HOUSTON – The Astros’ run of success in the mid-to-late 2010s rewrote the club’s record books. The Astros posted their two highest single-season wins totals in back-to-back years (2018-19), including a club-record 107 wins in ’19 when they came within a game of winning their second World Series in three seasons.
Prior to that period, the Astros’ best regular-season club was the 1998 Astros — a star-studded team that acquired Randy Johnson at the Trade Deadline and won 102 games before falling flat in the playoffs against the Padres. That was the only Astros team to win at least 100 games while a member of the National League.
With that in mind, here is a recap of the seasons in which the Astros compiled their most wins, and a breakdown of where those seasons stand historically:
1) 2019 (107-55)
Even after back-to-back berths in the AL Championship Series, including the 2017 World Series title, the summer of ’19 might have been the most memorable for baseball in Houston. Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole were neck-and-neck in the race for the AL Cy Young Award all summer, Alex Bregman made a remarkable late push for the AL MVP Award and Yordan Alvarez was the AL’s best rookie. The Astros came within eight outs of winning their second World Series title in three years before the Nationals rallied to win Game 7 in Houston.
2) 2018 (103-59)
Coming off their first World…