Thursday, November 02, 2017

On Fox, Houston Astros "Strong" take Game 7 on the road in LA

The Houston Astros, who moved to the American League in 2013 (winning only 51 games that year, but 84 games in 2016), clinched game 7 Wednesday night on the road in LA.   Fox broadcast the series.

But of course it is Sunday night’s crazy 13-12 game that everyone will remember.
How often does a visiting team win game 7?  More often than you think. In 1975, after Cartlon Fisk’s homer in game 6 in Boston, the St, Louis Cardinals won the 7th game quietly in Fenway, 4-3.

Minute Maid Park is rather like another Fenway, with a short left field. It had been called Enron Field until the scandal in 2001.

I saw a game in the old Astrodome in 1984 (the Astros lost that game to the Giants). 

The grassy knoll in center field was removed before 2017.  
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