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Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by BobFinn*, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. BobFinn*

    BobFinn* Contributing Member

    Feb 10, 2000
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    This Date In Astros History
    June 6
    by Bob Hulsey

    1974 - Lee May hits the first "foamer" in team history, a promotion where Dome patrons get free beer for the rest of the night if an Astro belts one out on an even-numbered minute. May hits a second shot for good measure and Larry Dierker tosses a three-hitter in a 4-0 whitewash of the Expos

    1972 - On "Turn It Around Night" in Philadelphia, Astros pitcher Dave Roberts swats a two-run homer for a 4-3 victory. The Phils, losers of 18 of their past 19 games, resort to such lunacy as holding the seventh-inning stretch in the third inning, introducing the starting lineups backwards and playing the national anthem after the game ended. The hex had a delayed effect as the Phillies beat Houston the next day

  2. RocketMan Tex

    RocketMan Tex Contributing Member

    Feb 15, 1999
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    I remember foamers VERY well, since I was the kid my Dad sent to the beerstand after each foamer to fetch cold ones for the adults. I also remember falling down with a tray of beer once after a foamer.

    BTW, I was 13 in 1974. Aaah....old time Houston! :D

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