The Houston Astros are World Champions Again!

For the second time in history the Astros are Kings of Baseball!


By Julian Munoz, Sports Writer

Ring the Bell! 

The Houston Astros are the MLB World Champions for the second time in history. After a hard fought 6-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies, the Astros were crowned Champions following their 4-1 victory in Game 6 of the 2022 World Series.  

Jeremy Peña was named Willie Mays World Series MVP following his stellar series where he batted .345 with 3 RBIs and a homer. He was clutch throughout the series always getting on base when needed.  He makes history with this award; Pena is the first rookie in MLB history to win a Gold Glove, ALCS MVP, and World Series MVP. 

Another important bi-product of  this year’s World Series Championship?  Dusty Baker finally has his ring after 25 years as a manager with the Giants, Cubs, Reds, Nationals, and now Astros. He is the owner of a Championship Ring as a member of the 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers.

Following their no-hitter in game 4, the Astros defeated the Phillies 3-2 in a tightly contested game 5. Jeremy Peña had 2 RBIs this game including a go ahead solo home run off of Noah Syndergaard. In the bottom of the 9th inning, looking to make a comeback, J.T. Realmuto smacked a ball off Ryan Pressly that looked to be off the wall but Chas McCormick made a game-saving catch to rob him of extra bases and seal the victory.  His catch will forever be immortalized in Houston sports history. 

In the clinching game 6, Framber Valdez matched up with Zack Wheeler; a game two rematch. This time around Wheeler locked the Astros bats down. The game was scoreless until the top of the 6th where Kyle Schwarber launched a solo shot into right field off of Valdez. Valdez would finish the inning limiting the damage to just one. In the bottom of the 6th, Martin Maldonado led off the inning with a HBP which was followed by a Jose Altuve fielders choice. One out, Runner on first for Jeremy Pena. Pena would dribble a base hit up the middle setting up the big man Yordan Alvarez with runners on the corners and one out. Phillies manager, Rob Thompson, would then pull Wheeler out of the game and go to Lefty Jose Alvarado. On a 2-1 count Alvarado left a 99 MPH fastball over the plate and Alvarez did not miss. He turned this ball around 112.5 MPH off the bat and launched it 450 feet to dead center field. The Astros now led 3-1 in the 6th. The inning would not end there though as the Astros rallied for one more run thanks to an RBI single by Christian Vazquez. 4-1 Astros entering the 7th. The history-making bullpen would do the rest. Neris comes in for the 7th. Abreu in for the 8th. And Ryan Pressly locks it down in the 9th. Nick Castellanos popped up into foul territory where Kyle Tucker would run it down for the final out. The Houston Astros are World Champions!  

(Picture Credit to Bleacher Report)