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The Colts .45, Vol. 3, No. 2, December 1962 - Front cover. December 1962. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 13, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/astrodome/item/141/show/138.

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Title The Colts .45, Vol. 3, No. 2, December 1962
Date December 1962
Description The Colts .45 newsletter, an official publication of the Houston Colts Baseball Club.
Donor Estate of George Kirksey
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Astrodome (Houston, Tex.)
  • Stadiums--Texas
  • Newsletters
  • Baseball
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  • Houston Colt 45's (Baseball team)
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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Original Item Location ID 1971-002, Box 8, Folder 14
Original Collection George Kirksey Papers
Digital Collection The Astrodome, Eighth Wonder of the World
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Transcript ■--,-v -'-,. ■■—'■■ aaHwww.; December, 1962 DOMED STADIUM ELECTION VOTE SATURDAY, DEC. 22 STADIUM WILL BE WORLD'S RUNNELS, A.L. BAT KING, JOINS COLT .45s l| Pete Runnels DRAFT ELLIS BURTON AND 4 YOUNGSTERS FOR $61,000 Ellis Burton, 26 year old flyhawk, and four young major league prospects were the result of the annual major league draft held in Rochester, N. Y. on November 26. The five players cost the .45s $61,000. Burton, a switch hitter who hit .286 with 14 nome runs in part of a season with Louisville last year, will be battling for the regular centerfield spot when spring training rolls around. The speedy former Houston Buff hit 22 home runs in 1961 with Toronto. He was drafted for $25,000. Conrad Cardinal, 20 year old righthand pitcher with a 14-7 record at Jamestown in his first pro year, was drafted for $12,000 under the new first year draft rule. The $8,000 drafts, all first year players who can be obtioned to the minors for three years, are John Haydel, 18 year old right hand pitcher, Tom Willwerth,. 24 year old lefthand pitcher, and Jim Wynn, 20 year old infielder. -SLATED FOR FIRST BASE First base will be in the very capable hands of Janes Edward "Pete" Runnels when the .45s take the field April 9 in Houston against the National League champion San Francisco Giants. Runnels, the American League batting champion two out of the past three years, is not only one of the best hitters in baseball, but is also one of baseball's best fielding first basemen. In 1961 he led the A.L. first sackers in fielding with a 993 average. The native of Lufkin, Texas and a resident of Pasadena was elated over his trade that brought him "home" and sent Houston outfielder Roman Mejias to the Red Sox in a man for man swap. Hit .326 Last Year Last season he led the junior circuit with a .326 batting mark and had 10 home runs, 33 doubles, 5 triples and 60 runs batted in. His RBI's have never been too high due mainly to the fact he has been in the lead off spot the majority of the time. Pete also led the A. L. hitters in 1960 with a .320 mark and was second to the great Ted Williams in 1958. He has played in three All-Star games, and hit a pinch hit home run in last year's second star classic in Chicago's Wrigley Field. The addition of Runnels at first makes the 45s infield very formidable with Bob Aspromonte at third, Bob Lillis at shortstop, and George Williams at second. NOTTEBART, LEMAY, GROB, BOLGER ACQUIRED IN DEALS In two trades which saw seven players change uniforms the Colt .45s came up with three pitchers, and two outfielders in exchange for Norm Larker, and Joe Amalfitano. Don Nottebart, 26 year old righthand pitcher with a 2-2 record at Milwaukee last year, Connie Grob, 30 year old right hand pitcher who won 14 and lost 10 with Louisville in 1962, and Jim Bolger, 30, who hit (Continued on Page 3) Nottebart Records of 10 New Players on Page 3 GREATEST CONVENTION FACILITY Harris County s domed stadium, which has attracted world-wide attention to Houston, passed another milestone Dec. 3 when the construction bid was awarded to Johnson, Drake and Piper, Inc., of Minneapolis. Johnson, Drake & Piper, bidding in conjunction with H. A. Lott, Inc., Houston, had the low bid of $19,440,000. The Harris County Commissioner's Court in awarding the bid called a bond election at the same time for Saturday, Dec. 22 to raise the additional money needed to complete the fabulous structure. Work Could Start In January The bond issue will be for $9,600,000. If the bond issue passes, work on the stadium will probably start in January. The bids call for the stadium to be completed in 440 working days, which would be sometime in mid- 1964. When completed the completely air-conditioned, weather controlled domed stadium would provide Houston with: World's finest convention center. World's largest exhibition hall. World's most modern baseball and football stadium. A structure which will attract tourists ,and sightseers from the four corners of the globe. The domed stadium will be an economic boom to the Greater Houston business world. In their inaugural season in the National League in 1962, the Colt .45s attracted an estimated $10,000,000 in new money into the hands of Houston merchants and businessmen. It is expected that more than five times this much will be attracted to Houston in the first year the stadium is in full operation. Two National Political Conventions Efforts already have been started to bring the two national political, Democratic and Republican, conventions to Houston in 1964. It is possible that they will be the first national events held in the domed stadium. C. of C. Endorses Bond Issue George T. Morse, Jr., 651 Shady Hollow, president of the Chamber of Commerce said: "Houston must complete the system. We must do exactly as we said we would do — build a domed stadium. Our prestige and our pride are involved in constructing this stadium, which is a necessity in our further development as a great city." When the domed stadium is completed it will give Houston in one location and one (Continued on Page 3) VOTE FOR DOMED STADIUM