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Top 10 Game 6s in World Series history

@AndrewSimonMLB and @mattkellyMLB
November 6, 2022

Not much compares to the drama and mystique of a Game 7 in the World Series -- but a Game 6 is as close as it gets. And that's what we were treated to on Saturday night in Houston. One team (the Astros) entered with a chance to clinch a

Here is every Astros no-hitter

November 2, 2022

Cristian Javier, Bryan Abreu, Rafael Montero and Ryan Pressly combined to no-hit the Phillies in Game 4 of the World Series on Nov. 2, 2022, recording the 15th no-hitter in Astros history and first combo no-no in postseason history. Houston’s 15 no-hitters are the most of any MLB expansion teams

The best baseball players born on Oct. 2

October 2, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 2: 1) Maury Wills (1932) The speedster made seven All-Star teams. Only four other players in baseball history

Joe Morgan's most memorable moments

Hall of Famer was no ordinary Joe
September 19, 2022

Good teams seemed to follow Joe Morgan around. Need proof? Not until Morgan arrived from the Houston Astros in a five-player trade before the 1972 season did Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine begin firing on all cylinders. Morgan proved integral to the Reds’ World Series triumphs in 1975 and ’76. The

The top Astros Draft pick from every season

July 28, 2022

HOUSTON -- The Astros, like all teams, have had their share of hits and misses in the MLB Draft. Among the picks they nailed were Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman, Billy Wagner and J.R. Richard, but taking Mark Appel with the No. 1 overall pick in 2013, as well as selecting

The best baseball players born on April 21

@oapostrophesd
April 21, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for April 21:

The best baseball players born on Sept. 23

January 24, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Sept. 23:

The best baseball players born on Oct. 8

January 18, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 8: 1) Enos Cabell (1949) Originally signed by the Baltimore Orioles, Cabell’s career flourished with the Houston Astros.

10 moments that defined Biggio's career

December 14, 2021

HOUSTON -- Considering he owns the Astros’ career records for games played, at-bats, hits, runs scored and a long list of other achievements, Hall of Fame second baseman Craig Biggio produced enough memorable moments in his 20-year career to fill a book. Biggio retired with 3,060 career hits, 291 home

The 5 best seasons by an Astros pitcher

December 1, 2021

HOUSTON -- Perhaps no team in the expansion era can brag about top-flight starting pitching as much as the Astros, whose history includes four Cy Young winners -- Mike Scott in 1986, Roger Clemens in 2004, Dallas Keuchel in '15 and Justin Verlander in '19 -- and dominating seasons by

10 players you forgot played for the Astros

December 1, 2021

Who can forget when Pudge Rodriguez broke the Major League record for games caught while playing for the Astros in 2009? How many people can tell you Hall of Famer Eddie Mathews hit his 500th career homer while wearing a Houston uniform in 1967? And did you know that 2018

The history behind the Astros' team name

December 1, 2021

HOUSTON -- A move to the space-age Astrodome meant the local baseball team deserved a space-age nickname, too. Thus the Astros were born, replacing the Colt .45s name that the expansion National League club had used for its first three seasons and ushering in a new chapter in Houston baseball

H-Town = Hit Town: Astros' best with a bat

December 1, 2021

HOUSTON -- Two players -- Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell -- are in the Hall of Fame, a third -- Lance Berkman -- probably deserves a longer look based on his credentials, while another -- Jose Altuve -- may be forging a path toward Cooperstown himself. Those four names dominate

Astros' all-time retired numbers

December 1, 2021

HOUSTON -- The Astros don't have a formula for retiring numbers, which is why they have nine retired numbers and only two players in the Hall of Fame who are wearing an Astros cap on their plaque. In fact, the Astros haven't retired a number since they retired the No.

Houston's all-time single-season team

December 1, 2021

HOUSTON -- Jeff Bagwell (1994 in the National League) and Jose Altuve (2017 in the American League) are the only two Astros players to win Most Valuable Player Awards in franchise history, though others have posted seasons that have been MVP-worthy. In 2019, Alex Bregman finished a close second in

Astros’ best players not in Cooperstown

December 1, 2021

HOUSTON -- It wasn’t until Craig Biggio was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015 that the Astros had their first player enshrined who had an Astros cap on his plaque. Jeff Bagwell followed two years later. Biggio and Bagwell are undoubtedly the greatest two players who

The 5 best trades in Astros history

December 1, 2021

Jeff Bagwell began his career in the Red Sox organization, the team he grew up cheering for as a kid in Connecticut. Jose Cruz was a little-known outfielder when the Astros threw some cash at the Cardinals to get him to join their club. And Justin Verlander was already one

Best Astros player to wear each uni number

December 1, 2021

HOUSTON -- What’s in a number? Well, quite a lot when they’re worn by baseball players. The wearing of a particular jersey number is something most players take very seriously, while some are just glad to have any kind of number below their name on a big league uniform. The

Top Astros-Braves playoff moments

@AndrewSimonMLB
October 24, 2021

The Braves and Astros are set to meet in the World Series for the first time, beginning with Game 1 on Tuesday night in Houston. But this is not the teams’ first postseason clash. In fact, for a short time in a previous era, the two became frequent foes in

How the Astros' rainbow uniform came to be

April 22, 2021

HOUSTON -- Nolan Ryan getting lifted onto the shoulders of teammates after throwing his fifth career no-hitter in 1981 in the Astrodome. Glenn Davis stepping on first base, jubilantly raising his hands in the air to finish off Mike Scott’s division-clinching no-hitter in 1986. And Billy Hatcher running backwards to

Top Opening Day moments in Astros history

March 31, 2021

HOUSTON -- Here are the top five Opening Day moments in Astros history: 1. Springer leads off in style March 29, 2018 The Astros opened defense of their 2017 World Series title behind a leadoff homer by World Series MVP George Springer and six scoreless innings from Justin Verlander to

The 5 best seasons in Astros history

February 22, 2021

HOUSTON – The Astros’ run of success in the mid-to-late 2010s rewrote the club’s record books. The Astros posted their two highest single-season wins totals in back-to-back years (2018-19), including a club-record 107 wins in ’19 when they came within a game of winning their second World Series in three

Top 5 Draft picks in Astros history

February 15, 2021

HOUSTON -- Only one player in Astros history was drafted and developed by the club and made the Hall of Fame wearing an Astros cap on his plaque: Craig Biggio. Biggio is clearly the best homegrown MLB Draft pick in club history, having set the franchise record for games played,

Open or shut? Minute Maid Park roof rules

February 11, 2021

HOUSTON -- The question whether the retractable roof will be open at Minute Maid Park is moot for most of the season, when the hot and humid weather in Houston pretty much solidifies baseball will be played in air-conditioned comfort from mid-May through the end of September. In the early

'Let them play!' Astros' Hollywood moment 

February 4, 2021

HOUSTON -- Let them play! Longtime Astros fans will instantly recognize those three words and associate them with the late slugger Bob Watson, who famously bellowed “Let them play!” in his brief role in the movie “The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training” in 1977. Watson was one of several