Must be something about Houston
Last night’s 14-inning contest was nothing close to the 14-inning marathon we played at the Astrodome in 1989.
You can find the box score at the Retrosheet website, but I remember listening to the game on the radio and hearing that Eddie Murray, who’s now our hitting coach, was at third base and Fernando Valenzuela, now a broadcaster, was our first baseman. John Shelby, our former first base coach for several years, went 0-for-10 in the loss. Jeff Hamilton, a third baseman, wound up on the mound and took the loss.
Incredibly, Craig Biggio played in both games, going 2-for-3 as a catcher in the game 17 years ago and 1-for-6 as a second baseman last year.