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ASPROMONTE TO BE INDUCTED INTO WALK OF FAME; ASTROS TO WEAR ORIGINAL COLT .45s JERSEYS

WALK OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY

WHO:Former Colt .45s/Astros Third Baseman Bob Aspromonte

Former Colt .45s/Astros players Larry Dierker and Jimmy Wynn

Former Colt .45s/Astros broadcaster Gene Elston

Former Astros player Jose Cruz

Astros Television broadcaster Bill Brown

WHEN: 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2012

WHERE: Texas Ave. sidewalk outside Minute Maid Park

WHAT: On Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., former Colt .45s/Astros star Bob Aspromonte will be the first player to be officially inducted into the new Astros Walk of Fame, which is located outside of Minute Maid Park on the Texas Ave. sidewalk. Longtime Astros television broadcaster Bill Brown will host a ceremony at the site of Aspromonte’s bronze plaque. Larry Dierker and Jimmy Wynn, both former teammates of Aspromonte, will take part in the ceremony along with original Colt .45s broadcaster Gene Elston and former Astros star Jose Cruz. The event is open to the public.

ASTROS TO WEAR ORIGINAL COLT .45s JERSEY TUESDAY NIGHT

The Astros players will wear the much-anticipated original Colt .45s jerseys with the pistol on the front for Tuesday night’s 7:05 p.m. game vs. the Atlanta Braves. Tuesday will mark the 50th anniversary of the first game in Houston franchise history, which was an 11-2 win by the Colt .45s over the Chicago Cubs on April 10, 1962 at Colt Stadium.

Bob Aspromonte, who was 3-for-4 in the first game in franchise history, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch tomorrow night. The Astros 50th anniversary celebration, which is presented by The Methodist Hospital System, will include events and promotions throughout the 2012 season.

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