The Houston Astros is celebrating the franchise’s 50th anniversary this season and what better way to commemorate this special occasion then to have players don throwback uniforms for Friday home games?
But, Houston we have a problem.
That is, the throwback jerseys are not authentic replicas. An emblematic part of the uniform was omitted: the smoking revolver.
See, before the Houston Astros were the “Astros,” they were known as the Houston Colt .45s, which was the team’s name for the first three years of its existence.
And the team’s original uniform (as you can see by the pictures) had a smoking colt revolver right under the letters: “Colts,” with the gun smoke forming the letter “C.”
Why was the gun removed from the throwbacks?