On August 4 , 1965 — 1965 – The rift between owners Roy Hofheinz and R.E. “Bob” Smith reaches its climax when Hofheinz buys out Smith’s remaining shares of the Houston Sports Association. Smith dared the Judge to do it, thinking he couldn’t come up with the funds but Hofheinz put the money together, breaking Smith’s heart. On the field, the road-weary Astros lose in St. Louis, 9-4.
Subscribe to This Day In Baseball
This Day In Baseball on Patreon
Own this Day and Be Part of Baseball History