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1977 Houston Astros (MLB)

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W-L Record: 81-81 .500
Rank: 3rd in National League West
Run Differential: 680-650 + 30
Roster Continuity 69.39% 11/24
Manager(s): Bill Virdon
General Manager: Tal Smith
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 1,109,560 21/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Ricky Adams (#14) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Tony Pacheco
Bench Coach: Bob Lillis
Hitting Coach: Deacon Jones
Pitching Coach: Mel Wright

#1 Draft Picks

Floyd Bannister (#1), J.R. Richard (#2), Roy Thomas (#6), Bo McLaughlin (#14), Roger Metzger (#16), Dan Larson (#21)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9864.605--
8874.54310.0
8181.50017.0
7587.46323.0
6993.42629.0
61101.37737.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
23Enos Cabell3B27   625101176
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16
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684222275532238.282.313.438751.157.232.2872.0439.1274660
25Jose CruzOF29   57987173
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10
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17
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87442369670133104.299.368.475843.176.332.3090.9734.1275661
27Bob Watson1B31   55477160
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110505769711148.289.360.498858.209.321.2961.2125.2276623
28Cesar CedenoOF26   53092148
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14
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71611447501172810.279.346.457803.177.355.2831.0637.9242598
13Joe FergusonC30   42159108
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16
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61628579072311.257.379.435814.178.390.2800.9326.3183511
18Art Howe2B30   41344109
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58014160562210.264.336.412748.148.245.2911.4651.6170463
9Julio GonzalezSS-2B24   3833494
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2733194541527.245.287.316603.070.120.2742.37383.0121413
14Roger MetzgerSS29   2692450
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01620322403517.186.272.264536.078.204.2030.75--71307
21Terry PuhlOF20   2294069
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010101303110503.301.385.402787.100.271.3481.03--92265
26Wilbur HowardOF28   1872248
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1311153001704.257.276.321597.064.144.2976.0093.560199
8Ed HerrmannC30   158746
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1711151811323.291.352.354706.063.158.3191.20158.056179
6Cliff JohnsonOF29   1442243
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2301233042001.299.409.563972.264.417.3171.3014.481171
11Rob SperringSS-2B27   129624
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900122302114.186.254.233487.047.140.2171.92129.030143
21Willie CrawfordOF30   1141429
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1800161001021.254.341.333674.079.219.2600.6357.038132
16Jim FullerOF26   100516
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901104511100.160.243.280523.120.210.2644.5050.028112
17Ken Boswell2B31   97721
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01200101201015.216.287.247534.031.134.2441.20--24108
50J.R. RichardP27   871020
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710128101101.230.247.345592.115.138.31628.0043.530100
42Mark LemongelloP21   6926
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010002510501.087.100.116216.029.029.136----875
24Art GardnerOF24   65710
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00030031511103.154.203.154357.000.046.2005.00--1070
47Joaquin AndujarP24   53610
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0020032700400.189.232.226458.038.094.3859.00--1260
36Joe NiekroP32   5027
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00020021300302.140.173.140313.000.040.1896.50--755
38Floyd BannisterP22   4849
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00010011400601.188.204.188392.000.021.26514.00--955
34Dan LarsonP22   2816
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0001001700001.214.241.214455.000.036.2867.00--629
22Leon RobertsOF26   2712
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0002001800001.074.107.074181.000.037.1058.00--228
29Denny WallingOF23   2116
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06012400000.286.348.381729.095.143.3532.00--823
31Danny Walton1B29   2104
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0001000500000.190.190.190380.000.000.250----421
19Craig Cacek1B22   2001
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0001001300002.050.095.050145.000.050.0593.00--121
20J.J. CannonOF23   1732
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001110500000.118.118.235353.118.118.167----417
10Mike FischlinSS21   1503
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0000000200000.200.200.200400.000.000.231----315
53Luis PujolsC21   1501
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0000000500000.067.067.067134.000.000.100----115
43Ken ForschP30   1311
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0000001500100.077.143.077220.000.077.1255.00--115
30Gene PentzP24   13000000000600000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----013
35Joe SambitoP25   1312
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0001000600000.154.154.154308.000.000.286----213
39Bo McLaughlinP23   9000000001800200.000.100.000100.000.111.0008.00--012
37Tom DixonP22   7000000000200300.000.000.0000.000.000.000----010
46Doug KoniecznyP25   701
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0000000300100.143.143.143286.000.000.250----18
Batting Totals20565530680140526360114638187725158394060763998.254.316.385701.131.245.2801.6348.521306160
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
50J.R. Richard27   18122.97363613300267.02129488181042146101.187.150.613.517.212.06
42Mark Lemongello21   9143.4734305010214.223788832052830331.349.920.842.183.471.60
36Joe Niekro32   1383.03441492125180.2155666114641015111.217.710.703.185.021.58
47Joaquin Andujar24   1183.6826254110158.214980651164692241.348.430.623.623.911.08
38Floyd Bannister22   894.0324234100142.2138706411681126241.448.690.694.287.051.65
34Dan Larson22   175.793210105197.210872631345449121.569.921.194.134.040.98
35Joe Sambito25   552.335410032789.0773423624672101.137.790.612.436.782.79
30Gene Pentz24   523.834140016287.0764137844519211.387.860.834.555.281.16
43Ken Forsch30   582.724250028886.0803226228453021.268.370.212.934.711.61
39Bo McLaughlin23   474.244660029584.2814440634593161.358.580.643.606.251.74
37Tom Dixon22   103.3094100030.140121107151111.5712.000.002.104.502.14
46Doug Konieczny25   116.0044000021.02615141870011.6211.140.433.433.000.88
45Roy Thomas24   003.004000106.15220340201.337.500.004.506.001.33
Batting Totals81813.5439616237712528146613846505771105458714617251.328.500.683.355.351.60
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe FergusonC122634801110.9850.00
Ed HerrmannC492802932.9900.00
Luis PujolsC6184001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bob Watson1B14613311189100.9940.00
Cliff Johnson1B10647081.0000.00
Enos Cabell1B834212.9730.00
Craig Cacek1B652116.9810.00
Danny Walton1B541221.9560.00
Joe Ferguson1B1100001.0000.00
Jim Fuller1B130001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Art Howe2B96192279749.9850.00
Julio Gonzalez2B4573142728.9680.00
Ken Boswell2B263331091.0000.00
Rob Sperring2B20345636.9680.00
Wilbur Howard2B453001.0000.00
Roger Metzger2B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Enos Cabell3B1441402802317.9480.00
Art Howe3B19163711.9810.00
Rob Sperring3B11513001.0000.00
Ken Boswell3B204001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Roger MetzgerSS961302601145.9730.00
Julio GonzalezSS63811512028.9210.00
Rob SperringSS22182939.9400.00
Mike FischlinSS12317011.0000.00
Art HoweSS11517021.0000.00
Enos CabellSS126001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jose CruzOF1553111191.9730.00
Cesar CedenoOF1373351412.9970.00
Wilbur HowardOF62100211.9900.00
Terry PuhlOF59119310.9920.00
Cliff JohnsonOF3449430.9460.00
Willie CrawfordOF3047020.9590.00
Jim FullerOF2753511.9830.00
Art GardnerOF26311011.0000.00
Leon RobertsOF932001.0000.00
Denny WallingOF5140001.0000.00
J.J. CannonOF370001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe SambitoP548941721.9132.12
Bo McLaughlinP468471521.9172.35
Joe NiekroP441801131071.0002.10
Ken ForschP4286101511.9622.62
Gene PentzP4187513001.0001.86
J.R. RichardP362672644021.0002.36
Mark LemongelloP34214233051.9142.23
Dan LarsonP3297111420.9262.31
Joaquin AndujarP26158143881.8672.96
Floyd BannisterP24142614011.0001.27
Tom DixonP9302620.8002.39
Doug KoniecznyP42153001.0003.43
Roy ThomasP4601001.0001.48


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