PR Houston Astros 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition on DVD May 15
To help commemorate the landmark 50th Anniversary, Major League Baseball Productions has opened the Film & Video Archives to marry remarkable archival footage with new, insightful interviews in ASTROS MEMORIES, a comprehensive and joyous tribute to half a century of Houston baseball. The team's story can be told through the accomplishments of its legendary players and ASTROS MEMORIES salutes Jimmy Wynn, Jose Cruz, Nolan Ryan, Caesar Cedeno, and the "Killer Bees" -- Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AS THE ASTROS CELEBRATE THEIR LANDMARK 50TH ANNIVERSARY, COMMEMORATE THEIR GREATEST GAMES AND MOST ICONIC PLAYERS WITH ONE UNFORGETTABLE DVD SET FROM MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PRODUCTIONS
From the Lone Star State's first MLB franchise - the expansion Colt .45s of the early '60s -- and the erection of the Astrodome, the world's first multi-purpose domed stadium to the roster of baseball greats that made their names as 'Stros, the Houston Astros have long instilled a boundless sense of pride in their fan base deep in the heart of Texas. As the team celebrates its milestone 50th Anniversary in 2012, Major League Baseball Productions and A+E Networks Home Entertainment invite Astros fans to join in the festivities with the five-DVD set, Houston Astros 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition. Saluting four classic full television broadcasts with ESSENTIAL GAMES OF THE HOUSTON ASTROS, plus the all-new, feature-length documentary special, ASTROS MEMORIES, this commemorative set is a must-have for Astros fans everywhere!
From the roof-raising euphoria of the Astrodome to the open-air adoration of Minute Maid Park, relive the cascade of emotions and joys as four ESSENTIAL GAMES OF THE HOUSTON ASTROS are presented on DVD for the first time!
* 1981 NOLAN RYAN'S 5TH NO-HITTER vs. LAD, September 26, 1981 - In his second season with the Astros, Ryan became the first pitcher to throw five career no-hitters.
* 1986 MIKE SCOTT'S NO-HITTER CLINCHES DIVISION vs. SF, September 25, 1986 - The Astros punctuate their 25th season's celebration with the double delight of clinching the division behind Scott's no-hit masterpiece.
* 2005 NLDS CLINCHER-18-INNINGS vs. ATL, October 9, 2005 - Chris Burke's solo home run in the bottom of the 18th caps the Astros 7-6 victory in the longest game in postseason history.
* CRAIG BIGGIO'S 3,000TH HIT vs. COL, June 28, 2007 - Biggio entered three hits shy of the 3,000 hit milestone, then promptly collected five hits in the game and sparked the winning rally which ended with Carlos Lee's walk-off grand slam!
From the Colt .45s in Colt Stadium to the National League Pennant-winning Houston Astros in Minute Maid Park, Houston fans have flown across five decades of Astros baseball. To help commemorate the landmark 50th Anniversary, Major League Baseball Productions has opened the Film & Video Archives to marry remarkable archival footage with new, insightful interviews in ASTROS MEMORIES, a comprehensive and joyous tribute to half a century of Houston baseball. The team's story can be told through the accomplishments of its legendary players and ASTROS MEMORIES salutes Jimmy Wynn, Jose Cruz, Nolan Ryan, Caesar Cedeno, and the "Killer Bees" -- Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell. Beyond individual heroics, this documentary also celebrates the 1980 and 1986 seasons as well as the magical 2004 and National League Pennant-winning 2005 seasons. The history makers also become the story tellers through exclusive interviews with Biggio, Ryan, Phil Garner, Art Howe, and Alan Ashby. From celebrated no-hitters and 3,000 hits to iconic heroes and magical moments this is 100% Houston baseball.
Featurettes: "Astros No-hitters Under The Dome", "Dierker's Diary: 'What Might Have Been'", "Bob Aspromonte Home Run Story", "Craig Biggio's Biggest Night", "Bob Watson Speech", "Dierker's Diary: 'All-time Astros Team'", "Houston Midsummer Classics", "Nolan Ryan In The Gym"
Type: DVD/5 Discs
Catalog #: AAAE268691
Running Time: 11 hrs., 46 mins. + extras