About the Author
Bill Brown marks his 27th season as the Astros’ primary play-by-play voice on television in 2013. With over 30 years’ experience broadcasting MLB games, Bill has received many honors and awards, including the Fred Hartman Award for Long and Meritorious Service and induction into the Houston Media Wall of Honor in September of 2011. He was inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004.
Before joining the Astros, Bill worked as Senior Producer and anchor of the Financial News Network’s SCORE program, Sports Director of the Sports Time Cable Network and was the television voice of the Cincinnati Reds. A member of the Advisory Board at Houston Sight Into Sound, he has been a volunteer reader for 22 years. He is the co-author of My Baseball Journey, A Sportscaster’s Story with Tim Gregg. He lives in Houston with his wife, Dianne.
Mike Acosta, who researched and provided the images for Houston Astros: Deep in the Heart, joined the Astros in the 1990s as a broadcasting intern and worked his way into a job as Authentication Manager that the Astros created especially for him. Known for his in-depth knowledge of team history and memorabilia, Mike is a frequent source for reporters and writers wanting information about all things Astros—from uniforms to home run balls, stadium seats to logos. Mike shares his wisdom on Twitter @AstrosTalk. He lives in Houston, and he keeps a large personal collection of team memorabilia.