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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Houston Astros

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The Houston Astros are a professional baseball team based in Houston, Texas. The Astros are a member of the Central Division of Major League Baseball's National League. From 2000 to the present, the Astros have played their home games at Minute Maid Park (originally named Enron Field). The Astros joined MLB under the name Colt .45s along with the New York Mets in 1962. The Astros' current owner is Drayton McLane, Jr., Minute Maid orange juice which has the naming rights to the stadium, also is a minority owner of the Astros.

The Astros have had one World Series appearance in their history, losing in 2005 against the Chicago White Sox. They have made the postseason nine times (4 as Central Division champs, 3 as Western Division champs, twice as the wild card).

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Retired Numbers5, 7, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49
Colors


  • Black, Brick Red, Sand


              
Name


  • Houston Astros (1965–present)




  • Houston Colt .45s (1962–1964)


Other nicknames


  • The 'Stros


Ballpark


  • Minute Maid Park (2000–present)

    • a.k.a. Astros Field (2002)

    • a.k.a. Enron Field (2000–2002)

    • a.k.a. The Juice Box (Fan's nickname when Minute Maid took over)



  • Astrodome (1965–1999)

    • a.k.a. Harris County Domed Stadium (1965)

    • a.k.a. The Dome



  • Colt Stadium (1962–1964)


Major league titles
World Series titles (0)none
NL Pennants (1)2005
  
Central Division titles (4)2001 • 1999 • 1998 • 1997
West Division titles (2)1986 • 1980
Wild card berths (2)2005 • 2004