It was Game 6 of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees at Minute Maid Park. It was the bottom of the ninth, with two outs, and both the Astros and Yankees were tied 4-4. George Springer was on first base. Aroldis Chapman was pitching.
And here comes Jose Altuve.
He was 1 for 3 during Game 6 of the series. The crowd grew louder as he stepped on the plate. Aroldis Chapman throws two balls and one strike.
And then...SLAM! The crowd went WILD.
“Altuve... JUST SENT THE ASTROS TO THE WORLD SERIES!” the announcer said.
The game was over. Final score: 6-4.
The Yankees, and Chapman’s unforgettable disappointed face, were sent home.
Many Astros fans say this particular moment is so special and iconic. Some go as far as saying, “This lives in my head rent-free.”
Do you remember this spectacular moment? What is your favorite Astros moment? Tell us in the comments below.
A graduate of the University of Houston-Downtown, Ana moved to H-Town from sunny southern California in 2015. In 2020, she joined the KPRC 2 digital team as an intern. Ana is a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur, a catmom of 3, and an aquarium enthusiast. In her spare time, she's an avid video gamer and loves to travel.