Film clips from the ABC13 archive of the Colt .45s in 1962
On April 9, 1962, Major League Baseball was welcomed to Houston as the Colt .45s rolled down Main Street in a parade.
The name wouldn't last long. Due to a lawsuit by the Colt 45 firearms company, Judge Roy Hofheinz announced the team's name change to the Houston Astros at the end of 1964.
Before joining the MLB, Houston's minor league team was the Houston Buffaloes.
How Union Station became Astro’s home