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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.

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.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He...

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