Tom Griffin Shuts Out Mets
Date of Event: May 23, 1969
On May 23, 1969, Astros Rookie right-hander, Tom Griffin, took the mound in the Dome against the New York Mets. He was especially determined to succeed on this night because his parents had flown in from California to see him pitch. When it was over, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Griffin had reason to celebrate—he pitched his first shutout. It was a game Tom Griffin would never forget.