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1978 Houston AstrosSeason Roster
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Enos Cabell played for the 1978 Houston Astros
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameAstros
LocationHouston,Texas
Record74-88 (5th in National League West)League Rank9thMLB Rank17th
BallparkAstrodome
ManagerBill VirdonGeneral ManagerTal Smith
CoachesDeacon Jones (Hitting Coach), Bob Lillis (Bench Coach), Tony Pacheco (Assistant Coach), Mel Wright (Pitching Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickRod Boxberger (#11)
Attendance1,126,145 (Rank: 18th)
Minor League AffiliatesCharleston Charlies (AAA) 85-55 ... Columbus Astros (AA) 70-73 ... Daytona Astros (A+) 42-93 ... Gulf Coast Astros (Rk) 23-31 ...
Years Available1962-2018

Team History -- 1978 Statistics -- 1978 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 1978 Houston Astros.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1978 baseball season.

1978 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)
22Jesus AlouOF6-2 195 R-R 1942-03-24 36Haina,Dom Rep MLB1959-19791963-1979  
1958-   UDFA-SFN
 
47Joaquin AndujarP6-0 180 B-R 1952-12-21 25San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1970-19881976-1988  
1969-   UDFA-CIN
 
6Reggie BaldwinC6-1 195 R-R 1954-08-19 23River Rouge,Michigan MLB1973-19801978-1979   Grambling St
1976- 3-  49-HOU
 
38Floyd BannisterP6-1 203 L-L 1955-06-10 23Pierre,South Dakota MLB1975-19921977-1992John F. Kennedy Memorial (Burien,WA)Arizona St
1976- 1-   1-HOU
 
16Dave Bergman1B6-2 190 L-L 1953-06-06 25Evanston,Illinois MLB1972-19921975-1992Maine East (Park Ridge,IL)Illinois St
1974- 2-  36-NYA
 
13Bruce BochyC6-4 225 R-R 1955-04-16 23Landes de Boussac,France MLB1975-19881978-1987Melbourne (Melbourne,FL)Florida St
1975- 8- 132-CHA
 
23Enos Cabell3B6-5 185 R-R 1949-10-08 28Fort Riley,Kansas MLB1969-19861972-1986Gardena (Gardena,CA)Los Angeles Harbor Col
1968-   UDFA-BAL
 
20J.J. CannonOF6-3 193 L-R 1953-07-13 24Camp Lejeune,North Carolina MLB1974-19831977-1980   Pensacola St
1974- 1-  16-HOU
 
28Cesar CedenoOF6-2 190 R-R 1951-02-25 27Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1968-19861970-1986  
1967-   UDFA-HOU
 
25Jose CruzOF6-0 175 L-L 1947-08-08 30Arroyo,Puerto Rico MLB1967-19881970-1988  
1966-   UDFA-SLN
 
37Tom DixonP5-11 175 R-R 1955-04-23 23Orlando,Florida MLB1977-19831977-1983Boone (Orlando,FL)
1973-18- 426-LAN
 
15Keith Drumright2B5-10 170 L-R 1954-10-21 23Springfield,Missouri MLB1973-19821978-1981Hillcrest (Springfield,MO)Oklahoma
1976- 4-  79-CHN
 
13Joe FergusonC6-2 200 R-R 1946-09-19 31San Francisco,California MLB1968-19831970-1983Camden (San Jose,CA)Pacific
1968- 8- 161-LAN
 
10Mike FischlinSS6-1 165 R-R 1955-09-13 22Sacramento,California MLB1975-19881977-1986Elk Grove (Elk Grove,CA)Cosumnes River Col
1975- 7- 163-NYA
 
43Ken ForschP6-4 210 R-R 1946-09-08 31Sacramento,California MLB1968-19861970-1986Hiram W. Johnson (Sacramento,CA)Oregon St
1968-18- 399-HOU
 
9Julio Gonzalez2B5-11 165 R-R 1952-12-25 25Caguas,Puerto Rico MLB1972-19831977-1983  
1972-   UDFA-CHN
 
8Ed HerrmannC6-1 210 L-R 1946-08-27 31San Diego,California MLB1964-19781967-1978Crawford (San Diego,CA)
1964-   UDFA-MLB
 
26Wilbur HowardOF6-2 175 B-R 1949-01-08 29Lowell,North Carolina MLB1973-19791973-1978Holbrook (Lowell,NC)
1968-19- 441-SE1
 
18Art Howe2B6-2 190 R-R 1946-12-15 31Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1971-19851974-1985Shaler Area (Glenshaw,PA)Wyoming
1971-   UDFA-PIT
 
17Rafael LandestoySS5-10 165 B-R 1953-05-28 25Bani,Dom Rep MLB1972-19851977-1984  
1972-   UDFA-LAN
 
42Mark LemongelloP6-1 180 R-R 1955-07-21 22Jersey City,New Jersey MLB1976-19801976-1979Bridgewater Raritan (Bridgewater,NJ)
1973-   UDFA-DET
 
46Jeff LeonardOF6-2 200 R-R 1955-09-22 22Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1973-19911977-1990Overbrook (Philadelphia,PA)
1973-   UDFA-LAN
 
39Bo McLaughlinP6-5 210 R-R 1953-10-23 24Oakland,California MLB1976-19841976-1982David Lipscomb (Amelia,OH)Lipscomb U.
1975- 1-  14-HOU
 
14Roger MetzgerSS6-0 165 B-R 1947-10-10 30Fredericksburg,Texas MLB1969-19801970-1980Holy Cross (San Antonio,TX)St. Edward's U.
1969- 1-  16-CHN
 
36Joe NiekroP6-1 190 R-R 1944-11-07 33Martins Ferry,Ohio MLB1966-19881967-1988Bridgeport (Bridgeport,OH)West Liberty U.
1966- 7-  84-CLE
 
19Jim Obradovich1B6-2 200 L-L 1949-09-13 28Fort Campbell,Kentucky MLB1977-19791978-1978Fort Knox (Fort Knox,KY)
1967-24- 472-MIN
 
30Gene PentzP6-1 200 R-R 1953-06-21 25Johnstown,Pennsylvania MLB1975-19811975-1978Greater Johnstown (Johnstown,PA)
1971- 7- 159-DET
 
21Terry PuhlOF6-2 200 L-R 1956-07-08 21Melville,Saskatchewan MLB1974-19911977-1991Melville Comprehensive (Melville,SK)
1973-   UDFA-HOU
 
8Luis PujolsC6-1 195 R-R 1955-11-18 22Santiago,Dom Rep MLB1973-19871977-1985  
1973-   UDFA-HOU
 
45Frank RiccelliP6-3 205 L-L 1953-02-24 25Syracuse,New York MLB1976-19821976-1979Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse,NY)
1971- 1-  18-SFN
 
50J.R. RichardP6-8 222 R-R 1950-03-07 28Vienna,Louisiana MLB1969-19831971-1980Lincoln (Ruston,LA)
1969- 1-   2-HOU
 
48Vern RuhleP6-1 187 R-R 1951-01-25 27Coleman,Michigan MLB1972-19871974-1986Coleman Community (Coleman,MI)Olivet Col
1972-17- 404-DET
 
35Joe SambitoP6-1 190 L-L 1952-06-28 26Brooklyn,New York MLB1973-19881976-1987Bethpage (Bethpage,NY)Adelphi U.
1973-17- 404-HOU
 
24Jimmy SextonSS5-10 175 R-R 1951-12-15 26Mobile,Alabama MLB1970-19841977-1983Mary G. Montgomery (Semmes,AL)
1970-   UDFA-PIT
 
29Denny WallingOF6-1 185 L-R 1954-04-17 24Neptune,New Jersey MLB1975-19921975-1992Howell (Farmingdale,NJ)Clemson U., Brookdale CC
1975- 1-   1-OAK
 
31Dan WarthenP6-0 200 B-L 1952-12-01 25Omaha,Nebraska MLB1975-19821975-1978North (Omaha,NE)
1971- 2-  28-MON
 
27Bob Watson1B6-2 205 R-R 1946-04-10 32Los Angeles,California MLB1965-19841966-1984Fremont (Los Angeles,CA)
1970-15- 362-CHN
 
34Rick WilliamsP6-1 180 R-R 1952-11-09 25Merced,California MLB1977-19821978-1979Merced (Merced,CA)
1970-27- 648-NYN
 
44Oscar ZamoraP5-10 178 R-R 1944-09-23 33Camaguey,Cuba MLB1974-19821974-1978  
1965-   UDFA-CLE
 
39 Players