Houston Astros

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The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team based in Houston, Texas. The team was founded as the Houston Colt .45s in 1962 as an expansion team in the National League, and moved to the American League in 2013. [1] [2]


The team has had 2 championship-winning seasons in the modern era (1901 and later) of major-league baseball, winning the World Series in 2017 and 2022. They were also League champions, but lost in the World Series, 3 times: as National League champions in 2005 and as American League champions in 2019 and 2021. [3]

Locations and Nicknames

The team has been based in Houston since its inception in 1962. They have played their home games at the following stadiums. [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

  • 2000-present: Minute Maid Park (Originally named Enron Park, renamed Minute Maid Park in 2002)
  • 1965-1999: The Astrodome
  • 1962-1964: Colt Stadium

They have been known by 2 different nicknames: [9]

  • 1965-present: Astros
  • 1962-1964: Colt .45s

Retired Numbers

The following uniform numbers are retired in that players, managers, and coaches of the team will no longer use them. [10]

  • 42 Jackie Robinson (retired across major league baseball)