This time of year is always my favorite because it is OFFICIALLY now baseball season! I get really excited because the Astros are the only Houston team I truly support. Over the summer I go to about two or three games a week just depending on my work schedule.
The Astros were established as the Houston Colt .45s and entered the National League in 1962 with the expansion New York Mets. The current name was adopted three years later, when they moved into the Astrodome, the world’s first domed sports stadium.
The Houston Astros have been through many logo changes.The Astros have had 7 different logos over their history, never using a letter or city name only.
The only logo for the Colt 45’s is a blue gun with smoke forming the letter “C” of the word “Colt” scripted above the gun and a wordmark “.45s” underneath the gun. A wordmark on top “HOUSTON” in blue. This was their first logo was used from 1962-1964.
An image of the Astrodome in white and blue with four baseballs rotating around the stadium. A wordmark “ASTROS” in blue with white trim on a orange circle background. This logo was used from 1965-1974.
The Astros logo in 1975 slightly changed with a new smaller image of the Astrodome in blue and white with four baseballs rotating around the stadium. The word-mark “ASTROS” is now below and angled around the stadium on a orange background. This is my favorite Logo that the Astros have used. This logo was used between 1975-1993.
New logo design with a shooting gold star and a word-mark “HOUSTON” in white and inside the star. Below the star is a word-mark “ASTROS” in gold with white trim, inside the navy blue Astrodome. This logo was used in 1994.
Getting ready to leave the Astrodome, as the dome is removed from the logo. The new variation of the logo is a shooting gold star with the word-mark “ASTROS” in blue with a white trim. A word-mark “HOUSTON” about the star in blue. This Logo was used from 1995-1999.
In 2000 the logo featured a scripted word-mark “Astros” in black with brick and tan trim and with swash underneath and the endless layers of colored strokes. A brick and tan star above “Astros” script. This Logo was used from 2000 to 2012.
This is the Astros current logo. It is my second favorite. I love the orange and blue!