The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team located in Houston, Texas. After spending the entirety of their franchise history as a member of the National League, they will join the American League West Division beginning with the 2013 season. The Astros have played their home games at Minute Maid Park since 2000.
The Astros were established as the Houston Colt .45s in 1962. The current name was adopted three years later when they moved into the Astrodome, the world's first domed sports stadium. The name reflects Houston's role as the center of the U.S. Space Program.
The Astros have one World Series appearance, in 2005 against the Chicago White Sox.
Famous quotes containing the word houston:
“When your dreams tire, they go underground
and out of kindness thats where they stay.”
—Libby Houston (b. 1941)