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Credentials Available for Astros 2018 Regular Season

Season credential applications due by Friday, March 16

Media credential applications for the 2018 Astros regular season are now available via Major League Baseball's online credentialing system at


Media credential applications for the 2018 Astros regular season are now available via Major League Baseball's online credentialing system at


If you or your affiliate would like to apply for credentials of any kind, all applications must go through the system. Please note, all 2018 media credentials, whether issued by Major League Baseball, the BBWAA or the Astros, will bear photographs, including Spring Training and regular season games. Daily credentials to Astros games will also bear photographs.


The deadline to apply for Season Credentials is Friday, March 16. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.


STEP BY STEP APPLICATION PROCESS:                                                                              


1. Log on to This URL is case sensitive.


  • If you have used MLB's online credentialing system to apply for Astros Spring Training, regular season or daily credentials in the past, that same email and password combination will work. If you have used the system before, but do not remember your password, click on RESET PASSWORD. At the prompt, enter your email address. You then will receive a password emailed to you that will allow you to log in fully.


  • If you have not used the MLB system before, contact Steve Grande in the Astros Communications office at and include in the email your contact information, your media affiliate contact information including mailing address, and your needs while covering the Astros. If you are approved to be a manager of your affiliate, you will receive an automatic email from the MLB credentialing system. Follow the prompts to log in.


2. After logging into the home page, click on APPLY TO EVENTS. From there, a window will open displaying all MLB Club logos. Click on the Houston Astros logo.


3. You will be directed to the Astros Club Info screen. It is mandatory that all media requesting credentials read through the two tabs of content. One displays general credential guidelines, while the second outlines electronic media and dress code policies. These will be strictly enforced.


4. After reading through the Astros Club Info, click on APPLY TO EVENTS. At the top of the list, click on 2018 Astros Regular Season Credentials or 2018 Astros Daily Credentials.


5. Read through the Club Info then click on SELECT MEMBERS. Every member of your affiliate that has previously been entered into the system will appear in a column on the left. Click the check box next to the member(s) that needs access on this date and click APPLY SELECTED. The member(s) will now be displayed in the right column.


  • A member cannot be moved from the left column to the right column if they are missing pertinent information. That missing information will be displayed next to the member name with the examples of MISSING PHOTO or MISSING EMAIL. Click on the member to update that info.


  • If you need to add a member, click on NEW MEMBER. After typing in a member's full name, check to see if a duplicate bio exists, if so, select that duplicate. If the member does not exist in the system, then follow the prompts to add the new member.


6. Once you are done selecting members, click COMMENTS. You must enter Comments. Please include a brief description of your planned coverage for the season or if you have any other questions.


7. Once you are done with comments, click CONFIRM. On this page, you can review your selected members and your comments. You also must agree to MLB's Credential Terms and Conditions. Once you agree to them, click the check box and click SUBMIT.


8. Once your credential request has been submitted, you will receive email correspondence from the Astros indicating whether your request has been approved or denied. (Please note: You will not receive an immediate email after the application is submitted.)


9. To view your pending applications, click on EVENTS. If you'd like to make a change to a submitted event, click on the date, then click on REQUEST UNLOCK. From there, the Astros will be automatically notified to unlock this event for you.


With any questions on the credentialing system, please email or call Steve Grande in the Astros Communications department at or 713-259-8990.



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