Astro Legends is designed with the fan in mind, giving them an inside look into their favorite sports team franchise. The book focuses on the team and history, breaking down the barrier between the field and the stands to let fans in on the moments, players, and personalities that make up the team mythology, for better or worse.
Some of the story themes include key player profiles and memorable moments; curses, folklore, and superstitions; stadiums, scandals, and politics; fan stories; oddities; play-off and World Series appearances; major trades; influential draft day picks; management milestones; and many more!
Astro Legends tells the tale of the momentous trade for Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio’s famous 3000th hit, the 8th wonder of the world, and much more. Think you know everything there is to know about the Houston Astros? Think again! With 256 pages packed with Astro stories, facts, and trivia, there’s bound to be something to surprise even the most dedicated Astro fan. Greg Lucas, dedicated Houston baseball announcer, has compiled together all of the most pivotal and influential moments, players, and personalities to hit Houston and placed them in this indispensable book. Nobody can claim to be an Astro fan without having first read Astro Legends!
About the Author
For over 45 years Greg Lucas has been a sportscaster and play by play announcer heavily involved in Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association with the Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers. He has called over 4000 sporting events including major college football, basketball, baseball plus his work with the pros and a total of 25 different sports.
His first book, “Baseball-Its More Than Just a Game” was based on materials he had collected and used in broadcasts and telecasts and as part of pre-game and other special programs over his long active career.
A native Midwesterner from Kokomo, Indiana, Greg got his career started while getting his undergraduate degree from Butler University in Indianapolis.