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1980 HOUSTON ASTROS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Houston,TX
Team Record:  93-70   .571
Result:   1st in National League - West Division
Manager(s):  Bill Virdon
General Manager:   Tal Smith
Stadium:  Astrodome
Attendance:  2,278,217
Playoffs:  Lost NLCS (Phillies)

Houston Astros affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Joe Morgan (36)
Youngest Player:  Danny Heep (22)
Longest Tenure:  Cesar Cedeno, Ken Forsch (11)
Top Hitter:  Jose Cruz (12)
Top Pitcher:  Nolan Ryan (10)
Top Draft Pick:  Jeff Calhoun (#69)

Roster Continuity:  84.87%
National League Standings
WestWLPctGB
Houston9370.571--
LA Dodgers9271.5641.0
Cincinnati8973.5493.5
Atlanta8180.50311.0
SF Giants7586.46617.0
San Diego7389.45119.5

TEAM INFORMATION
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1980-04-10vs LAN1W  3-2-33,270 J.R. RichardBurt HootonJ.R. RichardBurt HootonJoe Sambito321
1980-04-11vs LAN2W  10-6-30,701 Joe NiekroRick SutcliffeDave SmithDon Stanhouse 1385
1980-04-12vs LAN3L  5-6-24,609 Nolan RyanDon SuttonSteve HoweDave SmithBurt Hooton18144
1980-04-13vs LAN4W  4-2-33,676 Ken ForschDave GoltzKen ForschDave GoltzFrank LaCorte22166
1980-04-14vs ATL5W  5-4-15,017 J.R. RichardDoyle AlexanderJoe SambitoGene Garber 27207
1980-04-15vs ATL6W  6-2-15,712 Joe NiekroLarry McWilliamsJoe NiekroLarry McWilliams 332211
1980-04-17@ LAN7L  4-6-45,476Nolan RyanDon SuttonJerry ReussDave Smith 37289
1980-04-18@ LAN8W  7-4-41,112Ken ForschDave GoltzKen ForschDave GoltzJoaquin Andujar443212
1980-04-19@ LAN9W  2-0-50,112J.R. RichardBob WelchJ.R. RichardBob Welch 463214
1980-04-20@ LAN10L  2-4-39,442Joe NiekroRick SutcliffeJerry ReussJoe Niekro 483612
1980-04-21vs CIN11L  5-6-29,067 Vern RuhleMike LaCossMike LaCossVern RuhleTom Hume534211
1980-04-22vs CIN12W  8-0-30,094 Nolan RyanFrank PastoreNolan RyanFrank Pastore 614219
1980-04-23vs CIN13L  2-3-29,828 Ken ForschCharlie LeibrandtTom HumeJoaquin AndujarDoug Bair634518
1980-04-25vs NYN14W  7-4-24,140 J.R. RichardPete FalconeJ.R. RichardPete Falcone 704921
1980-04-26vs NYN15W  6-0-44,540 Joe NiekroCraig SwanJoe NiekroEd GlynnFrank LaCorte764927
1980-04-27vs NYN16W  4-3-20,828 Nolan RyanRay BurrisFrank LaCorteNeil Allen 805228
1980-04-29@ CIN17W  3-0-18,092Ken ForschCharlie LeibrandtKen ForschCharlie Leibrandt 835231
1980-04-30@ CIN18W  5-1-19,821J.R. RichardTom SeaverJ.R. RichardTom Seaver 885335
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1980-05-01@ CIN19W  9-3-18,215Joe NiekroMike LaCossJoe NiekroMike LaCoss 975641
1980-05-02@ SLN20L  1-9-23,009Nolan RyanBob ForschDon HoodNolan RyanJim Kaat986533
1980-05-03@ SLN21W  4-2-23,292Vern RuhleSilvio MartinezVern RuhleSilvio MartinezJoe Sambito1026735
1980-05-04@ SLN22W  4-2-17,262Ken ForschBob SykesKen ForschBob SykesFrank LaCorte1066937
1980-05-05@ MON23L  1-10-5,477J.R. RichardDavid PalmerDavid PalmerJ.R. Richard 1077928
1980-05-06@ MON24W  8-4-5,503Joe NiekroRoss GrimsleyJoe NiekroRoss Grimsley 1158332
1980-05-07@ MON25L  0-3-7,386Nolan RyanScott SandersonScott SandersonNolan RyanWoodie Fryman1158629
1980-05-09@ ATL26L  4-5-11,111Ken ForschLarry McWilliamsLarry McWilliamsKen ForschLarry Bradford1199128
1980-05-10@ ATL27W  3-2-13,798J.R. RichardRick MatulaFrank LaCorteGene GarberJoe Sambito1229329
1980-05-11@ ATL28L  4-7-10,871Joe NiekroPhil NiekroPhil NiekroJoe Niekro 12610026
1980-05-13vs MON29L  2-3-24,835 Nolan RyanDavid PalmerDavid PalmerNolan RyanWoodie Fryman12810325
1980-05-14vs MON30L  0-1-20,636 Ken ForschScott SandersonScott SandersonKen ForschWoodie Fryman12810424
1980-05-16vs PHI31L  0-3-33,610 J.R. RichardDick RuthvenDick RuthvenJ.R. Richard 12810721
1980-05-17vs PHI32L  2-4-43,525 Joe NiekroLarry ChristensonLarry ChristensonJoe NiekroDickie Noles13011119
1980-05-18vs PHI33W  3-0-33,950 Nolan RyanRandy LerchNolan RyanRandy Lerch 13311122
1980-05-20@ NYN34W  3-2-8,466Ken ForschCraig SwanKen ForschCraig Swan 13611323
1980-05-21@ NYN35L  1-5-4,233J.R. RichardPete FalconePete FalconeJ.R. RichardNeil Allen13711819
1980-05-22@ NYN36W  8-5-7,812Joe NiekroMark BombackJoe NiekroKevin KobelFrank LaCorte14512322
1980-05-23@ PHI37L  0-3-27,822Nolan RyanSteve CarltonSteve CarltonNolan Ryan 14512619
1980-05-24@ PHI38L  4-5-28,539Joaquin AndujarDan LarsonKevin SaucierJoaquin AndujarTug McGraw14913118
1980-05-25@ PHI39L  2-6-37,349Ken ForschDick RuthvenDick RuthvenKen Forsch 15113714
1980-05-26vs SDN40W  4-1-18,242 J.R. RichardJohn CurtisJ.R. RichardJohn CurtisJoe Sambito15513817
1980-05-27vs SDN41W  4-3-18,246 Joe NiekroGary LucasFrank LaCorteRollie Fingers 15914118
1980-05-28vs SDN42W  1-0-19,697 Nolan RyanRick WiseNolan RyanRick Wise 16014119
1980-05-30@ SFN43L  2-3-10,511Ken ForschVida BlueVida BlueKen Forsch 16214418
1980-05-31@ SFN44W  5-0-11,649J.R. RichardJohn MontefuscoJ.R. RichardJohn Montefusco 16714423
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1980-06-01@ SFN45L  2-6-19,801Joe NiekroBob KnepperBob KnepperJoe Niekro 16915019
1980-06-02@ SDN46L  0-3-27,176Nolan RyanRick WiseRick WiseNolan RyanEric Rasmussen16915316
1980-06-03@ SDN47W  3-2-12,363Vern RuhleRandy JonesVern RuhleRandy JonesFrank LaCorte17215517
1980-06-04@ SDN48W  4-3-13,619Ken ForschSteve MuraKen ForschRollie FingersJoe Sambito17615818
1980-06-06vs SFN49W  2-0-26,822 J.R. RichardBob KnepperJ.R. RichardBob Knepper 17815820
1980-06-07vs SFN50W  3-0-42,263 Joe NiekroEd WhitsonJoe NiekroEd Whitson 18115823
1980-06-08vs SFN51W  5-4-28,327 Nolan RyanVida BlueJoe SambitoGreg Minton 18616224
1980-06-09vs CHN52W  6-2-19,022 Ken ForschDennis LampKen ForschDennis Lamp 19216428
1980-06-10vs CHN53W  5-2-22,201 Vern RuhleMike KrukowVern RuhleMike Krukow 19716631
1980-06-11vs CHN54W  3-0-31,599 J.R. RichardRick ReuschelJ.R. RichardRick Reuschel 20016634
1980-06-13@ PIT55L  3-5-31,854Joe NiekroEddie SolomonEddie SolomonJoe NiekroKent Tekulve20317132
1980-06-14@ PIT56W  7-3-33,922Nolan RyanDon RobinsonNolan RyanDon RobinsonFrank LaCorte21017436
1980-06-15@ PIT57L  1-4-49,541Ken ForschJohn CandelariaJohn CandelariaKen Forsch 21117833
1980-06-16@ CHN58W  2-1-15,289Vern RuhleRick ReuschelVern RuhleGuillermo HernandezDave Smith21317934
1980-06-17@ CHN59W  7-1-19,480J.R. RichardLynn McGlothenJ.R. RichardLynn McGlothenJoaquin Andujar22018040
1980-06-18vs SLN60W  3-0-24,459 Joe NiekroJim KaatJoe NiekroJim Kaat 22318043
1980-06-19vs SLN61W  2-0-24,663 Nolan RyanBob SykesNolan RyanBob SykesJoe Sambito22518045
1980-06-20vs PIT62W  6-4-35,955 Ken ForschJohn CandelariaKen ForschJohn CandelariaJoe Sambito23118447
1980-06-21vs PIT63W  4-2-45,867 Vern RuhleBert BlylevenVern RuhleBert BlylevenJoe Sambito23518649
1980-06-22vs PIT64L  1-2-46,213 Joe NiekroJim BibbyJim BibbyJoe NiekroGrant Jackson23618848
1980-06-23vs LAN65L  0-3-29,753 Joaquin AndujarRick SutcliffeRick SutcliffeJoaquin Andujar 23619145
1980-06-24vs LAN66W  5-4-34,388 Nolan RyanBurt HootonFrank LaCorteJoe Beckwith 24119546
1980-06-25vs LAN67L  2-9-34,416 Ken ForschBob WelchBob WelchKen Forsch 24320439
1980-06-27vs CIN68W  5-4-36,648 Joe NiekroFrank PastoreJoe NiekroFrank PastoreJoe Sambito24820840
1980-06-28vs CIN69L  5-8-44,025 J.R. RichardJoe PriceJoe PriceJ.R. RichardTom Hume25321637
1980-06-29vs CIN70W  12-10-38,408 Nolan RyanCharlie LeibrandtFrank LaCorteMario SotoJoe Sambito26522639
1980-06-30@ ATL71L  4-5-8,208Ken ForschRick MatulaAl HraboskyJoe Sambito 26923138
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1980-07-01@ ATL72L  4-13-9,546Joe NiekroDoyle AlexanderDoyle AlexanderJoe Niekro 27324429
1980-07-02@ ATL73L  0-14-21,908Vern RuhlePhil NiekroPhil NiekroVern Ruhle 27325815
1980-07-03@ ATL74W  5-3-15,769J.R. RichardTommy BoggsJ.R. RichardTommy BoggsFrank LaCorte27826117
1980-07-04@ CIN75L  1-8-37,047Nolan RyanCharlie LeibrandtCharlie LeibrandtNolan Ryan 27926910
1980-07-05@ CIN76L  6-8-0Ken ForschBruce BerenyiMario SotoKen Forsch 2852778
1980-07-05@ CIN77L  2-3-44,083Joaquin AndujarMike LaCossMike LaCossJoaquin AndujarTom Hume2872807
1980-07-06@ CIN78W  3-2-30,045Joe NiekroFrank PastoreJoe NiekroFrank PastoreFrank LaCorte2902828
1980-07-10@ LAN79L  3-4-49,692Nolan RyanBurt HootonSteve HoweNolan Ryan 2932867
1980-07-11@ LAN80L  2-3-42,754Ken ForschJerry ReussJerry ReussKen ForschSteve Howe2952896
1980-07-12vs ATL81W  9-5-38,610 Joe NiekroLarry McWilliamsJoe NiekroLarry McWilliamsDave Smith30429410
1980-07-13vs ATL82W  6-5-0 Joaquin AndujarRick MatulaJoe SambitoGene GarberFrank LaCorte31029911
1980-07-13vs ATL83W  6-1-31,230 Vern RuhleTommy BoggsVern RuhleTommy Boggs 31630016
1980-07-14vs ATL84L  0-2-20,247 J.R. RichardPhil NiekroPhil NiekroGordie Pladson 31630214
1980-07-15vs PHI85W  3-2-24,223 Nolan RyanDick RuthvenJoe SambitoDick Ruthven 31930415
1980-07-16vs PHI86L  2-4-28,532 Ken ForschBob WalkBob WalkKen Forsch 32130813
1980-07-17vs PHI87L  1-2-26,403 Joe NiekroSteve CarltonSteve CarltonJoe Niekro 32231012
1980-07-18vs MON88L  4-5-26,389 Vern RuhleBill LeeWoodie FrymanDave SmithFred Norman32631511
1980-07-19vs MON89W  4-2-40,499 Joaquin AndujarCharlie LeaJoaquin AndujarCharlie LeaDave Smith33031713
1980-07-19vs MON90L  2-5-39,507 Gordie PladsonBill GullicksonBill GullicksonGordie Pladson 33232210
1980-07-20vs MON91W  4-3-28,513 Nolan RyanSteve RogersJoe SambitoFred Norman 33632511
1980-07-21vs NYN92W  3-2-20,548 Ken ForschTom HausmanFrank LaCorteNeil Allen 33932712
1980-07-22vs NYN93W  6-5-26,815 Joe NiekroJohn PacellaBert RobergeEd GlynnDave Smith34533213
1980-07-23vs NYN94L  3-4-30,236 Vern RuhlePete FalconeJeff ReardonFrank LaCorteNeil Allen34833612
1980-07-25@ MON95W  9-8-50,217Nolan RyanSteve RogersFrank LaCorteElias Sosa 35734413
1980-07-26@ MON96L  1-2-42,400Ken ForschScott SandersonStan BahnsenFrank LaCorte 35834612
1980-07-27@ MON97W  6-3-41,107Joe NiekroBill LeeJoe NiekroBill LeeDave Smith36434915
1980-07-28@ PHI98W  3-2-30,181Gordie PladsonNino EspinosaJoe SambitoRon Reed 36735116
1980-07-29@ PHI99L  6-9-30,252Joaquin AndujarRandy LerchKevin SaucierFrank LaCorteTug McGraw37336013
1980-07-30@ PHI100L  4-6-31,342Nolan RyanDick RuthvenDick RuthvenNolan RyanTug McGraw37736611
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1980-08-01@ NYN101L  4-5-16,612Ken ForschJohn PacellaJeff ReardonDave Smith 38137110
1980-08-02@ NYN102L  3-5-45,426Joe NiekroRoy Lee JacksonNeil AllenJoe Niekro 3843768
1980-08-03@ NYN103W  3-2-22,492Vern RuhlePete FalconeJoe SambitoJeff Reardon 3873789
1980-08-04vs SFN104W  4-2-27,040 Nolan RyanAlan HargesheimerNolan RyanAlan HargesheimerJoe Sambito39138011
1980-08-05vs SFN105L  3-9-24,198 Gordie PladsonJeff StemberGary LavelleGordie Pladson 3943895
1980-08-06vs SFN106W  1-0-23,478 Ken ForschVida BlueKen ForschVida Blue 3953896
1980-08-07vs SDN107L  1-5-20,044 Joe NiekroBob ShirleyBob ShirleyJoe Niekro 3963942
1980-08-08vs SDN108L  3-5-15,207 Vern RuhleRandy JonesJuan EichelbergerJoe SambitoRollie Fingers3993990
1980-08-09vs SDN109W  9-5-21,233 Nolan RyanJohn CurtisDave SmithJohn D'Acquisto 4084044
1980-08-10vs SDN110L  2-3-20,514 Joaquin AndujarRick WiseRick WiseJoe Sambito 4104073
1980-08-11@ SFN111L  4-5-10,755Ken ForschVida BlueVida BlueKen ForschGreg Minton4144122
1980-08-12@ SFN112L  0-2-29,770Joe NiekroAllen RipleyAllen RipleyJoe NiekroGary Lavelle4144140
1980-08-13@ SFN113L  5-6-10,149Vern RuhleBob KnepperMike RowlandDave Smith 419420-1
1980-08-14@ SDN114W  2-1-12,150Nolan RyanJohn CurtisNolan RyanJohn Curtis 4214210
1980-08-15@ SDN115W  3-1-14,177Gordie PladsonRick WiseDave SmithEric Rasmussen 4244222
1980-08-17@ SDN116W  5-0-0Ken ForschRandy JonesKen ForschRandy Jones 4294227
1980-08-17@ SDN117W  9-2-16,120Joe NiekroSteve MuraJoe NiekroSteve Mura 43842414
1980-08-19vs PIT118W  5-2-39,415 Nolan RyanJohn CandelariaNolan RyanJohn CandelariaJoe Sambito44342617
1980-08-20vs PIT119W  5-1-32,112 Vern RuhleJim BibbyVern RuhleJim BibbyDave Smith44842721
1980-08-21vs PIT120W  12-5-33,884 Joe NiekroBert BlylevenJoe SambitoBert Blyleven 46043228
1980-08-22vs CHN121W  3-2-34,118 Gordie PladsonRick ReuschelFrank LaCorteBill Caudill 46343429
1980-08-23vs CHN122W  1-0-25,031 Joaquin AndujarDennis LampJoe NiekroGeorge Riley 46443430
1980-08-24vs CHN123W  2-1-25,703 Nolan RyanDoug CapillaNolan RyanBill Caudill 46643531
1980-08-25@ SLN124L  1-3-9,185Vern RuhleDon HoodDon HoodVern Ruhle 46743829
1980-08-26@ SLN125W  7-2-10,859Joe NiekroJim KaatJoe NiekroJim Kaat 47444034
1980-08-27@ SLN126L  2-10-10,025Ken ForschJohn FulghamJohn MartinKen Forsch 47645026
1980-08-28@ CHN127W  4-1-18,694Joaquin AndujarDennis LampJoaquin AndujarDennis LampJoe Sambito48045129
1980-08-29@ CHN128W  6-5-9,994Nolan RyanMike KrukowDave SmithDick TidrowFrank LaCorte48645630
1980-08-30@ CHN129W  2-0-18,803Vern RuhleLynn McGlothenVern RuhleLynn McGlothen 48845632
1980-08-31@ CHN130L  7-8-14,823Joe NiekroRick ReuschelDick TidrowFrank LaCorte 49546431
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1980-09-01@ PIT131W  10-4-0Ken ForschDon RobinsonDave SmithDon Robinson 50546837
1980-09-01@ PIT132L  5-7-26,374Gordie PladsonRick RhodenRick RhodenGordie PladsonGrant Jackson51047535
1980-09-03@ PIT133L  4-10-18,502Joaquin AndujarJohn CandelariaJohn CandelariaJoaquin AndujarEnrique Romo51448529
1980-09-05vs SLN134L  5-7-19,628 Nolan RyanDon HoodKim SeamanJoe SambitoGeorge Frazier51949227
1980-09-06vs SLN135W  9-5-0 Joe NiekroBob SykesJoe NiekroBob SykesRandy Niemann52849731
1980-09-06vs SLN136W  6-4-34,350 Vern RuhleJohn MartinVern RuhleJohn Martin 53450133
1980-09-07vs SLN137L  0-2-16,475 Ken ForschPete VuckovichPete VuckovichKen Forsch 53450331
1980-09-09vs LAN138W  5-4-34,546 Joaquin AndujarJerry ReussDave SmithSteve HoweJoe Sambito53950732
1980-09-10vs LAN139W  6-5-37,632 Nolan RyanBurt HootonBert RobergeRick Sutcliffe 54551233
1980-09-12vs SFN140W  5-3-23,380 Joe NiekroEd WhitsonJoe NiekroEd WhitsonDave Smith55051535
1980-09-13vs SFN141W  3-2-32,526 Ken ForschVida BlueKen ForschVida Blue 55351736
1980-09-14vs SFN142W  6-4-18,471 Joaquin AndujarJohn MontefuscoJoaquin AndujarJohn MontefuscoJoe Sambito55952138
1980-09-15vs SDN143L  3-6-9,578 Nolan RyanBob ShirleyBob ShirleyNolan Ryan 56252735
1980-09-16vs SDN144L  3-4-20,383 Vern RuhleJohn CurtisJohn CurtisVern RuhleRollie Fingers56553134
1980-09-17@ CIN145L  0-7-25,092Joe NiekroMario SotoMario SotoJoe Niekro 56553827
1980-09-18@ CIN146W  10-2-23,861Ken ForschFrank PastoreKen ForschFrank PastoreJoe Sambito57554035
1980-09-19@ SFN147L  3-4-4,377Joaquin AndujarTom GriffinTom GriffinJoaquin AndujarAl Holland57854434
1980-09-20@ SFN148W  3-2-16,770Nolan RyanEd WhitsonDave SmithGary LavelleJoe Sambito58154635
1980-09-21@ SFN149W  5-1-19,844Vern RuhleVida BlueVern RuhleVida Blue 58654739
1980-09-22@ SDN150W  4-2-16,513Joe NiekroBob ShirleyJoe NiekroBob Shirley 59054941
1980-09-23@ SDN151L  4-9-4,788Randy NiemannJohn CurtisJohn CurtisRandy Niemann 59455836
1980-09-24@ ATL152L  2-4-24,897Joaquin AndujarDoyle AlexanderDoyle AlexanderJoaquin AndujarRick Camp59656234
1980-09-25@ ATL153W  4-2-7,926Nolan RyanPhil NiekroNolan RyanPhil NiekroDave Smith60056436
1980-09-26vs CIN154W  2-0-42,486 Vern RuhleTom SeaverVern RuhleTom Seaver 60256438
1980-09-27vs CIN155W  2-0-40,305 Joe NiekroMario SotoJoe NiekroMario SotoDave Smith60456440
1980-09-28vs CIN156L  5-8-32,756 Ken ForschFrank PastoreMike LaCossJoaquin AndujarTom Hume60957237
1980-09-30vs ATL157W  7-3-31,973 Nolan RyanDoyle AlexanderNolan RyanDoyle AlexanderDave Smith61657541
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1980-10-01vs ATL158W  5-2-35,600 Vern RuhlePhil NiekroVern RuhlePhil Niekro 62157744
1980-10-02vs ATL159W  3-2-45,022 Joe NiekroLarry McWilliamsJoe NiekroLarry McWilliamsFrank LaCorte62457945
1980-10-03@ LAN160L  2-3-49,642Ken ForschDon SuttonFernando ValenzuelaKen Forsch 62658244
1980-10-04@ LAN161L  1-2-46,085Nolan RyanJerry ReussJerry ReussNolan Ryan 62758443
1980-10-05@ LAN162L  3-4-52,339Vern RuhleBurt HootonSteve HoweFrank LaCorteDon Sutton63058842
1980-10-06@ LAN163W  7-1-51,127Joe NiekroDave GoltzJoe NiekroDave Goltz 63758948


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