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Houston Astros
2019 Houston Astros season
Established 1962
Previously the Houston Colt .45's
Major league affiliations
Retired numbers 5, 7, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49
  • Navy Blue, Orange, White


  • Houston Astros (1965–present)
  • Houston Colt .45s (1962–1964)
Other nicknames
  • 'Stros
  • 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

[1] – In 1981, a players' strike in the middle of the season forced the season to be split into two halves. The Astros won the division in the second half, but lost the division playoff to the Dodgers.
[2] – In 1994, a players' strike wiped out the last eight weeks of the season and all post-season. Houston was a half game out of first place in the Central Division behind Cincinnati when play was stopped. No official titles were awarded in 1994.

Front office
Owner(s) Jim Crane
Manager Bo Porter
General Manager Jeff Luhnow

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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