The day major league baseball came to Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- On April 9, 1962, Major League Baseball was welcomed to Houston as the Colt .45s rolled down Main Street in a parade.

Just the day before, the team arrived at Hobby Airport after winning the Cactus League spring training season.

KTRK was there to cover the historic events.

Highlights of the Colt .45s first baseball game in 1962.
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In their first ever regular season game, the Houston Colt .45s defeated the Chicago Cubs, 11-2.



Film that hasn't been seen in more than five decades has now been restored and digitized.

Archive film of the Astros' first game in the Astrodome
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Archive film of events surrounding the Astros' first game in the Astrodome in 1965.

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