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Houston Astros Knuckle Ball

WHEN: Friday, July 31, 2009
WHERE: Minute Maid Park
TIME: 6:36 p.m.
BENEFITING: Brain Aneurysm Research at The Methodist Neurological Institute in Houston, Texas.
EMCEED BY: Hall of Famer Joe Morgan
HONORARY CO-CHAIR: Robert G. Grossman M.D.
Performance by Collin Raye

Join the Houston Astros and the Joe Niekro Foundation along with some of baseball's greatest legends for an unforgettable evening of casino gaming, formal dinner, auction and a performance by Grammy Award-Winning Artist, Collin Raye.

**To reserve your seats for this black tie event, please visit or call 832-667-5856.**

Sponsors of the event include:

  • Continental Airlines
  • The Methodist Hospital
  • For Those Without A Voice
  • Houston Astros
No Hitter:
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Dean
  • Wellcare
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Graham
  • Ms. Barbara Mackey
  • Inn at the Ballpark
  • Methodist Neurological Institute
  • Mr. and Mrs. Sanders
  • Laredo Energy
  • SMH Group
  • The Methodist Hospital Department of Neurosurgery
  • Ms. Sybil Roos
  • Natalie Niekro and Luke Woolsey
  • Paytactix Merchant Services
  • Mr. Myles O'Reilly
  • Brivic Media
  • Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Woosley
  • Stewart Cadillac
  • The Scurlock Foundation
  • Dr. Bill and Sandy Bryan
  • Ms. Deborah Beck
  • The Methodist Hospital
  • Budweiser/Silver Eagle

Joe Niekro spent 13 years in the Houston Astros organization and remains the winningest pitcher in Astros History. In 1979, he led the National League in wins and shutouts and was the first Astros pitcher to win 20 games in consecutive seasons. With a career ERA of 3.59 and 221 wins, 144 right here in Houston, Joe symbolizes the spirit of Astros history. On October 27, 2006, Joe passed away from a brain aneurysm, but his legacy forever lives on through the Joe Niekro Foundation, raising funds for brain aneurysm and education.