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1978 Houston Astros (MLB)

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W-L Record: 74-88 .457
Rank: 5th in National League West
Run Differential: 605-634 -29
Manager(s): Bill Virdon
General Manager: Tal Smith
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 1,126,145 18/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Rod Boxberger (#11) 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), Bo McLaughlin (#14), Roger Metzger (#16)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9567.586--
9269.5712.5
8973.5496.0
8478.51911.0
7488.45721.0
6993.42626.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
23Enos Cabell3B28 66092195
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8
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7
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7133152280513414.295.321.398719.103.164.3263.6494.3263694
21Terry PuhlOF21 58587169
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25
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6
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3
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3532144846453711.289.343.368711.079.191.3060.96195.0215647
25Jose CruzOF30 56579178
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34
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9
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83379575709239.315.376.460836.145.296.3351.0056.5260627
27Bob Watson1B32 46151133
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4
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14
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7931515741601118.289.357.451808.163.278.2971.1232.9208527
18Art Howe2B31 42046123
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33
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3
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7
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55233441131513.293.343.436779.143.221.3081.2160.0183461
29Denny WallingOF24 2473062
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3
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3692302413022.251.332.356688.105.255.2660.8082.388280
9Julio Gonzalez2B25 2232452
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166183111707.233.263.269532.036.094.2673.88223.060239
17Rafael LandestoySS25 2181858
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097482300402.266.292.298590.032.083.2972.88--65230
28Cesar CedenoOF27 1923154
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23232152401204.281.333.453786.172.359.2921.6027.487209
16Dave Bergman1B25 1861543
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01220393209125.231.361.269630.038.258.2760.82--50228
13Bruce BochyC23 154841
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1500113504028.266.311.377688.110.182.3223.1851.358167
8Luis PujolsC22 1531120
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1100124511216.131.198.216414.085.163.1763.75153.033169
13Joe FergusonC31 1502031
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2200373016126.207.363.380743.173.420.2090.8121.457191
26Wilbur HowardOF29 1481734
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136252230113.230.268.291559.061.122.2624.40148.043158
24Jimmy SextonSS26 1411729
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6162132801100.206.273.298571.092.284.2432.1570.542155
22Jesus AlouOF36 139745
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19006501434.324.345.417762.094.137.3190.8369.558152
14Roger MetzgerSS30 1231127
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060012903218.220.287.268555.049.146.2350.75--33138
50J.R. RichardP28 101818
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101112700502.178.186.208394.030.040.23327.00101.021107
10Mike FischlinSS22 86310
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000104911401.116.165.128293.012.070.1302.25--1195
6Reggie BaldwinC23 67517
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11003300003.254.286.373659.119.164.2541.0067.02570
36Joe NiekroP33 6569
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0050001800902.138.138.169307.031.031.191----1174
42Mark LemongelloP22 64311
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0030042200601.172.221.188409.016.078.2625.50--1274
15Keith Drumright2B23 5559
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0002013400102.164.207.164371.000.036.1761.33--959
37Tom DixonP23 4004
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0001001700301.100.122.100222.000.025.1217.00--444
8Ed HerrmannC31 3614
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000003301101.111.179.139318.028.111.1211.00--540
38Floyd BannisterP23 3125
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0000011200500.161.188.194382.032.065.26312.00--637
43Ken ForschP31 2715
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0003000900200.185.185.185370.000.000.278----529
46Jeff LeonardOF22 26210
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004011200000.385.407.462869.077.077.4172.00--1227
47Joaquin AndujarP25 2303
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0030011100400.130.167.174341.043.087.25011.00--428
20J.J. CannonOF24 1814
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0001010100000.222.222.222444.000-.056.235----418
48Vern RuhleP27 1801
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00010021400101.056.150.056206.000.111.2507.00--121
19Jim Obradovich1B28 1733
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02001301000.176.222.294516.118.176.2143.00--518
35Joe SambitoP26 611
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0000001200100.167.286.167453.000.167.2502.00--18
34Rick WilliamsP25 5000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
39Bo McLaughlinP24 3000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
31Dan WarthenP25 2000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
44Oscar ZamoraP33 2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
30Gene PentzP25 1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals21105458605140823145705571785943474322677644134.258.310.355665.097.199.2851.7178.019396012
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
50J.R. Richard28 18113.11363616300275192104951214130316321.216.280.394.619.922.15
42Mark Lemongello22 9143.9433309121210204100922066774391.298.740.862.833.301.17
36Joe Niekro33 14143.8635291012020219097871373979091.308.420.583.244.301.33
37Tom Dixon23 7113.99301932411401407062840660211.299.000.512.574.241.65
43Ken Forsch31 1062.71526422871331364440237712011.309.200.142.504.801.92
47Joaquin Andujar25 573.41351320111110884542358553541.327.140.244.704.460.95
38Floyd Bannister23 394.832816223011012059591363947211.669.821.065.157.691.49
35Joe Sambito26 493.0762000451188853230532961001.338.690.513.279.823.00
48Vern Ruhle27 332.121310221068571716020271111.137.540.002.653.571.35
34Rick Williams25 124.63171005034431918210170101.5111.060.512.574.371.70
39Bo McLaughlin24 015.09121005223301713216103122.0011.740.786.263.910.63
30Gene Pentz25 006.0010000201512131011381011.677.200.607.804.800.62
44Oscar Zamora33 007.201000010152012122760101.8012.001.204.203.600.86
31Dan Warthen25 014.095100301010553220201.098.182.451.641.641.00
45Frank Riccelli25 000.0020002031000010000.333.000.000.003.00--
Pitching Totals74883.6338016248131142314401328634581865789304721311.328.300.543.615.811.61
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Luis PujolsC552713362.9810.00
Bruce BochyC532683585.9740.00
Joe FergusonC512882920.9940.00
Reggie BaldwinC1776841.9550.00
Ed HerrmannC14653001.0000.00
Wilbur HowardC341001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bob Watson1B12897495963.9920.00
Dave Bergman1B6628016226.9930.00
Enos Cabell1B14753041.0000.00
Jim Obradovich1B3281011.0000.00
Jose Cruz1B2171011.0000.00
Art Howe1B16010.8570.00
Luis Pujols1B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Art Howe2B1072242891251.9770.00
Julio Gonzalez2B5462112321.9830.00
Keith Drumright2B17274149.9440.00
Jimmy Sexton2B33611.9000.00
Rafael Landestoy2B210011.0000.00
Wilbur Howard2B10000.0000.00
Roger Metzger2B102001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Enos Cabell3B1531362741815.9580.00
Art Howe3B111013001.0000.00
Jimmy Sexton3B80310.7500.00
Julio Gonzalez3B422001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jimmy SextonSS585995318.9810.00
Rafael LandestoySS5065132418.9800.00
Roger MetzgerSS4259103621.9640.00
Mike FischlinSS414967911.9280.00
Julio GonzalezSS17192547.9170.00
Enos CabellSS10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jose CruzOF152311480.9750.00
Terry PuhlOF148386632.9920.00
Denny WallingOF78140432.9800.00
Cesar CedenoOF50149221.9870.00
Wilbur HowardOF38392001.0000.00
Dave BergmanOF2948020.9600.00
Jesus AlouOF2840110.9760.00
Jeff LeonardOF8161011.0000.00
J.J. CannonOF57020.7780.00
Rafael LandestoyOF340001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe SambitoP628861623.9172.25
Ken ForschP5213392420.9432.23
J.R. RichardP36275293830.9572.19
Joaquin AndujarP35110112741.9053.10
Joe NiekroP352021821031.0001.74
Mark LemongelloP33210153421.9612.10
Tom DixonP30140121611.9661.80
Floyd BannisterP2811016021.0000.57
Rick WilliamsP17341710.8892.11
Vern RuhleP136847001.0001.46
Bo McLaughlinP122313001.0001.56
Gene PentzP101536001.0005.40
Oscar ZamoraP101512011.0001.80
Dan WarthenP51011001.0001.76
Frank RiccelliP230000.0000.00


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