From the Bottom to the Top: Houston Astros Are World Series Champions
Brian Barefield | 11/3/2017, 7:24 a.m.
To say that these players were just on the 2017 roster would be an understatement. All four players played a major part in the Astros run to the title. Potential A.L MVP Altuve hit a career-high .348 during the regular season and at one point was hitting .400 during the postseason. Gonzalez also had a great regular season by hitting a career high 23 home runs and 90 runs batted in. His double in last night’s game was intricate in helping the Astros secure more runs. Peacock’s 13 wins this season and his 3 2/3 innings in Game 3 of the World Series helped secure that game. Keuchel had an ERA of 2.90 to go along with his 14-regular season wins. After going through so much adversity to hold that trophy is a true result of hard work and dedication in those players’ eyes.
For the citizens of Houston and surrounding areas, this championship is more than just a trophy. It is a breath of fresh air for a city that is still recovering from Hurricane Harvey two months ago. “It has been 55 years for baseball, and years since any championship in Houston. We’re vindicated finally. Go Stros’! Houston Strong baby!” said Marcus Kelley, a lifelong Astros fan. Kelley was just one of thousands of fans who were celebrating last night. Die-hard Astros fan Richard Cooper from the Woodlands has been waiting a very long time for this moment as well. “1995 was the last time Houston has celebrated a World Championship. The city has been through so much this year. Karma is finally on Houston’s side,” said Cooper as he reflected on the Astros’ big win.
So, let’s hear it one more time for the home team that #earnedhistory. Can we say it all together? The Houston Astros are ‘WORLD CHAMPIONS.’
The entire Houston Astros team will be celebrated in grand fashion with a parade in Downtown Houston on Friday, November 3, 2017, at 2 pm. Get your spot early!