In the largest turnout for a non-presidential election (62.3%), Los Angeles voters approve "Proposition B," supporting the previously agreed-upon contract between the Dodgers and the city. The referendum result, which removes a significant hurdle for Walter O'Malley to build a modern stadium in the Chavez Ravine area, is passed with the final margin of victory of 25,785 votes.
Over eight innings, Tom Seaver strikes out 14 Dodgers en route to the Mets' 5-2 win at Shea Stadium. The victory, fueled by Ed Kranepool's two home runs, improves the second-place team's record to 24-23, the latest they have been above .500 in franchise history.
In a 22-inning game played at the Astrodome, Houston beats the Dodgers, 5-4, when Rafael Ramirez's run-scoring single plates Bill Doran, ending the contest at 2:50 a.m., seven hours and 14-minutes after it started. The longest game in National League history features L.A. center fielder John Shelby going 0-for-10 and southpaw Fernando Valenzuela finishing the game at first base.