The Shooting Star Years: 1965-1974
With Houston being at the forefront of the United States Space Program, Astros was the perfect moniker. With it came the Astrodome, and after a few years of dead grass, the invention of AstroTurf. It was a revolutionary time.
From 1965-1970, the Astros employed a navy blue base to the hat and the word script logo on the jersey. While the home jersey had the “Astros” wordmark with the starburst above it, the road jersey was a simple “Houston” wordmark.
On the left sleeve of both sets was the Houston “Astrodome” logo.