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The Colts .45, Vol. 2, No. 1, January 1962
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The Colts .45, Vol. 2, No. 1, January 1962 - Front cover. January 1962. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 18, 2018. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/astrodome/item/320/show/317.

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Title The Colts .45, Vol. 2, No. 1, January 1962
Date January 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
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=302
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Transcript Vol. 2—No. 1 Jan., 1962 2nd MAJOR LEAGUE DINNER SPOTS MUSIAL, SPAHN, MANTLE, .45s GILES, RICHARDS, CRAFT, GOMEZ ATTEND Houston's second annual major league dinner, looking like a real Who's Who in baseball, featured nine of the 1962 Colt .45s. The Cardinals' all-time hitting great, Stan Musial, Milwaukee's pitching star Warren Spahn, and the Yankees' Mickey Mantle received the three top awards at the gala baseball banquet in the Shamrock Hilton Hotel. The real "heroes" of the evening were Houston's own Colt .45s who were introduced to the Houston public for the first time. Manager Harry Craft, catcher Hal Smith, first baseman Norm Larker, second baseman Joe Amalfitano, shortstop Don Buddin, third baseman Bob Aspromonte, outfielder Al Spangler and pitchers Dick Farrell, Jim Umbricht and Jerry Nelson all joined in to make the event a memorable one. National League president Warren Giles, Lefty Gomez, Colt .45s general manager Paul Richards and Bart Shirley were other baseball dignitaries at the speakers' table. Musial received the second annual Tris Speaker Award for an outstanding contribution to baseball over a period of years. Spahn received the Dickie Kerr Award as baseball's outstanding pitcher of the decade. ™ ^ • , SPAHN Mantle received the Eddie Dyer Award as the most courageous athlete of 1961. Young Bart Shirley received the first annual Jimmy Delmar award to be given each year to a Texas native who played in the minor leagues the previous season and showed the most promise for major league stardom. Shirley is a shortstop in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and lives in Corpus Christi, Texas. The dinner is co-sponsored by the Houston Colt .45s and the Houston Chapter, Baseball Writers Association of America. DOMED STADIUM BEGINS JAN. 3 WITH A BANG World's First — Future Home of Colt .45s The world's first air-conditioned, domed stadium is now being built in Houston, on a 238-acre tract bounded on south Main and O.S.T., one mile for the Shamrock area. Ground was broken Jan. 3 for the excavation phase of the $22,000,000 multipurpose stadium which has attracted attention from Tokyo to New Delhi, India. When it's finished in 1963, Houston will be the home of one of the world's show- places. County, City and Houston Sports Association officials were all on hand for the ground breaking facilities that attracted leading citizens from all walks of life realizing the tremendous impact the stadium will have on the Houston area. The dirt moving and digging of a 25- foot-deep hole, 700 feet in diameter, by the John Kraak Construction company will take 120 days or less at which time the construction of the stadium itself will begin. Kraak won the excavation contract with a low bid of $430,311, which was $689 below county estimates. Domed stadium work started with a bang Jan. 3 as HSA and county officials break ground with Colt .45s. Bottom row (L to R) Craig Cul- linan, HSA pres., county judge Bill Elliott, general manager Paul Richards, HSA board chairman R. E. (Bob) Smith. Back Row (Lto R) county commissioners Kyle Chapman, V. V. Ramsey, Phil Sayers and E. A. (Squatty) Lyons. 1962 Season Ticket Holders Have First Priority on Domed Stadium Seats. Call CA 2-1111 for Ticket Information MUSIAL MANTLE •45s Draft Stone and Weekly Dean Stone, 31-year-old left hand pitcher formerly with the St. Louis Cardinals, Washington and Boston, and Johnny Weekly, 24-year-old fleet footed outfielder with the San Francisco Giants, were the Colt .45s draft choices in the annual major league baseball meetings. Stone, 6-4, 195 pounds, won 12 and lost 8 for Charleston in the International League last season with a 2.73 ERA. Weekly hit .287 with 21 home runs, 82 runs-batted-in and 18 stolen bases for Victoria in the Texas League last season. Richards Trades for Buddin, Bruce and Montejo General manager Paul Richards' American League experience proved valuable in the Colt .45s first player trades in history. Richards acquired shortstop Don Buddin from the Boston Red Sox, and 27-year-old right hand pitchers Bob Bruce and Manuel Montejo from the Detroit Tigers during the inter-league trading period. Buddin, 27, hit .263 last year for the Red Sox where he has been the regular shortstop the past four seasons. The .45s traded Ed Bressoud, their first selection in the N.L. player pool, for Buddin. Richards traded aging Sam Jones, 37, to the Tigers for two younger pitching prospects—Bob Bruce and Manuel Montejo. Bruce has been highly thought of and is the type of pitcher that Richards has often been able to develop into a star performer. Montejo is a side wheeling relief pitcher with outstanding strikeout records everywhere he has pitched including 15 strikeouts in 16 innings with the Tigers this season.