The ultimate Houston Astros quiz
There are some things you can always count on in October: Leaves crackling underfoot, pumpkin spice filling the air, and the Astros playing in the World Series.
Houston is back in the Fall Classic for the third time in five years after knocking off the White Sox in four games in the ALDS and eliminating the Boston Red Sox in six in the ALCS. Dusty Baker’s hard-hitting crew really turned on the jets in the latter series, outscoring Boston 23-3 in the final three games to claim the franchise’s fourth pennant.
Houston now enters the 2021 World Series as prohibitive favorites against the Atlanta Braves, and it’s not hard to see why. The ‘Stros won 95 games during the regular season and led all MLB teams in batting average and on base percentage, while also ranking in the top five in total bases, slugging percentage, and OPS.
The Braves, meanwhile, finished just 15 games above .500, and looked highly vulnerable at times against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS.
Game 1 is scheduled for Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park with Astros southpaw Framber Valdez set to face Braves All-Star Charlie Morton. Get ready for the action by diving into our ultimate Houston Astros quiz!