Archive for June, 2009

Anniversary of Astros Marathon Game

Posted in Houston Astros on June 4, 2009 by Cabeza De Vaca

Two days after the Astros first walk-off win (and first win when trailing after six innings) this season and less than a week after the Longhorns took care of Boston College in the longest game in NCAA history, it’s time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 22-inning game between the Astros and Dodgers.  The Astros victory on June 4, 1989 remains the longest game in National League history and the longest-ever night game.  

The Dodgers’ John Shelby went 0 for 10 at the plate, Orel Hershiser pitched seven innings of relief, and the game ended with Dodger third baseman Jeff Hamilton pitching, Eddie Murray playing third base, and Fernando Valenzuela playing first base. 

The AP story from June 5, 1989: http://www.nytimes.com/1989/06/05/sports/a-long-night-in-houston.html

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Astros Win! Re-Sign Miguel Tejada

Posted in Houston Astros with tags on June 2, 2009 by beckeesh

Miguel Tejada was 4 for 6 tonight with all 3 of our RBIs, including the game-tying 9th inning RBI single and walk off HR in the 11th.

Re-sign Miguel Tejada!

I know, I know, we should be rebuilding… but I don’t trust our front office to do a decent job of this.  We’ll end up with four AAA-quality catchers or six infielders with “pop.”  History has proven this to be true.