Thursday, April 12, 2012

On this day... Allen shows he is in charge

April 12th, 1965. The Phillies visit the newly renamed Houston Astros to help open their new Astrodome. In the top of the third inning, Dick (then known as Richie) Allen blasts a home run to centerfield driving in the only two runs of the game. It was the first home run ever hit (during a regular season game) in the dome. Phils starter Chris Short goes the distance for the 2-0 shutout win.

According to to the newspaper report, Astros starter Bob Bruce knocked Allen down earlier in the plate appearance with a high inside pitch. After the game, the reigning NL rookie of the year said:

"When that happens. you just have to show who's in charge, him or me"

Note: This article was taken from the Gettysburg (PA) Times. I find it interesting the local press focuses the title of the article on a meaningless error. The rest of the national news reports focused on the actual important part of to the game.


JFK19142 said...

Somewhere you have to find and post the Dick Allen / Pete Broberg at bat as told by Toby Harrah

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