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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:  -

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


PITCHING STATISTICS
UnifPlayerAgeRkGGSIPERAWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9BB/SOGB/FBQSHBABBavgTBFPit/BBalStrSw
50J.R. Richard-13838292.12.711.096.770.403.029.640.311.052831051.20911750.2540.159.916.8
36Joe Niekro-43838263.23.001.247.540.583.654.060.900.89247970.22810950.1344.155.97.0
47Joaquin Andujar-294623194.03.431.327.790.324.083.571.141.22142720.2338250.1641.958.111.8
43Ken Forsch-92624177.23.041.077.850.711.772.940.601.25160657.2366990.4134.865.211.8
38Rick Williams-613116121.13.261.259.050.452.232.740.810.9662467.2615080.2733.866.22.9
35Joe Sambito-3363091.11.771.137.880.792.278.180.280.6704340.2353760.2127.572.516.3
46Randy Niemann-6526767.03.761.349.130.132.963.220.921.2941250.2722870.1847.152.911.8
48Vern Ruhle-67131066.14.071.098.681.221.094.480.241.1362257.2492690.2620.080.07.1
42Bert Roberge--26032.01.691.165.63--4.783.661.311.6700102.1961200.1325.075.00.0
31Frank LaCorte--12327.05.001.157.001.003.338.000.420.71000--0--0.0100.052.9
37Tom Dixon--19125.26.662.1013.680.705.263.161.670.7100112.3481300.2548.551.59.1
33George Throop--14022.13.221.529.271.614.436.040.731.170185.2711000.030.0100.00.0
45Frank Riccelli--11222.04.091.829.00--7.368.180.900.871084.262103--------
39Bo McLaughlin--12016.15.511.5912.121.102.206.610.330.720070.314760.3017.482.613.0
39Pete Ladd--10012.12.921.305.840.735.844.381.330.520245.17856--------
41Gary Wilson--607.112.272.8618.412.457.367.361.000.230034.44142--------
41Bobby Sprowl--304.00.000.752.25--4.506.750.670.330012.083141.0057.142.90.0
34Gordie Pladson--404.04.502.7520.252.254.504.501.001.000020.450220.270.0100.050.0
54Mike Mendoza--101.00.000.000.00--0.000.00--2.00003.0003--------
Totals  (1 year)399162144651.237.950.563.145.320.591.0299245279.2425900--36.363.711.8



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