Houston Astros is a team of professional baseball players. Until 1999, it was part of the National League structure, where it spent 51 seasons. Since 2000, is a member of the Major League Baseball. Serves as part of the Western Division. The team was established in 1962 and is deployed in Houston, Texas.
After the formation, the club had a different name: for two years (until 1964 inclusive), it was called Houston Colt 45’s. The name was revised during the reign of Roy Hofheinz, who led the team until 1975, and then sold it to General Electric & Ford Motor Company.
In 1979, the entrepreneur John McMullen acquired the franchise. She belonged to him for almost 15 years. In 1993, she moved to Drayton McLane Jr. In 2011, it was bought by Jim Crane. And on November 15 of the same year, it was announced that the new owner would transfer the team to AL for the 2013 season. This event was part of the plans for the overall reorganization of MLB, for which the leadership of the league paid Crane $ 70 million.
The club’s original name is Houston Colt 45’s. It changed in 1965 due to the growing popularity of the space industry, because the city where the franchise is located has a direct relationship to it. It was in Houston that NASA has been training American astronauts since 1961, and Astros in Greek means “star.”
Houston Astros has a series of logos – from simple lettering to complex graphic symbols. The debut version shows a blue colt, but after changing the name, it was removed. In the 65th, he was replaced by the so-called Rondel – a classic sign in the center, surrounded by other elements.
Houston Astros logo history
- 1962-19646% 3 / 50
- 1965-19760% 0 / 50
- 1977-199312% 6 / 50
- 199418% 9 / 50
- 1995-199914% 7 / 50
- 2000-201216% 8 / 50
- 2013-present34% 17 / 50
The Houston Astros Club appeared in 1962, which was then called the Houston Colt 46-s. The team has seven different logos, where the first 4 included both the name and the picture, and the current logo consists of actually one name on a blue background.
1962 – 1964
The club’s first logo was created in 1962. It depicted a blue gun in which smoke from the gun barrel forms the letter “C” in the word “Colt.” Under the gun is the word “45-s.” At the very top, the word “Houston” is displayed in blue in a semicircle.
1965 – 1976
The club changes its name to Houston Astros. Their second logo depicted a white Astrodome on an orange background. Two baseballs rotate around the building, and in addition to the balls themselves, their trajectories are also drawn. This concept is reminiscent of the motion of atoms. Along with the stadium is the inscription “Astros” in blue.
1977 – 1993
The Astros logo has changed thanks to a smaller Astrodome in blue and white and an increase in the letters in the word Astros slightly. Baseballs and their trajectories remained on the logo, as before.
The new logo design included a dark blue stadium shape with a thin gold outline, on which was the name of the team. The word “Houston” is in white, and “Astros” is in gold with a white outline. Also, in the upper right corner is a flying golden star.
1995 – 1999
The stadium shape was completely removed from the 1995 logo, leaving only a golden flying star and the team name in blue. The location of the logo elements has not changed.
2000 – 2012
At the beginning of the 2000s, the club logo was changing again. In the new version, they use the abbreviated name of the team – “Astros” of black color with a thin yellow-brown contour and the same underline. Above the name is a brick-gold star.
2013 – present
The modern logo is a large star, which serves as the background for “H” – the first letter in the name of the team. They are both outlined by a thin orange line. Behind it is a wide strip of the same color as the center. The full name of the club is entered there.
Moreover, the words are mirrored, opposite each other – at the top and bottom of the emblem. The inscription is made in contrast – light on dark. Along the outer edge of the logo are two contours of the same size.
The font of the graphic symbolism is identical to Player Bold. It was developed by Patrick Griffin and released by Canada Type. The colors of the brand name are blue, orange, and white. There is also gray, which is used as a shadow of the letter “H,” and it looks voluminous.