Black Ties and Baseball Caps: another Astros Wives Gala in the books.

The 21st Houston Astros Wives Gala Thursday night at Minute Maid Park was again a rousing success, raising thousands of dollars for the Houston Area Women’s Center. The tradition began with Patty Biggio and Nancy Caminiti co-chairing the very first gala in 1990, and since then, the HAWC — an organization that provides shelter and protection for battered women and children — has raised, without exaggeration, millions.

Kudos to the Astros players and coaches who provided a nearly 100 percent attendance record for one of the most important off-the-field events the Astros hold every year. Co-chaired by Morgan Keppinger and Heather Byrdak, the gala was a lively place as players mixed and mingled with patrons while some fantastic items flew off the proverbial shelves during the silent and live auctions.

Enjoy the images…

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Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio.

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Geoff Blum and Jason Michaels…

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…and their better halves, Kory Blum and Pamela Michaels.

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Jason Bourgeois and his date, Nyisha.

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Gustavo Chacin and his wife.

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Chris Johnson and his date, Blakely.

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Drayton McLane and Brad Mills.

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Jeff and Kerry Fulchino.

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The Keppingers and Byrdaks.

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Matt Lindstrom, Craig Biggio.

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Brandon and Sara Lyon.

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Gari and Bobby Meacham

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Ronda and Brad Mills.

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Morgan Keppinger.

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Hunter Pence.

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Michelle and Humberto Quintero.

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Michael Bourn jersey up for bid in the silent auction.

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Wives group photo, part one.

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Wives group photo, part two.

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2 Comments

camera phone pics?

Good shot of Baggie & Bidge tho

COOL pictures Alyson! DANG….those guys ALL have beautiful wives! When is Q’s wife due? I’m so glad Q is going to be a Daddy……he’s such a sweet man! Glad you
got a picture of Biggio, and Baggs! They haven’t aged a bit!
Thanks for sharing the moments we don’t get to see!
Becky:) :)

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