Kingdome was busy on this day in 1977 & 1979

17 Jul

Led Zeppelin rocked the big cement building on July 17, 1977.

A crowd of 68,954 wandered into the Kingdome that Sunday night to see singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page.

Tickets cost: $10.50.

The National League scored a run in the top of the 9th without a hit to defeat the American League 7-6 in the 50th Major League All-Star Game played at the Kingdome – July 17, 1979.

The bases were loaded in the 9th, when Ron Guidry took to the pitching mound. Jim Kern had walked Ron Cey to load the bases. Guidry walked Lee Mazzilli to force in Joe Morgan for the winning run.

Mazzilli had homered of Kern to deep left field tying the game at 6-6 in the top of the 8th.

Seattle Mariner Bruce Bochte got a pinch-hit single off Gaylord Perry in the bottom of the 6th breaking a 5-5 tie, driving in pinch-runner Rick Burleson for the go ahead run.

Fred Lynn hit the other home run in the game – a 1st inning blast off Steve Carlton to give the AL a 3-2 lead after one inning.

Dave Parker was named the MVP for throwing out two runners trying to gain an extra base. Parker made a perfect throw from right-field, throwing out Brian Downing at the plate in the bottom of the 8th inning for the third out preserving a 6-6 tie. Parker in the 7th inning fired a bullet to 3B Ron Cey to nail Jim Rice who was trying to stretch a double into a triple.

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