By Corpus Christi Hooks | November 7, 2017 2:47 PM ET
CORPUS CHRISTI - Houston Astros Day in the Sparkling City by the Sea was proclaimed by Mayor Joe McComb at the beginning of Tuesday's weekly city council meeting.
McComb, joined by council members Rudy Garza (District 5), Paulette Guajardo (at-large), Michael Hunter (at-large), Debbie Lindsey-Opel (at-large), Ben Molina (District 2), Lucy Rubio (District 3), Greg Smith (District 4), and Carolyn Vaughn (District 1), welcomed Hooks president Ken Schrom and 20 other front-office members to the proceedings.
"It was so gracious of the mayor and city council to acknowledge and underscore the impact of the Astros' first world title and the decades-long connection between fans in Corpus Christi, the Coastal Bend, and the Astros," Schrom said. "The relationship between the Astros and Corpus Christi is stronger than ever. Our fans have had the opportunity to cheer for and follow prominent young players as they rose through the Houston player development system … exceptional talents like Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa, George Springer, Dallas Keuchel… the list goes on and on."
The Astros, who have a Whataburger Field lease agreement with the city through 2034, captured their first world championship last Wednesday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers. Read the proclamation here.