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Astros 50th Anniversary Celebration - 1962-2012

Astros 50th Anniversary - 1952-2012

The Houston Astros have announced the club's plans to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Houston Astros presented by The Methodist Hospital System in 2012.

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A look back on 50 years of baseball in Houston

President of business operations Pam Gardner and special events coordinator Christie Miller talk about the Astros' 50-year anniversary plans

During the 2012 season, the 50th Anniversary of the club will be commemorated with several programs and promotions including:

  • Opening Weekend - The celebration will kick off during the club's Opening Day Weekend April 6-8, 2012. The series vs. the Rockies will include 50th Anniversary promotional items and pregame ceremonies. Learn more »
  • Flashback Fridays - During Friday home games in 2012, the Astros will wear a throw-back jersey that represents a certain era in the Houston franchise. 'Flashback Fridays' will also include special ticket pricing, pregame ceremonies, in-game entertainment and specially-themed Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Marathon Oil Corporation. Learn more »
  • Alumni First Pitch - In a tribute to all players in franchise history, the Astros will be inviting various former Astros and Colt 45s players to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to select home games throughout the 2012 season.
  • Astros All-Time 25-Man Roster - In 2012, fans and a panel of experts will vote each month on an all-decade roster that will include a roster from the 1960s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s. From each decade's roster, an Astros All-Time 25-man roster will be determined by online fan voting at
  • Legends Weekend - The Astros All-Time 25-man roster will be revealed the final home weekend of the 2012 season Sept. 22-24, 2012. Members of the Astros All-Time 25-man roster will be invited to Houston to take part in a pregame ceremony and other honorary activities.
  • Game-Used Logo Items - During Astros home games in 2012, the official lineup cards, base jewels and official game baseballs will each feature the 50th Anniversary logo.
  • Get Geared Up - Official 50th Anniversary merchandise, including a cap, polo shirt and T-shirt, will be on sale at the Astros Team Store beginning in December 2011. Shop Now »
  • 50th Anniversary DVD - The Astros, along with Major League Baseball Productions and A&E Entertainment, are producing a documentary program on the 50 seasons of Astros baseball with a DVD scheduled for release spring 2012. The film will highlight great moments in Astros history, including never-before-seen footage of historic milestones, and exclusive interviews with key players, coaches, managers and executives that were key to the franchise's success.