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Catching up Trivia Tuesday Houston Astros 12/3/2013

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When did the Houston baseball team start using the Astros  name ?

a. 1962

b. 1965

c.1967

Ans. b 1965 The same year they moved into the Astrodome  From the team’s first year 1962 to the end of the 1964 the team was named the Colt 45S

What  was the play surface in  the Astrodome in 1965?

a. Grass/dirt

b. cement

c.Astrosturf

Ans A Grass/dirt  The orignal Astrodome roof had glass panels to let  Sun light in for the grass but the glare was  unbearable  they painted the  panels black which killed the grass so they  added green paint for show to the field 1966 Astrosturf debuted

Nolan Ryan was  the First  Astro

a.   to Sign a $1M  contract

b. Pitch a no hitter

c. to win a playoff game

Ans a. Nolan signed a$1 M contract to join the Astros

What is the current name of the Astros  ballpark?

a. Astros’ Field

b.  Enron Field

c. Minnute Maid Park

Ans c. Enron field opened in 2000 breifly changed its name to Astros’ Field after Enron   went bankrupt then naming rights were sold to Minute Maid

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