Astros, Aces head to the White House in August to celebrate the title

March 31, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker Jr. (12) celebrates with Houston Astros right fielder Kyle Tucker (30) after receiving his 2022 World Series championship ring before the game against the Chicago White Sox at Minute Maid Park. Image: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros and WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces will be honored by President Joe Biden at the White House next month

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The Astros will visit the White House on August 7 to celebrate their 2022 World Series title, and the Aces will leave on August 25 in recognition of their 2022 WNBA title, the White House announced Monday

Houston went 106-56 last season and had little trouble advancing to the World Series, where it beat the Philadelphia Phillies in six games. It was the Astros’ second World Series title in six years

August 7 is a day off for the Astros, who will travel to the area for a three-game series at the Baltimore Orioles on August 8-10.

The Aces, who top the 2023 WNBA standings with a dominant 19-2 record, will compete in the Washington Mystics on August 26.

The Aces beat the Connecticut Sun 3-1 in the best-of-five WNBA finals in 2022. It was the franchise’s first championship and the Las Vegas city’s first major professional sports title before the NHL Golden Knights lifted the Stanley Cup last month.

–Field Level Media

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