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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), Frank Riccelli (#18), 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
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
23Enos Cabell3B2960360164
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6737182168372118.272.299.368667.096.163.2983.24100.5222630
21Terry PuhlOF2260087172
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4
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8
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493022584648827.287.352.377729.090.200.2990.7975.0226672
25Jose CruzOF3155873161
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7236147266016155.289.367.421788.133.301.3110.9262.0235636
12Craig ReynoldsSS2655563147
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9
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0391262149203442.265.292.333625.068.117.2882.33--185616
28Cesar Cedeno1B2847057123
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4
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6
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5430136452383915.262.348.374722.113.285.2780.8178.3176549
30Jeff LeonardOF2341147119
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04723104668273511.290.360.350710.061.204.3421.48--144467
18Art Howe2B-3B323553288
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2
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3331363715247.248.316.352668.104.211.2591.0359.2125398
14Alan AshbyC273362568
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35002670210338.202.262.277539.074.152.2472.69168.093370
17Rafael Landestoy2B262823376
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030134292415521.270.338.344682.074.209.2920.83--97319
9Julio Gonzalez2B-SS261811645
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0102151430604.249.280.298578.050.083.2692.80--54195
27Bob Watson1B331631539
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1800162301123.239.304.319623.080.178.2591.4454.352182
29Denny WallingOF251472148
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3132172102012.327.394.497891.170.293.3631.2449.073165
13Bruce BochyC241291128
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600132514005.217.294.271565.054.155.2621.92129.035143
50J.R. RichardP2995612
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601124001114.126.134.221355.095.095.14324.0047.521108
36Joe NiekroP3483110
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00400221001310.120.140.145285.024.048.15910.50--1299
8Luis PujolsC2375717
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080021400103.227.247.280527.053.080.2797.00--2178
43Ken ForschP325848
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0030042200601.138.194.155349.017.086.2225.50--968
47Joaquin AndujarP265735
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70023200510.088.117.211328.123.158.12516.0028.51265
22Jesus AlouOF3743311
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0010006701004.256.347.349696.093.233.3061.17--1549
24Jimmy SextonSS274389
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0001137700000.209.320.209529.000.116.2501.00--950
38Rick WilliamsP263128
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0000031800200.258.324.290614.032.129.6156.00--936
6Reggie BaldwinC242004
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001000100002.200.200.250450.050.050.211----520
48Vern RuhleP281931
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0000011100200.053.100.105205.053.105.12511.00--222
16Dave Bergman1B261546
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2000300000.400.400.6001000.200.200.455--15.0915
46Randy NiemannP231502
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0000001600101.133.188.133321.000.067.2226.00--217
20Danny HeepOF211402
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0002001401020.143.176.143319.000.071.1674.00--217
35Joe SambitoP27712
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002005000000.286.583.4291012.143.857.2860.00--312
11Alan KnicelyC246000000002300002.000.250.000250.000.333.0001.50--08
45Frank RiccelliP26612
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003000100000.333.333.500833.167.167.400----36
19Tom WiedenbauerOF20604
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002000200000.667.667.8331500.167.1671.000----56
31Frank LaCorteP273000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
33George ThroopP283000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
42Bert RobergeP242000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
37Tom DixonP24101
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00000000000001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----11
39Pete LaddP221000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
39Bo McLaughlinP251000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals204853945831382224524954219095461745227510943105.256.312.344656.088.191.2871.62110.118576007
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
50J.R. Richard2918132.713838194002922209888139831319131.096.780.403.029.653.19
36Joe Niekro3421113.00383811500263221102881710711919071.247.530.583.654.061.11
47Joaquin Andujar2612123.43462380941941688674788775021.327.790.324.083.570.88
43Ken Forsch321163.0326241021017715567601435580101.077.840.711.772.931.66
38Rick Williams26473.27311622301211224544630370121.269.070.452.232.751.23
35Joe Sambito27871.7863000512291802018823830041.137.910.792.278.213.61
46Randy Niemann23323.76267324167683228122240211.349.130.132.963.221.09
48Vern Ruhle28264.09131022006664333098332021.098.731.231.094.504.13
42Bert Roberge24301.6926000124322066017132001.165.630.004.783.660.76
31Frank LaCorte27125.00123003027211615310241001.157.001.003.338.002.40
37Tom Dixon24126.5819100602539231921590002.0813.500.695.193.120.60
33George Throop28103.2714000202223108411151011.559.411.644.506.141.36
45Frank Riccelli26224.09112003022221110018202001.829.000.007.368.181.11
39Bo McLaughlin25125.6312000301622151024121001.6312.381.132.256.753.00
39Pete Ladd22113.001000040128541862021.336.000.756.004.500.75
41Gary Wilson240012.8660003071511102661003.0019.292.577.717.711.00
41Bobby Sprowl23000.0030000041000230000.752.250.004.506.751.50
34Gordie Pladson22004.5040002049221220002.7520.252.254.504.501.00
54Mike Mendoza23000.0010001010000000000.000.000.000.000.00--
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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