From the National League to the American League, from the Astrodome to Minute Maid Park, from Ron Davis to Jose Altuve and from the 1962 Colt .45s to the 2017 Houston Astros -- it'd been a long and wild ride to Houston's first World Series championship on Wednesday night. But behind another #SpringerDinger, superb pitching and clutch defense, the 'Stros took Game 7 of the Fall Classic from the Dodgers, 5-1. The final out was simple yet beautiful:
The bullpen emptied onto the field:
After 13 seasons, Justin Verlander took it all in:
Jose Altuve was psyched.
Alex Bregman couldn't believe it.
World Series MVP George Springer collected his award.
And posed with his new toy:
Carlos Correa celebrated by ... PROPOSING!
Back to the clubhouse, it was ON. Even the Commissioner's Trophy got in on the celebration:
Oh, and back home in Houston, Minute Maid Park was out of control.
Literally a once-in-a-lifetime moment ... pic.twitter.com/NLlS2VJm2p- Jerome Solomon (@JeromeSolomon) November 2, 2017
Like, utter mayhem:
Minute Maid Park was TURNT.- Cut4 (@Cut4) November 2, 2017
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Congrats to the Astros and their fans -- some of whom have been waiting for more than half a century for a world championship