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10.23

Earn History?

The Astros are charging hard toward their second World Series berth in three years. Take a swing at these fun trivia about their extraordinary 2019 season!

True or False

1 The 2019 Astros are one of just 10 teams in baseball history to finish the regular season with 100-plus wins for the third year in a row.

2 Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole each pitched 20 or more winning games in ’19 — a first for any pitcher pair on any team since 2002. Astros

3 Cuba’s Yordan Alvarez broke Carlos Correa’s rookie-year team record, smashing 27 homers in the regular season.

Multiple Choice

1 This year, the Astros became the first team in history to go an entire regular season without doing what?

A walking a player intentionally

B hitting into a double-play

C hitting a grand slam

D pitching a no-hitter

2 Which Astro this year broke the team’s all-time record for most RBIs in the post-season? Astros2

A Jose Altuve

B Carlos Correa

C Alex Bregman 

D George Springer

3 The 2019 Astros led the league in the total number of regular-season strikeouts: 1,671. This is the second-best total for any team in history. Who’s No. 1?

A 2018 Astros

B 2014 Yankees

C 2004 Red Sox 

D 2016 Red Sox

4 Astro Jose Altuve has done what every year for the last six seasons? 

A hit at least 30 home runs

B stolen at least 30 basesAstros3

C maintained a batting average above .300

D driven in more than 70 RBIs

 

 

TRUE OR FALSE: 1) False; only five teams have achieved this. 2) True. 3) True. MULTIPLE CHOICE: 1) A. 2) B. 3) A. 4) B.

From top: Carlos Correa, Justin Verlander, Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve.

Correa photo @astrosbaseball; Verlander photo @justinverlander; Bregman photo @abreg_1; Altuve photo @josealtuve27