After 56 seasons of Houston Astros baseball, for the first time they can call themselves World Champions.
With that many consecutive seasons without a ring, it was pretty difficult to call oneself a Houston Astros fan. It was quite the season for the Astros, with trades and possible missed wins, but in the end, it worked.
— Houston Astros (@astros) November 2, 2017
Carlos, George, and Lance, Oh My!
On November 1st, 2017 the team made up for every other season. Carlos Correa, George Springer and Lance McCullers Jr. played integral parts during their tremendous post season run. Springer became the 1st player in World Series history to homer in four consecutive games, which garnered him the World Series MVP. He was extremely deserving, batting .379 with 5 home runs and 7 RBI’s.
— Houston Astros (@astros) November 3, 2017
All Hands on Deck, All Hands get the Ring
The presumptive AL MVP Jose Altuve mashed 7 home runs during the playoff run. Brad Peacock, who had struggled to sustain success in the majors, finally put it all together with a 13-2 record and closed out Game 5 with 3.2 hitless innings. Charlie Morton earned the Game 7 win, tossing 4 innings of 1-run ball and ultimately getting the biggest out in Astros history.
Carlos Beltran, after 20 major league seasons, will finally have a ring to add to his long list of accolades. Brian McCann, a 7-time All-Star catcher acquired from the New York Yankees last winter and former Atlanta Brave, now has a championship of his own. He was the unquestioned leader all season for this team.
The Houston Astros found a way to unite a city that was reeling following the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. The people of Houston could take their minds off things and watch this great team. The Astros battled and battled never wavering when the odds were against them, much like the city of Houston. At the end of the day, the Astros made sure everyone knew that they were #HoustonStrong.