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1972 Houston Astros (MLB)

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W-L Record: 84-69 .549
Rank: 2nd in National League West
Run Differential: 708-636 + 72
Manager(s): Harry Walker, Leo Durocher, Salty Parker
General Manager: Spec Richardson
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 1,469,247 5/24
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Steve Englishbey (#9) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

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

#1 Draft Picks

J.R. Richard (#2), Roger Metzger (#16)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9559.617--
8469.54910.5
8570.54810.5
7084.45525.0
6986.44526.5
5895.37936.5
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
22Jesus AlouOF3093829
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011027514103.312.360.376736.065.118.3300.71--35101
28Cesar CedenoOF21559103179
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8255215662551411.320.380.537917.216.377.3281.1125.4300620
29Rich ChilesOF221103
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002001100000.273.333.364697.091.182.3001.00--412
37Mike CosgroveP212000000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
39George CulverP281933
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0010011000200.158.200.211411.053.105.33310.00--422
49Larry DierkerP2578213
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00040012410600.167.177.167344.000.013.24124.00--1385
7Johnny EdwardsC343323389
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40245039112185.268.356.373729.105.250.2840.7866.4124391
18Bobby Fenwick2B255079
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0040131301001.180.226.240466.060.100.2434.33--1253
43Ken ForschP254126
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00000012100701.146.167.146313.000.024.30021.00--649
48Fred GladdingP365000002000400110.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
38Tom GriffinP242537
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2000900301.280.280.520800.240.240.400--25.01328
19Tommy Helms2B3151845134
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60432427483108.259.286.346632.087.135.2601.13103.6179555
8Jack HiattC292525
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000005502001.200.333.320653.120.320.2501.00--830
10Larry HowardC271571635
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1300173003105.223.299.306605.083.191.2641.7678.548175
6Cliff JohnsonC24401
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0000002000000.250.500.250750.000.500.2500.00--16
23Lee May1B2959287168
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9831521452120113.284.341.490831.206.297.3322.7920.4290645
14Roger MetzgerSS2464184142
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38239607111947.222.287.259546.037.153.2451.18320.5166714
21Norm MillerOF261071826
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1310132310404.243.325.393718.150.280.2751.7726.842124
12Doug Rader3B2755370131
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905557120582918.237.304.425729.188.291.2602.1125.1235621
45Jim RayP271601
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0000000900100.063.063.063126.000.000.143----117
47Jerry ReussP236657
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0010054000103.106.169.136305.030.106.2698.00--972
15Dave RobertsP2767716
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90141600621.239.274.343617.104.149.2754.0033.52379
11Jimmy StewartOF-1B33961421
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09016902030.219.257.313570.094.146.2331.50--30105
9Bob StinsonC263536
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002001610010.171.189.200389.029.057.2006.00--737
8Gary Sutherland3B-2B27801
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0001000000000.125.125.125250.000.000.125----18
27Bob WatsonOF2654874171
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8611538385256.312.370.464834.151.248.3411.5734.3254608
40Don WilsonP277658
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020023500802.105.128.132260.026.053.19517.50--1086
24Jimmy WynnOF30542117148
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901771039926238.273.387.470857.197.406.2940.9622.6255650
42Jim YorkP241000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals18395267708135923338134660111565249073269625198.258.322.393715.135.245.2861.7339.320705904
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
36Wade Blasingame28009.00100003084981891001.504.501.139.0010.131.13
40Don Wilson2715102.683333133002281967968166617211021.157.740.632.616.792.61
15Dave Roberts271274.50352873421922271009618571117021.4810.640.842.675.201.95
50J.R. Richard221013.50410000610990882023.0015.000.0012.0012.001.00
47Jerry Reuss239134.173330411119217710189148317472101.358.300.663.898.162.10
45Jim Ray271094.3054000258907750431044504031.347.701.004.405.001.14
38Tom Griffin24543.263951110394923934738835031.388.810.673.647.952.18
48Fred Gladding36562.7642000321448381615112183021.026.980.182.203.311.50
37Joe Gibbon370010.29900040713982540112.5716.712.576.435.140.80
43Ken Forsch25683.9230241030156163756819621139001.449.401.103.586.521.82
49Larry Dierker251583.39313112500214209878114511153151.218.750.592.134.812.25
39George Culver28623.064500016297733333743822051.206.770.653.997.611.91
37Mike Cosgrove21014.507100311316872371001.3610.291.291.934.502.33
42Jim York24015.252600014036452121318253011.7511.250.754.506.251.39
Pitching Totals84693.7739815338131153113851340636580114498971584361.338.710.743.246.311.95
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Johnny EdwardsC1058596454188.9887.19
Larry HowardC534163231572.9807.31
Bob StinsonC123725210.9646.57
Jack HiattC1069364011.0005.20
Cliff JohnsonC1360001.00018.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Lee May1B14613121318766133.9969.56
Jimmy Stewart1B963715051.00010.86
Bob Watson1B210131031.00012.60
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tommy Helms2B139124735344117115.9795.73
Bobby Fenwick2B17932131312.9455.02
Jimmy Stewart2B843613001.0003.97
Gary Sutherland2B110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Doug Rader3B15213571193402031.9583.04
Bobby Fenwick3B21403001.0001.91
Jimmy Stewart3B2610001.0001.45
Gary Sutherland3B1712001.0003.86
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Roger MetzgerSS153137323850422101.9714.86
Bobby FenwickSS41213001.0003.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jimmy WynnOF1441297284852.9832.03
Bob WatsonOF1431261218650.9781.60
Cesar CedenoOF1371217345971.9812.62
Norm MillerOF29185351011.0001.75
Jesus AlouOF2314432010.9702.00
Jimmy StewartOF112850001.0001.61
Bob StinsonOF3810001.0001.13
Rich ChilesOF21340001.0002.77
Larry HowardOF110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jim RayP549066001.0001.20
George CulverP459761221.9001.67
Fred GladdingP42481410.8330.93
Tom GriffinP399431120.8751.34
Dave RobertsP3519203110.9691.45
Jerry ReussP3319242540.8791.36
Don WilsonP3322883721.9571.78
Larry DierkerP312141619011.0001.47
Ken ForschP301569921.9001.04
Jim YorkP263606001.0001.50
Wade BlasingameP10801001.0001.11
Joe GibbonP9723001.0006.34
Mike CosgroveP7130000.0000.00
J.R. RichardP4602011.0003.00


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