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Astros Win The 2022 Title

November 5, 2022

The Houston Astros rode Yordan Alvarez’ 1 out, 3 run home run/ B6, that yielded a (3-1) lead, to a World Series clinching (4-1) win in game 6,k to take the 2022 World Series vs the Philadelphia Phillies, who dropped to (2-6) in World Series play.

Houston, the city has/had 4 teams with two titles apiece, but 2 of the teams no longer play there and both their former leagues no longer exist. (The Oilers the ’60 and ’61 AFL champs are the Tennessee Titans, who now play the last of the “2” year AFL or AFC title redux games, “unopposed” tomorrow night).

I actually watched all of #6 and am happy for ‘Stros manager John “Dusty” Baker, who gained his first managerial title 41 years, after his only one as a player in strike marred 1981, doing so in this year that the man who inspired his wearing #12, the great Tommy Davis passed away.

It is the first WS clincher win by a home team since the Red Sox clinched a title at home for the first time in 95 years in 2013.

Jeremy Pena, whose single sent Jose Altuve to third (a key play was the questionable hit by pitch drawn by Martin Maldonado to start the frame and then Altuve hit into a force play), before Alvarez’ 450 home run to center, was named World Series MVP. He was also the ALCS “most valuable.”

Many more notes, some truly esoteric, will follow in the subsequent days.

The game 4 winner of a Phillies’ LCS or World Series is now (14-1). Consider that an “appetizer.”


Dusty Baker's reaction to final out of Astros' championship was the wholesome response of a baseball lifer

Astros’ manager, John “Dusty” Baker hugs Jose Altuve after their ‘Stros clinch what is Baker’s first managerial crown.

A true lesson in enduring by Mr. Baker, a man I first called 50 plus years ago, asking for the better known, Ralph Garr. 

Dusty Baker is a truly good man.




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