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Why are they called the Houston Astros?

Originally known as the Colt .45s, that nickname was never appreciated by the Colt Firearm Company (who manufactured...

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Did accidental electric shock therapy give Roy Oswalt his blazing fastball?

When he was pitching in the minor leagues in 1999, Roy Oswalt hurt his shoulder, and might have...

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The pitcher that Tony Gwynn could not hit

Frank DiPino spent more than a decade in the big leagues, and he pitched in more than 500...

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Houston Astros All-Time Team

Houston Astros All-Time Team STARTING LINEUP Alan ASHBY 1979-1989 Catcher Jeff BAGWELL 1991-2005 first base José ALTUVE 2011-...

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Scandals clouded the 2019 and 1924 World Series

It seemed as if much of the nation was pulling for the Washington Nationals in the 2019 World...

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Altuve is seventh player to win pennant with a walk-off homer

Many news outlets have been claiming that Jose Altuve is either the fifth or sixth batter to hit...

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VIDEO: Cesar Cedeno steals home against the Cubs in 1977

This video from MLB.COM shows Cesar Cedeno of the Houston Astros stealing home against the Cubs at Wrigley...

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Phillies outlasted pesky Astros in 1980 to win first pennant in 30 years

Garry Maddox had the game-winning hit in Game Five of the 1980 NL Playoffs. The 1980 postseason was...

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VIDEO: Mantle hits home run in first game played at Astrodome in Houston

The first game played at Houston's Astrodome was an exhibition between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros...