It seemed like an outlandish claim at the time. On the cover of a June 2014 issue, Sports Illustrated predicted that the lowly Houston Astros would win the World Series in 2017. That just happened, with the team beating the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7, winning the championship for the first time in franchise…

via The Houston Astros just won the World Series, and Sports Illustrated called it back in 2014 — Quartz

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