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Yankees need more than history to get by Astros

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The Houston Astros came into existence in 1962 as the Colt 45s. Houston finished with a 64-96 record, but their fellow expansion team that year did much worse. The New York Mets were 40-120. While finishing 24 games better than the Mets that year, Houston’s “superiority” did not last. By the end of the decade, New York was celebrating a World Series victory by a team other than the Yankees. By 1965, the team became the Astros as they moved…

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