Today in Texas History – April 16

The Longest Shutout By Innings In Major League History

From the Annals of MLB – In 1968, the Houston Astros and New York Mets finished the longest night game in Major League history.  The game lasted 24 innings and clocked in at six hours six minutes.  The game had started on April 15 but did not finish until 1:37 a.m. the next day.

In the bottom of the 24th inning, the Astros loaded the bases.  Bob Aspromonte hit a routine grounder to utility infielder Al Weis who was filling in at shortstop because Bud Harrelson had a sore arm.  The ball went through his legs to score Norm Miller and end the game with a 1-0 Astros victory. The game was also notable because it was the longest scoreless contest in baseball history.

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