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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
DatePitcherHandAgeGame ResultOppGS#CareerDecIPHRERHRBBSOPitBalStrStr%W-LERAWHIP
1979-04-06J.R. RichardR29W 2-1vs ATL1167W5.1611045000--1-01.802.00
1979-04-07Ken ForschR33W 6-0vs ATL196W9.0000023000--1-00.000.22
1979-04-08Joe NiekroR34W 2-0vs ATL1204W9.0500007000--1-00.000.56
1979-04-09Vern RuhleR28L 1-2vs LAN187L8.0522108000--0-12.250.63
1979-04-10J.R. RichardR29W 2-1vs LAN2168W9.06110413000--2-01.291.43
1979-04-11Ken ForschR33W 10-3vs LAN297W9.01032036000--2-01.000.83
1979-04-13Joe NiekroR34L 7-8@ SFN2205L3.1676043000--1-14.501.25
1979-04-14Vern RuhleR28L 1-2@ SFN288L6.0422022000--0-22.570.79
1979-04-15J.R. RichardR29W 4-3@ SFN3169W6.073302590345662%3-02.251.45
1979-04-15Joaquin AndujarR26W 9-1@ SFN164W9.0511033000--1-00.640.79
1979-04-16Ken ForschR33W 4-0@ LAN398W9.0500013000--3-00.670.78
1979-04-17Joe NiekroR34L 6-10@ LAN3206-4.2462331000--1-14.241.29
1979-04-18Vern RuhleR28W 4-0@ LAN389W9.0600012000--1-21.570.78
1979-04-20J.R. RichardR29W 5-4vs PIT4170-8.15430211000--3-02.481.24
1979-04-21Ken ForschR33W 5-4vs PIT499-6.0944201000--3-01.640.91
1979-04-22Joe NiekroR34W 3-2vs PIT4207-7.0321025000--1-13.381.13
1979-04-25Vern RuhleR28L 0-4@ CHN490L7.0744203000--1-32.400.83
1979-04-26J.R. RichardR29W 6-2@ CHN5171W5.0311036000--4-02.381.24
1979-04-27Ken ForschR33W 9-8@ PIT5100-6.1764033000--3-02.311.03
1979-04-29Joe NiekroR34L 5-10@ PIT5208L3.2644051000--1-24.181.36
1979-04-30Vern RuhleR28W 6-5@ SLN591-6.0633100000--1-32.750.86
1979-05-01J.R. RichardR29L 6-7@ SLN6172-7.0733124000--4-02.631.24
1979-05-02Ken ForschR33L 2-5@ SLN6101L8.0953012000--3-12.491.06
1979-05-03Joe NiekroR34W 4-1@ SLN6209W7.2711012000--2-23.601.31
1979-05-04Vern RuhleR28L 5-6@ CIN692-5.0844134000--1-33.291.02
1979-05-05Joaquin AndujarR26L 2-6@ CIN265L2.0666040000--3-13.331.22
1979-05-06Frank RiccelliL26W 8-2@ CIN14W8.0522067000--2-12.811.81
1979-05-06J.R. RichardR29L 5-17@ CIN7173L1.1473233000--4-13.211.38
1979-05-08Ken ForschR33L 1-4vs SLN7102L9.0944233000--3-22.681.09
1979-05-09Joe NiekroR34W 5-4vs SLN7210-6.0644142000--2-23.951.37
1979-05-10J.R. RichardR29L 1-3vs SLN8174L7.1633007000--4-23.311.31
1979-05-11Frank RiccelliL26L 3-5vs CHN25L4.0543002000--2-23.601.70
1979-05-12Ken ForschR33W 11-3vs CHN8103W9.0732012000--4-22.591.06
1979-05-12Rick WilliamsR27L 0-2vs CHN12L5.0911024000--0-10.641.21
1979-05-13Joe NiekroR35W 3-0vs CHN8211W9.0500011000--3-23.241.24
1979-05-15J.R. RichardR29L 1-8vs SFN9175L2.265503362263658%4-33.981.40
1979-05-16Rick WilliamsR27L 4-8vs SFN23-5.163301067254263%0-11.891.26
1979-05-17Ken ForschR33L 0-3vs SFN9104L6.263302282305263%4-32.711.07
1979-05-18Joe NiekroR35W 3-2vs SDN9212W9.0422154000--4-23.051.20
1979-05-19J.R. RichardR29L 2-4vs SDN10176L11.08432410000--4-43.711.35
1979-05-20Randy NiemannL24W 6-3vs SDN11-7.0521040000--0-01.291.29
1979-05-20Rick WilliamsR27W 1-0vs SDN34W9.0500012000--1-11.291.07
1979-05-21Tom DixonR24L 5-7@ ATL124-4.0733110000--0-17.202.00
1979-05-22Joe NiekroR35W 4-1@ ATL10213W9.0611021000--5-22.781.16
1979-05-23J.R. RichardR29L 5-6@ ATL11177-7.0433018000--4-43.731.29
1979-05-25Rick WilliamsR27L 1-2@ SDN45-8.0511111000--1-11.251.00
1979-05-26Joe NiekroR35W 9-0@ SDN11214W9.0600045000--6-22.451.16
1979-05-27J.R. RichardR29W 4-2@ SDN12178W9.01022006000--5-43.531.27
1979-05-28Joaquin AndujarR26L 4-5@ SDN366L5.2855054000--4-33.801.40
1979-05-29Randy NiemannL24W 2-1vs CIN22W9.0811006000--1-01.131.06
1979-05-30Joe NiekroR35W 6-3vs CIN12215W8.2633031000--7-22.511.14
1979-05-31Rick WilliamsR27W 3-0vs CIN56W9.0700034000--2-11.001.02
1979-06-01J.R. RichardR29W 3-2vs MON13179W9.0722028000--6-43.381.24
1979-06-02Joaquin AndujarR26W 2-1vs MON467W9.0711036000--5-33.331.35
1979-06-03Joe NiekroR35W 5-4vs MON13216W7.1944101000--8-22.711.15
1979-06-04Randy NiemannL24W 3-0vs PHI33W9.0600014000--2-00.720.96
1979-06-05Rick WilliamsR27L 0-8vs PHI67L3.1855000000--2-21.881.13
1979-06-06J.R. RichardR29W 4-3vs PHI14180-7.0533125000--6-43.411.22
1979-06-08Joe NiekroR35W 5-0@ NYN14217W9.0400024000--9-22.471.11
1979-06-09Joaquin AndujarR26L 0-4@ NYN568L6.0544024000--5-43.601.33
1979-06-10Randy NiemannL24W 5-3@ NYN44-2.0511010000--2-01.001.11
1979-06-11J.R. RichardR29L 2-4@ PHI15181L8.0644066000--6-53.501.24
1979-06-12Rick WilliamsR27L 0-4@ PHI78L6.0344134000--2-32.331.11
1979-06-13Joe NiekroR35W 4-3@ PHI15218W9.0932047000--10-22.431.14
1979-06-15Joaquin AndujarR26W 2-1@ MON669W9.0511022000--6-43.261.26
1979-06-16J.R. RichardR29L 2-4@ MON16182L8.09441211000--6-63.571.25
1979-06-17Joe NiekroR35L 3-19@ MON16219L2.2688232000--10-33.001.18
1979-06-18Rick WilliamsR27W 3-2vs NYN89-2.2522020000--2-32.531.18
1979-06-19Joaquin AndujarR26W 3-1vs NYN770W9.0211072000--7-43.001.23
1979-06-20J.R. RichardR29W 5-4vs NYN17183-7.0743027000--6-63.581.25
1979-06-22Joe NiekroR35W 2-1vs SDN17220W7.1611031000--11-32.901.19
1979-06-23Rick WilliamsR27W 3-2vs SDN910-8.0322025000--2-32.491.11
1979-06-24Joaquin AndujarR27W 4-1vs SDN871W9.0711032000--8-42.791.22
1979-06-25J.R. RichardR29L 1-2vs CIN18184L8.0322128000--6-73.501.21
1979-06-25Randy NiemannL24W 4-0vs CIN55W9.0600011000--3-01.711.14
1979-06-26Joe NiekroR35W 6-5vs CIN18221-7.0554243000--11-33.021.20
1979-06-27Ken ForschR33L 3-6@ SFN10105-7.163300374225270%4-32.811.05
1979-06-28Rick WilliamsR27W 6-5@ SFN1011W7.065413160223863%3-32.751.13
1979-06-29Joaquin AndujarR27W 4-1@ SDN972W9.0711125000--9-42.631.20
1979-06-30J.R. RichardR29W 3-0@ SDN19185W9.0300026000--7-73.271.17
1979-07-01Joe NiekroR35W 4-1@ SDN19222W8.1811025000--12-32.891.19
1979-07-03Ken ForschR33W 3-2@ CIN11106W9.0622011000--5-32.731.02
1979-07-04Joaquin AndujarR27W 3-2@ CIN1073W7.0422102000--10-42.621.16
1979-07-05J.R. RichardR29L 4-5@ CIN20186L8.011550612000--7-83.401.22
1979-07-06Joe NiekroR35W 4-2@ CHN20223W7.2622242000--13-32.881.20
1979-07-07Rick WilliamsR27L 0-6@ CHN1112L5.21133032000--3-42.881.22
1979-07-07Randy NiemannL24L 3-8@ CHN66L3.2987121000--3-12.811.29
1979-07-08Ken ForschR33L 0-10@ CHN12107L4.0966122000--5-43.191.10
1979-07-10Joaquin AndujarR27L 3-4vs PIT1174L6.0833013000--10-52.721.17
1979-07-11J.R. RichardR29L 1-5vs PIT21187L7.21055217000--7-93.521.23
1979-07-12Joe NiekroR35L 3-5vs PIT21224L7.2655221000--13-43.021.19
1979-07-13Ken ForschR33L 0-1vs SLN13108L8.0511023000--5-53.031.08
1979-07-14Joaquin AndujarR27W 3-2vs SLN1275W7.0621051000--11-52.641.20
1979-07-15J.R. RichardR29L 1-3vs SLN22188L8.0533026000--7-103.511.21
1979-07-19Ken ForschR33L 5-9@ PIT14109L6.0776220000--5-63.361.10
1979-07-19Joe NiekroR35L 2-4@ PIT22225L4.2644121000--13-53.151.20
1979-07-20J.R. RichardR29L 3-9@ PIT23189L5.11088135000--7-113.841.26
1979-07-21Joaquin AndujarR27L 5-6@ PIT1376-7.0944121000--11-52.781.22
1979-07-22Randy NiemannL24W 7-6@ SLN77-0.2333011000--3-13.531.37
1979-07-23Joe NiekroR35W 3-2@ SLN23226W9.0622016000--14-53.091.18
1979-07-24Ken ForschR33W 6-1vs CHN15110W9.0411110000--6-63.181.06
1979-07-25J.R. RichardR29W 6-4vs CHN24190W7.14430212000--8-113.841.24
1979-07-26Joaquin AndujarR27L 5-6vs LAN1477L9.0653053000--11-62.801.22
1979-07-27Joe NiekroR35L 7-11vs LAN24227L2.1676032000--14-63.381.22
1979-07-28Ken ForschR33W 5-2vs LAN16111W9.0322003000--7-63.101.01
1979-07-29J.R. RichardR29W 4-3vs LAN25191W9.0533158000--9-113.801.23
1979-07-30Joaquin AndujarR27L 0-8vs SFN1578L4.173203236122467%11-72.851.26
1979-07-31Joe NiekroR35W 6-4vs SFN25228W6.2530057000--15-63.241.23
1979-08-01Ken ForschR33W 5-4vs SFN17112W5.073304445162964%8-63.181.05
1979-08-03J.R. RichardR29W 4-1vs ATL26192W9.06110315000--10-113.671.22
1979-08-04Joaquin AndujarR27W 4-3vs ATL1679-7.2433032000--11-72.881.24
1979-08-04Frank LaCorteR28W 6-2vs ATL129W5.0322116000--1-05.321.23
1979-08-05Joe NiekroR35W 3-2vs ATL26229-7.0722043000--15-63.211.24
1979-08-07Ken ForschR33L 8-10@ LAN18113-4.0744301000--8-63.361.07
1979-08-08J.R. RichardR29W 4-1@ LAN27193W9.06110212000--11-113.551.21
1979-08-09Joaquin AndujarR27L 3-4@ LAN1780L7.0743154000--11-82.921.26
1979-08-10Joe NiekroR35W 2-1@ ATL27230W8.1711041000--16-63.131.25
1979-08-12Rick WilliamsR27L 2-3@ ATL1213L6.0833122000--3-53.261.26
1979-08-13J.R. RichardR29W 4-1vs MON28194W9.0511017000--12-113.431.18
1979-08-14Joaquin AndujarR27W 2-1vs MON1881W9.0411001000--12-82.811.21
1979-08-15Joe NiekroR35L 0-3vs MON28231L7.0932023000--16-73.111.26
1979-08-17Frank LaCorteR28L 2-5vs PHI230L1.1444022000--1-16.651.43
1979-08-18J.R. RichardR29L 0-1vs PHI29195L9.0411046000--12-123.331.17
1979-08-19Joaquin AndujarR27L 2-3vs PHI1982L8.11033012000--12-92.841.22
1979-08-20Joe NiekroR35W 8-1@ NYN29232W9.0211036000--17-73.011.23
1979-08-21Frank LaCorteR28L 0-5@ NYN331L4.0432023000--1-26.331.44
1979-08-22J.R. RichardR29W 3-1@ NYN30196W9.07100210000--13-123.201.16
1979-08-24Joaquin AndujarR27L 3-5@ PHI2083L4.0653020000--12-102.931.24
1979-08-25Joe NiekroR35W 3-1@ PHI30233W5.2311046000--18-72.971.23
1979-08-26Rick WilliamsR27W 4-1@ PHI1314-6.0511011000--3-53.031.22
1979-08-27J.R. RichardR29W 3-0@ MON31197W9.02000612000--14-123.081.15
1979-08-28Joaquin AndujarR27L 6-7@ MON2184-6.2966112000--12-103.121.25
1979-08-29Joe NiekroR35L 3-5@ MON31234L6.0544244000--18-83.061.23
1979-08-31Ken ForschR33W 2-0vs NYN19114W5.0100002000--9-63.241.04
1979-09-01J.R. RichardR29W 3-1vs NYN32198W9.0710025000--15-122.961.15
1979-09-02Joaquin AndujarR27L 4-5vs NYN2285-5.0632021000--12-103.131.26
1979-09-03Joe NiekroR35L 0-1vs LAN32235L9.0511032000--18-92.971.22
1979-09-04Rick WilliamsR27W 9-4vs LAN1415W5.2733114000--4-53.141.23
1979-09-05Ken ForschR33W 4-3vs SDN20115-6.0722112000--9-63.231.06
1979-09-06J.R. RichardR30W 2-0vs SDN33199W9.0300009000--16-122.861.12
1979-09-07Joaquin AndujarR27L 2-9vs SFN2386L3.164402265254062%12-113.221.26
1979-09-08Joe NiekroR35L 1-2vs SFN33236-7.1611057143638056%18-92.921.23
1979-09-09Vern RuhleR29W 4-1vs SFN793-6.0411014000--1-33.000.98
1979-09-11J.R. RichardR30L 8-9@ CIN34200-5.0444035000--16-122.941.12
1979-09-12Joe NiekroR35L 4-7@ CIN34237L3.1765021000--18-103.081.25
1979-09-14Vern RuhleR29W 7-0@ SFN894W9.040001270145680%2-32.550.92
1979-09-15Ken ForschR33L 3-5@ SFN21116-7.153304286325463%10-63.191.06
1979-09-16J.R. RichardR30L 1-2@ SFN35201L8.05220511140578359%16-132.921.13
1979-09-17Joe NiekroR35W 1-0@ SDN35238W9.0600012000--19-102.961.24
1979-09-18Rick WilliamsR27L 0-4@ SDN1516L5.1633011000--4-63.291.25
1979-09-19Vern RuhleR29L 5-6vs ATL995L2.2453201000--2-42.900.95
1979-09-20Ken ForschR33W 7-1vs ATL22117W9.0911012000--11-63.071.07
1979-09-21J.R. RichardR30W 3-2vs CIN36202-11.07221115000--16-132.871.11
1979-09-22Joe NiekroR35W 4-1vs CIN36239W8.0511044000--20-102.911.23
1979-09-23Vern RuhleR29L 1-7vs CIN1096L3.2855103000--2-53.411.02
1979-09-24Ken ForschR33L 4-5@ ATL23118-7.01133104000--11-63.111.09
1979-09-24Rick WilliamsR27L 1-8@ ATL1617L5.0622020000--4-73.301.27
1979-09-25J.R. RichardR30W 8-0@ ATL37203W9.04000213000--17-132.781.10
1979-09-26Joe NiekroR35L 4-9@ ATL37240L2.1644021000--20-113.011.25
1979-09-28Ken ForschR33L 5-6@ LAN24119-7.0311102000--11-63.031.06
1979-09-29J.R. RichardR30W 3-0@ LAN38204W7.03000211000--18-132.711.09
1979-09-30Joe NiekroR35W 3-2@ LAN38241W7.0722004000--21-113.001.24
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