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1979 HOUSTON ASTROS

|    Level:  MLB  

Location:  Houston,TX
Team Record:  89-73   .549
Result:   2nd in National League - West Division
Manager(s):  Bill Virdon
General Manager:   Tal Smith
Stadium:  Astrodome
Attendance:  1,900,312
Playoffs: Season in progress

Houston Astros affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Jesus Alou (37)
Youngest Player:  Tom Wiedenbauer (20)
Longest Tenure:  Bob Watson (14)
Top Hitter:  Jose Cruz (18)
Top Pitcher:  J.R. Richard (1)
Top Draft Pick:  John Mizerock (#8)

Roster Continuity:  80.37%
National League Standings
WestWLPctGB
Cincinnati9071.559--
Houston8973.5491.5
LA Dodgers7983.48811.5
SF Giants7191.43819.5
San Diego6893.42222.0
Atlanta6694.41323.5

BATTING STATISTICS
#PlayerPosRkAgeDraftedHiLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBPAOUTRCRC/Gbabip
23Enos Cabell3b-1b5029UDFA: 1969MLB1556036016430566737182168372118.272.299.3680222630478673.8.298
21Terry Puhlof2822UDFA: 1973MLB157600871722248493022584648827.287.352.3770226672467885.1.299
25Jose Cruzof1831UDFA: 1967MLB1575587316133797236147266016155.289.367.42102356364221006.4.311
12Craig Reynoldsss34261971-1-22MLB146555631472090391262149203442.265.292.3330185616454633.7.288
28Cesar Cedenoof4128UDFA: 1967MLB1324705712327465430136452383915.262.348.3740176549387704.9.278
30Jeff Leonardof-23UDFA: 1973MLB1344114711915504723104668273511.290.360.3500144467321544.6.342
18Art Howe3b-2b-32UDFA: 1971MLB118355328815263331363715247.248.316.3520125398281454.3.259
14Alan Ashbyc88271969-3-63MLB1083362568152235002670210338.202.262.277093370282201.9.247
17Rafael Landestoy2b-ss8626UDFA: 1972MLB129282337696030134292415521.270.338.344097319218404.9.292
9Julio Gonzalez2b-ss-26UDFA: 1972MLB681811645520102151430604.249.280.298054195147162.9.269
27Bob Watson1b-of-331970-15-355MLB4916315394031800162301123.239.304.319052182130173.4.259
29Denny Walling3b-of-251975-1-1MLB8214721488433132172102012.327.394.497073165104318.1.363
13Bruce Bochyc-241975-8-132MLB561291128401600132514005.217.294.27103514310682.1.262
50J.R. Richardp68291969-1-2MLB3895612112601124001114.126.134.221021108100-2-0.5.143
36Joe Niekrop59341966-7-84MLB3883110200400221001310.120.140.1450129987-2-0.6.159
8Luis Pujolsc-23UDFA: 1973MLB267571721080021400103.227.247.280021786241.6.279
43Ken Forschp-321968-18-399MLB26584810030042200601.138.194.155096857-1-0.7.222
47Joaquin Andujarp-26UDFA: 1969MLB46573510270023200510.088.117.2110126558-3-1.2.125
24Jimmy Sextonss-27UDFA: 1970MLB5243890001137700000.209.320.20909503721.6.250
22Jesus Alouof-37UDFA: 1959MLB424331140010006701004.256.347.349015493653.5.306
38Rick Williamsp-261970-27-640MLB31312810000031800200.258.324.29009362521.8.615
6Reggie Baldwinc-241976-3-49MLB1420041001000100002.200.200.25005201800.4.211
48Vern Ruhlep-281972-17-404MLB13193110000011100200.053.100.105022220-2-2.2.125
46Randy Niemannp-231975-3-60MLB2615020000001600101.133.187.133021715-1-1.5.222
16Dave Bergman1b-261974-2-36MLB1315460012000300000.400.400.60010009159310.2.455
20Danny Heepof-1b-211978-2-37MLB1414020002001401020.143.176.1430217140-0.4.167
35Joe Sambitop-271973-17-404MLB637121002005000000.286.583.42910003125315.8.286
45Frank Riccellip-261971-1-18MLB116121003000100000.333.333.500036417.7.400
11Alan Knicelyc-of-241974-3-63MLB76000000002300002.000.250.0000088--.000
19Tom Wiedenbauerof-201976-7-145MLB46041002000200000.667.667.8332000562334.71.000
31Frank LaCortep-27UDFA: 1973MLB123000000000200000.000.000.0000033--.000
33George Throopp-281972-16-378MLB143000000000100000.000.000.0000033--.000
42Bert Robergep-241976-17-385MLB262000000000200000.000.000.0000022--.000
37Tom Dixonp-241973-18-426MLB1910100000000000001.0001.0001.00020001101--1.000
39Pete Laddp-221977-25-620MLB101000000000000000.000.000.0000011--.000
39Bo McLaughlinp-251975-1-14MLB121000000000100000.000.000.0000011--.000
Totals: (36 players)16253945831382224524954219095461745227510943105.256.315.3446591857602943646253.9.287

PITCHING STATISTICS
#PlayerRkAgeDraftedHiLvlWLERAGGSCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBkWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9BB/SOBABIPGB/FB
50J.R. Richard1291969-1-2MLB18132.71383819400292.1220988813983131911.096.770.403.029.640.31.2861.05
36Joe Niekro4341966-7-84MLB21113.00383811500263.222110288171071191901.247.540.583.654.060.90.2450.89
47Joaquin Andujar2926UDFA: 1969MLB12123.4346238094194.0168867478877501.327.790.324.083.571.14.2531.22
43Ken Forsch9321968-18-399MLB1163.04262410210177.21556760143558011.077.850.711.772.940.60.2411.25
38Rick Williams61261970-27-640MLB473.2631162230121.1122454463037011.259.050.452.232.740.81.2740.96
35Joe Sambito33271973-17-404MLB871.7763000512291.180201882383001.137.880.792.278.180.28.2890.67
46Randy Niemann65231975-3-60MLB323.76267324167.068322812224021.349.130.132.963.220.92.2981.29
48Vern Ruhle67281972-17-404MLB264.071310220066.16433309833201.098.681.221.094.480.24.2561.13
42Bert Roberge-241976-17-385MLB301.692600012432.0206601713201.165.630.004.783.661.31.2251.67
31Frank LaCorte-27UDFA: 1973MLB125.00123003027.021161531024101.157.001.003.338.000.42--0.71
37Tom Dixon-241973-18-426MLB126.66191006025.23923192159002.1013.680.705.263.161.67.3660.71
33George Throop-281972-16-378MLB103.22140002022.12310841115101.529.271.614.436.040.73.2881.17
45Frank Riccelli-261971-1-18MLB224.09112003022.022111001820201.829.000.007.368.180.90.3440.87
39Bo McLaughlin-251975-1-14MLB125.51120003016.12215102412101.5912.121.102.206.610.33.3570.72
39Pete Ladd-221977-25-620MLB112.92100004012.1854186201.305.840.735.844.381.33.1840.52
41Gary Wilson-241976-1-2MLB0012.276000307.1151110266102.8618.412.457.367.361.00.5000.23
41Bobby Sprowl-231977-2-39MLB000.003000004.0100023000.752.250.004.506.750.67.1110.33
34Gordie Pladson-22UDFA: 1973MLB004.504000204.0922122002.7520.252.254.504.501.00.4711.00
54Mike Mendoza-231973-5-116MLB000.001000101.0000000000.000.000.000.000.00--.0002.00
Totals: (36 players)89733.201621625517107311,4481278582514495048545551.277.950.563.135.310.59.281 

FIELDING STATISTICS
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Alan AshbyC1055485785.9870.00 
Bruce BochyC551982974.9700.00 
Luis PujolsC26136610.9930.00 
Reggie BaldwinC330001.0000.00 
Alan KnicelyC320001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Cesar Cedeno1B91832331779.9810.00 
Enos Cabell1B5128721120.9970.00 
Bob Watson1B4437133323.9930.00 
Dave Bergman1B480011.0000.00 
Art Howe1B3153031.0000.00 
Jesus Alou1B120011.0000.00 
Reggie Baldwin1B171001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Rafael Landestoy2B1141662341253.9710.00 
Art Howe2B68126188333.9910.00 
Julio Gonzalez2B325989216.9870.00 
Jimmy Sexton2B201001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Enos Cabell3B1321091781311.9570.00 
Art Howe3B59477046.9670.00 
Julio Gonzalez3B923001.0000.00 
Jimmy Sexton3B410001.0000.00 
Alan Knicely3B10000.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Craig ReynoldsSS1432084282388.9650.00 
Julio GonzalezSS213154311.9660.00 
Jimmy SextonSS11102326.9430.00 
Rafael LandestoySS323011.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Jose CruzOF1563207140.9590.00 
Terry PuhlOF1523527031.0000.00 
Jeff LeonardOF1232276101.9590.00 
Denny WallingOF4265210.9850.00 
Cesar CedenoOF401162001.0000.00 
Jesus AlouOF660001.0000.00 
Tom WiedenbauerOF330001.0000.00 
Danny HeepOF270001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Joe SambitoP639151422.9051.88 
Joaquin AndujarP46194165052.9303.06 
Joe NiekroP382631439041.0001.81 
J.R. RichardP38292143250.9021.42 
Rick WilliamsP3112132312.9631.93 
Ken ForschP26177103715.9792.39 
Randy NiemannP266717001.0001.07 
Bert RobergeP263233001.0001.69 
Tom DixonP192536011.0003.21 
George ThroopP142212001.0001.22 
Vern RuhleP136635001.0001.09 
Frank LaCorteP122701001.0000.33 
Bo McLaughlinP121612001.0001.68 
Frank RiccelliP112206001.0002.45 
Pete LaddP101232001.0003.72 
Gary WilsonP670000.0000.00 
Gordie PladsonP440000.0000.00 
Bobby SprowlP340000.0000.00 
Mike MendozaP110000.0000.00 


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