Astros win the 2017 World Series
On Nov. 1, 2017, the Houston Astros won the World Series by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Astros had never won a World Series, dating back to when the club was first formed in 1962 (as the Colt .45s), according to Bleacher Report.
The series started off in Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, moved to Minute Maid Park in Houston, then finished up back in Dodgers Stadium.
This may be the first World Series win for the Astros, but the Dodgers have won six World Series; the most recent was in 1988.
"We are a championship city! These players are always going to be called champions," Houston manager A.J. Hinch exclaimed onstage during the championship presentation.
George Springer, an outfielder for the Astros, was named the World Series Most Valuable Player. He hit .379 with three doubles, five home runs, seven RBI, and eight runs scored over the course of the series.
"This was a dogfight, as hard a fought series...emotionally draining, physically draining. It took seven games. But the difference between us and them today was us scoring early. Being able put them on their heels early and not [let them]attack us was huge," Springer told Bleacher Report.