Cornyn Introduces Resolution Congratulating Houston Astros for World Series Victory


In: All News   Posted 11/16/2022
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WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) led a resolution with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) congratulating the Houston Astros for winning the 2022 Major League Baseball World Series. Text of the resolution is below.

Congratulating the Houston Astros for winning the 2022 Major League Baseball World Series.

Whereas, on November 5, 2022, the Houston Astros (referred to in this preamble as the ‘‘Astros’’) defeated the National League Champions, the Philadelphia Phillies, by 4 games to 2 to win the 2022 Major League Baseball World Series in 6 games;

Whereas this victory marks the second Major League Baseball World Series championship for the Astros franchise and their first Major League Baseball World Series championship since 2017;

Whereas, during the 2022 playoffs, the Astros defeated the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners to make their second consecutive Major League Baseball World Series appearance;

Whereas the Astros have won 2 consecutive American League West division titles;

Whereas the Astros exhibited outstanding skill and ability to attain a 106-56 record in the 2022 Major League Baseball season;

Whereas General Manager of the Astros, James Click, and the front office and the supporting staff of the Astros navigated an exemplary season and made tremendous decisions to assemble the 2022 World Series Champions;

Whereas Manager of the Astros, Dusty Baker, and the coaching staff, clubhouse, and the supporting staff of the Astros managed the 2022 Major League Baseball season, invested in their players, and should be congratulated;

Whereas the Philadelphia Phillies displayed teamwork, competitive spirit, and sportsmanship in the 2022 Major League Baseball World Series as they faced the Astros;

Whereas the entire roster for the Astros of the 2022 season proved to be instrumental in the victory and included —

1.       Bryan Abreu;

2.       Jose Altuve;

3.       Yordan Alvarez;

4.       Alex Bregman;

5.       Hunter Brown;

6.       Aledmys Diaz;

7.       Mauricio Dubon;

8.       Luis Garcia;

9.       Yuli Gurriel;

10.   David Hensley;

11.   Cristian Javier;

12.   Martin Maldonado;

13.   Trey Mancini;

14.   Chas McCormick;

15.   Lance McCullers Jr.;

16.   Rafael Montero;

17.   Hector Neris;

18.   Jeremy Pena;

19.   Ryan Pressly;

20.   Will Smith;

21.   Ryne Stanek;

22.   Kyle Tucker;

23.   Jose Urquidy;

24.   Framber Valdez;

25.   Christian Vazquez;

26.   Justin Verlander;

27.   Pedro Baez;

28.   Brandon Bielak;

29.   Ronel Blanco;

30.   Michael Brantley;

31.   Jason Castro;

32.   Yainer Diaz;

33.   Niko Goodrum;

34.   Taylor Jones;

35.   Korey Lee;

36.   Seth Martinez;

37.   J.J. Matijevic;

38.   Phil Maton;

39.   Jake Meyers;

40.   Parker Mushinski;

41.   Jake Odorizzi;

42.   Enoli Paredes;

43.   Joe Perez;

44.   Jose Siri; and

45.   Blake Taylor;

Whereas Jeremy Pena was named Most Valuable Player for the 2022 Major League Baseball World Series;

Whereas the Astros have inspired the people of the city of Houston, Harris County, and Texas and Astros fans across the United States;

Whereas the people of the city of Houston, Harris County, and Texas and Astros fans everywhere are—

1.       proud of the Astros organization;

2.       thankful for the hard work, dedication, and teamwork of the Astros during the 2022 season; and

3.       thankful to the Astros for bringing another World Series victory to the city of Houston.

Whereas fans of the Astros demonstrated true passion and dedication in supporting their team throughout the 2022 Major League Baseball season:

Now, therefore, be it resolved, that the Senate—

1.       congratulates the Houston Astros on winning the 2022 Major League Baseball World Series;

2.       recognizes the achievements, contributions, and dedication of the players, coaches, management, and support staff of the Houston Astros;

3.       recognizes the hard work and commitment of the staff of Minute Maid Park; and

4.       respectfully  directs  the  Secretary  of  the Senate to transmit an enrolled copy of this resolution to—

1.       the Chairman of the Astros, Jim Crane;

2.       the General Manager of the Astros, James Click; and

3.       the Manager of the Astros, Dusty Baker.