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• • • Front office Owner(s) Manager General Manager President of Baseball Operations Jeff Luhnow The Houston Astros are an American team based in,. The Astros compete in (MLB) as a member club of the (AL) division, having moved to the division in 2013 after spending their first 51 seasons in the (NL). The Astros have played their home games at since. The Astros were established as the Houston Colt.45s and entered the National League as an expansion team in along with the. The current name—reflecting Houston's role as the control center of the U.S. —was adopted three years later, when they moved into the, the first domed sports stadium.
The Astros played in the NL from 1962 to 2012. They played in the Division from 1969 to 1993, and the Division from 1994 to 2012.
While a member of the NL, the Astros played in one, in, against the, in which they were swept in four games. In 2017, they became the first franchise in MLB history to have won a pennant in both the NL and the AL, when they defeated the in the.
They subsequently won the against the, winning four games to three, earning the team, and the state of Texas, its first World Series title. See also: From 1888 until 1961, Houston's professional baseball club was the minor league. Although expansion from the eventually brought an MLB team to Texas in, Houston officials had been making efforts to do so for years prior. There were four men chiefly responsible for bringing Major League Baseball to Houston: George Kirksey and Craig Cullinan, who had led a futile attempt to purchase the in 1952; R.E.