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1981 HOUSTON ASTROS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Houston,TX
Team Record:  61-49   .555
Result:   th in National League - West Division
Manager(s):  Bill Virdon
General Manager:   Al Rosen
Stadium:  Astrodome
Attendance:  1,321,282
Playoffs:  Lost in 1st Round (Dodgers)

Houston Astros affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Joe Niekro (36)
Youngest Player:  Bert Pena (21)
Longest Tenure:  Cesar Cedeno (12)
Top Hitter:  Jose Cruz (15)
Top Pitcher:  Don Sutton (4)
Top Draft Pick:  Curtis Burke (#75)

Roster Continuity:  77.87%
National League Standings
WestWLPctGB
Cincinnati6642.611--
LA Dodgers6347.5734.0
Houston6149.5556.0
SF Giants5655.50511.5
Atlanta5056.47215.0
San Diego4169.37326.0

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
47Joaquin AndujarPMLB6-0180BothRight12/21/195228San Pedro de Macoris,Dominican Republic1969UDFA CIN

14Alan AshbyCMLB6-2190BothRight7/8/195129Long Beach,California1969363CLE
16Dave Bergman1BMLB6-2190LeftLeft6/6/195328Evanston,Illinois1974236NYA
28Cesar CedenoOFMLB6-2190RightRight2/25/195130Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic1967UDFA HOU
25Jose CruzOFMLB6-0175LeftLeft8/8/194733Arroyo,Puerto Rico1967UDFA SLN
23Kiko GarciaSS-2BMLB5-11180RightRight10/14/195327Martinez,California1971369BAL
3Phil Garner2B-3BMLB5-10177RightRight4/30/194932Jefferson City,Tennessee197112OAK
24Danny HeepOF-1BMLB5-11177LeftLeft7/3/195723San Antonio,Texas1978237HOU
18Art Howe3B-2BMLB6-2190RightRight12/15/194634Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania1971UDFA PIT
15Mike Ivie1BMLB6-3205RightRight8/8/195228Atlanta,Georgia197011SDN
39Bob KnepperPMLB6-2210LeftLeft5/25/195427Akron,Ohio1972243SFN
11Alan KnicelyC-OFMLB6-0194RightRight5/19/195526Harrisonburg,Virginia1974363HOU
31Frank LaCortePMLB6-1180RightRight10/13/195129San Jose,California1973UDFA ATL
17Rafael Landestoy2B-SSMLB5-10165BothRight5/28/195328Bani,Dominican Republic1972UDFA LAN
30Jeff LeonardOFMLB6-2200RightRight9/22/195525Philadelphia,Pennsylvania1973UDFA LAN
26Scott LoucksOFMLB6-0178RightRight11/11/195624Anchorage,Alaska19775118HOU
36Joe NiekroPMLB6-1190RightRight11/7/194436Martins Ferry,Ohio1966784CLE
1Bert PenaSSMLB5-11165RightRight7/11/195921Santurce,Puerto Rico1977UDFA HOU
9Joe Pittman2B-SSMLB6-1180RightRight1/1/195427Houston,Texas19755110HOU
26Gordie PladsonPMLB6-4210RightRight7/31/195624New Westminster,British Columbia1973UDFA HOU
21Terry PuhlOFMLB6-2200LeftRight7/8/195624Melville,Saskatchewan1973UDFA HOU
6Luis PujolsCMLB6-1195RightRight11/18/195525Santiago,Dominican Republic1973UDFA HOU
12Craig ReynoldsSSMLB6-1175LeftRight12/27/195228Houston,Texas1971122PIT
8Dave Roberts3B-CMLB6-3215RightRight2/17/195130Lebanon,Oregon197211SDN
48Vern RuhlePMLB6-1187RightRight1/25/195130Coleman,Michigan197217404DET
34Nolan RyanPMLB6-2195RightRight1/31/194734Refugio,Texas196512226NYN
35Joe SambitoPMLB6-1190LeftLeft6/28/195229Brooklyn,New York197317404HOU
30Tony ScottOFMLB6-0175BothRight9/18/195129Cincinnati,Ohio1969711017MON
27Billy SmithPMLB6-7200RightRight9/13/195426La Marque,Texas197714352HOU
45Dave SmithPMLB6-1195RightRight1/21/195526San Francisco,California19768169HOU
16Harry Spilman1BMLB6-1190LeftRight7/18/195426Albany,Georgia1974UDFA CIN
41Bobby SprowlPMLB6-2190LeftLeft4/14/195625Sandusky,Ohio1977239BOS
20Don SuttonPMLB6-1185RightRight4/2/194536Clio,Alabama1964UDFA LAN
10Dickie ThonSSMLB5-11175RightRight6/20/195823South Bend,Indiana1975UDFA CAL
38Tim TolmanOF-1BMLB6-0195RightRight4/20/195625Santa Monica,California197812297HOU
29Denny Walling3B-OFMLB6-1185LeftRight4/17/195427Neptune,New Jersey197511OAK
15,22Gary WoodsOFMLB6-2190RightRight7/20/195426Santa Barbara,California197327602MIN
Team PersonnelPosition 
Larry DierkerBroadcaster 
Gene ElstonBroadcaster 
Deacon JonesHitting Coach 
Don LeppertBullpen Coach 
Bob LillisThird Base Coach 
Walt MathewsScout 
Tony PachecoAssistant Coach 
Al RosenGeneral Manager 
Dewayne StaatsBroadcaster 
Bill VirdonManager 
Mel WrightPitching Coach 


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