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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
23Enos Cabell3B2866092195
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8
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7
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7133152280513414.295.321.398719.103.164.3263.6494.3263694
21Terry PuhlOF2158587169
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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 CruzOF3056579178
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34
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9
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83379575709239.315.376.460836.145.296.3351.0056.5260627
27Bob Watson1B3246151133
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25
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4
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14
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7931515741601118.289.357.451808.163.278.2971.1232.9208527
18Art Howe2B3142046123
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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 WallingOF242473062
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11
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3
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3692302413022.251.332.356688.105.255.2660.8082.388280
9Julio Gonzalez2B252232452
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1
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166183111707.233.263.269532.036.094.2673.88223.060239
17Rafael LandestoySS252181858
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5
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097482300402.266.292.298590.032.083.2972.88--65230
28Cesar CedenoOF271923154
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2
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23232152401204.281.333.453786.172.359.2921.6027.487209
16Dave Bergman1B251861543
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01220393209125.231.361.269630.038.258.2760.82--50228
13Bruce BochyC23154841
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8
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03
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1500113504028.266.311.377688.110.182.3223.1851.358167
8Luis PujolsC221531120
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1100124511216.131.198.216414.085.163.1763.75153.033169
13Joe FergusonC311502031
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2200373016126.207.363.380743.173.420.2090.8121.457191
26Wilbur HowardOF291481734
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136252230113.230.268.291559.061.122.2624.40148.043158
24Jimmy SextonSS261411729
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6162132801100.206.273.298571.092.284.2432.1570.542155
22Jesus AlouOF36139745
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19006501434.324.345.417762.094.137.3190.8369.558152
14Roger MetzgerSS301231127
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060012903218.220.287.268555.049.146.2350.75--33138
50J.R. RichardP28101818
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101112700502.178.186.208394.030.040.23327.00101.021107
10Mike FischlinSS2286310
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000104911401.116.165.128293.012.070.1302.25--1195
6Reggie BaldwinC2367517
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11003300003.254.286.373659.119.164.2541.0067.02570
36Joe NiekroP336569
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0050001800902.138.138.169307.031.031.191----1174
42Mark LemongelloP2264311
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0030042200601.172.221.188409.016.078.2625.50--1274
15Keith Drumright2B235559
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0002013400102.164.207.164371.000.036.1761.33--959
37Tom DixonP234004
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0001001700301.100.122.100222.000.025.1217.00--444
8Ed HerrmannC313614
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000003301101.111.179.139318.028.111.1211.00--540
38Floyd BannisterP233125
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0000011200500.161.188.194382.032.065.26312.00--637
43Ken ForschP312715
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0003000900200.185.185.185370.000.000.278----529
46Jeff LeonardOF2226210
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004011200000.385.407.462869.077.077.4172.00--1227
47Joaquin AndujarP252303
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0030011100400.130.167.174341.043.087.25011.00--428
20J.J. CannonOF241814
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0001010100000.222.222.222444.000-.056.235----418
48Vern RuhleP271801
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00010021400101.056.150.056206.000.111.2507.00--121
19Jim Obradovich1B281733
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02001301000.176.222.294516.118.176.2143.00--518
35Joe SambitoP26611
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0000001200100.167.286.167453.000.167.2502.00--18
34Rick WilliamsP255000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
39Bo McLaughlinP243000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
31Dan WarthenP252000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
44Oscar ZamoraP332000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
30Gene PentzP251000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals21105458605140823145705571785943474322677644134.258.310.355665.097.199.2851.7178.019396012
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
50J.R. Richard2818113.11363616300275192104951214130316321.216.280.394.619.922.15
42Mark Lemongello229143.9433309121210204100922066774391.298.740.862.833.301.17
36Joe Niekro3314143.8635291012020219097871373979091.308.420.583.244.301.33
37Tom Dixon237113.99301932411401407062840660211.299.000.512.574.241.65
43Ken Forsch311062.71526422871331364440237712011.309.200.142.504.801.92
47Joaquin Andujar25573.41351320111110884542358553541.327.140.244.704.460.95
38Floyd Bannister23394.832816223011012059591363947211.669.821.065.157.691.49
35Joe Sambito26493.0762000451188853230532961001.338.690.513.279.823.00
48Vern Ruhle27332.121310221068571716020271111.137.540.002.653.571.35
34Rick Williams25124.63171005034431918210170101.5111.060.512.574.371.70
39Bo McLaughlin24015.09121005223301713216103122.0011.740.786.263.910.63
30Gene Pentz25006.0010000201512131011381011.677.200.607.804.800.62
44Oscar Zamora33007.201000010152012122760101.8012.001.204.203.600.86
31Dan Warthen25014.095100301010553220201.098.182.451.641.641.00
45Frank Riccelli25000.0020002031000010000.333.000.000.003.00--
Pitching Totals74883.6338016248131142314401328634581865789304721311.328.300.543.615.811.61
PlayerAgePC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDHP %C %1B %2B %3B %SS %LF %CF %RF %OF %POAE
Jesus Alou36000000000280------------------.9764011
Joaquin Andujar25350000000000.905------------------11274
Reggie Baldwin23017000000000--.955----------------7684
Floyd Bannister232800000000001.000------------------160
Dave Bergman250066000000290----.993------------.960328164
Bruce Bochy23053000000000--.974----------------268358
Enos Cabell2800140153100000----1.000--.958----------21127718
J.J. Cannon2400000000050------------------.778702
Cesar Cedeno27000000000500------------------.98714922
Jose Cruz300020000001520----1.000------------.97532858
Tom Dixon23300000000000.966------------------12161
Keith Drumright23000170000000------.944------------27414
Joe Ferguson31051000000000--.994----------------288292
Mike Fischlin22000004100000----------.928--------49679
Ken Forsch31520000000000.943------------------9242
Julio Gonzalez250005441700000------.9831.000.917--------831397
Ed Herrmann31014000000000--1.000----------------6530
Wilbur Howard29030100000380--1.000--------------1.0004330
Art Howe3100110711000000----.857.9771.000----------24030213
Rafael Landestoy25000205000030------1.000--.980------1.000701324
Mark Lemongello22330000000000.961------------------15342
Jeff Leonard2200000000080------------------1.0001610
Bo McLaughlin241200000000001.000------------------130
Roger Metzger30000104200000------1.000--.964--------591056
Joe Niekro333500000000001.000------------------18210
Jim Obradovich2800300000000----1.000--------------2810
Gene Pentz251000000000001.000------------------360
Terry Puhl210000000001480------------------.99238663
Luis Pujols22055100000000--.9811.000--------------272336
Frank Riccelli2520000000000--------------------000
J.R. Richard28360000000000.957------------------29383
Vern Ruhle271300000000001.000------------------470
Joe Sambito26620000000000.917------------------6162
Jimmy Sexton26000385800000------.900.750.981--------621045
Denny Walling24000000000780------------------.98014043
Dan Warthen25500000000001.000------------------110
Bob Watson320012800000000----.992--------------974959
Rick Williams25170000000000.889------------------171
Oscar Zamora331000000000001.000------------------120


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