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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
PitcherGameSeasonResultDecisionIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
Ken Forsch1979-04-071979W  6-0 vs ATLWSHO900002300029000--36256-61Complete game/Shutout, 0-hitter
Joe Niekro1979-04-081979W  2-0 vs ATLWSHO950000700031000--40096-97Complete game/Shutout, 400th career game
J.R. Richard1979-04-101979W  2-1 vs LANWCG9611041360037000--18581-5413 Strikeouts
Gary Wilson1979-04-131979L  8-7 @ SFN  0.21111001003000--10-01st career game
J.R. Richard1979-04-201979W  5-4 vs PIT  8.1543021130033000--18782-5411 Strikeouts
Joe Niekro1979-05-131979W  3-0 vs CHNWSHO950001100033000--40798-99Complete game/Shutout
J.R. Richard1979-05-191979L  4-2 vs SDNLCG11843241010044000--19383-5810 Strikeouts
Rick Williams1979-05-201979W  1-0 vs SDNWSHO950001200032000--242-3Complete game/Shutout
Randy Niemann1979-05-201979W  6-3 vs SDN  752104001030000--10-01st career game
Joe Niekro1979-05-221979W  4-1 @ ATLW 961102100032000--409100-99100th career win
Bert Roberge1979-05-281979L  5-4 @ SDN  20000200007000--10-01st career game
Randy Niemann1979-05-291979W  2-1 vs CINWCG981100601034000--21-01st career win
Rick Williams1979-05-311979W  3-0 vs CINWSHO970003400035000--263-3Complete game/Shutout
Bert Roberge1979-06-031979W  5-4 vs MONSv 1.20000000004000--20-01st career save
Randy Niemann1979-06-041979W  3-0 vs PHIWSHO960001400034000--32-0Complete game/Shutout
J.R. Richard1979-06-161979L  4-2 @ MONL 8944121100035000--19985-6011 Strikeouts
Bert Roberge1979-06-181979W  3-2 vs NYNW 330002100014000--61-01st career win
Joaquin Andujar1979-06-191979W  3-1 vs NYNWCG921107200034000--11332-292-hitter
J.R. Richard1979-06-201979W  5-4 vs NYN  774302700027000--20085-60200th career game
Randy Niemann1979-06-251979W  4-0 vs CINWSHO960001100033000--73-0Complete game/Shutout
Randy Niemann1979-06-281979W  6-5 @ SFNSv 21000210009179853%83-01st career save
J.R. Richard1979-07-051979L  5-4 @ CINL 81155061210142000--20386-6212 Strikeouts
J.R. Richard1979-07-251979W  6-4 vs CHNW 7.1443021200028000--20787-6512 Strikeouts
Joe Sambito1979-07-251979W  6-4 vs CHNSv 1.21000140008000--17517-19Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
Ken Forsch1979-07-281979W  5-2 vs LANWCG932200300030000--37862-673-hitter
J.R. Richard1979-08-031979W  4-1 vs ATLWCG9611031510037000--20989-6515 Strikeouts
J.R. Richard1979-08-081979W  4-1 @ LANW 9611021200035000--21090-6512 Strikeouts
Pete Ladd1979-08-171979L  5-2 vs PHI  10000100004000--10-01st career game
J.R. Richard1979-08-221979W  3-1 @ NYNW 9710021000036000--21392-6610 Strikeouts
Pete Ladd1979-08-261979W  4-1 @ PHIW 1.21000121007000--41-01st career win
J.R. Richard1979-08-271979W  3-0 @ MONW 9200061200135000--21493-6612 Strikeouts
J.R. Richard1979-09-061979W  2-0 vs SDNWSHO930000900031000--21695-66Complete game/Shutout, 3-hitter
Gordie Pladson1979-09-071979L  9-2 vs SFN  11000010004660100%10-01st career game
Vern Ruhle1979-09-141979W  7-0 @ SFNW 94000120003170561480%10630-35Threw 80% strikes
J.R. Richard1979-09-161979L  2-1 @ SFNL 8522051100033140835759%21895-6711 Strikeouts
Joe Niekro1979-09-171979W  1-0 @ SDNWSHO960001200033000--434114-107Complete game/Shutout
J.R. Richard1979-09-211979W  3-2 vs CIN  11722111500041000--21995-6715 Strikeouts
J.R. Richard1979-09-251979W  8-0 @ ATLW 9400021300133000--22096-6713 Strikeouts
Mike Mendoza1979-09-261979L  9-4 @ ATL  10000000003000--10-01st career game
J.R. Richard1979-09-291979W  3-0 @ LANW 7300021110026000--22197-6711 Strikeouts


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