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1981 Houston AstrosSeason Roster
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Scott Loucks played for the 1981 Houston Astros
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameAstros
LocationHouston,Texas
Record61-49 (3rd in National League West)League Rank5thMLB Rank8th
ManagerBill VirdonGeneral ManagerAl Rosen
CoachesDeacon Jones (Hitting Coach), Don Leppert (Bullpen Coach), Bob Lillis (Third Base Coach), Tony Pacheco (Assistant Coach), Mel Wright (Pitching Coach)
PlayoffsLost in 1st Round (Dodgers)
#1 Draft PickCurtis Burke (#75)
Attendance1,321,282
Minor League AffiliatesTucson Toros (AAA) 57-82 ... Columbus Astros (AA) 63-78 ... Daytona Astros (A+) 68-67 ... GCL Astros Blue (Rk) 22-38 ... GCL Astros Orange (Rk) 33-28 ...
Years Available1962-2018

Team History -- 1981 Statistics -- 1981 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 1981 Houston Astros.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1981 baseball season.

1981 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 28San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1970-19881976-1988  
1969-   UDFA-CIN
 
14Alan AshbyC6-2 190 B-R 1951-07-08 29Long 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 28Evanston,Illinois MLB1972-19921975-1992Maine East (Park Ridge,IL)Illinois St
1974- 2-  36-NYA
 
28Cesar Cedeno1B-OF6-2 190 R-R 1951-02-25 30Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1968-19861970-1986  
1967-   UDFA-HOU
 
25Jose CruzOF6-0 175 L-L 1947-08-08 33Arroyo,Puerto Rico MLB1967-19881970-1988  
1966-   UDFA-SLN
 
23Kiko GarciaSS5-11 180 R-R 1953-10-14 27Martinez,California MLB1971-19971976-1985Ygnacio Valley (Concord,CA)
1971- 3-  71-BAL
 
3Phil Garner2B5-10 177 R-R 1949-04-30 32Jefferson City,Tennessee MLB1971-19881973-1988Bearden (Knoxville,TN)Tennessee
1971- 1-   2-OAK
 
24Danny Heep1B5-11 177 L-L 1957-07-03 23San Antonio,Texas MLB1978-19911979-1991Lee (San Antonio,TX)St. Mary's U.
1978- 2-  37-HOU
 
18Art Howe3B6-2 190 R-R 1946-12-15 34Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1971-19851974-1985Shaler Area (Glenshaw,PA)Wyoming
1971-   UDFA-PIT
 
15Mike Ivie1B6-3 205 R-R 1952-08-08 28Atlanta,Georgia MLB1970-19831971-1983The Walker School (Marietta,GA)
1970- 1-   1-SDN
 
39Bob KnepperP6-2 210 L-L 1954-05-25 27Akron,Ohio MLB1972-19901976-1990Calistoga (Calistoga,CA)
1972- 2-  43-SFN
 
11Alan KnicelyC6-0 194 R-R 1955-05-19 26Harrisonburg,Virginia MLB1974-19871979-1986Turner Ashby (Bridgewater,VA)
1974- 3-  63-HOU
 
31Frank LaCorteP6-1 180 R-R 1951-10-13 29San Jose,California MLB1973-19841975-1984Gilroy (Gilroy,CA)Gavilan Col
1972-   UDFA-ATL
 
17Rafael Landestoy2B5-10 165 B-R 1953-05-28 28Bani,Dom Rep MLB1972-19851977-1984  
1972-   UDFA-LAN
 
30Jeff LeonardOF-1B6-2 200 R-R 1955-09-22 25Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1973-19911977-1990Overbrook (Philadelphia,PA)
1973-   UDFA-LAN
 
26Scott LoucksOF6-0 178 R-R 1956-11-11 24Anchorage,Alaska MLB1977-19851980-1985Leilehua (Wahiawa,HI)Southeastern Oklahoma St
1977- 5- 118-HOU
 
36Joe NiekroP6-1 190 R-R 1944-11-07 36Martins Ferry,Ohio MLB1966-19881967-1988Bridgeport (Bridgeport,OH)West Liberty U.
1966- 7-  84-CLE
 
1Bert PenaSS5-11 165 R-R 1959-07-11 21Santurce,Puerto Rico MLB1977-20031981-1987  
1977-   UDFA-HOU
 
9Joe Pittman2B6-1 180 R-R 1954-01-01 27Houston,Texas MLB1975-19851981-1984   So.U.
1975- 5- 110-HOU
 
26Gordie PladsonP6-4 210 R-R 1956-07-31 24New Westminster,BC MLB1973-19831979-1982  
1973-   UDFA-HOU
 
21Terry PuhlOF6-2 200 L-R 1956-07-08 24Melville,Saskatchewan MLB1974-19911977-1991Melville Comprehensive (Melville,SK)
1973-   UDFA-HOU
 
6Luis PujolsC6-1 195 R-R 1955-11-18 25Santiago,Dom Rep MLB1973-19871977-1985  
1973-   UDFA-HOU
 
12Craig ReynoldsSS6-1 175 L-R 1952-12-27 28Houston,Texas MLB1971-19891975-1989Reagan (Houston,TX)
1971- 1-  22-PIT
 
8Dave Roberts1B-3B6-3 215 R-R 1951-02-17 30Lebanon,Oregon MLB1972-19821972-1982Lebanon (Lebanon,OR)Oregon
1972- 1-   1-SDN
 
48Vern RuhleP6-1 187 R-R 1951-01-25 30Coleman,Michigan MLB1972-19871974-1986Coleman Community (Coleman,MI)Olivet Col
1972-17- 404-DET
 
34Nolan RyanP6-2 195 R-R 1947-01-31 34Refugio,Texas MLB1965-19931966-1993Alvin (Alvin,TX)Alvin CC
1965-12- 226-NYN
 
35Joe SambitoP6-1 190 L-L 1952-06-28 29Brooklyn,New York MLB1973-19881976-1987Bethpage (Bethpage,NY)Adelphi U.
1973-17- 404-HOU
 
30Tony ScottOF6-0 175 B-R 1951-09-18 29Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1969-19841973-1984Withrow (Cincinnati,OH)
1969-71-1019-MON
 
27Billy SmithP6-7 200 R-R 1954-09-13 26La Marque,Texas MLB1977-19821981-1981   Sam Houston St
1977-14- 352-HOU
 
45Dave SmithP6-1 195 R-R 1955-01-21 26San Francisco,California MLB1976-19921980-1992Poway (Poway,CA)San Diego St
1976- 8- 169-HOU
 
16Harry Spilman1B6-1 190 L-R 1954-07-18 26Albany,Georgia MLB1974-19901978-1989  
1974-   UDFA-CIN
 
41Bobby SprowlP6-2 190 L-L 1956-04-14 25Sandusky,Ohio MLB1977-19841978-1981Sandusky (Sandusky,OH)Alabama
1977- 2-  39-BOS
 
20Don SuttonP6-1 185 R-R 1945-04-02 36Clio,Alabama MLB1965-19881966-1988Tate (Cantonment,FL)Mississippi Gulf Coast CC, USC
1964-   UDFA-LAN
 
10Dickie Thon2B5-11 175 R-R 1958-06-20 23South Bend,Indiana MLB1976-19931979-1993  
1975-   UDFA-CAL
 
38Tim TolmanOF6-0 195 R-R 1956-04-20 25Santa Monica,California MLB1976-19891981-1987Loyola (Los Angeles,CA)USC
1978-12- 297-HOU
 
29Denny WallingOF-1B6-1 185 L-R 1954-04-17 27Neptune,New Jersey MLB1975-19921975-1992Howell (Farmingdale,NJ)Clemson U., Brookdale CC
1975- 1-   1-OAK
 
15,22Gary WoodsOF6-2 190 R-R 1954-07-20 26Santa Barbara,California MLB1973-19861976-1985San Marcos (San Marcos,CA)Santa Barbara City Col
1973-27- 602-MIN
 
37 Players