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1968 Houston Astros (MLB)

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W-L Record: 72-90 .444
Rank: 10th in National League
Run Differential: 510-588 -78
Roster Continuity 58.60% 19/20
Manager(s): Harry Walker, Grady Hatton
General Manager: Spec Richardson
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 1,312,887 6/20
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Martin Cott (#3) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Salty Parker
Assistant Coach: Buddy Hancken
Assistant Coach: Mel McGaha
Assistant Coach: Jim Owens

#1 Draft Picks

John Mayberry (#6)
National League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9765.599--
8874.5439.0
8478.51913.0
8379.51214.0
8181.50016.0
8082.49417.0
7686.46921.0
7686.46921.0
7389.45124.0
7290.44425.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
10Rusty Staub1B24   59154172
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6
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722073577247411.291.373.387760.096.223.3120.7898.5229682
11Denis Menke2B27   54256135
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6
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6
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5658648166726.249.334.347681.098.210.2821.2790.3188621
24Jimmy WynnOF26   54285146
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26
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6711179013159546.269.376.474850.205.360.3081.4620.8257646
15Hector TorresSS22   46644104
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242318640212010.223.252.258510.034.071.2573.56466.0120496
14Bob Aspromonte3B30   4092592
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2
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46103557295615.225.285.264549.039.127.2551.63409.0108457
7John BatemanC27   3502887
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04
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331123463163416.249.297.337634.089.154.2732.0087.5118383
12Doug Rader3B23   3334289
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4322315113248.267.328.393721.126.219.2961.6555.5131371
21Norm MillerOF22   2573561
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2865224851554.237.304.393697.156.245.2642.1842.8101294
22Ron DavisOF26   2172246
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1204134840111.212.268.281549.069.111.2663.69217.061236
28Lee ThomasOF32   2011439
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1121142214416.194.249.229478.035.109.2121.57201.046221
37Dick SimpsonOF24   1772533
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1144206142012.186.282.299581.113.226.2633.0559.053202
17Julio Gotay2B29   165941
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111242110106.248.271.285556.036.055.2805.25165.047171
27Bob WatsonOF22   1401332
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810133211016.229.297.321618.093.193.2802.4670.045155
6Dave AdleshC24   104319
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040052712201.183.227.212439.029.077.2475.40--22112
22Jose HerreraOF26   100924
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0070241200501.240.269.290559.050.070.2733.00--29109
39Dave GiustiP28   82415
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0090011720501.183.212.195407.012.024.23117.00--1690
9Ron BrandC28   81713
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0041191120201.160.261.185446.025.136.1861.22--1594
49Larry DierkerP21   7325
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0030023500902.068.093.082175.014.041.13217.50--684
40Don WilsonP23   70715
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60011610602.214.236.286522.071.086.26416.0070.02078
23Denny LemasterP29   6522
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00010062000901.031.113.031144.000.092.0443.33--280
20Ivan MurrellOF23   5936
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030011700002.102.117.153270.051.068.14317.00--960
35Mike CuellarP31   57311
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30002510300.193.207.263470.070.070.323--57.01561
8Hal KingC24   5548
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020071600001.145.242.218460.073.200.2052.29--1262
27Nate ColbertOF22   5358
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0041112300112.151.164.170334.019.038.25823.00--956
20Leon McFaddenSS24   47213
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0011061002100.277.358.298656.021.170.3511.67--1454
18Joe Morgan2B24   2065
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00307400000.250.444.350794.100.600.3130.57--727
30John BuzhardtP31   1604
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0001001600101.250.294.250544.000.063.4006.00--418
45Jim RayP23   1501
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0000000700101.067.067.067134.000.000.125----116
37Byron BrowneOF25   1303
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0001004600001.231.412.231643.000.308.4291.50--317
31Danny CoombsP26   1014
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0002000500000.400.400.400800.000.000.800----410
33John Mayberry1B19   9000000000210000.000.100.000100.000.000.000----010
42Steve SheaP25   6000000000400000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
36Wade BlasingameP24   5000000003200000.000.375.000375.000.600.0000.67--08
44Tom DukesP25   4000000001300000.000.200.000200.000.250.0003.00--05
50Danny Walton20   2000000000100001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
Batting Totals1941533651012332052866473445147998848819734115.231.293.317610.086.174.2702.0680.816925946
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
39Dave Giusti28   11143.19373412211251.02269589156718611221.178.100.542.406.672.78
49Larry Dierker21   12153.31323210100233.22069586148916120081.267.920.543.426.191.81
23Denny Lemaster29   10152.8133327200224.0231797011721467241.359.280.442.895.872.03
40Don Wilson23   13163.2733309330208.218785769701759141.238.050.393.017.542.50
35Mike Cuellar31   8112.74282411231170.215260528451332011.158.000.422.377.002.96
30John Buzhardt31   443.113940015583.2733529035377041.297.820.003.753.961.06
45Jim Ray23   232.674121014180.2652624525711111.117.220.562.787.892.84
44Tom Dukes25   224.254300019452.2623125328374121.7010.530.514.756.281.32
31Danny Coombs26   433.264020016246.2522117017295011.479.960.003.265.551.71
36Wade Blasingame24   124.75222007136.0452119310223001.5311.250.752.505.502.20
42Steve Shea25   443.343000021634.2271413011152021.096.940.002.833.861.36
43Pat House27   117.88180008016.12115140660011.6911.810.003.383.381.00
48Fred Gladding32   0015.757000424.18770323012.7518.000.006.754.500.67
33Hal Gilson26   006.752000103.27430110002.0015.750.002.252.251.00
Batting Totals72903.2640516250101122314471362588524684791021747311.278.470.422.986.352.13
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
John BatemanC10869049116.9850.00
Dave AdleshC361931120.9900.00
Ron BrandC2915314031.0000.00
Hal KingC1983830.9680.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rusty Staub1B14713139311100.9920.00
Nate Colbert1B543012.9770.00
Denis Menke1B5291021.0000.00
Doug Rader1B547334.9430.00
John Mayberry1B2250011.0000.00
Lee Thomas1B2133031.0000.00
Bob Aspromonte1B161001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Denis Menke2B1192692851047.9820.00
Julio Gotay2B48116103428.9820.00
Jose Herrera2B7151934.9190.00
Joe Morgan2B59622.8820.00
Hector Torres2B102001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Doug Rader3B86831681914.9300.00
Bob Aspromonte3B756714868.9730.00
Denis Menke3B436011.0000.00
Ron Brand3B10000.0000.00
Julio Gotay3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Hector TorresSS1271593912455.9580.00
Denis MenkeSS354592521.9650.00
Leon McFaddenSS16164423.9680.00
Bob AspromonteSS101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jimmy WynnOF1532982048.9880.00
Norm MillerOF74131141.9710.00
Ron DavisOF52131440.9710.00
Dick SimpsonOF4963221.9700.00
Lee ThomasOF4867520.9730.00
Bob WatsonOF4046060.8850.00
Bob AspromonteOF3643541.9230.00
Jose HerreraOF1722110.9580.00
Ivan MurrellOF1524322.9310.00
Rusty StaubOF1523120.9230.00
Nate ColbertOF1119110.9520.00
Byron BrowneOF271011.0000.00
Ron BrandOF110001.0000.00
Joe MorganOF110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tom DukesP435211110.9232.07
Jim RayP41802910.9171.23
Danny CoombsP404621111.9292.53
John BuzhardtP3983817011.0002.70
Dave GiustiP37251205123.9732.55
Denny LemasterP3322472741.8951.37
Don WilsonP33208162240.9051.64
Larry DierkerP32233132812.9761.58
Steve SheaP303429011.0002.89
Mike CuellarP28170132441.9021.96
Wade BlasingameP2236110011.0002.75
Pat HouseP181612001.0001.68
Fred GladdingP7410001.0002.20
Hal GilsonP2311001.0005.63


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