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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
Manager(s): Harry Walker
General Manager: Spec Richardson
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 1,261,589 11/24
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Neil Rasmussen (#12) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

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

#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
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
22Jesus AlouOF2943341121
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4
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40371317433211.279.299.360659.081.102.2861.31216.5156451
42Jack BillinghamP287319
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00040013000612.123.133.123256.000.014.20530.00--981
36Wade BlasingameP2749510
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3
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90071800210.204.298.327625.122.265.2902.5749.01659
16Ray BusseSS-3B223425
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3
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004002900100.147.194.235429.088.147.2004.50--837
28Cesar CedenoOF2061185161
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40
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6
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10
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812092510235379.264.289.398687.134.193.2984.0861.1243646
29Rich ChilesOF211191227
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5
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150162010112.227.262.336598.109.151.2553.3359.540127
41Ron CookP23812
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0000000300000.250.250.250500.000.000.400----28
39George CulverP271101
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0002000400301.091.091.091182.000.000.143----114
49Larry DierkerP245444
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0020011600303.074.091.093184.019.037.10516.00--558
7Johnny EdwardsC333171874
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2311263809110.233.291.309600.076.158.2621.46317.098345
43Ken ForschP245928
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0010013000300.136.150.153303.017.034.27630.00--963
20Cesar GeronimoOF23821318
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62253100100.220.264.329593.110.171.3406.2082.02788
48Fred GladdingP352000000000100001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
44Bill GreifP21301
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0000000200000.333.333.333666.000.0001.000----13
38Tom GriffinP23901
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0000001200002.111.200.111311.000.111.1432.00--110
46Buddy HarrisP222000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
8Jack HiattC281741648
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1601353922211.276.395.351746.075.270.3481.11174.061212
10Larry HowardC2664615
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140131700012.234.265.375640.141.172.2835.6732.02468
23Denny LemasterP32601
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0000000300100.167.167.167334.000.000.333----17
14Marty Martinez2B-SS2962416
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04103600003.258.292.339631.081.145.2862.00--2165
33John Mayberry1B221371625
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1400133222022.182.250.350600.168.263.1802.4619.648152
11Denis Menke1B3047557117
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43455968245614.246.326.320646.074.196.2821.15475.0152545
15Roger MetzgerSS2356264132
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026156445044525.235.289.299588.064.158.2571.14--168613
21Norm MillerOF2574519
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100051310103.257.304.405709.149.216.2882.6037.03080
18Joe Morgan2B2758387149
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564088852121074.256.350.407757.151.357.2590.5944.8237688
12Doug Rader3B2648451118
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565140112322510.244.299.378677.134.225.2902.8040.3183531
45Jim RayP261813
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0001002400000.167.250.167417.000.111.2142.00--320
50J.R. RichardP217000000000400200.000.000.0000.000.000.000----09
17Jay SchlueterOF21311
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0000000100000.333.333.333666.000.000.500----13
37Scipio SpinksP23912
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0001000400000.222.222.222444.000.000.400----29
19Derrel Thomas2B205000000010200100.000.000.0000.000-.200.000----06
27Bob WatsonOF-1B2546849135
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67034156251214.288.344.395739.107.188.3111.3752.0185512
40Don WilsonP2691514
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0070013720602.154.163.165328.011.022.25937.00--1598
24Jimmy WynnOF294043882
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451055663262214.203.299.295594.092.243.2231.1357.7119464
Batting Totals20345492585131923052715471015147888829446541105.240.299.340639.100.196.2731.8677.418666076
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
42Jack Billingham2810163.3933338300228205988696813961151.208.090.362.685.492.04
40Don Wilson2616102.45353418300268195807315791805071.026.550.502.656.042.28
37Scipio Spinks23103.7253100029221212213261011.216.830.624.038.072.00
50J.R. Richard21213.43441000211798116292001.577.290.436.8612.431.81
45Jim Ray261042.114710021397722723331465121.056.610.282.854.221.48
23Denny Lemaster32023.454200017260592323422287011.358.850.603.304.201.27
46Buddy Harris22116.39200007030332222316212101.589.580.874.656.101.31
35Skip Guinn26000.0040002141000331000.801.800.005.405.401.00
38Tom Griffin23064.74106000037442220420294021.6810.420.954.746.871.45
44Bill Greif21115.06730010161810918140021.6310.130.564.507.881.75
48Fred Gladding35452.1248000321251511712022172071.439.000.003.883.000.77
43Ken Forsch24882.543323724018816260538531318041.147.760.382.546.272.47
49Larry Dierker241262.72242362001591505048833916021.158.490.451.875.152.76
39George Culver27582.655900034795893328438574021.348.430.383.605.401.50
41Ron Cook23044.855400102523141428101011.197.960.692.773.461.25
36Wade Blasingame279114.61302820001581779081114593100131.4110.080.632.565.302.07
31Larry Yount2100-1000000000000000------
Pitching 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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