Opening Day

okiehorn

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Astros came into baseball in 1962
My Uncle
Astros came into baseball in 1962
My Uncle took me down to watch the Houston Colt 45's play in the first season in 1962. We drove from Amarillo in his old Chevy pickup. They played in an outdoor stadium as this was pre-Astro Dome. Being from a dry air area, I had some trouble breathing in the dense Houston air. We watched Houston play Pittsburg and Cincinnati. An Amarillo sports writer wrote that it was great to have Major League Baseball in Texas but it was closer to go to Kansas City.
 

oldhorn2

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hte Astros were in the National League over 50 years....the team Bud Selig owned...the Brewers started as an American League team...Originally the Seattle Pilots, they became the Miluakee Brewers in 1969....and did not change to the National League until 1998.

Becauseof Nolan Ryans whining (he was an exec with the Rangers at the time) Selig decided to swap the Astros to the American League and force Jim Crane to accept the move as a condition of being granted permission to buy the Astros...I will NEVER forgive Ryan....Selig...or baseball in general
 
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Astros started in 1963 I think

The Braves are one of the oldest teams in baseball they have been around since 1871. And you know the Brewers started in 69 cause the Milwaukee Braves had left in 1965 when Hank Aaron played with the Braves. The Braves were in Milwaukee from 1953 to 1965. 1957 World Series Champs.
 

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yes they are....that is why I said the Astros had been in the National League longer than the Braves had been in Atlanta.....and they had.....by 4 years.
 

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yes they are....that is why I said the Astros had been in the National League longer than the Braves had been in Atlanta.....and they had.....by 4 years.

I actually miss those series between the Astros and Braves cause I wouldn't have to go far to see them. Its a rarity when they come to DFW and play the Rangers. Last season I had my tickets to see them play against the Rangers, but you know that story.
 

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I actually miss those series between the Astros and Braves cause I wouldn't have to go far to see them. Its a rarity when they come to DFW and play the Rangers. Last season I had my tickets to see them play against the Rangers, but you know that story.
The Cubs have been in Chicago long before they were ever born!
 

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I actually miss those series between the Astros and Braves cause I wouldn't have to go far to see them. Its a rarity when they come to DFW and play the Rangers. Last season I had my tickets to see them play against the Rangers, but you know that story.

yeah....that sucks.....but at least you didnt have to suffer watching the dog assed rangers
 
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