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1971 Houston Astros (MLB)

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W-L Record: 79-83 .488
Rank: 4th in National League West
Run Differential: 585-567 + 18
Roster Continuity 84.95% 7/24
Manager(s): Harry Walker
General Manager: Spec Richardson
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 1,261,589 11/24
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Neil Rasmussen (#12) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Salty Parker
Assistant Coach: Hub Kittle
Assistant Coach: Buddy Hancken
Assistant Coach: Jim Owens

#1 Draft Picks

J.R. Richard (#2), John Mayberry (#6), Roger Metzger (#16)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9072.556--
8973.5491.0
8280.5068.0
7983.48811.0
7983.48811.0
61100.37928.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
28Cesar CedenoOF20   61185161
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10
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812092510235379.264.293.398691.134.193.2984.0861.1243649
18Joe Morgan2B27   58387149
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11
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564088852121074.256.351.407758.151.357.2590.5944.8237689
15Roger MetzgerSS23   56264132
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11
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026156445044525.235.294.299593.064.158.2571.14--168617
12Doug Rader3B26   48451118
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565140112322510.244.303.378681.134.225.2902.8040.3183534
11Denis Menke1B30   47557117
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43455968245614.246.328.320648.074.196.2821.15475.0152547
27Bob WatsonOF-1B25   46849135
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67034156251214.288.347.395742.107.188.3111.3752.0185514
22Jesus AlouOF29   43341121
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40371317433211.279.305.360665.081.102.2861.31216.5156455
24Jimmy WynnOF29   4043882
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451055663262214.203.302.295597.092.243.2231.1357.7119466
7Johnny EdwardsC33   3171874
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2311263809110.233.291.309600.076.158.2621.46317.098345
8Jack HiattC28   1741648
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1601353922211.276.401.351752.075.270.3481.11174.061214
33John Mayberry1B22   1371625
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1400133222022.182.260.350610.168.263.1802.4619.648154
29Rich ChilesOF21   1191227
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150162010112.227.268.336604.109.151.2553.3359.540128
40Don WilsonP26   91514
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0070013720602.154.181.165346.011.022.25937.00--15100
20Cesar GeronimoOF23   821318
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62253100100.220.264.329593.110.171.3406.2082.02788
21Norm MillerOF25   74519
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100051310103.257.313.405718.149.216.2882.6037.03081
42Jack BillinghamP28   7319
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00040013000612.123.133.123256.000.014.20530.00--981
10Larry HowardC26   64615
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140131700012.234.265.375640.141.172.2835.6732.02468
14Marty Martinez2B-SS29   62416
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04103600003.258.292.339631.081.145.2862.00--2165
43Ken ForschP24   5928
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0010013000300.136.150.153303.017.034.27630.00--963
49Larry DierkerP24   5444
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0020011600303.074.091.093184.019.037.10516.00--558
36Wade BlasingameP27   49510
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90071800210.204.298.327625.122.265.2902.5749.01659
16Ray BusseSS-3B22   3425
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004002900100.147.194.235429.088.147.2004.50--837
45Jim RayP26   1813
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0001002400000.167.250.167417.000.111.2142.00--320
39George CulverP27   1101
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0002000400301.091.091.091182.000.000.143----114
38Tom GriffinP23   901
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0000001200002.111.200.111311.000.111.1432.00--110
37Scipio SpinksP23   912
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0001000400000.222.222.222444.000.000.400----29
41Ron CookP23   812
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0000000300000.250.250.250500.000.000.400----28
50J.R. RichardP21   7000000000400200.000.000.0000.000.000.000----09
23Denny LemasterP32   601
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0000000300100.167.167.167334.000.000.333----17
19Derrel Thomas2B20   5000000010200100.000.000.0000.000-.200.000----06
44Bill GreifP21   301
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0000000200000.333.333.333666.000.0001.000----13
17Jay SchlueterOF21   311
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0000000100000.333.333.333666.000.000.500----13
48Fred GladdingP35   2000000000100001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
46Buddy HarrisP22   2000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
Batting Totals20345492585131923052715471015147888829446541105.240.299.340639.100.196.2731.8677.418666076
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
40Don Wilson26   16102.45353418300268.0195807315791805071.026.550.502.656.042.28
42Jack Billingham28   10163.3933338300228.1205988696813961151.208.090.362.685.492.04
43Ken Forsch24   882.5433237240188.116260538531318041.147.760.382.546.272.47
49Larry Dierker24   1262.7224236200159.01505048833916021.158.490.451.875.152.76
36Wade Blasingame27   9114.6130282000158.11779081114593100131.4110.080.632.565.302.07
45Jim Ray26   1042.114710021397.2722723331465121.056.610.282.854.221.48
39George Culver27   582.655900034795.1893328438574021.348.430.383.605.401.50
23Denny Lemaster32   023.454200017260.0592323422287011.358.850.603.304.201.27
48Fred Gladding35   452.1248000321251.1511712022172071.439.000.003.883.000.77
38Tom Griffin23   064.74106000037.2442220420294021.6810.420.954.746.871.45
46Buddy Harris22   116.39200007030.2332222316212101.589.580.874.656.101.31
37Scipio Spinks23   103.7253100029.1221212213261011.216.830.624.038.072.00
41Ron Cook23   044.8554001025.223141428101011.197.960.692.773.461.25
50J.R. Richard21   213.4344100021.01798116292001.577.290.436.8612.431.81
44Bill Greif21   115.0673001016.01810918140021.6310.130.564.507.881.75
35Skip Guinn26   000.004000214.21000331000.801.800.005.405.401.00
31Larry Yount21   00-1000000000000000------
Batting Totals79833.134071624310119251471131856751275475914643591.228.060.462.915.591.92
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Johnny EdwardsC1045554837.9950.00
Jack HiattC653292036.9910.00
Larry HowardC221061212.9920.00
Norm MillerC10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Denis Menke1B10184559377.9970.00
Bob Watson1B4533916528.9860.00
John Mayberry1B3731715120.9970.00
Marty Martinez1B4222021.0000.00
Cesar Cedeno1B230001.0000.00
Jack Hiatt1B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe Morgan2B1573364821293.9860.00
Marty Martinez2B9121813.9680.00
Denis Menke2B571112.9470.00
Derrel Thomas2B132011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Doug Rader3B135932752128.9460.00
Denis Menke3B32244144.9420.00
Ray Busse3B33610.9000.00
Marty Martinez3B302001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Roger MetzgerSS1482754591791.9770.00
Denis MenkeSS17164025.9660.00
Marty MartinezSS7715021.0000.00
Ray BusseSS54910.9290.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Cesar CedenoOF157345640.9890.00
Jimmy WynnOF116232935.9880.00
Jesus AlouOF109229743.9830.00
Bob WatsonOF87131220.9850.00
Cesar GeronimoOF6442110.9770.00
Rich ChilesOF27350001.0000.00
Norm MillerOF20230001.0000.00
Jay SchlueterOF230001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
George CulverP599571733.8892.27
Fred GladdingP48513320.7501.06
Jim RayP479727001.0000.83
Denny LemasterP4260110011.0001.65
Don WilsonP3526892624.9461.18
Jack BillinghamP33228203243.9292.05
Ken ForschP3318881921.9311.29
Wade BlasingameP3015882911.9742.11
Larry DierkerP24159162310.9752.21
Buddy HarrisP203002001.0000.60
Tom GriffinP1037010001.0002.42
Bill GreifP71603001.0001.69
Ron CookP5251510.8572.14
Scipio SpinksP52914001.0001.55
Skip GuinnP4410001.0002.14
J.R. RichardP42113001.0001.71
Larry YountP100000.0000.00


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