Relive one of the greatest moments in Houston baseball history with this ceramic 11oz mug depicting this play:
1986 Regular Season
Houston vs San Francisco
2 - 0
25 September, 1986
The 1986 season would prove to be a magical one for the Astros and its fans. The Astros were hot out of the gates, jumping out to a 14-6 record and an early division lead. The team continued to play well for a majority of the season, peaking with a division lead of 11 games on Sept. 20. Intensity was high in the Astrodome as Houston fans looked forward to a division title and deep playoff runWith the magic number at one on Sept. 25, the Astros took on the San Francisco Giants at the Astrodome with a chance to secure their third NL West division title. Led by All-Star pitcher Mike Scott, the Astros entered the top of the ninth inning leading, 2-0, and with a no-hitter intact for Scott. With a roaring Astrodome crowd, the Giants leadoff man, Dan Gladden, stepped to the plate and became Scott's 12th strikeout victim on an outside fastball. Robby Thompson was the second batter of the inning, and he struck out on an electric split-finger fastball.With one out remaining, and every fan in the Astrodome on his or her feet, Giants first basemen and left-handed slugger Will Clark stepped into the batter's box standing between Scott and a no-hitter. Clark swung at the very first pitch and hit a ground ball that made its way to first basemen Glenn Davis for the final out, completing Scott's no-hitter and clinching the National League West division title.Scott's no-hitter was the first in Major League history to be thrown in a clinching situation, and it helped the righty secure the 1986 National League Cy Young Award. Scott would finish the season with 18 wins and a league-leading 2.22 ERA and 306 strikeouts.
Add a splash of color to your morning coffee or tea ritual! These ceramic mugs not only have a beautiful design on them, but also a colorful rim, handle, and inside, so the mug is bound to spice up your mug rack.
- Dishwasher and microwave safe
- Height: 3.85" (9.8 cm)
- Diameter: 3.35" (8.5 cm)
- Black rim, inside, and handle
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