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Houston Astros and the Astrodome
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1964 |
 Color & B/W 
| English
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    Enjoying the rides at AstroWorld
    The Spring Branch High School marching band performs before an Astros game
    Hub Kittle, a coach for the Astros from 1971 to 1975, helps players warm up before a game
    A KPRC reporter with Astros pitcher Don Wilson. WIlson played with the Astros from 1966 to 1974. The team retired his number, 40, on April 13, 1975.
    The Astros play the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1976
    Firstbaseman Bob Watson at bat. Watson played with the Astros from 1966 to 1979. On May 4, 1975, he was credit with scoring the one millionth run in major league history. 
    Right fielder José Cruz at bat. A member of the Astros from 1975 to 1987, Cruz held the record for most games played in franchise history until 2001. Following his retirement, he returned to the team as a coach and special assistant to the general manager. The Astros retired his number, 25, on October 3, 1992. Cruz was inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003. 
    Shortstop Roger Metzger at bat. Metzger played with the Astros from 1971 to 1978. He won the Golden Glove Award in 1973. 
    Outfielder Leon Roberts at bat. Roberts played with the Astros from 1976 to 1977.
    Catcher Ed Herrmann at bat. Hermann played with the Astros from 1976 to 1978. 
    Catcher Cliff Johnson at bat. Johnson played with the Astros from 1972 to 1977, when he was traded to the New York Yankees. The Yankees went on to win the World Series in 1977 and 1978. 
    Developer and former Houston mayor Roy Hofheinz talks about plans to start construction on the Astrodome
    The Astrodome under construction
    Workers put finishing touches on the stadium before its official opening on April 9, 1965
    Rodeo event
    President Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson arrive at the stadium for a game
    Governor John Connally of Texas throws the first pitch