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2. When Houston was awarded an expansion franchise in 1962, what nickname did it use for the first three years?

The team was initially called the Houston Colt .45s, because of the famous gun’s association with Texas.

The team was initially called the Houston Colt .45s, because of the famous gun’s association with Texas.

The team was initially called the Houston Colt .45s, because of the famous gun’s association with Texas.

The team was initially called the Houston Colt .45s, because of the famous gun’s association with Texas.

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Steers

 

Cowhands

 

Prairie Dogs

 

Colt .45s

 
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