LF)
Last Game
vs. Braves: 10/9/1999 (NLDS Game 4)
Starting Pitchers: Shane Reynolds (HOU) vs John Smoltz (ATL)
Score: 7-5 (ATL)
Attendance: 48,553
Last Batter: Ken Caminiti (HOU) (Flied to CF)
Mickey Mantle hit the first home run in the Astrodome in an exhibition game on April 9, 1965. On September 13, 1965 Willie Mays belted his 500th career home run with a fourth-inning blast off Don Nottebart.

Event First Last
Hit Tony Taylor (PHI) - Doubled to LF (1st) Mark Grudzielanek (LAN) - Singled to CF (9)
Run Scored Ruben Amaro (PHI) Dave Hansen (LAN)
Run Batted In Dick Allen (PHI) Mark Grudzielanek (LAN)
Home Run Dick Allen (PHI) vs. Bob Bruce (HOU) on 4/12/1965 (3rd inning) Ken Caminiti (HOU) vs. Matt Herges (LAN) on 10/3/1999 (3rd inning)
Strikeout Bob Bruce (HOU)/Wes Covington (PHI) John Rocker (ATL)/Carl Everett (HOU)
Win Chris Short (PHI) John Smoltz (ATL)
Loss Bob Bruce (HOU) Shane Reynolds (HOU)
Grand Slam Bob Aspromonte (HOU) vs. Cal Koonce (CHN) on 8/26/1966 (9th inning) Ken Caminiti (HOU) vs. Turk Wendell (NYN) on 8/31/1999 (8th inning)
Inside-the-Park HR Jim Ray Hart (SFN) vs. Ken Johnson (HOU) on 5/23/1965 (1st inning) Tony Womack (ARI) vs. Billy Wagner (HOU) on 7/21/1999 (8th inning)
No-Hitter Don Wilson (HOU) vs. Braves on 6/18/1967 Darryl Kile (HOU) vs. Mets on 9/8/1993