The Houston Astros are a professional baseball team based in Houston, Texas. They are a member of the American League (AL) West division. The Astros have a long history, having been founded in 1962 as the Colt .45s, and they have won two World Series championships, in 2017 and 2019.
The Astros play their home games at Minute Maid Park, which opened in 2000. The team has a strong and passionate fan base and a number of notable rivalries, including with the Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics.
The Astros have had a number of successful seasons and have a long list of talented players, including Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell, and Jose Altuve. In recent years, the team has made it to the World Series in 2015, 2017, and 2019, winning championships in 2017 and 2019. However, the team has faced controversy in recent years due to allegations of cheating during their 2017 World Series-winning season.