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Houston Astros: Armed and Dangerous
Houston Astros: Armed and Dangerous
by Jose De Jesus Ortiz
Paperback from Sports Publishing
ISBN: 1596700718

Pitchers Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens brought an incredible amount of excitement and energy to the Houston Astros in 2005, pushing the organization to its first World Series and the first Fall Classic ever held in the state of Texas. Houston Astros: Armed and Dangerous, written by Houston Chronicle national baseball writer Jesus Ortiz, chronicles the team´s last two historic seasons, beginning with the sensitive negotiations that led Pettitte and Clemens to Houston prior the 2004 season.

The book details the overwhelming expectations that almost buried the 2004 Astros, prompting the firing of manager Jimy Williams before Phil Garner took over and led the team to an amazing 36-10 record to end the season, the best finish in baseball in over 50 years. It also chronicles the disappointing departures of 2004 post-season and regular-season stars Jeff Kent and Carlos Beltran, who bolted via free agency and left the 2005 Astros seemingly with no hope. Many experts and even several of the players assumed the Astros would finish near the bottom of the standings, especially after All-Star Lance Berkman missed the first month of the season recovering from right knee surgery and club icon Jeff Bagwell was lost in May with right shoulder problems.

After falling to 15-30 on May 24, the Astros were discounted by most of the experts. The Houston Chronicle even put a tombstone on the cover of its June 1 edition declaring the team´s season over. A funny thing happened on the way to the funeral, though, as Ortiz details in Houston Astros: Armed and Dangerous. The Astros rebounded and won the National League Wild Card, going all the way to the World Series while becoming the first team since the 1914 Boston Braves to go from 15 games under .500 to the playoffs in the same season. Houston Astros: Armed and Dangerous looks at a truly momentous and memorable season for the Houston Astros, from the rough start to the 18-inning classic against the Atlanta Braves in the playoffs to the celebration of the club´s first-ever National League pennant.

 
The Story of the Houston Astros (Baseball: The Great American Game)
by Sara Gilbert
Paperback from Creative Paperbacks
ISBN: 0898126401
 
The George Kirksey Story: Bringing Major League Baseball to Houston
by Campbell B. Titchener
Hardcover from Eakin Pr
ISBN: 0890156557
 
 
Houston Astros (Inside Mlb)
Houston Astros (Inside Mlb)
by J. Chris Roselius
Library Binding from Sportszone
ISBN: 1617140457
 
The Story of the Houston Astros (Baseball: The Great American Game)
The Story of the Houston Astros (Baseball: The Great American Game)
by Adele Richardson
Library Binding from Creative Education
ISBN: 1583414894
 
Houston Astros: If I was the Bat Boy for the Astros
Houston Astros: If I was the Bat Boy for the Astros
by Cameron Silver
Paperback from CreateSpace
ISBN: 1448643872

Follow the adventures of an Astros fan as he describes what it would be like to be the Astros Bat Boy. Visit Minute Maid Park to see and hear the sights and sounds of Astros baseball. A great way for all ages to enjoy our national pastime! A great gift for any Astros fan!
 
The History of the Houston Astros (Baseball Series)
by Michael E. Goodman
Paperback from Creative Paperbacks
ISBN: 0898123445

Highlights the key personalities and memorable games in the history of the team that changed its name to the Astros in 1965 when it moved to the first indoor baseball stadium, the Astrodome.

 
Houston Astros (America s Game)
Houston Astros (America's Game)
by Chris W. Sehnert
Library Binding from Abdo & Daughters Publishing
ISBN: 1562396692

Focuses on key players and events in the history of the Houston Astros, the first major league baseball team to play their home games indoors.

 
The Houston Astros (Team Spirit) (Team Spirit (Norwood))
The Houston Astros (Team Spirit) (Team Spirit (Norwood))
by Mark Stewart
Hardcover from Norwood Press
ISBN: 1599530945

The Team Spirit series paints an engaging, detailed yet accessible picture of professional sports teams. By focusing on the teams' histories, great victories and memorable personalities, the books have an enduring quality that will not go out of date quickly. The text is enhanced by plenty of full color photographs as well as reproductions of vintage trading cards and team memorabilia.
 
Houston Astros
by James R Rothaus
Hardcover from Creative Education
ISBN: 0886821371

A history of the baseball team that began in 1962 as the Houston Colt 45's.

 
History of the Astros (Baseball (Mankato, Minn.).)
by Michael E. Goodman (Library Binding)

The History of the Houston Astros (Baseball (Mankato, Minn.).)
by Michael E. Goodman (Library Binding)

Houston Astros (America's Game)
by Chris W. Sehnert (School & Library Binding)

Houston Astros
by Larry Schwartz
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