The Houston Astros have won the 2022 World Series, defeating the Philadelphia Phillies four games to two by a final score of 4 to 1.
This year, the Astros made their first appearance in the Fall Classic since their infamous cheating scandal in 2017 — the last time the team won the World Series. The Phillies have not won a World Series since 2008.
The Astros, managed by Dusty Baker, also featured the second combined no-hitter in World Series history during Game 3 on November 3. Game 6 was played in Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.
The game was tied zero to zero until Kyle Schwarber, outfielder for the Phillies, knocked out a solo home run in the sixth inning. Shortly after, the Astros’ Yordan Alvarez cranked out a 450-foot three-run homer to take the lead in the bottom of the sixth.
YORDAN ALVAREZ CRUSHES A THREE RUN HOMER TO TURN GAME 6 UPSIDE DOWN 🚀
450 feet drive over the batter’s eye.
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) November 6, 2022
Baker had won the World Series as a player in 1981 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, yet struggled to complete the task as a manager in his decades-long career.
The victory was also historic for gambling reasons as well for James Franklin McIngvale — a major Astros fan and legendary mattress businessman in the Houston area.
“Mattress Mack placed $10M in bets on the Astros to win the World Series — at blended +750 odds across multiple sportsbooks,” Front Office Sports tweeted. “He just won $75 million — the largest legal payout in sports betting history.”
Mattress Mack placed $10M in bets on the Astros to win the World Series — at blended +750 odds across multiple sportsbooks.
He just won $75 million — the largest legal payout in sports betting history 💰 pic.twitter.com/cCL2DKgyPL
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) November 6, 2022
Jeremy Peña, the Astros’ shortstop, won World Series MVP.
The final out of the match-up can be seen here:
THE ASTROS ARE WORLD CHAMPS pic.twitter.com/TpK3WJaMP4
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) November 6, 2022
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