Houston Astros: Deep in the Heart (Hardcover)

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By Bill Brown, Mike Acosta (Compiled by)
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Houston Astros: Deep in the Heart shares the stories of the plays and the players who have kept Houston returning to the diamond"from the sandlot days, through the birth of indoor baseball, to the state-of-the art experience at Minute Maid Park. By the time the Astros made it to the World Series, they had captured the heart of Houston. This richly illustrated volume chronicles every aspect of the long road they took to face the White Sox in 2005 and provides insights on the legends"Bob Aspromonte, Jose Cruz, Larry Dierker, Nolan Ryan, Joe Niekro, the Killer Bees, and many more. Packed with pictures never released to the public, each chapter increases fans' appreciation of this determined team. Memories and memorabilia from the team's playoff appearances from 1997 to 2001, their close call in 2004, and their triumphant march from tombstones to champagne in 2005 bring back the heyday, reminding readers how important it is to stay in the game.

About the Author

Bill Brown marks his 27th season as the Astros' primary play-by-play voice on television in 2013. With over 30 years of broadcasting MLB games, Bill has received many honors and awards, including the 2012 Fred Hartman Award for Long and Meritorious Service, induction into the Houston Media Wall of Honor in September of 2011, the Texas Italian-American Sports Foundation's award for â oeoutstanding accomplishments as a television broadcaster for the Houston Astros and community service, ⠝ and representation of the Astros on the fan ballot for the 2012 Ford C. Frick Award. A finalist for the 2010 National Sportscaster and Sportswriters Association Texas Sportscaster of the Year Award, he was inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004. Before joining the Astros, Bill worked as Senior Producer and anchor of the Financial News Network's SCORE program, Sports Director of the Sports Time Cable Network, and was the television voice of the Cincinnati Reds. A member of the Advisory Board at Houston Sight Into Sound, he has been a volunteer reader for 22 years. He is the co-author of My Baseball Journey, A Sportscaster's Story with Tim Gregg. Mike Acosta, who researched and provided the images for Houston Astros: Deep in the Heart, joined the Astros in the 1990s as a broadcasting intern and worked his way into a job the Astros created especially for him. As authentication/archives manager, he handles documentation, archive, and retail operations for the team's memorabilia. Known for his in-depth knowledge of team history, Mike is a frequent source for reporters and writers wanting information about all things Astrosâ "from uniforms to homerun balls, stadium seats to logos. He serves as a public address announcer at Minute Maid Park and broadcasts area high school and college baseball and football.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781939055088
ISBN-10: 1939055083
Publisher: Bright Sky Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2013
Pages: 176
Language: English