The Houston Astros were originally named the Houston Colt .45's.
The Astros entered the National League in 1962 as the Houston Colt 45s. The name was changed to Astros in 1965 when the team moved into the Astrodome.
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The Houston Colt .45s
The Houston Astros play their home games at Minute Maid Park.
The Houston Astros began playing in the Astrodome in 1965. It was also the year the team changed their name from the Colt .45's to the Astros.
The owner of the Houston Astros is Jim Crane. He bought the Houston Astros from Drayton McLane in late 2011. Under Jim Crane the Houston Astros moved from National to American league.
The Major League Baseball (MLB) team known as the Houston Astros originated in the MLB National League (NL) in 1962 as the Houston Colt 45's, changing their name to the Houston Astros in 1965.
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.
They originally were called the Houston Colt .45s in 1962 and changed their name to the Houston Astros in 1965 when they started playing in the Houston Astrodome. The Astrodome was so-named because Houston is the center of the U.S. Space Program. The logo represents Texas the Lone Star State.
The Houston Astros play in the National League Central division
the Houston Astros
Jose Altuve is an infielder for the Houston Astros during the current 2016 season. Jesus Alou play outfield for the Houston Astros during the 1969-1973 and 1978-1979 seasons.
Chris Carter is number 23 on the Houston Astros.
Jesse Crain is number 26 on the Houston Astros.
Jose Veras is number 55 on the Houston Astros.
Josh Fields is number 35 on the Houston Astros.
Marwin Gonzalez is number 9 on the Houston Astros.
In 2012, the player who is number 21 for the Houston Astros is Fernando Martinez.
In 1965, the Houston Astros had a 65-97 record.
In 1966, the Houston Astros had a 72-90 record.