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‘Hurricane Season’ Recounts The Astros’ Triumph Against The Backdrop Of Harvey’s Devastation

Houston Chronicle columnist Joe Holley talks about his new book and what the Astros’ championship meant for a recovering city.

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Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa at the Houston Astros Championship Parade.


The Houston Astros' World Series championship last year was, of course, a great accomplishment on the field. But, in the aftermath of Harvey, it was much more than that for the Bayou City.

Houston Chronicle columnist Joe Holley — who you hear once a month on Houston Matters' The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – has written a new book examining the impact the Astros' first championship has had on Houston. It's called Hurricane Season: The Unforgettable Story of the 2017 Houston Astros, and the Resilience of A City.

In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty talks with Holley about this seminal moment in sports – and Houston – history.

Holley will sign copies of Hurricane Season at a Brazos Bookstore event tonight (May 1) at 7.

Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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