Astros look to end 44-year World Series drought

Updated: October 17, 2005, 9:46 PM ET
Associated Press

To fans of the Chicago White Sox and other teams that think they've had long, excruciating waits to get back to the World Series, Houston Astros supporters have a message: At least you've been there.

No franchise has been in the same city without ever reaching the World Series -- much less, winning it! -- longer than the Colt .45s-turned-Astros.

And loyal Houstonians have tearstained rainbow jerseys to remind them of all the close calls.

Now in their 44th season, ...

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