Houston Astros Statistics Overview
The Houston Rockets joined the MLB in 1962 and play their home games at Minute Maid Park. They are a member of the American League West Division. The Astros have never won the World Series but won the American League Pennant in 2005. The franchise has qualified for the MLB playoffs on nine occasions and has an overall record of 3803-3846. The Astros biggest rivals are the St. Louis Cardinals.
Last Four MLB Seasons
2013 Houston Astros Betting Odds
To Win the World Series: +25000
To Win the National League: +12500
Houston Astros 2011/2012 Betting Statistics
Straight Up: 55-107
Against the line: 78-84
Over vs Under: 80-74-8
Houston Astros Betting History
The Houston Rockets were a disastrous betting option in straight up betting markets last season but were not as bad against the spread.
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2013 Houston Astros Schedule
The Houston Astros will play 162 games during the 2013 MLB schedule. This is the first season that the Astros will play as a member of the American League so their schedule includes nineteen games against teams like the Oakland Athletics who they aren't used to playing that many times. The Astros are a struggling team in a crowded sporting market so Houston Astros tickets sales have been poor in recent seasons.
Houston Astros Franchise History:
The Houston Colt .45s entered the MLB in 1962 and changed their name to the Astros when they moved to the Astrodome in 1965. The Astros generally struggled in the first fifteen years of their existence and were better known for their world class stadium and colorful uniforms than their performances on the diamond. The Astros finally broke their playoffs drought in 1980 and during the 80s were one of the most consistent teams in the National League and were unlucky not to win a pennant. After rebuilding in the early 1990s the franchise developed into the team to beat in the National League Central Division and won four division title in five years. However, it wasn't until 2005 when they made their World Series debut, after securing a wildcard, but were swept by the Chicago White Sox. The Astros have decline steeply the last five years but will have a fresh start in 2013 after being moved to the American League.
Houston Astros Offensive Star: Jose Altuve
Jose Altuve was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Houston Astros in 2006. After stellar form in his native Venezuela and the minor leagues Altuve was called up to the Majors in 2011 and had an immediate impact. In the last two seasons the second baseman has been the shining light for the struggling Astros team and last season was awarded with selection for the MLB All-Star game. As the shortest active player in MLB Altuve has become extremely popular with baseball fans and will be player for the Astros again in 2013.
Houston Astros Defensive Star: Bud Norris
Bud Norris was selected by the Houston Astros in the sixth round of the 2006 MLB draft. Norris made his MLB debut in 2009 and impressed with a 6-3 record. The starting pitcher has never been able to improve on this mark with the Astros struggling offense letting him down in recent seasons. Norris started the 2012 MLB schedule brilliantly but hit a rough patch midseason as be battled a string of injuries. At his best Norris is a top ten pitcher but needs to become more consistent and receive more support from his teammates.
Houston Astros Manager: Bo Porter
Bo Porter has been thrown into the deep end with his managerial debut and is charged with improving the Houston Astros who have been the worst side in MLB the past two seasons. Porter turned to coaching after a disappointing career as a player and has had stints with the Florida Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks and Washington Nationals. The forty year-old had been linked to a number of managerial positions in the past before linking with the Astros at the end of 2012. Porter faces a tough assignment but should be given at least two years to rebuild this basket case of a playing roster.
Houston Astros - MLB Team StatisticsLeague: American
Ballpark: Minute Maid Park
World Series Titles: 0
League Pennants: 1 (2005))
Division Titles: 6 (1980, 1986 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001)
Playoff Appearances: 9 (1980, 1981, 1986, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005)
Overall Record: 3803-3846
Biggest Rivals: St. Louis Cardinals
Manager: Bo Porter
General Manager: Jeff Luhnow
Legenday Players: Don Wilson, Jose Crus, Mike Scott
Houston Astros Schedule - MLB 2013