If you’ve spent some time in Houston over the past few weeks, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that the Astros’ Space City uniforms are a huge hit. The jerseys, t-shirts and hats appear to be everywhere, which the Astros confirmed Wednesday when they sent out a press release reporting that the day the Space City gear went on sale was the second-biggest non -Their team store’s all-time Game Day sales were trailing only the day after the team won the 2017 World Series.
The Space City uniforms are part of the Nike City Connect project, in which Nike and each Major League Baseball team work together to create a uniform that appropriately and creatively represents their community. Seven teams wore City Connect uniforms last season and seven more will unveil their new uniforms this season, with only the Nationals and Astros showing theirs so far. The Royals (April 30), Rockies (June 4), Angels (June 11), Brewers (June 24) and Padres (July 8) are yet to come.