Friday, May 30, 2008

Colt .45s cap day at Dell Diamond

My pal Mark Fagan over at the Chron sports desk reports on a sweet Round Rock Express giveaway out at the Dell Diamond this weekend. The first 3,000 fans through the gate at Saturday night's game with the New Orleans Zephyrs will receive a free Houston Colt .45s cap.

Beginning play in 1960 at a mosquito-infested ballpark just north of the present-day Astrodome, the Colt .45s were Texas' first Major League Baseball team. When the Dome opened in 1965, the Colt .45s became the Astros.

To this day, the Colt .45s are the only team in Major League history to lose a game when their pitcher threw a nine-inning, complete game no-hitter.

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