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Houston Astros History

The Houston Astros boast a rich history dating back to 1960, when they were awarded a Major League Baseball franchise. Originally christened the “Colt .45s,” they donned that name for their first three seasons before embracing the “Astros” moniker in 1965, a nod to Houston’s burgeoning space program. The team has called three ballparks home: Colt Stadium, the iconic Astrodome, and their current digs, Minute Maid Park.

Historical Houston Astros Stats

Over their six decades, the Astros have compiled a respectable winning record, with a near .500 win-loss percentage. They’ve clinched playoff appearances on 17 occasions, capturing five National League West titles and four American League West crowns. The ultimate prize, the World Series trophy, has been hoisted twice by the Astros, in 2017 and most recently in 2022.

Championships Won by the Houston Astros

  • World Series Championships: 2 (2017, 2022)
  • National League West Titles: 1 (1980)
  • American League West Titles: 4 (2017, 2019, 2022, 2023)

Top Players

The Astros have been blessed with a plethora of talented players throughout their history.

  • Nolan Ryan (pitcher): A legendary pitcher known for his blazing fastball and numerous strikeout records.
  • Jeff Bagwell (first baseman): A prolific hitter with a high batting average and multiple batting titles.
  • Craig Biggio (catcher): A well-rounded player with a long career and high on-base percentage.
  • Jose Altuve (second baseman): A recent inductee into the 30-30 club (30 home runs, 30 stolen bases in a season) and an MVP award winner.

Top Coaches

The Astros have also benefited from strong leadership on the field. Here are a couple of coaches who have made significant contributions:

  • Dusty Baker: A seasoned manager who led the Astros to their 2022 World Series win.
  • A.J. Hinch: Led the Astros to their first World Series win in 2017, though later departed due to the sign-stealing scandal.

Current Manager: Joe Espada

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During the 2020 season, Verlander suffered a forearm strain, and by September 19th, 2020, Verlander revealed that he would need Tommy John surgery. The surgery has a recovery time of around one full year, and Verlander underwent surgery on September 30th, 2020. This didn’t give Verlander the chance to recover in time for the 2021 World Series.

Nolan Ryan holds the Astros record for best single-season ERA with a 1.50 ERA in 1981

Billy Wagner has the most saves in Astros history in a season with 44 saves in 2003.

Jeff Bagwell had the best single-season batting average in Astros history with his .368 batting average in 1994.

Jeff Bagwell holds the most single-season records among Houston Astros players.

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