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Houston Astros: Top five moments in franchise history

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Charlie Morton #50 of the Houston Astros celebrates with teammates after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in game seven with a score of 5 to 1 to win the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on November 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Charlie Morton #50 of the Houston Astros celebrates with teammates after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in game seven with a score of 5 to 1 to win the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on November 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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We break down the top five moments in Houston Astros history.

The Houston Astros have played baseball for 55 seasons, plus another three as the Colt .45s. While that’s not quite as much history as many other franchises, it’s still a lot. Plenty of memories, successes, failures, legendary players and heart-stopping moments.

So boiling all that history down to the five best moments in franchise history is no easy task. There are plenty of great names who won’t appear on this list, all-time greats like Nolan Ryan, Jeff Bagwell and Cesar Cedeno. There’s also a rather unlikely name who’ll make a prominent appearance here.

In the end, the single biggest factor in compiling this list is what the moment meant to the fans and the franchise. These are some of the greatest triumphs the team has ever made; some had more drama than others, but all of them are among the first moments that come to mind when you ask any Astros fan what their favorite moment is.

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