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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

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
22Jesus AlouOFMLB6-2195RightRight3/24/194236Haina,Dominican Republic1959UDFA SF

47Joaquin AndujarPMLB6-0180BothRight12/21/195225San Pedro de Macoris,Dominican Republic1969UDFA CIN
6Reggie BaldwinCMLB6-1195RightRight8/19/195423River Rouge,Michigan1976349HOU
38Floyd BannisterPMLB6-1203LeftLeft6/10/195523Pierre,South Dakota197611HOU
16Dave Bergman1BMLB6-2190LeftLeft6/6/195325Evanston,Illinois1974236NYY
13Bruce BochyCMLB6-4225RightRight4/16/195523Landes de Boussac,France19758132CHW
23Enos Cabell3B-1BMLB6-5185RightRight10/8/194928Fort Riley,Kansas1969UDFA BAL
20J.J. CannonOFMLB6-3193LeftRight7/13/195324Camp Lejeune,North Carolina1974116HOU
28Cesar CedenoOFMLB6-2190RightRight2/25/195127Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic1967UDFA HOU
25Jose CruzOFMLB6-0175LeftLeft8/8/194730Arroyo,Puerto Rico1967UDFA STL
37Tom DixonPMLB5-11175RightRight4/23/195523Orlando,Florida197318426LAD
15Keith Drumright2BMLB5-10170LeftRight10/21/195423Springfield,Missouri1976479CHC
13Joe FergusonC-OFMLB6-2200RightRight9/19/194631San Francisco,California19688161LAD
10Mike FischlinSS-2BMLB6-1165RightRight9/13/195522Sacramento,California19757163NYY
43Ken ForschPMLB6-4210RightRight9/8/194631Sacramento,California196818399HOU
9Julio Gonzalez2B-SSMLB5-11165RightRight12/25/195225Caguas,Puerto Rico1972UDFA CHC
8Ed HerrmannCMLB6-1210LeftRight8/27/194631San Diego,California1964UDFA Mbr
26Wilbur HowardOFMLB6-2175BothRight1/8/194929Lowell,North Carolina196819443Sep
18Art Howe3B-2BMLB6-2190RightRight12/15/194631Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania1971UDFA PIT
17Rafael Landestoy2B-SSMLB5-10165BothRight5/28/195325Bani,Dominican Republic1972UDFA LAD
42Mark LemongelloPMLB6-1180RightRight7/21/195522Jersey City,New Jersey1979UDFA TOR
46Jeff LeonardOFMLB6-2200RightRight9/22/195522Philadelphia,Pennsylvania1973UDFA LAD
39Bo McLaughlinPMLB6-5210RightRight10/23/195324Oakland,California1975114HOU
14Roger MetzgerSSMLB6-0165BothRight10/10/194730Fredericksburg,Texas1969116CHC
36Joe NiekroPMLB6-1190RightRight11/7/194433Martins Ferry,Ohio1966784CLE
19Jim Obradovich1BMLB6-2200LeftLeft9/13/194928Fort Campbell,Kentucky196724471MIN
30Gene PentzPMLB6-1200RightRight6/21/195325Johnstown,Pennsylvania19717153DET
21Terry PuhlOFMLB6-2200LeftRight7/8/195621Melville,Saskatchewan1973UDFA HOU
8Luis PujolsCMLB6-1195RightRight11/18/195522Santiago,Dominican Republic1973UDFA HOU
45Frank RiccelliPMLB6-3205LeftLeft2/24/195325Syracuse,New York1971118SF
50J.R. RichardPMLB6-8222RightRight3/7/195028Vienna,Louisiana196912HOU
48Vern RuhlePMLB6-1187RightRight1/25/195127Coleman,Michigan197217404DET
35Joe SambitoPMLB6-1190LeftLeft6/28/195226Brooklyn,New York197317404HOU
24Jimmy SextonSSMLB5-10175RightRight12/15/195126Mobile,Alabama1970UDFA PIT
29Denny Walling3B-OFMLB6-1185LeftRight4/17/195424Neptune,New Jersey197511OAK
31Dan WarthenPMLB6-0200BothLeft12/1/195225Omaha,Nebraska1971228MTL
27Bob Watson1B-OFMLB6-2205RightRight4/10/194632Los Angeles,California197015355CHC
34Rick WilliamsPMLB6-1180RightRight11/9/195225Merced,California197027640NYM
44Oscar ZamoraPMLB5-10178RightRight9/23/194433Camaguey,Cuba1978UDFA HOU
Team PersonnelPosition 
Gene ElstonBroadcaster 
Deacon JonesHitting Coach 
Bob LillisBench Coach 
Tony PachecoAssistant Coach 
Tal SmithGeneral Manager 
Dewayne StaatsBroadcaster 
Bill VirdonManager 
Mel WrightPitching Coach 


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