HOUSTON -- The Astros will play host to Heroes Night at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday, which marks the 11-year observance since the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington and rural Pennsylvania. The team will honor first-responders and military personnel and give fans and players an opportunity to thank Houston's public servants for their dedication to protecting others.
The Astros will hold a pregame ceremony that will include Houston Mayor Annise Parker prior to the game against the Cubs. The ceremony will also include five first pitches thrown by five members of the first-response team sent from Houston to New York after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Earlier in the day, the Astros' Brian Bogusevic, Justin Maxwell and Chris Snyder and former Astros player Jose Cruz will visit different area firehouses. The players will sign autographs and present a framed, autographed jersey to firefighters as a thank you for their service.
The firehouse visits are closed to the public.