CORPUS CHRISTI - Your chance to connect with history is coming.
The Houston Astros' World Series trophy will be on display at Whataburger Field April 16 and April 17, Hooks general manager Wes Weigle announced Thursday.
The Monday and Tuesday contests wrap up Corpus Christi's first homestand of 2018, which runs from April 12-17.
Single-game tickets are on sale now at cchooks.com. Beginning tomorrow, fans will have the opportunity to purchase in person at the Whataburger Field Box Office, or by phone at 361-561-HOOK (4665).
Hooks season members and sponsors will have access to an exclusive photo opportunity with the Commissioner's Trophy. Click Here for more information on becoming a Hooks Season Member.
"We are very excited our fans, season members, and sponsors will have the chance to see the trophy up close," Weigle said. "Big thanks to the World Champion Houston Astros for making this happen. The Coastal Bend has been Astros country going all the way back to 1962 with the expansion Colt .45s. And our fans have been clamoring for this announcement ever since the final out last fall. I know it's going to be an awesome experience."
The Astros captured the first World Series title in their 56-year history with a 5-1 Game 7 victory November 1, 2017, at Dodger Stadium. A contingent of 10 former Hooks were featured on Houston's 25-man World Series roster, including Fall Classic MVP George Springer and American League MVP Jose Altuve. Corpus Christi alums Chris Devenski, Lance McCullers, Jr., and Joe Musgrove accounted for three of the Astros' four Series wins.
Fans who attend the Kleberg Bank College Classic this weekend can enter a raffle to win photo opportunities with the World Series trophy during the April 16-17 appearances. The 2018 Classic features Mississippi State, University of California-Santa Barbara, Nicholls State and host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Click Here for details.
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