Congratulations are in order for the Houston Astros, first time World Series Champions! It came down to Game 7 to defeat the LA Dodgers and D-BAT Sports Alumnae Clayton Kershaw, but they did it!
While it’s a pretty big deal to win the World Series for the first time in franchise history, that wasn’t the only record set by the Houston Astros during the Series. Here are a few other interesting stats about their road to victory:
Losers No More
In 2012, the Astros lost 107 games. In 2013, they lost 111 games. And now – less than 5 years later – they’ve come out on top to win the World Series! This is only the 4th time in the history of the World Series that a team with over 100 losses has won the World Series within 5 years.
Home Field Advantage
Minute Maid Park is a special place, and one that was magic for the Houston Astros this postseason. They became the only team in MLB history to win 8 games at home in the postseason! When the Astros lost Game 4 of the World Series, it was only their 3rd home loss in the last 22 home games.
That being said, home field advantage doesn’t seem to mean as much as it used to in the World Series, when it comes to cinching the final win. The Astros won Game 7 in Los Angeles, making this the 4th year in a row that a World Series has been won on the road.
You might have noticed that this World Series had a ton of home runs! There were 25 total between the Astros and Dodgers during the duration of the Series, setting a new record for most home runs in a World Series. The previous record was 21 set in 2012.
Beltran Came Up Big!
Speaking of home runs, Carlos Beltran set a new postseason home run record for the Houston Astros, hitting 8 total in the postseason!
Congratulations again to the Houston Astros on a huge victory! Ready to set your own baseball records? Get some baseball training in at a D-BAT Sports location near you!