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June 18, 1967
Astros pitcher Don Wilson no-hits the Braves, 2-0, striking out 15 of the 30 batters he faces. The right-handed fireballer, who will pitch another no-no for Houston next season, becomes the tenth rookie to throw a no-hitter.
June 17, 2009
At the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Astros catcher Ivan Rodriguez passes Carlton Fisk for the most games caught in a career when he makes his 2,227th appearance behind the plate. The veteran catcher establishes the mark against the Rangers, the team he broke in with as a 19-year-old in 1991.
June 3, 1989
In a 22-inning game played at the Astrodome, Houston beats the Dodgers, 5-4, when Rafael Ramirez’ run-scoring single plates Bill Doran to end the contest at 2:50 a.m., seven hours and 14-minutes after it started. The longest game in National League history features L.A. center fielder John Shelby going 0-for-10 and southpaw Fernando Valenzuela finishing the game at first base.
May 4, 1975
The Giants beat the Astros 8-6 in the first game of a doubleheader at Candlestick Park. In the second inning, Houston’s Bob Watson scores what is calculated as major league baseball’s millionth run of all time. Philadelphia National Wes Fisler scored the first run on April 22, 1876.
April 11, 2016
Rookie first baseman Tyler White, who set an Astros record for total hits in the first five games played with the team, is named the American League Player of the Week. The 25-year-old 33rd-round pick out of Western Carolina batted .556, scored three runs, blasted three home runs, and collected nine RBIs to cop the prestigious honor in the first week of his major league career.