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1971 Regular Season Game 88
July 16, 1971
Astros 9, Mets 4
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Astros 2, Mets 1
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METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 16, 1971 GAME:

Feat Fan
September 15, 2004
Astros turn their first triple play in franchise history. (Jack Billingham, Roger Metzger, Denis Menke, Doug Rader)

Figures that it would come against the Mets!

Ed K
August 18, 2005
Cleon hit into the triple play with Agee and Boswell on base.

Hobie Jones
January 4, 2008
I was 13 year old kid from Georgia visiting relatives in Texas; insisted on seeing game at the Dome (no one else a b'ball fan). VERY HOT DAY.

Have always remembered the triple play BUT it was not a line drive triple play. It was a double play (runners on 1st and 2nd) that turned into a TP when the runner on second attempted to advance after the DP. I remember Doug Rader placing the tag at third and holding his glove aloft after taking the throw from 1st baseman Menke (?). No one else in the crowd I was with realized the rarity of what transpired but I knew immediately it was a triple play. It was so smoothly executed (in the way that only major leaguers can do it) that it appeared to be a double play. Favorite childhood memory of mine.



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