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MLB – 1986 All Star Game – Astrodome – AL Roger Clemens & NL Dwight Gooden – Part 2


The Houston Astrodome was the world’s first multi-purpose domed sports stadium….which is located in Houston, Texas….as construction on the stadium began in 1962…..and it officially opened in 1965. It served as home to the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB) from its opening in 1965 until 1999….along with the home to the Houston Oilers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1968 until 1996….and was also the part-time home of the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1971 until 1975. Additionally, the Astrodome was the primary venue of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo from 1966 until 2002. When opened, it was named the Harris County Domed Stadium and was nicknamed the “Eighth Wonder of the World”…..and on this day July 15, 1986….was the Host of the 1986 MLB All Star Game between the National League and the American League All Stars which included fourteen (14) future Hall of Fame Memebers….but the real highlight of the day were the ‘two fireball throwing young guns” who started the game in AL’s Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox….and the NL’s Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets….for they were the two headliners on this particular day.

This Part 2 of the 1986 MLB All Star game begins in the bottom of the seventh inning….as Astros ace pitcher Mike Scott is on the mound for the National League….when KC Royals 2B Frank White tags him for a home run to give the AL a 3 – 0 lead….as Texas Rangers knuckle ball pitcher Charlie Hough faces Mets Keith Hernandez, Montreal C Gary Carter and Reds OF Dave Parker in the top half of the 8th….but what this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile loved most about this video was Coach John Madden eating french fries from McDonald’s….and the the two ole boys for Bartles & James Wine Spritzers…..now those two commercials are treasures to those of us who remember the day.

Anyway, this Part 2 of the ABC telecast of the 1986 MLB All Star Game is worth watching for many reasons….for this footage is truly a treasure chest of pieces of the past….and well worth watching.

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