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Astros’ Mike Fiers makes Hall of Fame donations
Sports
Published in 22-8-2015
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Astros righthander Mike Fiers provided two gifts Friday night to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Fiers gave the Hall of Fame the cap he wore and a ball he threw Friday night during the 11th no-hitter in Astros franchise history. “It’s going to Cooperstown (N.Y),” Fiers said when asked about the ball he threw past the Dodgers’ Justin Turner for the game-ending strikeout in th ...>>
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The Sports Update: Ortiz, Drellich on Mike Fiers’ no-hitter
Sports
Published in 22-8-2015
    455 Visits
The Chronicle’s Jose de Jesus Ortiz and Evan Drellich discuss Mike Fiers’ historic outing Friday night at Minute Maid Park.
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Jason Castro’s feel for Mike Fiers helps guide no-hitter
Sports
Published in 22-8-2015
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Astros catcher Jason Castro said he wasn’t nervous as Mike Fiers’ no-hitter wound down. He was turning over the game plan in his mind, especially the third time through the order. For the catcher too, a first (or any) no-hitter is a great accomplishment, and Castro shared in Fiers’ glow late Friday night after the thrilling 3-0 win over the Dodgers. “It’s like you’re kind of stuck betw ...>>
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Mike Fiers adds to list of Astros’ no-hitters
Sports
Published in 22-8-2015
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Take a look at the history of no-hitters for the Houston Astros by clicking through the gallery above.
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Nolan Ryan congratulates Mike Fiers on first no-hitter
Sports
Published in 22-8-2015
    1080 Visits
Not long after Mike Fiers threw the 11th no-hitter in Astros franchise history on Friday night, he met baseball’s all-time leader in no-hitters for the first time. Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, a special adviser to Astros owner Jim Crane, was among the raucous crowd of 33,833 at Minute Maid Park for Fiers’ no-hitter against the Dodgers. “Nolan Ryan threw how many, seven of them?” Fiers said af ...>>
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Astros’ Mike Fiers makes Hall of Fame donations
Sports
Published in 22-8-2015
    430 Visits
Astros righthander Mike Fiers provided two gifts Friday night to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Fiers gave the Hall of Fame the cap he wore and a ball he threw Friday night during the 11th no-hitter in Astros franchise history. “It’s going to Cooperstown (N.Y),” Fiers said when asked about the ball he threw past the Dodgers’ Justin Turner for the game-ending strikeout in th ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
The Sports Update: Ortiz, Drellich on Mike Fiers’ no-hitter
Sports
Published in 22-8-2015
    302 Visits
The Chronicle’s Jose de Jesus Ortiz and Evan Drellich discuss Mike Fiers’ historic outing Friday night at Minute Maid Park.
Reference: www.chron.com
Jason Castro’s feel for Mike Fiers helps guide no-hitter
Sports
Published in 22-8-2015
    822 Visits
Astros catcher Jason Castro said he wasn’t nervous as Mike Fiers’ no-hitter wound down. He was turning over the game plan in his mind, especially the third time through the order. For the catcher too, a first (or any) no-hitter is a great accomplishment, and Castro shared in Fiers’ glow late Friday night after the thrilling 3-0 win over the Dodgers. “It’s like you’re kind of stuck betw ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
2005 Astros to be honored before Saturday’s game against Tigers
Sports
Published in 15-8-2015
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As part of the Astros’ Legends Weekend, the club will honor the 2005 National League champions Saturday in a pregame ceremony at Minute Maid Park. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the game against Brad Ausmus’ Tigers because the ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. The club will also hold a Legends Luncheon, which is already sold out. The first 10,000 fans received 2005 National League Ch ...>>
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Chad Qualls holds distinction of being only remaining active Astro from club’s only World Series team
Sports
Published in 15-8-2015
    479 Visits
While many of the 2005 Astros return to Minute Maid Park to be honored as part of the club’s Legends Weekend, righthanded reliever Chad Qualls will take part of the reunion as the only remaining active Astro from the franchise’s first and only World Series team. Qualls, 36, was in his second season in the majors and his first full season in 2005. Now he’s in his 12th season in the majors and ...>>
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Outdoors report: Aug. 15
Sports
Published in 15-8-2015
    1078 Visits

Galveston - The beachfront and jetties have been steady for speckled trout on lures and live bait. Sam Rayburn - Lake levels are at normal pool and bass have been found on worms in the grass.

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Astros will host and honor 40 World War II veterans Sunday
Sports
Published in 15-8-2015
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In honor of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on Aug. 14, 1945, the Astros will play host to 40 Houston area World War II veterans Sunday. One of the World War II veterans will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. “We’re excited, as always, to have that group because the average age is 90,” said Twila Carter, the Astros’ executive director of community relations. “To have ...>>
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Keuchel extends his home winning streak to 12 as Astros take down Tigers 5-1
Sports
Published in 15-8-2015
    586 Visits
Dallas Keuchel can’t figure out why the Astros struggle so badly on the road. Until they find an answer for that serious problem, however, the ace lefthander and his teammates know they must continue to dominate at home. Fortunately for the Astros, nobody has been a better bet than Keuchel at home this year. Keuchel and Jose Altuve started Legends Weekend in a manner worthy of Roy Oswalt and Cra ...>>
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Outdoors report: Aug. 8
Sports
Published in 8-8-2015
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Outdoors report Galveston - Live-baiters in the ship channel caught trout on the edges and ledges on the incoming tide. West-southwest winds made it tougher to drift over deep shell. Matagorda - Guide Mark Talasek reported limits of trout on Bass Assassins while wading sand and grass on the incoming tide. Drifters in East Bay had to deal with off-colored water and west winds. Port O'Connor ...>>

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Evan Gattis’ adaption to designated hitting role
Sports
Published in 8-8-2015
    861 Visits
OAKLAND, Calif. Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis is always buzzing or moving somewhere, rarely sitting at his locker with a crossword puzzle or lounging on the couch playing a game on his phone. The burly, bearded slugger is built for anything but idling. The switch to designated hitter, then, might be counterintuitive for Gattis, who turns 29 this month and was a catcher before this year. Th ...>>
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