Two Colt .45 “Post Cards From Texas”

DEAR MIKE, HAVING A WONDERFUL TIME! BUT SORRYYOU MISSED OUT ON A.J. HINCH! WISH YOU WERE HERE! MAYBE NEXT TIME! MEANWHILE TAKE CARE, YOUR PALS AT SABR

DEAR MIKE VANCE,
HAVING A WONDERFUL TIME!
BUT SORRY YOU MISSED OUT ON A.J. HINCH!
WISH YOU WERE HERE!
MAYBE NEXT TIME!
MEANWHILE, TAKE CARE,
~ YOUR PALS AT SABR

Check out these two brief film stories of Houston’s first 1962 season as the Colt. .45s. Mike Vance interviewed the featured speakers from that era and then edited the result into an interesting retrospective on those early days of big league baseball in Houston. Friend and colleague Tom Hunter alerted me to these works after reading our most recent column this morning on the first 1962 Colt .45 marketing tour stop in Victoria.

In this Mike Vance two post cards look at Houston’s earliest 1962 moments in the big leagues, Tal Smith, Carl Warwick, and Bob Aspromonte contribute anecdotally to the spontaneously informative content that makes up the ongoing story line. Houston baseball history is the richer for their shared recollections.

Thanks, Mike Vance, for putting together this nice two-part video from your “Post Cards from Texas” series. Had we known about their availability sooner, we would have given them an even earlier shout-out at The Pecan Park Eagle.

Mike Vance is a member of SABR. He also serves full-time as Program Director for the Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park. He is also an extraordinary historian of early Houston and Texas history.

Here is the link to Part I. You will find the continuation link to Part II on your open YouTube menu screen once you’ve finished watching the first part:

Enjoy!

____________________

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 Bill McCurdy

Publisher, Editor, Writer

The Pecan Park Eagle

Houston, Texas

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2 Responses to “Two Colt .45 “Post Cards From Texas””

  1. materene Says:

    Brings back memories to see these. At that time and era I was a young boy working after school for the Houston Press selling New Paper subscriptions. We were getting 75 cents per sign up which was pretty big money and you could make a pile of cash back in those days that you could actually buy something with. The reason it does bring back memories was my route manager was an avid 45 fan and he ate and breathed Colt 45s. It was so long ago I can’t remember his name but for some reason the name Reeves comes to mind and that might have been his last name. Jeez where has the time gone

  2. Mark W Says:

    We moved to Houston in the spring of 1961, and subscribed to all three Houston newspapers: Post, Chronicle, and Press. I was fired up about getting a major league team, and went to maybe a half-dozen Colt .45s games in 1962. I still have my game programs, and the “Here Come The Colts” brochures that were free giveaways at the Phillips 66 gas station I biked past on my way home from Johnston Junior High School. That gas station is still there, or I should say the structure that then was a Phillips 66 gas station is still there, now housing an auto mechanic shop.

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