#OTD in 1964, we became the Houston Astros.
Name the first player you think of when you see this logo. pic.twitter.com/RgZSInwPRZ— Houston Astros (@astros) December 1, 2021
The name is the brainchild of the late Harris County Judge Roy Hofheinz, who also owned the Colt Stadium ball club. That's where the team played for just three seasons before Hofheinz saw an opportunity to capitalize on public fascination with the NASA space program and Houston’s emerging role as Space City. So, Hofheinz decided in 1964 to change the team name to the Astros. The change came, coincidentally, just before the team would move to their new home, the iconic Astrodome, the next spring.
In its 57 years of existence, the team has brought the city a total of 15 postseason appearances, 11 of which were from winning their division, four pennants, at least one each from the American and National leagues; and a highly controversial World Series title.
Source : https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/trending/article/Happy-Birthday-Houston-Astros-name-turns-57-16669242.php1240