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Dome Sweet Dome
 

History and Highlights from 35 Years of the Houston Astrodome

Authored by Gregory H. Wolf
Introduction by Tal Smith, Larry Dierker
Contributions by Robert C. Trumpbour, Mark Armour, Kenneth Womack, Richard Riis, Norm King, Gordon Gattie, Thomas Rathkamp, John Bauer, Chuck Johnson, Alan Cohen, Richard A. Cuicchi, Chip Greene, Rick Schabowski, Mike Whiteman
Associate editor Frederick C. Bush, James Forr, Len Levin, Bill Nowlin

Recaps of the greatest baseball games ever played in the "eighth wonder of the world," the Astrodome, along with information about Astros history and the building of the Dome.

Some of the games and chapters included:
September 13, 1965: Mays Clouts Number 500, GREGORY H. WOLF
August 26, 1966: Aspromonte's Walk-Off Slam Lights Up the Sky for Astros, THOMAS RATHKAMP
June 15, 1967: The "Toy Cannon" Blasts Three Shots in the Astrodome, GREGORY H. WOLF
June 18, 1967: Unhittable: Wilson Tosses First No-No in Astrodome History, GREGORY H. WOLF
July 2, 1967: "Wynning" Reaction for the Winning Run, JOHN BAUER
September 27, 1967: Cuellar Outduels Bunning, NORM KING
April 15, 1968: The Astrodome Marathon, RICHARD RIIS
August 23, 1968: The Heady Heights of Seventh Place, JOHN BAUER
May 27, 1969: Rader's Walk-Off Slam Sinks Phillies, THOMAS RATHKAMP
September 19, 1971: Trailing 4-0, Houston Scores Five Unanswered Runs, and Wins on Joe Morgan's Walk-Off Homer, GORDON GATTIE
June 18, 1972: Reuss Spins One-Hitter, RICHARD A. CUICCHI
June 10, 1974: Mike Schmidt Wallops a Tremendous...Single? CHIP GREENE
September 22, 1974: Grffin's Unlikely RBI Single Stifles Braves in 14, THOMAS RATHKAMP
June 15, 1976: Rainout in the Astrodome, RICK SCHABOWSKI
July 9, 1976: Dierker Tosses a No-No, GREGORY H. WOLF
June 24, 1977: Watson Hits for Cycle; Cruz Belts Walk-Off Double in 11th, RICHARD RIIS
July 17, 1978: Cruz's Walk-Off Homer Preserves Niekro's Extra-Inning Complete-Game Gem, GORDON GATTIE
April 7, 1979: Ken Forsch Hurls Earliest No-Hitter in History, CHIP GREENE
August 3, 1979: J.R. Richard Strikes Out 15 for Complete-Game Victory, T.S. FLYNN
October 11, 1980: Wild Extra-Inning Playoff Game, JIM SWEETMAN
October 12, 1980: Astros Fall Short of the World Series, FREDERICK C. BUSH
September 26, 1981: Ryan's Fifth No-Hitter, FREDERICK C. BUSH
October 6, 1981: Ashby's Walk-Off Preserves Ryan Two-Hitter in the NLDS, GREGORY H. WOLF
May 9, 1983: Winning Run Scores While Heep Argues with Ump, MARK S. STERNMAN
July 13, 1983: Bjorkman Knocks in Five in Cup of Coffee, GREG ERION
April 8, 1984: Dickie Thon and the Shadow of Ray Chapman, BILL MCCURDY
July 15, 1984: Ashby's Walk-Off Single Ends it in the 16th, ALAN COHEN
April 9, 1985: Morganna Smooches Ryan, NORM KING
July 15, 1986: Roger Clemens Returns to Hometown Houston for All Star Game, Wins MVP, MICHAEL HUBER
September 23, 1986: Eight Straight Strikeouts for Jim Deshaies, BRENT HEUTMAKER
September 25, 1986: Mike Scott No-Hits the Giants, FREDERICK C. BUSH
October 15, 1986: Staving Off Scott, RORY COSTELLO
September 9, 1987: "Ryan Express" Whiffs 16, including No. 4,500, GREGORY H. WOLF
June 3, 1989: "The Game that Would Never End" JOE THOMPSON
June 8, 1990: Mike Scott Strikes Out 15, MICHAEL HUBER
September 8, 1993: Darryl Kile Tosses No-Hitter, CHIP GREENE
September 17, 1993: Harnisch's Losses No-Hitter on Controversial Call, ALAN COHEN
June 24, 1994: Bagwell Homers Three Times, Twice in One Inning, FREDERICK C. BUSH
June 13, 1997: First Interleague Game in the Astrodome, STEVE WEST
September 25, 1997: Astros Clinch NL Central, FREDERICK C. BUSH
August 28, 1998: The Big Unit Fans 16 in Third Straight Shutout in the Dome, GREGORY H. WOLF
October 1, 1998: Spiers' Walk-Off Single Ties the NLDS, PAUL GEISLER
May 11, 1999: Beat-Down at the Dome: Astros Spank Bucs While Setting Team-Record For Runs and Doubles, MATTHEW HENSHON
June 13, 1999 / July 23, 1999: A Scary Situation for the Houston Astros, BRENT HEUTMAKER
September 11, 1999: "It's Lima Time, Baby" CHAD OSBORNE
October 3, 1999: Astros Clinch NL Central in the Last Game at Astrodome, FREDERICK C. BUSH
October 9, 1999: Astrodome Goes Out With a Whimper, GREG ERION
Astrodome as the Home to Sports Other Than Baseball, ALAN REIFMAN
50 Years and Counting: What Does the Future Hold for the Astrodome? JUSTIN KRUEGER
The Astrodome the Numbers, DAN FIELDS
The Astrodome: Back to the Future, Part 4, BILL MCCURDY


Publication Date:
2017-02-15
ISBN/EAN13:
1943816336 / 9781943816330
Page Count:
306
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Sports & Recreation / Baseball / History




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