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1968 Houston AstrosSeason Roster
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Buck Martinez played for the 1968 Houston Astros
LeagueNational LeagueLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameAstros
LocationHouston,Texas
Record72-90 (6th)League Rank6thMLB Rank13th
ManagerHarry Walker,Grady HattonGeneral ManagerSpec Richardson
CoachesBuddy Hancken (Assistant Coach), Mel McGaha (Assistant Coach), Jim Owens (Assistant Coach), Salty Parker (Assistant Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickMartin Cott (#3)
Attendance1,312,887
Years Available1962-2018

Team History -- 1968 Statistics -- 1968 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1968 Houston Astros.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1968 baseball season.

1968 Houston Astros Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
6Dave AdleshC6-0 187 R-R 1943-07-15 24Long Beach,California MLB1963-19681963-1968St. Anthony (Long Beach,CA)
1963-   UDFA-HOU
 
14Bob Aspromonte3B6-2 185 R-R 1938-06-19 30Brooklyn,New York MLB1956-19711956-1971Lafayette (Brooklyn,NY)    
7John BatemanC6-3 220 R-R 1940-07-21 27Killeen,Texas MLB1962-19721963-1972Lawton (Lawton,OK)
1962-   UDFA-HOU
 
36Wade BlasingameP6-1 185 L-L 1943-11-22 24Deming,New Mexico MLB1961-19721963-1972Roosevelt (Fresno,CA)
1961-   UDFA-MLB
 
9Ron BrandC5-8 170 R-R 1940-01-13 28Los Angeles,California MLB1963-19711963-1971North Hollywood (North Hollywood,CA)Los Angeles Valley Col
1958-   UDFA-PIT
 
37Byron BrowneOF6-2 200 R-R 1942-12-27 25St. Joseph,Missouri MLB1965-19721965-1972Central (St. Joseph,MO)Missouri, Missouri Western St
1962-   UDFA-PIT
 
30John BuzhardtP6-2 198 R-R 1936-08-17 31Prosperity,South Carolina MLB1958-19681958-1968Prosperity (Prosperity,SC)
1954-   UDFA-CHN
 
27Nate ColbertOF6-2 209 R-R 1946-04-09 22St. Louis,Missouri MLB1964-19761966-1976Sumner (St. Louis,MO)Missouri Baptist U.
1964-   UDFA-SLN
 
31Danny CoombsP6-5 210 R-L 1942-03-23 26Lincoln,Maine MLB1963-19711963-1971Brewer (Brewer,ME)Seton Hall U.
1963-   UDFA-HOU
 
35Mike CuellarP5-11 175 L-L 1937-05-08 31Santa Clara,Cuba MLB1957-19771959-1977  
1957-   UDFA-CIN
 
22Ron DavisOF6-0 180 R-R 1941-10-21 26Roanoke Rapids,North Carolina MLB1962-19691962-1969   Duke U.
1961-   UDFA-HOU
 
49Larry DierkerP6-4 215 R-R 1946-09-22 21Hollywood,California MLB1964-19771964-1977Taft (Woodland Hills,CA)Houston
1964-   UDFA-HOU
 
44Tom DukesP6-2 185 R-R 1942-08-31 25Knoxville,Tennessee MLB1967-19721967-1972  
1962-   UDFA-NYA
 
33Hal GilsonP6-5 195 R-L 1942-02-09 26Los Angeles,California MLB1968-19681968-1968Berkeley (Berkeley,CA)San Jose City Col
1961-   UDFA-CHN
 
39Dave GiustiP5-11 195 R-R 1939-11-27 28Seneca Falls,New York MLB1961-19771962-1977North Syracuse (North Syracuse,NY)Syracuse U.
1961-   UDFA-HOU
 
48Fred GladdingP6-0 225 L-R 1936-06-28 32Flat Rock,Michigan MLB1956-19731961-1973Flat Rock (Flat Rock,MI)
1956-   UDFA-DET
 
17Julio Gotay2B6-0 180 R-R 1939-06-09 29Fajardo,Puerto Rico MLB1960-19691960-1969  
1957-   UDFA-SLN
 
22Jose HerreraOF5-8 165 R-R 1942-04-08 26San Lorenzo,Venezuela MLB1967-19701967-1970  
1964-   UDFA-HOU
 
43Pat HouseP6-3 185 L-L 1940-09-01 27Boise,Idaho MLB1967-19681967-1968   Boise St, Wyoming
1962-   UDFA-MLB
 
8Hal KingC6-1 200 L-R 1944-02-01 24Oviedo,Florida MLB1967-19741967-1974Oviedo (Oviedo,FL)
1965-   UDFA-CAL
 
23Denny LemasterP6-1 185 R-L 1939-02-25 29Corona,California MLB1962-19721962-1972Oxnard (Oxnard,CA)
1958-   UDFA-MLB
 
33John Mayberry1B6-3 220 L-L 1949-02-18 19Detroit,Michigan MLB1967-19821968-1982Northwestern (Detroit,MI)
1967- 1-   6-HOU
 
20Leon McFaddenSS6-2 195 R-R 1944-04-26 24Little Rock,Arkansas MLB1968-19691968-1969Fremont (Los Angeles,CA)
1963-   UDFA-HOU
 
11Denis Menke2B6-0 190 R-R 1940-07-21 27Algona,Iowa MLB1958-19741962-1974Bancroft (Bancroft,IA)
1958-   UDFA-MLB
 
21Norm MillerOF5-11 195 L-R 1946-02-05 22Los Angeles,California MLB1964-19741965-1974Van Nuys (Van Nuys,CA)Los Angeles Valley Col
1964-   UDFA-ANA
 
18Joe Morgan2B5-7 155 L-R 1943-09-19 24Bonham,Texas MLB1963-19841963-1984Castlemont (Oakland,CA)
1962-   UDFA-HOU
 
20Ivan MurrellOF6-2 196 R-R 1945-04-24 23Almirante,Panama MLB1963-19771963-1974  
1963-   UDFA-HOU
 
12Doug Rader3B6-3 230 R-R 1944-07-30 23Chicago,Illinois MLB1965-19771967-1977Glenbrook North (Northbrook,IL)Illinois Wesleyan U.
1965-   UDFA-HOU
 
45Jim RayP6-1 195 R-R 1944-12-01 23Rock Hill,South Carolina MLB1963-19741965-1974  
1963-   UDFA-BAL
 
42Steve SheaP6-3 215 R-R 1942-12-05 25Worcester,Massachusetts MLB1968-19691968-1969Bedford (Bedford,MA)Massachusetts
1961-   UDFA-CHN
 
37Dick SimpsonOF6-4 176 R-R 1943-07-28 24Washington,DC MLB1962-19691962-1969Venice (Los Angeles,CA)
1961-   UDFA-ANA
 
10Rusty Staub1B6-2 200 L-R 1944-04-01 24New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1962-19851963-1985Jesuit (New Orleans,LA)
1961-   UDFA-HOU
 
28Lee ThomasOF6-2 198 L-R 1936-02-05 32Peoria,Illinois MLB1961-19681961-1968William Beaumont (St. Louis,MO)
1954-   UDFA-NYA
 
15Hector TorresSS6-0 175 R-R 1945-09-16 22Monterrey,Mexico MLB1962-19781968-1977  
1962-   UDFA-SFN
 
50Danny WaltonOF6-0 200 R-R 1947-07-14 20Los Angeles,California MLB1965-19801968-1980Bishop Amat (La Puente,CA)
1965-10- 196-HOU
 
27Bob WatsonOF6-2 205 R-R 1946-04-10 22Los Angeles,California MLB1965-19841966-1984Fremont (Los Angeles,CA)
1970-15- 362-CHN
 
40Don WilsonP6-3 205 R-R 1945-02-12 23Monroe,Louisiana MLB1964-19741966-1974Centennial (Compton,CA)El Camino-Compton Center
1964-   UDFA-HOU
 
24Jimmy WynnOF5-9 170 R-R 1942-03-12 26Hamilton,Ohio MLB1962-19771963-1977Taft (Cincinnati,OH)Central St
1962-   UDFA-CIN
 
38 Players