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1979 Houston AstrosNational League (MLB)
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Vern Ruhle played for the 1979 Houston Astros
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameAstros
LocationHouston,Texas
Record89-73 (2nd in National League West)League Rank4thMLB Rank8th
BallparkAstrodome
ManagerBill VirdonGeneral ManagerTal Smith
CoachesJesus Alou (Assistant Coach), Bob Cluck (Assistant Coach), Deacon Jones (Hitting Coach), Bob Lillis (Third Base Coach), Tony Pacheco (Assistant Coach), Mel Wright (Pitching Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickJohn Mizerock (#8)
Attendance1,900,312 (Rank: 10th)
Minor League AffiliatesCharleston Charlies (AAA) 65-74 ... Columbus Astros (AA) 84-59 ... Daytona Astros (A+) 56-80 ... Gulf Coast Astros (Rk) 33-19 ...
Years Available1962-2018

Team History -- 1979 Statistics -- 1979 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions
Batting Stats -- Pitching Stats -- Fielding Stats -- Team Personnel

 
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1979 Batting Statistics

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UnifPlayerPosBaAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
23Enos Cabell3bR291556036016430566737182168321718.272.299.368.66722241630.298.096.163.2953.310.83.21.0100.525.0
1968-   UDFA-BAL
 
21Terry PuhlofL22157600871722248493022584648287.287.352.377.72922634672.299.090.200.3288.66.90.81.275.019.8
1973-   UDFA-HOU
 
25Jose CruzofL311575587316133797236147266015165.289.367.421.78823549636.311.132.301.34611.310.40.91.462.030.4
1966-   UDFA-SLN
 
12Craig ReynoldsssL26146555631472090391262149234402.265.292.333.62518529616.288.068.117.2813.48.02.30.00.019.7
1971- 1-  22-PIT
 
28Cesar Cedeno1bR281324705712327465430136452339815.262.348.374.72217637549.278.112.285.32311.79.50.81.178.330.1
1967-   UDFA-HOU
 
30Jeff LeonardofR231344114711915504723104668235711.290.360.350.71014420467.342.060.204.3209.914.61.50.00.016.8
1973-   UDFA-LAN
 
18Art Howe2b-3bR32118355328815263331363712457.248.316.352.66812523398.259.104.211.2999.19.31.01.559.226.1
1971-   UDFA-PIT
 
14Alan AshbycB271083362568152235002670233108.202.262.277.5399319370.247.075.152.2357.018.92.70.5168.027.9
1969- 3-  63-CLE
 
17Rafael Landestoy2bB26129282337696030134292415251.270.338.344.6829715319.292.074.209.3069.17.50.80.00.019.7
1972-   UDFA-LAN
 
9Julio Gonzalez2b-ssR26681811645520102151436004.249.280.298.578547195.269.049.083.2642.67.22.80.00.015.6
1972-   UDFA-CHN
 
27Bob Watson1bR334916315394031800162301213.239.304.319.623527182.259.080.178.2848.812.61.41.754.318.0
1970-15- 362-CHN
 
29Denny WallingofL258214721488433132172100122.327.394.497.8917315165.363.170.293.39110.312.71.21.849.031.3
1975- 1-   1-OAK
 
13Bruce BochycR24561291128401600132510045.217.294.271.565355143.262.054.155.2549.117.51.90.7129.017.9
1975- 8- 132-CHA
 
50J.R. RichardpR293895612112601124011104.126.134.221.355214108.143.095.095.1550.922.224.01.947.533.3
1969- 1-   2-HOU
 
36Joe NiekropR343883110200400221013100.120.140.145.28512299.159.025.048.1312.021.210.50.00.020.0
1966- 7-  84-CLE
 
8Luis PujolscR23267571721080021401003.227.247.280.52721378.279.053.080.2382.618.07.00.00.017.7
1973-   UDFA-HOU
 
43Ken ForschpR3226584810030042206001.138.194.155.3499168.222.017.086.1695.932.45.50.00.012.5
1968-18- 399-HOU
 
47Joaquin AndujarpB2646573510270023205100.088.117.211.32812365.125.123.158.1453.149.216.03.128.560.0
1969-   UDFA-CIN
 
24Jimmy SextonssR275243890001137700000.209.320.209.5299050.250.000.116.26314.014.01.00.00.00.0
1970-   UDFA-PIT
 
22Jesus AlouofR37424331140010006700014.256.347.349.69615449.306.093.233.31412.214.31.20.00.036.4
1958-   UDFA-SFN
 
38Rick WilliamspR2631312810000031802000.258.324.290.6149136.615.032.129.2878.350.06.00.00.012.5
1970-27- 648-NYN
 
6Reggie BaldwincR241420041001000100002.200.200.250.4505120.211.050.050.2000.05.00.00.00.025.0
1976- 3-  49-HOU
 
48Vern RuhlepR2813193110000011102000.053.100.105.2052122.125.052.105.1004.650.011.00.00.0100.0
1972-17- 404-DET
 
46Randy NiemannpL232615020000001601001.133.188.133.3212017.222.000.067.1585.935.36.00.00.00.0
1975- 3-  60-MIN
 
16Dave Bergman1bL261315460012000300000.400.400.6001.0009115.455.200.200.4420.020.00.06.715.016.7
1974- 2-  36-NYA
 
20Danny HeepofL211414020002001400210.143.176.143.3192017.167.000.071.1135.923.54.00.00.00.0
1978- 2-  37-HOU
 
35Joe SambitopL27637121002005000000.286.583.4291.0123112.286.143.857.47941.70.00.00.00.050.0
1973-17- 404-HOU
 
45Frank RiccellipL26116121003000100000.333.333.500.833316.400.167.167.3660.016.70.00.00.050.0
1971- 1-  18-SFN
 
11Alan KnicelycR2476000000002300002.000.250.000.250008.000.000.333.17825.037.51.50.00.00.0
1974- 3-  63-HOU
 
19Tom WiedenbauerofR2046041002000200000.667.667.8331.5005161.000.166.167.6680.033.30.00.00.025.0
1976- 7- 145-HOU
 
31Frank LaCortepR27123000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.066.70.00.00.00.0
1972-   UDFA-ATL
 
33George ThrooppR28143000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.033.30.00.00.00.0
1972-16- 378-KCA
 
42Bert RobergepR24262000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0100.00.00.00.00.0
1976-17- 385-HOU
 
37Tom DixonpR241910100000000000001.0001.0001.0002.0001011.000.000.000.9070.00.00.00.00.00.0
1973-18- 426-LAN
 
39Pete LaddpR22101000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00.00.00.00.00.0
1977-25- 620-BOS
 
39Bo McLaughlinpR25121000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.0100.00.00.00.00.0
1975- 1-  14-HOU
 
Batting Totals: (36 players)16253945831382224524954219095461745221094375105.256.315.344.65918573256029.287.344.191.0007.712.41.60.8110.123.5 

1979 Pitching Statistics

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UnifPlayerThAgePosHiLvlWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPctFIPDraftStatusCurrent Org (Level)
50J.R. RichardR29STMLB18132.713838019400292.12209888139831319101.096.770.403.029.643.193.02.5812.17
1969- 1-   2-HOU
 
36Joe NiekroR34STMLB21113.003838011500263.2221102881710711919001.257.540.583.654.061.113.48.6563.88
1966- 7-  84-CLE
 
47Joaquin AndujarR26S/RMLB12123.434623238094194.01688674788775001.327.790.324.083.570.883.99.5003.77
1969-   UDFA-CIN
 
43Ken ForschR32STMLB1163.042624210210177.215567601435580101.077.850.711.772.941.663.39.6473.69
1968-18- 399-HOU
 
38Rick WilliamsR26S/RMLB473.263116152230121.11224544630370101.269.050.452.232.741.233.34.3643.51
1970-27- 648-NYN
 
35Joe SambitoL27R/CLMLB871.776306300512291.1802018823830001.137.880.792.278.183.611.97.5332.81
1973-17- 404-HOU
 
46Randy NiemannL23S/RMLB323.7626719324167.0683228122240201.349.130.132.963.221.094.30.6003.19
1975- 3-  60-MIN
 
48Vern RuhleR28S/RMLB264.0713103220066.164333098332001.098.681.221.094.484.134.48.2503.86
1972-17- 404-DET
 
42Bert RobergeR24RelMLB301.69260260012432.02066017132001.165.630.004.783.660.761.691.0003.51
1976-17- 385-HOU
 
31Frank LaCorteR27S/RMLB125.001239003027.0211615310241001.157.001.003.338.002.405.33.3333.51
1972-   UDFA-ATL
 
37Tom DixonR24RelMLB126.6619118006025.239231921590002.1413.680.705.263.160.608.06.3334.80
1973-18- 426-LAN
 
33George ThroopR28RelMLB103.2214014002022.123108411151001.549.271.614.436.041.364.031.0005.19
1972-16- 378-KCA
 
45Frank RiccelliL26RelMLB224.091129003022.0221110018202001.829.000.007.368.181.114.50.5003.37
1971- 1-  18-SFN
 
39Bo McLaughlinR25RelMLB125.5112012003016.122151024121001.6112.121.102.206.613.008.27.3333.59
1975- 1-  14-HOU
 
39Pete LaddR22RelMLB112.9210010004012.18541862001.325.840.735.844.380.753.65.5004.76
1977-25- 620-BOS
 
41Gary WilsonR24RelMLB0012.2760600307.11511102661002.9618.412.457.367.361.0013.50.0007.10
1976- 1-   2-HOU
 
41Bobby SprowlL23RelMLB000.0030300004.01000230000.752.250.004.506.751.500.00.0002.73
1977- 2-  39-BOS
 
34Gordie PladsonR22RelMLB004.5040400204.09221220002.7520.252.254.504.501.004.50.0006.48
1973-   UDFA-HOU
 
54Mike MendozaR23RelMLB000.0010100101.00000000000.000.000.000.000.0000.00.0002.73
1973- 5- 116-HOU
 
Pitching Totals: (19 players)89733.20162162237551710731144612785825149050485455501.237.950.563.145.321.693.62.549  

1979 Fielding Statistics

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PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
PJoe Sambito27MLBp63-915142221.9050.300.21---63100.038.9Fielding by Day
PJoaquin Andujar26MLBp46-19416505271.9301.430.34---46100.028.4Fielding by Day
PJoe Niekro34MLBp38-263143904531.0001.390.20---38100.023.5Fielding by Day
PJ.R. Richard29MLBp38-29214325051.9021.210.16---38100.023.5Fielding by Day
PRick Williams26MLBp31-1213231227.9630.840.21---31100.019.1Fielding by Day
PRandy Niemann23MLBp26-67170081.0000.310.12---26100.016.0Fielding by Day
PKen Forsch32MLBp26-17710371548.9791.810.27---26100.016.0Fielding by Day
PBert Roberge24MLBp26-32330061.0000.230.19---26100.016.0Fielding by Day
PTom Dixon24MLBp19-25360191.0000.470.36---19100.011.7Fielding by Day
PGeorge Throop28MLBp14-22120031.0000.210.14---14100.08.6Fielding by Day
PVern Ruhle28MLBp13-66350081.0000.620.12---13100.08.0Fielding by Day
PFrank LaCorte27MLBp12-27010011.0000.080.04---12100.07.4Fielding by Day
PBo McLaughlin25MLBp12-16120031.0000.250.19---12100.07.4Fielding by Day
PFrank Riccelli26MLBp11-22060061.0000.550.27---11100.06.8Fielding by Day
PPete Ladd22MLBp10-12320051.0000.500.42---10100.06.2Fielding by Day
PGary Wilson24MLBp6-7000000.000.00---6100.03.7Fielding by Day
PGordie Pladson22MLBp4-4000000.000.00---4100.02.5Fielding by Day
PBobby Sprowl23MLBp3-4000000.000.00---3100.01.9Fielding by Day
PMike Mendoza23MLBp1-1000000.000.00---1100.00.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
CAlan Ashby27MLBc105--5485785613.9875.760.007131910897.264.8Fielding by Day
CBruce Bochy24MLBc55--1982974234.9704.130.00361845698.234.0Fielding by Day
CLuis Pujols23MLBc26--136610143.9935.460.00201526100.016.0Fielding by Day
CAlan Knicely24MLBc-of3--200021.0000.670.00---742.91.9Fielding by Day
CReggie Baldwin24MLBc3--300031.0001.000.00---1421.41.9Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
1BCesar Cedeno28MLBof91--832331779882.9819.510.00---13268.956.2Fielding by Day
1BEnos Cabell29MLB3b-1b51--28721120309.9976.040.00---15532.931.5Fielding by Day
1BBob Watson33MLB1b-of44--37133323407.9939.180.00---4989.827.2Fielding by Day
1BDave Bergman26MLB1b4--800181.0002.000.00---1330.82.5Fielding by Day
1BArt Howe32MLB3b-2b3--15303181.0006.000.00---1182.51.9Fielding by Day
1BReggie Baldwin24MLBc1--710081.0008.000.00---147.10.6Fielding by Day
1BJesus Alou37MLBof1--200121.0002.000.00---422.40.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
2BRafael Landestoy26MLB2b-ss114--1662341253412.9713.510.00---12988.470.4Fielding by Day
2BArt Howe32MLB3b-2b68--126188333317.9914.620.00---11857.642.0Fielding by Day
2BJulio Gonzalez26MLB2b-ss32--5989216150.9874.630.00---6847.119.8Fielding by Day
2BJimmy Sexton27MLBss2--010011.0000.500.00---523.81.2Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
3BEnos Cabell29MLB3b-1b132--1091781311300.9572.170.00---15585.281.5Fielding by Day
3BArt Howe32MLB3b-2b59--477046121.9671.980.00---11850.036.4Fielding by Day
3BJulio Gonzalez26MLB2b-ss9--230051.0000.560.00---6813.25.6Fielding by Day
3BJimmy Sexton27MLBss4--100011.0000.250.00---527.72.5Fielding by Day
3BAlan Knicely24MLBc-of1--000000.000.00---714.30.6Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
SSCraig Reynolds26MLBss143--2084282388659.9654.450.00---14697.988.3Fielding by Day
SSJulio Gonzalez26MLB2b-ss21--315431188.9664.050.00---6830.913.0Fielding by Day
SSJimmy Sexton27MLBss11--10232635.9433.000.00---5221.26.8Fielding by Day
SSRafael Landestoy26MLB2b-ss3--230151.0001.670.00---1292.31.9Fielding by Day
PosPlayer NameAgeHiLvlC-PosGGSInnPOAEDPTCFPctRFgRFiSBCSPBGPShareTm-ShareFielding by Day
OFJose Cruz31MLBof156--3207140341.9592.100.00---15799.496.3Fielding by Day
OFTerry Puhl22MLBof152--3527033591.0002.360.00---15796.893.8Fielding by Day
OFJeff Leonard23MLBof123--2276101243.9591.890.00---13491.875.9Fielding by Day
OFDenny Walling25MLB3b-of42--6521068.9851.600.00---8251.225.9Fielding by Day
OFCesar Cedeno28MLBof40--1162001181.0002.950.00---13230.324.7Fielding by Day
OFJesus Alou37MLBof6--600061.0001.000.00---4214.33.7Fielding by Day
OFTom Wiedenbauer20MLBof3--300031.0001.000.00---475.01.9Fielding by Day
OFDanny Heep21MLBof-1b2--700071.0003.500.00---1414.31.2Fielding by Day

1979 Team Personnel

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Player NameRoleBornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationPos
Jesus AlouAssistant Coach1942-03-24 37Haina,Dom Rep MLB1959-19791963-1979
1958-   UDFA-SFN
OF
Bob CluckAssistant Coach1946-01-10 33San Diego,California --   P
Larry DierkerBroadcaster1946-09-22 32Hollywood,California MLB1964-19771964-1977
1964-   UDFA-HOU
P
Deacon JonesHitting Coach1934-04-18 45White Plains,New York MLB1962-19661962-1966
1955-   UDFA-CHA
1B
Bob LillisThird Base Coach1930-06-02 49Altadena,California MLB1958-19671958-1967
1951-   UDFA-BRO
SS-2B
Walt MathewsScout -- --   SCOUT
Tony PachecoAssistant Coach1927-08-09 51Havana,Cuba --   COACH
Tal SmithGeneral Manager1933-09-27 45Framingham,Massachusetts --   EXEC
Bill VirdonManager1931-06-09 48Hazel Park,Michigan MLB1955-19681955-1968   OF
Mel WrightPitching Coach1928-05-11 51Manila,Arkansas MLB1954-19611954-1961   P