The Houston Astros won their first World Series crown in their 56th season since starting play as the Colt .45s. And they did it Wednesday night with a 5-1 victory at Dodger Stadium, which opened on April 10, 1962 — the same day Houston beat the Chicago Cubs 11-2 in its first game.
Seven of the 30 clubs remain without a title, all expansion teams.
The oldest is the Texas Rangers, who began play as the expansion Washington Senators in 1961 and moved west after the 1971 season.
Three other franchises that took the field in 1969 are still seeking their first World Series rings: the San Diego Padres; the Washington Nationals, who began as the Montreal...