Houston Astros Oakland Tickets
The Houston Astros was founded in 1962 and is a member of the American League (AL) West Division. The Houston-based team competes in the Major League Baseball (MLB) and plays its home games at the Minute Maid Park. Initially, the team was called the Houston Colt .45s. Their current name is a reflection of Houston’s role as the control center for the space program of the US. After moving into the Astrodome, the world’s first domed stadium, the team adopted the name Houston Astros. And now these ball players are headed to California for some fiery games with the Oakland Athletics. Grab these Houston Astros Oakland tickets and enjoy a baseball game unlike any other.
The team will be meeting the Oakland Athletics for a series of games in June, 2017.
Houston Astros History
Starting out in 1962, the Houston Astros played their first major league game against the Chicago Cubs, defeating them 11-2. In 1965, the team renamed itself to the Houston Astros, changing from the previous name Houston Colt. 45s. Ten years later, in 1975, the Astros experienced one of their best years, as Bob Watson lead the team with 157 hits and 85 RBIs. The first NL West division title for the Astros came in 1980, with a 93-70 record. The team beat Los Angeles in a one game playoff. In 1997, the Houston Astros won their first National League Central crown in 1997 and prepared for a big game as the Braves for their first postseason participation.
On the roll again
In March of 2000, the Enron Field was opened and it saw a record number of attendees during the Astros’ inaugural season here. The last decade or so has been no less successful for the team. Even though the first few years saw a considerable decline in team’s fortunes, the team suddenly hit back in 2015 with a much-awaited return to play-offs. The 2016 season was a bit of a struggle as well, but there is tremendous potential in the team for great success in the near future. If you want to witness the potential rise of the Houston Astros, you can get these Houston Astros Oakland tickets here.