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1978 HOUSTON ASTROS

|    Level:  MLB  

Location:  Houston,TX
Team Record:  74-88   .457
Result:   5th in National League - West Division
Manager(s):  Bill Virdon
General Manager:   Tal Smith
Stadium:  Astrodome
Attendance:  1,126,145
Playoffs: Season in progress

Houston Astros affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Jesus Alou (36)
Youngest Player:  Terry Puhl (21)
Longest Tenure:  Bob Watson (13)
Top Hitter:  Jose Cruz (11)
Top Pitcher:  J.R. Richard (2)
Top Draft Pick:  Rod Boxberger (#11)

Roster Continuity:  83.53%
National League Standings
WestWLPctGB
LA Dodgers9567.586--
Cincinnati9269.5712.5
SF Giants8973.5496.0
San Diego8478.51911.0
Houston7488.45721.0
Atlanta6993.42626.0

BATTING STATISTICS
#PlayerPosRkAgeDraftedHiLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBPAOUTRCRC/Gbabip
23Enos Cabell3b-1b1328UDFA: 1969MLB1626609219531877133152280513414.295.321.3980263694501894.8.326
21Terry Puhlof4521UDFA: 1973MLB1495858716925633532144846453711.289.343.3680215647451845.0.306
25Jose Cruzof1130UDFA: 1967MLB153565791783491083379575709239.315.376.46002606274101127.3.335
27Bob Watson1b-of31321970-15-355MLB13946151133254147931515741601118.289.357.4510208527358806.0.297
18Art Howe3b-2b7831UDFA: 1971MLB11942046123333755233441131513.293.343.4360183461319695.9.308
29Denny Walling3b-of-241975-1-1MLB120247306211333692302413022.251.332.356088280191365.0.266
9Julio Gonzalez2b-ss-25UDFA: 1972MLB782232452311166183111707.233.263.269060239186131.9.267
17Rafael Landestoy2b-ss-25UDFA: 1972MLB59218185851097482300402.266.292.298065230170193.1.297
28Cesar Cedenoof-27UDFA: 1967MLB50192315482723232152401204.281.333.453087209146346.3.292
16Dave Bergman1b-251974-2-36MLB10418615435101220393209125.231.361.269050228151213.7.276
13Bruce Bochyc-231975-8-132MLB541548418031500113504028.266.311.377058167123163.4.322
8Luis Pujolsc-22UDFA: 1973MLB5615311208111100124511216.131.198.21603316914210.1.176
13Joe Fergusonc-of75311968-8-161MLB5115020315072200373016126.207.363.380057191128234.8.209
26Wilbur Howardof-291968-19-443MLB841481734411136252230113.230.268.291043158121112.4.262
24Jimmy Sextonss-26UDFA: 1970MLB8814117293226162132801100.206.273.298042155115133.1.243
22Jesus Alouof-36UDFA: 1959MLB7713974551219006501434.324.345.417058152105225.7.319
14Roger Metzgerss90301969-1-16MLB45123112741060012903218.220.287.26803313810782.1.235
50J.R. Richardp-281969-1-2MLB37101818001101112700502.178.186.20802110791-1-0.2.233
10Mike Fischlinss-2b-221975-7-163MLB44863101000104911401.116.165.1280119581-1-0.4.130
6Reggie Baldwinc-231976-3-49MLB386751750111003300003.254.286.373025705384.0.254
36Joe Niekrop-331966-7-84MLB36656920050001800902.138.138.1690117467-2-0.8.191
42Mark Lemongellop-22UDFA: 1979MLB336431110030042200601.172.221.18701274600-0.0.262
15Keith Drumright2b-231976-4-79MLB1755590002013400102.164.207.1640959500-0.1.176
37Tom Dixonp-231973-18-426MLB3040040001001700301.100.122.100044440-2-1.4.121
8Ed Herrmannc-31UDFA: 1964MLB1636141000003301101.111.179.1390540340-0.2.121
38Floyd Bannisterp-231976-1-1MLB28312510000011200500.161.187.1940637310-0.2.263
43Ken Forschp-311968-18-399MLB5227150003000900200.185.185.1850529240-0.4.278
46Jeff Leonardof-22UDFA: 1973MLB8262102004011200000.385.407.462012271757.9.417
47Joaquin Andujarp-25UDFA: 1969MLB36230310030011100400.130.167.174042824-1-0.7.250
20J.J. Cannonof-241974-1-16MLB818140001010100000.222.222.22204181500.7.235
48Vern Ruhlep-271972-17-404MLB13180100010021400101.056.150.056012119-2-3.4.250
19Jim Obradovich1b-281967-24-471MLB1017330102001301000.176.222.29405181412.0.214
35Joe Sambitop-261973-17-404MLB626110000001200100.167.286.167018600.9.250
34Rick Williamsp-251970-27-640MLB175000000000200000.000.000.0000055--.000
39Bo McLaughlinp-241975-1-14MLB123000000000200000.000.000.0000033--.000
31Dan Warthenp-251971-2-28MLB52000000000200000.000.000.0000022--.000
44Oscar Zamorap-33UDFA: 1978MLB102000000000100000.000.000.0000022--.000
30Gene Pentzp-251971-7-153MLB101000000000000000.000.000.0000011--.000
Totals: (38 players)1625458605140823145705571785943474322677644134.258.313.3556681939603443636484.285

PITCHING STATISTICS
#PlayerRkAgeDraftedHiLvlWLERAGGSCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBkWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9BB/SOBABIPGB/FB
50J.R. Richard2281969-1-2MLB18113.11363616300275.119210495121413031631.216.280.394.619.900.47.2711.12
42Mark Lemongello4022UDFA: 1979MLB9143.9433309121210.120410092206677431.288.730.862.823.290.86.2660.85
36Joe Niekro34331966-7-84MLB14143.86352910120202.21909787137397901.308.440.583.244.310.75.2701.04
37Tom Dixon69231973-18-426MLB7113.9930193241140.0140706284066021.299.000.512.574.240.61.2900.73
43Ken Forsch58311968-18-399MLB1062.7052642287133.1136444023771201.309.180.142.504.790.52.3081.18
47Joaquin Andujar-25UDFA: 1969MLB573.42351320111110.288454235855351.327.160.244.724.471.05.2541.23
38Floyd Bannister-231976-1-1MLB394.8128162230110.11205959136394721.669.791.065.147.670.67.3330.83
35Joe Sambito44261973-17-404MLB493.0762000451188.085323053296101.338.690.513.279.820.33.3540.80
48Vern Ruhle-271972-17-404MLB332.121310221068.057171602027111.137.540.002.653.570.74.2501.00
34Rick Williams-251970-27-640MLB124.67171005034.243191821017011.5311.160.522.604.410.59.3311.37
39Bo McLaughlin-241975-1-14MLB015.01121005223.130171321610311.9711.570.776.173.861.60.3331.15
44Oscar Zamora-33UDFA: 1978MLB007.20100001015.0201212276011.8012.001.204.203.601.17.3400.54
30Gene Pentz-251971-7-153MLB006.00100002015.01213101138101.677.200.607.804.801.63.2340.86
31Dan Warthen-251971-2-28MLB014.2251003010.21055322021.128.442.531.691.691.00.2000.76
45Frank Riccelli-251971-1-18MLB000.002000203.0100001000.333.000.000.003.000.00.1111.00
Totals: (38 players)74883.631621624813114231,44013286345817057893047211.288.300.543.615.810.62.287 

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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