Original Colt .45s jersey among several giveaways during Legends Weekend
HOUSTON, TX - The original Colt .45s replica jersey, which includes the revolver, is one of several giveaway items for fans during Legends Weekend at Minute Maid Park.
The Colt .45s jersey with the revolver was added to this weekend’s list of giveaway items by Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane as a result of feedback from Astros fans. This popular jersey, which is presented by Landry’s, will be available to 10,000 fans as they enter the gates prior to Friday’s 7:05 p.m. game vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates. It will be one of two giveaway items that evening as the Astros will also be giving away a 50th anniversary canvas art piece, presented by The Methodist Hospital System.
Friday night will also feature Craig Biggio throwing out the ceremonial first pitch in what will be the final night of the season-long Flashback Fridays promotion.
For Saturday’s 6:05 p.m. game, 10,000 fans will receive a replica shooting star jersey, presented by Xfinity, which was first worn by the Astros when the Astrodome was opened in 1965. Saturday will also feature a special pregame ceremony honoring more than 40 former Astros players that will be participating.
A replica rainbow jersey, presented by Farmers Insurance, will be the giveaway item on Sunday prior to the 1::05 p.m. game vs. the Pirates.
Each day’s replica giveaway jersey will coincide with the uniform that the Astros players will wear during that particular game. Fans can purchase tickets by calling the Astros ticket office at 1-877-9Astros or online at www.astros.com.
ASTROS LEGENDS LUNCHEON
Many of the top former players in Astros history will attend the Astros Legends Luncheon, which will be held on Saturday, September 22 at 11:00 a.m. in the Union Station lobby. The luncheon, which will be hosted by Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton, is open to the public. Individual tickets are $75.00 and can be purchased online at www.astros.com/flashback. The deadline to purchase tickets is noon on Friday, September 21.
More than former Astros players and coaches, including several that were named to the club’s All-Time 25-Man Roster last week, are scheduled to attend the luncheon and participate in the on-field ceremony prior to the game. The list of Astros alumni includes:
Jeff Bagwell Burt Hooton Kevin Bass
Craig Biggio Jose Cruz Cliff Johnson
Cesar Cedeno Alan Ashby Bob Bruce
Roger Clemens Shane Reynolds Jerry Mumphrey
Larry Dierker Roger Metzger Terry Puhl
Mike Hampton John Hudek Dickie Thon
Jimmy Wynn Art Howe Enos Cabell
Craig Reynolds Eric Anthony Alex Trevino
The program for the luncheon will include a Q&A session with attending members of the All-Time 25-man roster, a special video presentation commemorating the history of the Astros and a tribute to Astros legends that have passed away. Raffle tickets for autographed memorabilia will be available for purchase at registration. Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the Astros In Action Foundation.