While the Houston Astros' franchise dates back to 1962, they have not experienced too much when it comes to making the playoffs. Now that the Astros are in another rebuilding process and are set to join the American League West next season, it appears that it may be quite some time before they see postseason play again.
Since the Houston Astros may not make it to postseason play anytime soon, it is a perfect time to take a look at their postseason history.
Stadium: Minute Maid Park
Playoff Appearances: 8 (1980, 1986, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005)
World Series Titles: 0
National League Pennants: 1 (2005)
Division Titles: 6 (1980, 1986, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001)
Wild Card Berths: 2 (2004, 2005)
Hall of Famers Who Played for Astros: 7 (Nellie Fox, Joe Morgan, Leo Durocher, Eddie Mathews, Don Sutton, Robin Robers and Nolan Ryan)
Astros' Retired Numbers: 9 (Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Jimmy Wynn, Jose Cruz, Jim Umbricht, Mike Scott, Nolan Ryan, Don Wilson and Larry Dierker)
Regular Season MVPs: 1 (Jeff Bagwell, 1994)
Cy Young Award Winners: 2 (Mike Scott, 1986, Roger Clemens, 2004)
Rookie of the Year Winners: 1 (Jeff Bagwell, 1991)
Worst Postseason Moment: Getting swept in four games by the Chicago White Sox to lose the 2005 World Series.
Most Memorable Postseason Moment: Roy Oswalt going seven strong innings against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the 2005 National League Championship Series to lead the Astros to their first ever World Series appearance in the history of the team.
Sources: baseball-reference.com, mlb.com/mlb/history, baseball-almanac.com/teams/astr.shtml, houstonastros.com
Jake has been a Houston Astros fan ever since Nolan Ryan made his first appearance for the team in 1980.
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