Houston Matters

From Buff Stadium To The World Series: A Look At Houston’s Baseball History

With the MLB All-Star Game next week, Houston Matters looks back at the history of baseball in the Bayou City with the help of historian Mike Vance.

Colt Stadium, first home to Houston baseball team Colt 45’s in 1962- 1964 before the team moved to the Astrodome

The 2018 Major League Baseball All Star Game is Tuesday, July 17th. The annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown is Sunday, July 29th.

With attention on these special events this month, Houston Matters takes a look back at the history of baseball in Houston – from Buff Stadium, to the Colt .45s, to the Astrodome, to Jose Altuve and the World Series title.

Buff Stadium, opening day, April 11, 1928. St. Bernard Street (now Cullen) can be seen behind right field.

Houston historian Mike Vance joins us. He’s written two books covering the early days of Houston baseball – Houston Baseball: The Early Years 1861-1961 and Houston’s Sporting Life: 1900-1950.

The Astros play inside at Minute Maid Park