AUSTIN, Texas – Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday issued a proclamation declaring Friday as Houston Astros Day.
In his proclamation, Abbott extended his congratulations to the entire Astros organization and reflected on the significance of this championship not only for the city of Houston, which is still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, but for Texans across the state.
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"'Earn History' was truly a fitting motto to follow this season, as this team displayed tremendous character and grit, fighting through adversity to bring home the franchise's first World Series title," Abbott said. "Like the Astros, Texans are known for their spirit and resolve, and in the wake of Harvey's devastation, we were able to see the persevering nature of Texans on full display. This victory is a great honor for the Astros, and will serve as an inspiration to a city and state that is passionate about its sports."
The Astros claimed their first World Series championship in their 52-year history after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games.