Before the Astrodome was built in 1965, the Houston team played at Colt Stadium, seen in the background.

Houston’s Role in the Initiation of Sunday Night Baseball

This article was written by Bill McCurdy

This article was published in the The National Pastime: Baseball in the Space Age (Houston, 2014)


Before the Astrodome was built in 1965, the Houston team played at Colt Stadium, seen in the background.

Colt Stadium, back, was Houston’s fiery first MLB home from 1962 to ’64. The Astrodome replaced it beginning with the 1965 season. (COURTESY OF THE HOUSTON ASTROS)

BILL McCURDY holds degrees from Houston, Tulane, and Texas, but his baseball talent only made him a parochial school all-star. A member of SABR since 1992, Bill has served as Board Chair of the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame. He is co-author of “A Kid From St. Louis” with Jerry Witte, co-author of “Toy Cannon” with Jimmy Wynn, and initiator and co-author of “Houston Baseball: The Early Years, 1861–1961” with others from the Larry Dierker Houston Chapter of SABR, where he is historian.

 

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