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1979 Houston Astros (MLB)

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W-L Record: 89-73 .549
Rank: 2nd in National League West
Run Differential: 583-582 + 1
Manager(s): Bill Virdon
General Manager: Tal Smith
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 1,900,312 10/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: John Mizerock (#8) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Tony Pacheco
Assistant Coach: Bob Cluck
Assistant Coach: Jesus Alou
Hitting Coach: Deacon Jones
Pitching Coach: Mel Wright
Third Base Coach: Bob Lillis

#1 Draft Picks

J.R. Richard (#2), Bo McLaughlin (#14), Craig Reynolds (#22)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9071.559--
8973.5491.5
7983.48811.5
7191.43819.5
6893.42222.0
6694.41223.5
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
23Enos Cabell3B29 60360164
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5
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6737182168372118.272.299.368667.096.163.2983.24100.5222630
21Terry PuhlOF22 60087172
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4
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8
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493022584648827.287.352.377729.090.200.2990.7975.0226672
25Jose CruzOF31 55873161
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33
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7
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9
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7236147266016155.289.367.421788.133.301.3110.9262.0235636
12Craig ReynoldsSS26 55563147
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9
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0391262149203442.265.292.333625.068.117.2882.33--185616
28Cesar Cedeno1B28 47057123
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27
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4
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6
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5430136452383915.262.348.374722.113.285.2780.8178.3176549
30Jeff LeonardOF23 41147119
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5
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04723104668273511.290.360.350710.061.204.3421.48--144467
18Art Howe2B-3B32 3553288
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2
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6
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3331363715247.248.316.352668.104.211.2591.0359.2125398
14Alan AshbyC27 3362568
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15
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2
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35002670210338.202.262.277539.074.152.2472.69168.093370
17Rafael Landestoy2B26 2823376
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030134292415521.270.338.344682.074.209.2920.83--97319
9Julio Gonzalez2B-SS26 1811645
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0102151430604.249.280.298578.050.083.2692.80--54195
27Bob Watson1B33 1631539
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03
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1800162301123.239.304.319623.080.178.2591.4454.352182
29Denny WallingOF25 1472148
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3132172102012.327.394.497891.170.293.3631.2449.073165
13Bruce BochyC24 1291128
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600132514005.217.294.271565.054.155.2621.92129.035143
50J.R. RichardP29 95612
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601124001114.126.134.221355.095.095.14324.0047.521108
36Joe NiekroP34 83110
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00400221001310.120.140.145285.024.048.15910.50--1299
8Luis PujolsC23 75717
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080021400103.227.247.280527.053.080.2797.00--2178
43Ken ForschP32 5848
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0030042200601.138.194.155349.017.086.2225.50--968
47Joaquin AndujarP26 5735
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70023200510.088.117.211328.123.158.12516.0028.51265
22Jesus AlouOF37 43311
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0010006701004.256.347.349696.093.233.3061.17--1549
24Jimmy SextonSS27 4389
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0001137700000.209.320.209529.000.116.2501.00--950
38Rick WilliamsP26 3128
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0000031800200.258.324.290614.032.129.6156.00--936
6Reggie BaldwinC24 2004
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001000100002.200.200.250450.050.050.211----520
48Vern RuhleP28 1931
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0000011100200.053.100.105205.053.105.12511.00--222
16Dave Bergman1B26 1546
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2000300000.400.400.6001000.200.200.455--15.0915
46Randy NiemannP23 1502
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0000001600101.133.188.133321.000.067.2226.00--217
20Danny HeepOF21 1402
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0002001401020.143.176.143319.000.071.1674.00--217
35Joe SambitoP27 712
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002005000000.286.583.4291012.143.857.2860.00--312
11Alan KnicelyC24 6000000002300002.000.250.000250.000.333.0001.50--08
45Frank RiccelliP26 612
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003000100000.333.333.500833.167.167.400----36
19Tom WiedenbauerOF20 604
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002000200000.667.667.8331500.167.1671.000----56
31Frank LaCorteP27 3000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
33George ThroopP28 3000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
42Bert RobergeP24 2000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
37Tom DixonP24 101
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00000000000001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----11
39Pete LaddP22 1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
39Bo McLaughlinP25 1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals204853945831382224524954219095461745227510943105.256.312.344656.088.191.2871.62110.118576007
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
50J.R. Richard29 18132.713838194002922209888139831319131.096.780.403.029.653.19
36Joe Niekro34 21113.00383811500263221102881710711919071.247.530.583.654.061.11
47Joaquin Andujar26 12123.43462380941941688674788775021.327.790.324.083.570.88
43Ken Forsch32 1163.0326241021017715567601435580101.077.840.711.772.931.66
38Rick Williams26 473.27311622301211224544630370121.269.070.452.232.751.23
35Joe Sambito27 871.7863000512291802018823830041.137.910.792.278.213.61
46Randy Niemann23 323.76267324167683228122240211.349.130.132.963.221.09
48Vern Ruhle28 264.09131022006664333098332021.098.731.231.094.504.13
42Bert Roberge24 301.6926000124322066017132001.165.630.004.783.660.76
31Frank LaCorte27 125.00123003027211615310241001.157.001.003.338.002.40
37Tom Dixon24 126.5819100602539231921590002.0813.500.695.193.120.60
33George Throop28 103.2714000202223108411151011.559.411.644.506.141.36
45Frank Riccelli26 224.09112003022221110018202001.829.000.007.368.181.11
39Bo McLaughlin25 125.6312000301622151024121001.6312.381.132.256.753.00
39Pete Ladd22 113.001000040128541862021.336.000.756.004.500.75
41Gary Wilson24 0012.8660003071511102661003.0019.292.577.717.711.00
41Bobby Sprowl23 000.0030000041000230000.752.250.004.506.751.50
34Gordie Pladson22 004.5040002049221220002.7520.252.254.504.501.00
54Mike Mendoza23 000.0010001010000000000.000.000.000.000.00--
Pitching Totals89733.193991625517107311448127858251490504854555241.237.940.563.135.311.69
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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