On Wednesday night, the Houston Astros won their first World Series after defeating the LA Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7. This victory is of great importance for the franchise that started in 1962 by the name the Houston Colt .45s.
George Springer, the Astros center fielder, was honored with the Willie Mays Award for being the Series’ Most Valuable Player. He set a World Series Record with extra-base hits in 6 successive games and 31 total bases. Springer scored twice to give an early lead over Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7. After receiving the award, Springer said, “We’re coming home a champion, Houston,”.
Charlie Morton, Astros pitcher, earned the win in relief. “We held down a really tough lineup. For my teammates, for the city of Houston, it’s just unbelievable.”, Morton said. There were other Astros players also who contributed to the historic win.
Alex Bregman scored a run and made a couple of nifty defensive plays. Jose Altuve drove in a run on a groundout. McCullers pitched around some early command troubles — he hit a postseason record four batters — and drove in a run at the plate. Carlos Correa singled off of Clayton Kershaw.
Thus completes the rapid rise of a franchise only three years removed from the third of three straight 100-loss seasons, one of the worst trios of campaigns any franchise has ever had. Houston becomes the fourth team to go from 100 losses to a title within five seasons, joining last year’s Chicago Cubs.