Today, the Houston Astros announced that thee franchise will be donning a new patch commemorating their 60th season of existence. The team was founded in 1962 as the Colt .45’s, before the change to the Astros.
They will wear this patch on their caps and uniforms all season.
Per the press release, the shield logo features 60 years with the state of Texas inside the zero. the bottom left side of the logo features the Colt. 45’s logo with the year 1962 and on the right side of the patch is the current woodmark logo with the year 2022 next to it.
The Astros first regular season game ever was on April 10, 1962 against the visiting Chicago Cubs. The Colt .45’s defeated the Cubs 11-2 in Colt Stadium, the precursor to the Astrodome.
The franchise then began playing in the Astrodome in 1965 and became the Astros. They played their first game in the Astrodome on April 9 with a exhibition game against the Yankees, ending in a 2-1 win.
"“We are so excited to celebrate 60 years of Astros baseball in 2022,” senior vice president of marketing and communication Anita Sehgal said. “Our club has a rich history here in our home of Houston and we can’t wait to celebrate and highlight all those accomplishments with our fans throughout this historic milestone season.”"
In commemoration of 60 years as a franchise, the Astros will also sport “Flashback Fridays” once again. This promotion has been seen in previous seasons, more recently in 2012 for the 50-year anniversary.
Climbing Tal’s Hill’s opinion on the Astros 60-year patch
First of all, I really like this logo. It does a nice job of incorporating the Astros history and the first major league baseball team in Texas.
Generations of fans have enjoyed watching the team play in the Dome and now at Minute Maid Park. Fans have been through it all with this franchise, the highs and the lows.
One thing that has remained the same throughout the years is the loyalty of the fans. The players may have changed throughout the years, but the fans have remained steadfast through it all.