The Astros unveiled their Nike City Connect uniforms on Sunday and it’s full of details linking the team with the city’s rich space travel history from the “Space City” across the chest to the words stitched inside the collar of the jerseys.
The all-navy uniforms will be worn for the first time April 20 against the Angels at Minute Maid Park, then for every Monday home game after that. Major League Baseball and Nike started the City Connect program last season to celebrate the bond between its teams and their city. Seven teams received City Connect uniforms last season with the Chicago White Sox’s “Southside” duds being by far the most popular. Seven more teams – including the Astros, Nationals, Royals, Rockies, Angels, Brewers and Padres – will have their alternate uniforms debut this season.
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