[News Script: Houston stadium] Part: 3 of 8
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umpires, before Governor Connally throws out the first
GOV (LS) SOF UNDER
The first man up is Mickey Mantle and before the night
is over, Mantle,
set a couple
as usual, has IN )MXK
MANTLE BATS SOF UNDER
MANTLE RUNNING SOF UNDER
records. In his first trip to the plate, Mantle
cracks a single through the box and becomes the first
man to get a hit in the new stadium.
When it was announced that Houston had changed it's
nickname to the Astros, very few people stood up and
cheered. But the name did give the club a chance to
dress up it's various attendants in space-suits.
In the sixth inning, Mantle rounds third base, after
breaking up the scoreless game with a home run, first
one hit in the XXI Astrodome. When a player from the
opposition hits a homer, the two million dollar score
board becomes somewhat indignant, as if some mistake
had been made.
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Houston stadium], item, April 10, 1965; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc975409/m1/3/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.