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New Book Chronicles Houston Astros’ Road to World Series Victory

Sports Illustrated’s Ben Reiter’s, new book “Astroball: The New Way to Win It All.” In 2014 he predicted the Houston Astros would win the World Series in 2017. He talks with producer Michael Hagerty about his book and how he reacted when his prediction was realized.

In 2014, Sports Illustrated’s Ben Reiter penned a cover story predicting the Houston Astros would win the World Series three years later. At the time, the Astros were mired in consecutive 100 loss seasons, and were the cellar dwellers of the major leagues.

But the ball club had a plan, built on scouting, analytics, and a firm commitment to stay the course. Reiter got an inside look at how that plan was playing out, and in 2017, his prediction was realized, as the Astros became the champions of baseball.

Reiter’s in town tonight (July 10, 2018) for an event with Brazos Bookstore to sign copies of his new book “Astroball: The New Way to Win It All.” He talks with Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty.

Ben Reiter’s Sports Illustrated interview: reaction after his prediction was realized

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