by Mindy Mayden, intern
Pull out your peanuts and crackerjacks, everyone, because the Astros have done it again! Houston is in the throes (pun fully intended) of the World Series! This week, we here at Bright Sky along with the rest of the city, wait and watch Verlander, Altuve, Springer, and the rest of the gang battle it out against the Washington Nationals for the 2019 championship title.
If this year’s World Series has piqued your interest in the sport of baseball, and more specifically, in the history of baseball in Houston, you’re in the right place.
The birth of baseball in Houston has long been a subject of fascination—and mystery—to dedicated fans. Much like the birthday of baseball itself, it’s impossible to put an exact date on the first game ever played in the Bayou City. In the book Houston Baseball: The Early Years 1861-1961, historian Mike Vance has collected definitive information uncovered by members of the Larry Dierker Chapter of The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and weaved it into a book that will gratify enthusiasts and shed new light on the game that made Houston a sports town. Get your copy here!
For more specific Astros information, we have Houston Astros: Deep in the Heart. This book shares the stories of the plays and the players that have kept Houston returning to the diamond– from the sandlot days, through the inception of indoor baseball, to the state-of-the-art experience at Minute Maid Park despite the weather or the record. This book will delight loyal fans, win new believers, and keep readers rooting for the home team for the next 50 years. To purchase Houston Astros: Deep in the Heart, fill out the “contact us” form on the website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Limited copies left!)
Don’t strike out and miss these great highlights of the Houston baseball scene. And, as always, go ‘Stros!
Where Texas meets books the World Series.
Photo Credit: Houston Astros