Houston Astros

Originally the Houston Colt .45s, the Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team in the National League's Central Division. Ask and answer questions about their players, coaches and much more related to the team here.

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Where can you get Houston Astros t-shirts with the old Astrodome logo?

You can order it online and some retro sports stores at the mall have them.

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Did the Houston Astros actually cheat?

The short answer: probably. News of the scandal first broke in a Nov. 12, 2019, report by Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich of The Athletic. It detailed a system in which the Houston Astros would monitor opposing catchers’ signs with cameras, then alert Astros batters of changeups and other off-speed pitches. A player or other employee would bang on a trash can to communicate to the current batter that one of these pitches was being thrown.

Rosenthal and Drellich had credible sources, having talked to four former Astros players, but the smoking gun came later that day, from a video by Jomboy Media on YouTube. In it, Jimmy O’Brien, founder of Jomboy Media, was able to find clear evidence of suspicious banging occurring just before off-speed pitches.

Since the news first broke last week, more evidence has come to light. Another report by Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich detailed emails from an Astros executive who asked for aid in stealing signs from the franchise’s scouting division. More damning footage has made the rounds on various baseball forum sites, putting a cloud over their championship season in 2017.

It’s hard to say what will come next for the Astros organization. Fines are expected by a great many baseball fans, writers, and commentators, but larger punishments, such as bans, might be more difficult to manage. Whatever the decision will be, it is sure to make waves and leave a lasting impact on the future of baseball.

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Where do you get a Houston Astros lunchbox?

The Houston Astros have a promotional lunch box given to some number of fans at one or more of their games before the start of the school year. Manufactured by Kraft.

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What is the value of a Houston Astros lunch box?

Probably less than what you paid for it. Just a guess

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Why does Roger Clemens have Andy Pettitte's name written on his glove?

they are best best best friends!

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When were the Houston Astros in the World Series?

The Houston Astros have played in one World Series, that being the 2005 Series when they lost to the Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 0.

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What were the previous names of the Houston Astros baseball team?

Before the the Houston baseball organizatin decided to call their team the Houston Astros they were the Colt 45's. They were the Colts from 1962 until 1965 when they started playing in the Astrodome.

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Where can you find the rosters for the Houston Astros to get a list of all the players from the 1970s and 1980s?

Click on the 'Houston Astros' Rosters' link on this page to see the rosters of all Astros team from their inception in 1962.

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Who was the last player prior to Bagwell to wear number 5?

Outfielder Steve Henderson in 1988.

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What is the value of an autographed baseball signed by the 1985 Astros?

A 1985 Houston Astros Team signed baseball with the key signatures Ryan, and Davis is worth about $75.-$100. I haven't seen many Astro team signed baseballs up for auction lately, and the price stated above might have to be updated but should be close. The price is based on average prices of recently closed auctions. Prices may vary based on condition, and the type of authenticity that accompanies the baseball. Prices may also vary based on the amount of signatures, and key signatures acquired. The more complete the baseball with key signatures the more valuable. Note: a Nolan Ryan single signed baseball could sell for more money than the Astros team signed baseball that has Ryan's signature. A signed baseball without a creditable letter of authenticity could sell for half the market value or less. Condition is as important. I will leave a link for Astro team signed baseballs complete with lists of key signatures, and links to full team rosters. As soon as I come across a more recent auction I will up date the price. Check back soon.

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Who determines what jersey to wear before each game?

I heard that in Arizona the pitchers determine what jerseys to wear, so maybe that's what they do in houston, just an observation. It depends from team to team, but I know the Astros wear their alternate red jerseys on Sundays and holidays. Otherwise, it just comes down to white at home and gray on the road.

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How long did Jeff Kent play for the Houston Astros?

Two seasons ... 2003 and 2004.

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Is there any reason why the Astros are called what they are?

The word Astros is short for astronauts. They are called the Astros because NASA has a large base that produces a lot of jobs in Houston, Texas. Houston considers NASA to be a big part of their town, so therefor when the name The Houston Colt .45's was changed the name Astros fit well because NASA was becoming big in the midst of the space race with Russia.

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What is the logo or picture on Roger Clemens glove?

It is a pitcher resembling Roger Clemens in the midst of winding up and it reads "Rocket Man" under the the figure. It was designed with his input. I also own the glove. Louisville Slugger makes a limited amount every year.

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On percentage do more balls get hit to right field or left field?

Don't know the percentages, but left field is more common. Most batters are right handed, and, on averge, a batter is more likely to "pull" the ball when he hits it. (Note: when a batter is said to "hit to the opposite field", that means that a right-handed batter hits to right field or a left-handed batter hits to left field. On the surface, this is not "opposite field" at all. But it's called "opposite field" because it goes against the natural tendency of a right hander to hit to left field and a left-hander to hit to right field.)

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Was Carlos Pena on Ned's Declassified?

Yes! He was one of the 'killer bees'. You know? From the spelling bee episodes and the one where they want Cookie to join them.

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What team is the AAA affiliate of the Houston Astros?

The Round Rock Express are the AAA affiliates of the Houston Astros. They are part of the Pacific Coast League and play at Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas. See Web Links for the official website of the Round Rock Express

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What year did the Astros first debut?

The club was initially founded in 1962 as the Houston Colt .45's and defeated the Chicago Cubs in their first game, 11-2 on April 10. In 1965, the Colt .45's changed their name to the Houston Astros, and played baseball's first indoor game at the Astrodome on April 9, defeating the New York Yankees 2-1 in an exhibition game. So, to answer the question, the "Astros" debuted on April 9, 1965 though the Houston team had been in place for 3 years. The Astros first season in MLB was in 1962.

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Why did Andy Pettitte go to the Houston Astros?

Because he wanted to be close to home, and he wanted to spend time with his workout buddy, Roger Clemens, who also ditched New York. Don't feel bad about losing Pettite though. You've got Carl Pavano and Jaret Wright to replace the arm troubles that Amndy Pettite had. GO SOX!!

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What color does Junction Jack use on the train?

That's a good question and I haven't been able to find that out. But being as how he is a railroad engineer and he works for the Astros whose team colors are brick red, black, and sand, my guess would be that he wears Astros colors on the train. If you click on the link on this page called 'Junction Jack' you can find some cool stuff about Junction Jack.

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What is the value of a 1986 Mets team autographed baseball?

A 1986 New York Mets team signed baseball with the key signatures: Hernandez, Mitchell, Foster, Strawberry, Gooden, and Carter is worth about $550.-$800. Value is based on average prices of recently closed auctions. Prices may vary based on condition, and the type of authenticity that accompanies the baseball. Prices may also vary based on the amount of signatures, and key signatures acquired. The more complete the baseball with key signatures the more valuable.

In a recent auction a 1986 New York Mets team signed baseball sold for $567.63

If the signatures are not properly authenticated the baseball could sell at half the market value or less. For more information on team signed baseballs, links to full team rosters, key signatures, and price guide see Related Links below.

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Who is Craig Biggio?

Craig Biggio is a Houston Astros baseball player. He plays second base, has over 3,000 hits, and is most likely a future Hall of Famer. He has the record for most hit by pitches lifetime, and is one of the greatest leadoff hitters of all time.

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Who were the Houston Astros Killer B's?

The Killer Bs were a group of players that played for Houston that all had names starting with the letter "B" and performing commendably. The original Killer Bs were nicknamed in the '90s, and consisted of Craig Biggio (2nd Base, Houston Astros, 1988-2007), Derek Bell, Jeff Bagwell (1st Base, Houston Astros, 1991-2005), and Sean Berry.

Other players have been added and some have been dropped as they have left the Astros. Other players of mention are Lance Berkman (Outfield, Houston Astros, 1999-2007), Carlos Beltran, Chris Burke, Brandon Backe, Eric Bruntlett, Michael Bourn, and Geoff Blum.

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Where do the Houston Astros play?

Minute Maid Park

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How many times has Craig Biggio struck out?

According to Baseball Reference, Craig Biggio struckout 1,753 times during a career that spanned 1988-2007.

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