Six members from the first Houston Astros team, which originated 50 years ago in coalition with the opening of the Astrodome, will be at Minute Maid Park on Saturday as part of the Astros 50th Anniversary Weekend presented by Coca-Cola.
The Houston Astros will host a very special premiere screening of “Big Dreams: The Jose Altuve Story” on Thursday, April 16, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Majestic Metro theater located at 911 Preston St. in downtown Houston.
The Houston Astros will host a very special premiere screening of "Big Dreams: The Jose Altuve Story" on Thursday, April 16, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Majestic Metro theater located at 911 Preston St. in downtown Houston.
Fifty years ago today (April 9, 1965), the sparkling new Astrodome, known as the "Eighth Wonder of the World", played host to the first Major League Baseball game ever played indoors as the Astros defeated the New York Yankees, 2-1, in what was an exhibition. The Astros had been known as the Colt .45s in their first three seasons (1962-64).
The Houston Astros have set their 2015 Opening Day roster, making three transactions to set the 25-man and 40-man rosters. Right-handed pitcher Roberto Hernandez and left-handed pitcher Joe Thatcher were selected to the 40-man roster, while right-handed pitcher Alex White was designated for assignment.
The Houston Astros have installed a new grass infield and outfield at Minute Maid Park for the 2015 season. Tonight's 7:10 p.m. game vs. the Kansas City Royals will be the first game played on the new surface.
The Houston Astros will open the 2015 Championship Season in grand fashion on Monday, April 6, with an exciting and entertaining pregame ceremony prior to the 6:10 p.m. CT home opener vs. the Cleveland Indians.
The Houston Astros have traded infielder Gregorio Petit to the New York Yankees today in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The announcement was made by Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.
The Houston Astros have set their preliminary 2015 minor league rosters for four of their affiliates, Triple A Fresno, Double A Corpus Christi, Class A Advanced Lancaster and Class A Quad Cities. The announcement was made by Astros Director of Player Development Quinton McCracken.