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Astros See Long Rebuilding Process Pay Off With First World Series Berth Since '05

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 23 / 17

The Astros on Saturday advanced to the second World Series in franchise history, a "return to prominence" after the club's "drastic teardown and long term rebuild," according to Jake Kaplan of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. The Astros' 4-0 win over the Yankees in ALCS Game 7 "served as validation" for the c...

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