The Reno Astros started as a scout team for the Houston Astros in 1993 and won the MABL Pro Open World Series the first 3 years in a row and 6 out of the first eight. In 1995 the team relocated to Reno but kept the Astro name and focused on a 70 game summer schedule to continue to provide a professional atmosphere for players trying to get into Major League Baseball.
The Astros have competed against Olympic Teams from Cuba, Taiwan, Japan, Canada, Italy, Holland, Russia, Mexico, Samoa and the Dominican Republic in various International Tournaments, including the prestigious World Baseball Challenge, Grand Forks International, NABA, MABL, and Roy Hobbs World Series. The Reno Astros have won 10 of these World Championships!
In 2000 the Astros were approached by The City of Reno to occupy Moana Stadium and take the place of the departed Reno Blackjacks. The Astros have still maintained their philosophy of getting players to the Major Leagues… to date 24 Astro players have played in the Majors including 2003 World Series MVP Josh Beckett. The Astros have had 74 players in the minor leagues including 5 players that signed contracts in 2008 and 4 already in 2009.
Our goal is to provide Major League Baseball quality players a venue to showcase their talent and entertain you the baseball fan. That philosophy helped launch our own Reality Show called The Dugout! that premiered in 2006 with an 18 show series.
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