When it came to the final push to get Houston a Major League Baseball team, green appeared to be the only color that really mattered.

“Interestingly, the (integration) movement was less about doing what was right and more about making the city money. That’s how integration got started in the Bayou City — Houston was on the rise and ready to, figuratively speaking, boom,” Alyson Footer wrote in a 2014 article for MLB.com.

Dave Mathews: 409-683-5258; dave.mathews@galvnews.com

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