The Houston Astros are an American professional baseball team based in Houston, Texas. The Astros compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West division, having moved to the division in 2013 after spending their first 51 seasons in the National League (NL).[4][5]

The Astros were established as the Houston Colt .45s and entered the National League as an expansion team in 1962 along with the New York Mets. The current name, reflecting Houston’s role as the host of the Johnson Space Center, was adopted three years later, when they moved into the Astrodome, the first domed sports stadium and the so-called “eighth wonder of the world.” The Astros moved to a new stadium called Minute Maid Park in 2000.[6]

The Astros played in the NL West division from 1969 to 1993, then the NL Central division from 1994 to 2012, before being moved to the AL West as part of a minor realignment in 2013.

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The Tragic Death of Houston Astros Legend Joe Niekro – Sportscasting

Longtime Houston Astros pitcher Joe Niekro and his brother, Phil, teamed up to give hitters fits for over 20 years. Starting pitchers who excelled at throwing the knuckleball, each brother had a large degree of success in the majors. Joe dominated hitters at the Astrodome and became a Houston Astros legend in the process. Just over a year after […]

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1980 Houston Astros Statistics | Baseball-Reference.com

Record: 93-70, Finished 1st in NL_West (Schedule and Results) Postseason: Lost NL Championship Series (3-2) to Philadelphia Phillies Manager: Bill Virdon (93-70) General Manager: Tal Smith (Fired 10/26/1980) Farm Director: Bill Wood Scouting Director: Lynwood Stallings <p> Ballpark: Astrodome </p> <p> Attendance: 2,278,217 (3rd of 12) </p> <p> <a href=”https://www.baseball-reference.com/about/parkadjust.shtml”>Park Factors:</a> (Over 100 favors batters, under […]

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Astros sign-stealing scandal: What to know about MLB’s penalties against Houston

In November, Evan Drellich and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic published an article detailing how the Houston Astros electronically stole signs during their 2017 World Series championship season. Current Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers, who spent parts of three seasons with the Astros, went on the record to say his former team had a tech-fueled […]

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Houston Astros: George Springer not close to getting asking price

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros reacts to scoring on a Jose Altuve #27 RBI double during the fifth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays in Game Six of the American League Championship Series at PETCO Park on October 16, 2020 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Ezra […]

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This Astros-Marlins trade could give Houston perfect replacement for George Springer

The Houston Astros are set to lose George Springer in free agency, but a deal with the Miami Marlins could net them his replacement. George Springer is one of the top free agents available, and the Houston Astros are unlikely to seriously compete with multiple other suitors. And that leaves aside his rumored desire to […]

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Houston Astros: Yasiel Puig interest, not in their best interest

Yasiel Puig #66 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates after hitting a walk-off RBI single to deep right during the tenth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field on September 18, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Tigers 2-1 in ten innings. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) Miami Marlins: Adam Duvall the perfect […]