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Name the Astro who was wearing the number 11 when Apollo 11 was launched back in July of 1969?

State Sen. Royce West is in the race for U.S. Senate. He got endorsed yesterday by his colleague, State Sen. Borris Miles. I kind of found this interesting in today’s Chon on West’s candidacy:

West’s campaign has drawn the backing of Barbara Ann Radnofsky, a Houston attorney who ran against former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in 2006 and is serving as its treasurer and, Mike Collier, a former candidate for lieutenant governor who came within 5 points of Dan Patrick in 2018.

Here is the entire Chron article: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/texas/article/Royce-West-joins-Democrats-vying-to-challenge-14113495.php.

Sen. Miles is from H-Town. Radnofsky is from H-Town. Ditto Collier.

I wonder if any of the other candidates are going to load up with Dallas area politicos? I wonder if it matters.

Let’s see if the other candidates trot out their endorsement list.

I will say that if you put the four major candidates experience side by side, Sen. West hands down has it, for what it is worth. 26 years in the Texas State Senate counts for something.

Former Astros infielder Denis Menke of course was wearing the number 11 when Apollo 11 was launched back in July of 1969. Menke turned 79 two days ago.

Last night was Apollo 11 Night at The Yard and the team scored 11 runs, Yordan Alvarez had dinger number 11, Gerrit Cole had win number 11 and struck out 11 batters.

Six in a row and Dollar Dog Night this evening.

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