The Houston Astros are the professional baseball team based in Houston, Texas. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB). They began to play in 1962. They were originally called the "Houston Colt .45s" or the "Houston Colts". They changed their name to "Astros" in 1965. The Astros left the National League and joined the American League in 2013. They are the first team in a long time to do this. The Astros play their home games at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
|2023 Houston Astros season|
|Established in 1962|
|Major league affiliations|
|Major league titles|
|World Series titles (1)||2017|
|AL Pennants (1)||2017|
|NL Pennants (1)||2005|
|AL West Division titles (1)||2017|
|NL West/Central Division titles (6)|
|Wild card berths (3)|
The Astros also qualified for the postseason in the strike-split 1981 season, losing to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS.
|General Manager||Jeff Luhnow|
|President of Baseball Operations||Reid Ryan|
With the move to the American League in 2013, the Astros are the first team in Major League Baseball to win the pennant for both leagues. The Astros are generally considered one of the most dominant teams in baseball over the recent years.
In 2005, the Astros played in the World Series for the first time, where they were swept by the Chicago White Sox. They returned to the World Series in 2017, and this time, they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games to capture their first World Series title in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. They returned to the World Series in 2019 and 2021, but lost to Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves, respectively.
- ↑ "Astros officially launch new identity" (Press release). Major League Baseball Advanced Media. November 2, 2012. Archived from the original on October 1, 2017. Retrieved September 30, 2017.