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Houston Astros Playoff History: A Legacy Of LCS Thrillers

Houston Astros Playoff History: A Legacy Of LCS Thrillers

The Houston Astros are set to make their first appearance in the American League Championship Series on Friday night against the New York Yankees. If the franchise’s history in the National League is any indication,

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The Game-By-Game Narrative Of The 1986 NLCS

The Game-By-Game Narrative Of The 1986 NLCS

The New York Mets came into the 1986 NLCS as a 108-win team and the clear favorite to win the World Series. The Houston Astros were a turnaround story under rookie manager Hal Lanier. It

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How The 1986 Houston Astros Won The NL West

How The 1986 Houston Astros Won The NL West

After making the postseason in 1980 and 1981, the Astros had slipped into mediocrity. Over the next four years they ranged between 77-85 and 85-77, the very definition of being predictably average. The 1986 Houston

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1979 Houston Astros: Bringing Contending Baseball To The City

1979 Houston Astros: Bringing Contending Baseball To The City

Major league baseball came to the city of Houston in 1962 and for the ensuing seventeen years it was mostly subpar. The franchise only had two winning seasons, never won more than 84 games and

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The 1981 Houston Astros Ride Pitching Back Into The Playoffs

The 1981 Houston Astros Ride Pitching Back Into The Playoffs

The 1981 Houston Astros were coming off a season in which the franchise won their first division title and then played one of the great NLCS battles of all time before losing to the Philadelphia

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