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1995 Former Astros GM Bob Watson is named as the Yankees' new general manager, replacing Gene Michael. Watson, upset with the chain of command within the organization, will stay in the position for just two seasons, but under his watch the team will win its first World Series since 1978, establishing the groundwork for the very successful Bronx Bomber clubs of the late 1990's.
2005 For the 14th time in World Series history, a walk-off home run ends the contest when Scott Podsednik's ninth inning blast in Game 2 at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field beats the Astros, 7-6. Bill Mazeroski remains the only player to accomplish the feat in the seventh game of the Fall Classic.
2005 On the verge of the first World Series game in Texas, much to the chagrin of the Astros, MLB rules Houston must play Game 3 of the Fall Classic with its Minute Maid Park roof open. During the regular season, the team had a much better record (38-17) when the ballpark was enclosed than in games started in open air (15-11).

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