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Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:50 am

Please give the original "Nickname" of the NL Baseball franchise in Houston, TX....


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Colt 45s
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Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:00 pm

RWR wrote:Colt 45s

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I saw the Colt 45's play the year before they moved into the Dome and changed their name to the Astros.

God I am old ;)

I thought they were a Minor league team when they were the 45s.
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Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:10 pm

Colt 45's is the correct answer...and part of Colt stadiunm is still on the Astrodome complex property !!!!.. I also saw the colts the year before the move to the dome...stayed at the Houston Intercontinental Hotel on main street...suprise, that is where the Cincy Reds were staying also... I still have the autographed ball complete with Frank Robinson and Pete Roses signatures !!!!
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Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:37 pm

In addition to the oppressive heat, the mosquitoes at old Colt .45 Stadium, were large enough to carry off young children. Watching games in that stadium was a survival test. I once watched Sandy Koufax (who routinely pitched late into games) pitch a day game against the .45s--his uniform was completely saturated by the 3rd inning. That day, he didn't make it through the 6th inning--the Colt .45s didn't get to him, but the heat and humidity sure did.
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