Houston Astros' shortstop Carlos Correa proposes to girlfriend during World Series celebration

Afterward, shortstop Carlos Correa proposed to his girlfriend. "Will you marry me?"

"Right now I'm about to take another big step in my life", Correa said before reaching in his back pocket for the ring. No, not his World Series victory for the Houston Astros-what came after.

Sports Illustrated boldly predicted an Astros' World Series title on its cover in 2014 - after Houston had lost more than 100 games for three straight years - proclaiming: "Your 2017 World Series Champs".

Carlos Correa proposes to girlfriend after World Series Championship win.

The proposal from her boyfriend of over a year completely surprised Rodriguez, a former Miss Texas USA.

Rodriguez said yes, once she regained the ability to speak. "I knew we had championship potential in our team, so I was waiting it out".

First from Astros third baseman Alex Bregman, who said the team knew about Correa's plan for a few days.

"It would have been a good story if I said I had it through the whole game", Correa said. Correa's fiance revealed later that she was in absolute shock over the proposal.

"I can't really explain it, pretty cool", Gooch said about his experience Friday. So I was literally in just the complete dark about this.

How would you celebrate a World Series title? He said he talked to a member of Astros' staff during the 9th inning and told him to get the ring.

The TV proposal brought back memories of Boise State running back Ian Johnson's surprise on-camera proposal to his girlfriend, Broncos cheerleader Chrissy Popadics, after Boise State's stunning 43-42 victory over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl on January 1, 2007.

  • Kyle Peterson