Alex Bregman to be Astroline Guest on Thursday

Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman will be the guest on Astroline on Thursday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. CT. Astros radio broadcaster Steve Sparks will serve as host. This week's Astroline is part of the 2018 Houston Astros Caravan, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, which features Bregman and Sparks making appearances throughout the city on Thursday. For more information on Astros Caravan, please visit Astros.com/Caravan.

January 9th, 2018

HOUSTON, TX - Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman will be the guest on Astroline on Thursday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. CT. Astros radio broadcaster Steve Sparks will serve as host. This week's Astroline is part of the 2018 Houston Astros Caravan, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, which features Bregman and Sparks making appearances throughout the city on Thursday. For more information on Astros Caravan, please visit Astros.com/Caravan.

Thursday's Astroline, which is presented by Karbach Brewing Co., will air on the Astros Radio Network, the Astros flagship station KBME SportsTalk 790 AM and will stream online at Astros.com/Astroline. All shows are scheduled to broadcast on KBME SportsTalk 790, but are subject to change due to scheduling conflicts. Astroline broadcasts live, weekly from 6-7 p.m. CT during the offseason. 

*PLEASE NOTE REGARDING AUTOGRAPHS - Fans can pick up a free raffle ticket at Pluckers on Thursday beginning at 5:30 p.m. (one raffle ticket per fan) for the chance to receive a special autographed photocard. A limited number of winning tickets will be selected during the Astroline broadcast between 6-7 p.m. Fans must have a winning ticket/voucher to receive an autograph. Only Astros supplied Photo Cards will be signed. 

For the fifth consecutive season, Astroline airs from Pluckers Wing Bar, which is located at 1400 Shepherd Dr., Houston, Texas, 77007. Astroline runs through this March (10 remaining segments), and is open to all Astros fans with no admission charge. Fans can submit questions to the show via Twitter using the hashtag #Astroline, before and during the show. As always, fans will also have the option to call the show with questions at 713-212-5790.

Bregman hit .284 (158x556) with 39 doubles, 19 home runs, 71 RBI and 17 stolen bases in a club-high 155 games in 2017, his first full year in the Major Leagues. He led all AL third baseman in fielding percentage (.970), the fourth highest in club history, while ranking third among AL third basemen in OPS. While his 2017 regular season was stellar, he shined even brighter in the postseason, as he became just the fifth player in MLB history to hit four homers in a single postseason at the age of 23 or younger. Those home runs came off of perennial All-Stars Chris Sale (2x), Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen. His postseason heroics also included a walk-off single in Game 5 of the World Series.

Sparks is entering his sixth season as the Astros radio color commentator after being named to the post on Feb. 13, 2013. Prior to joining the Astros radio broadcast team, Sparks served as a pre- and postgame analyst for Astros television games over several seasons following a 17-year playing career. A knuckleballer in his playing days, Sparks pitched in the Major Leagues in parts of nine seasons (1995-2004) for the Brewers, Angels, Tigers, A's and Diamondbacks. His best season came in 2001 for Detroit when he went 14-9 with a 3.65 ERA and a Major League-best eight complete games while tallying 232.0 innings pitched. 

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