Celebrations Begin with Astros Championship Win
Houston is no stranger to taking home big wins and making history. When the Rockets won the 1994 NBA championship, the city erupted with excitement as it was the team’s first championship in franchise history. The Richmond strip was lit, downtown was in a frenzy and championship rings were in order. And who knew that 23 years later, our talented baseball team would do the same.
The Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 of the World Series. After six dramatic games that led to the final contest at Dodger Stadium on Nov. 1, the Astros won their first World Series championship after 56 years in the league. George Springer’s coveted two-run homer helped to seal the deal with Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman all contributing to their team’s success.
The Astros are back on Houston soil and the city is planning a huge parade downtown on Friday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. The parade will end at the steps of City Hall, where Mayor Sylvester Turner will honor the team. With HISD closed on Friday, baseball fans both young and old will be celebrating all weekend to commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime occasion.