Bruce Von Hoff played for that very early Astros team between 1965 and 1967.
He sent a nice note about his playing days, and answered some questions.
He says that he loved playing, but now he does not follow any teams.
I asked him if he had a favorite baseball book, and he mentions Willie Mays' "The Life, The Legend."
I also asked him about playing for the legendary Asheville Tourists in 1969. He said that he "had a blast" in Asheville. He mentions that he loved the drinking water and the cool evenings. He also says that he had some great teammates who were a bunch of cut- ups.
I asked Bruce if he had any good baseball stories relating to Kentucky. He said that he did not, but he did go to the same high school (Batavia, IL.) as basketball legend Dan Issel!