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The Last Astrodome NL Game

February 8, 2018

Ken Caminiti Hit the Last HR in Astrodome History
Sunday, October 3, 1999

 

Astros Take Dodgers, 9-4, in last home game at the Astrodome

Sunday, October 3, 1999

Houston (AP). In Houston, the Astros won their third straight NL Central title, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers as Mike Hampton became the NL’s only 22-game winner.

In the Astrodome’s final regular-season game, Ken Caminiti put Houston ahead with a bases-loaded walk in the first inning. Daryle Ward followed with a three-run double and the Astros coasted, finally shaking off the late-season challenge of the Cincinnati Reds.

Hampton (22-4) allowed three hits in seven innings and struck out eight, winning for the ninth time in 10 decisions. He also set a team record for (pitching) wins in a season, topping Joe Niekro’s 21-11 record in 1979.

~ Associated Press, Roswell Daily Record, Monday, October 4, 1999, Pages B1-B2.

Historical Note: As you will also note from this following Baseball Almanac depiction of the Astrodome’s last official NL game, Astros third baseman Ken Caminiti also registered the last home run in the Astrodome’s 1965-1999 history as home to the Houston Astros.

Some players are unforgettable.
Ken Caminiti is one of those guys.

 

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle