Houston Astros Ring Ceremony

Recently, the Houston Astro’s celebrated their historic World Series Championship with a ring ceremony on April 4th. Raul Pedraza, Chairman and Founder of Magno International was there. He has been a minority owner of the Houston Astro’s since Jim Crane orchestrated the purchase of the Astro’s five years ago. As a lifelong baseball fan, a remarkable chain of events unfolded that culminated in him participating in that ring ceremony that started when his father escaped to the United States from Cuba with his wife who was pregnant with Raul at the time.

I asked Raul to try to describe what it was like when he finally put the World Series Championship ring on his finger. He said, “Everyone has dreams. And no matter how we plan, design or commit to attain them, there’s a good chance we’re overwhelmed when a dream actually comes true. That’s where I am today. I’m proud of many accomplishments in my life and being a part of the Astro’s organization ranks in my top 10 all-time.”

On behalf of all of us at Magno and our extended customer and supplier stakeholders, we want to congratulate Raul for his contributions to the Astro’s organization and attaining the penultimate honor of earning the right to claim the title “World Champions”. We’re all pulling for the Astro’s to have another great season so we can do this all again next year.

Chris Monica
President and CEO