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Astros history is out of this world

Originally Published: April 15, 2010
By Paul Lukas | Page 2

When you think of old Houston Astros uniforms, you think of whacked-out designs with lots of orange. But when the Astros celebrated the 45th anniversary of their nickname with a throwback promotion last weekend, the players' uniforms were fairly sedate. The crazy orange attire was being worn by the groundskeepers.

Those astronaut suits are replicas of the "Earthman" uniforms worn by the original grounds crew at the Astrodome. The space-suited crew became such a phenomenon back ...

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