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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), Frank Riccelli (#18)
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
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
22Jesus AlouOF36139745
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19006501434.324.345.417762.094.137.3190.8369.558152
47Joaquin AndujarP252303
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0030011100400.130.167.174341.043.087.25011.00--428
6Reggie BaldwinC2367517
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5
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11003300003.254.286.373659.119.164.2541.0067.02570
38Floyd BannisterP233125
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0000011200500.161.188.194382.032.065.26312.00--637
16Dave Bergman1B251861543
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01220393209125.231.361.269630.038.258.2760.82--50228
13Bruce BochyC23154841
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03
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1500113504028.266.311.377688.110.182.3223.1851.358167
23Enos Cabell3B2866092195
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7133152280513414.295.316.398714.103.164.3263.6494.3263689
20J.J. CannonOF241814
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0001010100000.222.222.222444.000-.056.235----418
28Cesar CedenoOF271923154
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23232152401204.281.333.453786.172.359.2921.6027.487209
25Jose CruzOF3056579178
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83379575709239.315.376.460836.145.296.3351.0056.5260627
37Tom DixonP234004
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0001001700301.100.122.100222.000.025.1217.00--444
15Keith Drumright2B235559
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0002013400102.164.207.164371.000.036.1761.33--959
13Joe FergusonC311502031
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2200373016126.207.360.380740.173.420.2090.8121.457190
10Mike FischlinSS2286310
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000104911401.116.156.128284.012.070.1302.25--1194
43Ken ForschP312715
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0003000900200.185.185.185370.000.000.278----529
9Julio Gonzalez2B252232452
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166183111707.233.260.269529.036.094.2673.88223.060238
8Ed HerrmannC313614
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000003301101.111.179.139318.028.111.1211.00--540
26Wilbur HowardOF291481734
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136252230113.230.253.291544.061.122.2624.40148.043155
18Art Howe2B3142046123
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55233441131513.293.342.436778.143.221.3081.2160.0183460
17Rafael LandestoySS252181858
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097482300402.266.292.298590.032.083.2972.88--65230
42Mark LemongelloP2264311
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0030042200601.172.221.188409.016.078.2625.50--1274
46Jeff LeonardOF2226210
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004011200000.385.407.462869.077.077.4172.00--1227
39Bo McLaughlinP243000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
14Roger MetzgerSS301231127
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060012903218.220.287.268555.049.146.2350.75--33138
36Joe NiekroP336569
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0050001800902.138.138.169307.031.031.191----1174
19Jim Obradovich1B281733
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02001301000.176.222.294516.118.176.2143.00--518
30Gene PentzP251000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
21Terry PuhlOF2158587169
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3532144846453711.289.339.368707.079.191.3060.96195.0215643
8Luis PujolsC221531120
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1100124511216.131.193.216409.085.163.1763.75153.033168
50J.R. RichardP28101818
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101112700502.178.186.208394.030.040.23327.00101.021107
48Vern RuhleP271801
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00010021400101.056.150.056206.000.111.2507.00--121
35Joe SambitoP26611
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0000001200100.167.286.167453.000.167.2502.00--18
24Jimmy SextonSS261411729
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6162132801100.206.273.298571.092.284.2432.1570.542155
29Denny WallingOF242473062
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3692302413022.251.330.356686.105.255.2660.8082.388279
31Dan WarthenP252000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
27Bob Watson1B3246151133
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7931515741601118.289.352.451803.163.278.2971.1232.9208523
34Rick WilliamsP255000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
44Oscar ZamoraP332000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
Batting Totals21105458605140823145705571785943474322677644134.258.310.355665.097.199.2851.7178.019396012
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
47Joaquin Andujar25573.41351320111110884542358553541.327.140.244.704.460.95
34Rick Williams25124.63171005034431918210170101.5111.060.512.574.371.70
31Dan Warthen25014.095100301010553220201.098.182.451.641.641.00
35Joe Sambito26493.0762000451188853230532961001.338.690.513.279.823.00
48Vern Ruhle27332.121310221068571716020271111.137.540.002.653.571.35
50J.R. Richard2818113.11363616300275192104951214130316321.216.280.394.619.922.15
45Frank Riccelli25000.0020002031000010000.333.000.000.003.00--
30Gene Pentz25006.0010000201512131011381011.677.200.607.804.800.62
36Joe Niekro3314143.8635291012020219097871373979091.308.420.583.244.301.33
39Bo McLaughlin24015.09121005223301713216103122.0011.740.786.263.910.63
42Mark Lemongello229143.9433309121210204100922066774391.298.740.862.833.301.17
43Ken Forsch311062.71526422871331364440237712011.309.200.142.504.801.92
37Tom Dixon237113.99301932411401407062840660211.299.000.512.574.241.65
38Floyd Bannister23394.832816223011012059591363947211.669.821.065.157.691.49
44Oscar Zamora33007.201000010152012122760101.8012.001.204.203.600.86
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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