As we get ready for game one of the World Series, I am seeing all kinds of cool stuff pop up on my feed. This one caught my eye.  It's a look at some of your favorite Astros Baseball Players before they were superstars with their time with the Astros double-A affiliate Corpus Christi Hooks. Have you ever been to Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi? This is why I go to minor league baseball games. You never know what future superstars are taking the field. Thanks for the CC Hooks Facebook page for posting these awesome photos!

Check out the babyfaces of Correa, Altuve, Bregman, Valdez, Tucker, and McCuller's Jr. 

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YORDAN ALVAREZ DOMINATED THE ALCS

Jordan has led the offensive charge in the past three games going 9-13 with 1 HR, 3 doubles, and 1 triple. He posted the highest ALCS batting average ever! Alvarez has also hit for the cycle over the last three games as well. In the closeout game, he was 4-4 with a double, triple, and two singles. For his efforts, he was awarded MVP honors at the 2021 ALCS!

ELITE PITCHING:

After the Houston Astros struggled with pitching during games 3 and 4. The Houston Astros pitching staff has really buttoned things up. The turning point in the series was game 5.  Framber Valdez gave us the best start in the postseason thus far and almost went the distance going 8 innings allowing only 3 hits and striking out 5 against a hot Red Sox offense, at the time. He is your Game 1 World Series starter.

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THE 2021 WORLD SERIES:

The best of seven series kicks off tonight in Houston, first pitch is at 7:09!  The starter for the Braves will be Charlie Morton and the Astros will have Framber Valdez on the mound. All games will be aired on Fox.

Wed., Oct. 27 Braves at Astros, Game 2 8:09 p.m.
Thu., Oct. 29 Astros at Braves, Game 3 8:09 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 30 Astros at Braves, Game 4 8:09 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 31 Astros at Braves, Game 5* 8:15 p.m.
Tue., Nov. 2 Braves at Astros, Game 6* 8:09 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 3 Braves at Astros, Game 7* 8:09 p.m.

LOOK: 50 images of winning moments from sports history

Sometimes images are the best way to honor the figures we've lost. When tragedy swiftly reminds us that sports are far from the most consequential thing in life, we can still look back on an athlete's winning moment that felt larger than life, remaining grateful for their sacrifice on the court and bringing joy to millions.

Read on to explore the full collection of 50 images Stacker compiled showcasing various iconic winning moments in sports history. Covering achievements from a multitude of sports, these images represent stunning personal achievements, team championships, and athletic perseverance.