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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

BATTING STATISTICS
BatterGameSeasonResultABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFGDPC-GC-HC-HRC-RBIC-SBFeat Description
Gary Wilson1979-04-131979L  8-7 @ SFN000000000000000100001st career game
Jose Cruz1979-04-151979W  9-1 @ SFN4130016101100001017873684181506 RBis
Jeff Leonard1979-04-151979W  9-1 @ SFN23100001021100024170711st career stolen base
Art Howe1979-04-271979W  9-8 @ PIT6241014000000003752921913734 hits
Craig Reynolds1979-04-271979W  9-8 @ PIT6240000000100003403041082154 hits
Frank Riccelli1979-05-061979W  8-2 @ CIN4011003000100001420301st career RBI
Cesar Cedeno1979-05-091979W  5-4 vs HOU20100001000000011791318145627400400th career stolen base
Ken Forsch1979-05-121979W  11-3 vs HOU400000000040100365270704 strikeouts
Rick Williams1979-05-161979L  8-4 vs HOU2121000000000002320001st career hit
Randy Niemann1979-05-201979W  6-3 vs HOU200000000010000100001st career game
Jeff Leonard1979-05-261979W  9-0 @ SDN513000500000000513501925 RBis
Bert Roberge1979-05-281979L  5-4 @ SDN000000000000000100001st career game
Randy Niemann1979-06-041979W  3-0 vs HOU301000000010000310001st career hit
Terry Puhl1979-06-131979W  4-3 @ PHI424000020001000272308862524 hits
Joaquin Andujar1979-06-151979W  2-1 @ MON400000000040000108220604 strikeouts
Cesar Cedeno1979-06-151979W  2-1 @ MON211000030200000121013461466404093 stolen bases
Jose Cruz1979-06-181979W  3-2 vs HOU7040000000000001074932704461594 hits
Art Howe1979-07-191979L  9-5 @ PIT5140012000000004333392215234 hits
Alan Knicely1979-08-121979L  3-2 @ ATL200000000010001100001st career game
Alan Ashby1979-08-131979W  4-1 vs HOU200000000100000500338231574500th career game
Joaquin Andujar1979-08-141979W  2-1 vs HOU3110012000200001202411101st career home run
Pete Ladd1979-08-171979L  5-2 vs HOU000000000000000100001st career game
Cesar Cedeno1979-08-261979W  4-1 @ PHI515110000000000125413881476554195 hits
Danny Heep1979-08-311979W  2-0 vs HOU100000000000000100001st career game
Jose Cruz1979-09-021979L  5-4 vs HOU30100010000001011411000744721741000th career hit
Mike Mendoza1979-09-071979L  9-2 vs HOU000000000000000100001st career game
Gordie Pladson1979-09-071979L  9-2 vs HOU000000000000000100001st career game
Bobby Sprowl1979-09-071979L  9-2 vs HOU000000000000000100001st career game
Danny Heep1979-09-081979L  2-1 vs HOU101000000000000410001st career hit
Danny Heep1979-09-111979L  9-8 @ CIN000000100000010610101st career RBI
Rafael Landestoy1979-09-111979L  9-8 @ CIN525100200000000185118029155 hits
Tom Wiedenbauer1979-09-141979W  7-0 @ SFN101100200000000110201st career game, 1st career hit, 1st career RBI
Craig Reynolds1979-09-211979W  3-2 vs HOU61410000000000045942110116274 hits
Enos Cabell1979-09-241979L  5-4 @ ATL504000110010000837832373101644 hits
Dave Bergman1979-09-261979L  9-4 @ ATL1110011000000001264811421st career home run


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