Header

 

Baseball: Houston Astros win first World Series

  • |
  • Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:43
Along with Springer, who tied the World Series record with five home runs, the Venezuelan Jose Altuve was also instrumental in the Astros' triumph
  • Along with Springer, who tied the World Series record with five home runs, the Venezuelan Jose Altuve was also instrumental in the Astros' triumph
  • EFE

The historic wait came to an end, the Houston Astros, who a few years ago were the laughing team of the Major Leagues are the new champions of the World Series of Major League baseball, after prevailing 5-1 to the Dodgers and add his fourth win in the seventh game.

But not only did they get the first title in their 56 year history but they did it with a group of young Latin American players, led by the outfielder George Springer, of Puerto Rican origin, deserved winner of the Most Valuable Player Award (MVP). The team aspires to live the same experience in the coming years.

Along with Springer, who tied the World Series record with five home runs, the Venezuelan Jose Altuve was also instrumental in the Astros' triumph.

"I've always believed we could do it," Altuve said. "We did this for all of the people who suffered the tragedy of Hurricane Harvey."

 For the first time in their history, the Astros won the "Fall Classic" after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in the deciding Seventh Game, who have not had a World Series title since 1998.

It was an atypical duel, unlike the one that defined the Chicago Cubs' coronation last year, with a victory over the Cleveland Indians in 10 innings, also of visitors.

Remembered so far by his old space-age Astrodome, their uniforms with the colors of the rainbow and their painful defeats, the Astros are now in memory as monarchs, at last, in their season number 56.

Additionally, the Astros completed the collection of the main trophies for Texas. At least one team in that state had already been Super Bowl champion, NBA, ice hockey, collegiate football, as well as men's and women's college basketball.

 

Recommended for You