The Astros And The Fourth of July: 10 Moments to Remember

This is the Astros final season in the National League. And since I was asked to provide a Fourth of July holiday post, I thought I would like back at some of the Astros games played on the holiday. There have been some memorable games, and some not so memorable. And on at least one instance, there were some real fireworks between the Astros and the Reds.

10. July 4, 1991:

This Astros team went 65-97 on the season, and it was pretty bad. Yet this is, in many ways, my favorite Astros team. Jeff Bagwell and Luis Gonzalez were rookies. Craig Biggio had just been moved to second base. Ken Caminiti was settling into third base and Steve Finley was getting consistent playing time in centerfield. And on this date, the Astros went to San Francisco and beat the Giants 14-6 behind the pitching of a very young Daryl Kile.

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John Royal is a native Houstonian who graduated from the University of Houston and South Texas College of Law. In his day job he is a complex litigation attorney. In his night job he writes about Houston sports for the Houston Press.
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