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1977 Gene Richards of the Padres and Pirates outfielder Omar Moreno both swipe their 50th base of the season to surpass Sonny Jackson's rookie record set with the Astros in 1966. The Friars' first baseman will establish a new freshman mark, ending the campaign with 56 thefts, three more than the Bucs' flychaser.
2002 The Astros have their first rain delay at home since July 15, 1976. To save time, officials decide to cover the Minute Maid field with a tarp during the 19-minute delay, rather than use the retractable roof.
2011 The 200,000th game played in major league history since 1876 goes overtime. In the milestone meeting of big-league clubs, the visiting Rockies need 13 innings to beat the Astros, 4-2 at Minute Maid Park.

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