The Conoco Home Run Pump has been a selfie spot at Minute Maid Park even before selfie was a word. The pump has tracked the number of home runs hit at Minute Maid Park. The Astros and Indians didn't a home run for the first two game, setting the table for George Springer with 1,499 on the pump.
In the fourth inning, Springer came to bat with no one on and two outs. Springer connected on a 2-0 94 MPH fastball from Danny Salazar. Springer crushed the ball for 455 feet onto the train tracks. Springer's home run marked the 1,500th home run at Minute Maid Park. The Astros would win the game in extra innings 5-3 in the 16 innings.
Springer joins the ranks of Richard Hidalgo (1st home run at Minute Maid Park, April 1, 2000), Jose Vizcaino (500th home run, Sept. 3, 2004), and Lance Berkman (1,000th home run, May 22, 2010) in the series of sports trivia facts.
Jay Carr caught the moment the pump changed to 1,500:
Springer Dinger makes 1,500 @astros pic.twitter.com/oxCQ3MhNiE— Jay Carr (@AstrosTracker) May 11, 2016