WASHINGTON -- In response to the fans wishes, a replica Colt .45s jersey with the revolver on the front will be added as a giveaway item for one of the games during Legends Weekend, which is scheduled for Sept. 21-23. The date of that game will be announced in the near future.
The first 10,000 fans attending Friday's game against the Dodgers at Minute Maid Park will receive a replica Colt .45s jersey without the revolver. The Astros will wear the original Colt .45s jerseys with the revolver Friday as part of "Flashback Fridays."
In March, after Astros fans voiced their opinion to include the revolver on the jersey that will be worn by Astros players, owner Jim Crane made the decision to add it to the players' jerseys. But the 10,000 replica jerseys had to be ordered well in advance of Crane's decision, in order to arrive in time for Friday night's game.
Former pitcher Larry Dierker, who played for the Colt .45s and Astros, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Friday. Dierker, who was inducted into the new Astros Walk of Fame with several others on April 10, will also sign autographs from 6-6:30 p.m. CT, near section 118.