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1980 Houston AstrosSeason Roster
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Gordie Pladson played for the 1980 Houston Astros
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameAstros
LocationHouston,Texas
Record93-70 (1st in National League West)League Rank1stMLB Rank4th
BallparkAstrodome
ManagerBill VirdonGeneral ManagerTal Smith
CoachesDeacon Jones (Hitting Coach), Don Leppert (Bullpen Coach), Bob Lillis (Third Base Coach), Tony Pacheco (Assistant Coach), Mel Wright (Pitching Coach)
PlayoffsLost NLCS (Phillies)
#1 Draft PickJeff Calhoun (#69)
Attendance2,278,217 (Rank: 6th)
Minor League AffiliatesTucson Toros (AAA) 87-59 ... Columbus Astros (AA) 76-68 ... Daytona Astros (A+) 86-51 ... GCL Astros Orange (Rk) 34-28 ... GCL Astros Blue (Rk) 38-24 ...
Years Available1962-2018

Team History -- 1980 Statistics -- 1980 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 1980 Houston Astros.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1980 baseball season.

1980 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)
47Joaquin AndujarP6-0 180 B-R 1952-12-21 27San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1970-19881976-1988  
1969-   UDFA-CIN
 
14Alan AshbyC6-2 190 B-R 1951-07-08 28Long Beach,California MLB1969-19891973-1989San Pedro (San Pedro,CA)Los Angeles Harbor Col
1969- 3-  63-CLE
 
16Dave Bergman1B6-2 190 L-L 1953-06-06 27Evanston,Illinois MLB1972-19921975-1992Maine East (Park Ridge,IL)Illinois St
1974- 2-  36-NYA
 
13Bruce BochyC6-4 225 R-R 1955-04-16 25Landes de Boussac,France MLB1975-19881978-1987Melbourne (Melbourne,FL)Florida St
1975- 8- 132-CHA
 
23Enos Cabell3B6-5 185 R-R 1949-10-08 30Fort Riley,Kansas MLB1969-19861972-1986Gardena (Gardena,CA)Los Angeles Harbor Col
1968-   UDFA-BAL
 
28Cesar CedenoOF6-2 190 R-R 1951-02-25 29Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1968-19861970-1986  
1967-   UDFA-HOU
 
25Jose CruzOF6-0 175 L-L 1947-08-08 32Arroyo,Puerto Rico MLB1967-19881970-1988  
1966-   UDFA-SLN
 
10Mike FischlinSS6-1 165 R-R 1955-09-13 24Sacramento,California MLB1975-19881977-1986Elk Grove (Elk Grove,CA)Cosumnes River Col
1975- 7- 163-NYA
 
43Ken ForschP6-4 210 R-R 1946-09-08 33Sacramento,California MLB1968-19861970-1986Hiram W. Johnson (Sacramento,CA)Oregon St
1968-18- 399-HOU
 
9Julio GonzalezSS-3B5-11 165 R-R 1952-12-25 27Caguas,Puerto Rico MLB1972-19831977-1983  
1972-   UDFA-CHN
 
20Danny Heep1B5-11 177 L-L 1957-07-03 22San Antonio,Texas MLB1978-19911979-1991Lee (San Antonio,TX)St. Mary's U.
1978- 2-  37-HOU
 
18Art Howe1B6-2 190 R-R 1946-12-15 33Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1971-19851974-1985Shaler Area (Glenshaw,PA)Wyoming
1971-   UDFA-PIT
 
11Alan KnicelyC-OF6-0 194 R-R 1955-05-19 25Harrisonburg,Virginia MLB1974-19871979-1986Turner Ashby (Bridgewater,VA)
1974- 3-  63-HOU
 
31Frank LaCorteP6-1 180 R-R 1951-10-13 28San Jose,California MLB1973-19841975-1984Gilroy (Gilroy,CA)Gavilan Col
1972-   UDFA-ATL
 
17Rafael Landestoy2B-SS5-10 165 B-R 1953-05-28 27Bani,Dom Rep MLB1972-19851977-1984  
1972-   UDFA-LAN
 
30Jeff LeonardOF6-2 200 R-R 1955-09-22 24Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1973-19911977-1990Overbrook (Philadelphia,PA)
1973-   UDFA-LAN
 
22Scott LoucksOF6-0 178 R-R 1956-11-11 23Anchorage,Alaska MLB1977-19851980-1985Leilehua (Wahiawa,HI)Southeastern Oklahoma St
1977- 5- 118-HOU
 
8Joe Morgan2B5-7 155 L-R 1943-09-19 36Bonham,Texas MLB1963-19841963-1984Castlemont (Oakland,CA)
1962-   UDFA-HOU
 
36Joe NiekroP6-1 190 R-R 1944-11-07 35Martins Ferry,Ohio MLB1966-19881967-1988Bridgeport (Bridgeport,OH)West Liberty U.
1966- 7-  84-CLE
 
46Randy NiemannP6-4 200 L-L 1955-11-15 24Scotia,California MLB1975-19881979-1987Fortuna (Fortuna,CA)Col. the Redwoods
1975- 3-  60-MIN
 
26Gordie PladsonP6-4 210 R-R 1956-07-31 23New Westminster,BC MLB1973-19831979-1982  
1973-   UDFA-HOU
 
21Terry PuhlOF6-2 200 L-R 1956-07-08 23Melville,Saskatchewan MLB1974-19911977-1991Melville Comprehensive (Melville,SK)
1973-   UDFA-HOU
 
6Luis PujolsC6-1 195 R-R 1955-11-18 24Santiago,Dom Rep MLB1973-19871977-1985  
1973-   UDFA-HOU
 
12Craig ReynoldsSS6-1 175 L-R 1952-12-27 27Houston,Texas MLB1971-19891975-1989Reagan (Houston,TX)
1971- 1-  22-PIT
 
50J.R. RichardP6-8 222 R-R 1950-03-07 30Vienna,Louisiana MLB1969-19831971-1980Lincoln (Ruston,LA)
1969- 1-   2-HOU
 
42Bert RobergeP6-4 190 R-R 1954-10-03 25Lewiston,Maine MLB1976-19861979-1986Edward Little (Auburn,ME)Maine
1976-17- 385-HOU
 
48Vern RuhleP6-1 187 R-R 1951-01-25 29Coleman,Michigan MLB1972-19871974-1986Coleman Community (Coleman,MI)Olivet Col
1972-17- 404-DET
 
34Nolan RyanP6-2 195 R-R 1947-01-31 33Refugio,Texas MLB1965-19931966-1993Alvin (Alvin,TX)Alvin CC
1965-12- 226-NYN
 
35Joe SambitoP6-1 190 L-L 1952-06-28 28Brooklyn,New York MLB1973-19881976-1987Bethpage (Bethpage,NY)Adelphi U.
1973-17- 404-HOU
 
45Dave SmithP6-1 195 R-R 1955-01-21 25San Francisco,California MLB1976-19921980-1992Poway (Poway,CA)San Diego St
1976- 8- 169-HOU
 
41Bobby SprowlP6-2 190 L-L 1956-04-14 24Sandusky,Ohio MLB1977-19841978-1981Sandusky (Sandusky,OH)Alabama
1977- 2-  39-BOS
 
29Denny Walling1B6-1 185 L-R 1954-04-17 26Neptune,New Jersey MLB1975-19921975-1992Howell (Farmingdale,NJ)Clemson U., Brookdale CC
1975- 1-   1-OAK
 
15Gary WoodsOF6-2 190 R-R 1954-07-20 25Santa Barbara,California MLB1973-19861976-1985San Marcos (San Marcos,CA)Santa Barbara City Col
1973-27- 602-MIN
 
33 Players