1968 Houston Astros

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1968 Houston Astros / Franchise: Houston Astros / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 72-90, Finished 10th in National League (1968 NL)

Managed by Grady Hatton (23-38) and Harry Walker (49-52)

Coaches: Buddy Hancken, Mel McGaha, Jim Owens and Salty Parker

Ballpark: Astrodome

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

On April 15th, the 1968 Houston Astros played 23 scoreless innings against the New York Mets before winning, 1-0, on a run scored by Norm Miller when Bob Aspromonte's ground ball went through SS Al Weis' legs for an error. It was at the time time the longest major league game to have resulted in a decision, but has been topped twice since.

Awards and Honors[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • John McMurray: "Astros 1, Mets 0: Almost Three Games in One", in Cecilia Tan, ed.: Baseball in the Space Age: Houston since 1961, The National Pastime, SABR, 2014, pp. 42-45.