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Houston Astros
Established 1962
Previously the Houston Colt .45's
Major league affiliations
Retired numbers 5, 7, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49
Colors
  • Navy Blue, Orange, White

                 

Name
  • Houston Astros (1965–present)
  • Houston Colt .45s (1962–1964)
Other nicknames
  • 'Stros
Ballpark
  • a.k.a. Astros Field (2002)
  • a.k.a. Enron Field (2000–2002)
  • a.k.a. The Ballpark at Union Station (2000)
  • a.k.a. Harris County Domed Stadium (1965)
  • Colt Stadium (1962–1964)
Major league titles
World Series titles (0) None
NL Pennants (1) 2005
AL Pennants (0) None
NL Central Division titles (4) 2001 • 1999 • 1998 • 1997
NL West Division titles (2) [1] 1986 • 1980
Wild card berths (2) 2005 • 2004

The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team in Houston, Texas. They began play in 1962. They were originally called the "Houston Colt .45s" or the "Houston Colts". They changed their name to "Astros" in 1965. The Astros left the National League and joined the American League in 2013. They are the first team in a long time to do this. The Astros play their home games at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

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