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1981 Houston Astros (MLB)

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W-L Record: 61-49 .555
Rank: th in National League West
Run Differential: 394-331 + 63
Roster Continuity 77.87% 13/26
Manager(s): Bill Virdon
General Manager: Al Rosen
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 1,321,282 6/26
Playoffs: Lost in 1st Round (Dodgers)
Top Draft Pick: Curtis Burke (#75) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Tony Pacheco
Bullpen Coach: Don Leppert
Hitting Coach: Deacon Jones
Pitching Coach: Mel Wright
Third Base Coach: Bob Lillis

#1 Draft Picks

Mike Ivie (#1), Dave Roberts (#1), Craig Reynolds (#22)
National League West Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1981 Houston Astros season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    47Joaquin AndujarP6-0180B-R281976Not draftedMLB--
    14Alan AshbyC6-2190B-R291973CLE: 1969-3-63MLB--
    16Dave Bergman1B6-2190L-L281975NYA: 1974-2-36MLB--
    28Cesar CedenoOF6-2190R-R301970Not draftedMLB--
    25Jose CruzOF6-0175L-L331970Not draftedMLB--
    23Kiko GarciaSS-2B5-11180R-R271976BAL: 1971-3-71MLB--
    3Phil Garner2B-3B5-10177R-R321973OAK: 1971-1-2MLB--
    24Danny HeepOF-1B5-11177L-L231979HOU: 1978-2-37MLB--
    18Art Howe3B-2B6-2190R-R341974Not draftedMLB--
    15Mike Ivie1B6-3205R-R281971SDN: 1970-1-1MLB--
    39Bob KnepperP6-2210L-L271976SFN: 1972-2-43MLB--
    11Alan KnicelyC-OF6-0194R-R261979HOU: 1974-3-63MLB--
    31Frank LaCorteP6-1180R-R291975Not draftedMLB--
    17Rafael Landestoy2B-SS5-10165B-R281977Not draftedMLB--
    30Jeff LeonardOF6-2200R-R251977Not draftedMLB--
    26Scott LoucksOF6-0178R-R241980HOU: 1977-5-118MLB--
    36Joe NiekroP6-1190R-R361967CLE: 1966-7-84MLB--
    1Bert PenaSS5-11165R-R211981Not draftedMLB--
    9Joe Pittman2B-SS6-1180R-R271981HOU: 1975-5-110MLB--
    26Gordie PladsonP6-4210R-R241979Not draftedMLB--
    21Terry PuhlOF6-2200L-R241977Not draftedMLB--
    6Luis PujolsC6-1195R-R251977Not draftedMLB--
    12Craig ReynoldsSS6-1175L-R281975PIT: 1971-1-22MLB--
    8Dave Roberts3B-C6-3215R-R301972SDN: 1972-1-1MLB--
    48Vern RuhleP6-1187R-R301974DET: 1972-17-404MLB--
    34Nolan RyanP6-2195R-R341966NYN: 1965-12-226MLB--
    35Joe SambitoP6-1190L-L291976HOU: 1973-17-404MLB--
    30Tony ScottOF6-0175B-R291973MON: 1969-71-1019MLB--
    27Billy SmithP6-7200R-R261981HOU: 1977-14-352MLB--
    45Dave SmithP6-1195R-R261980HOU: 1976-8-169MLB--
    16Harry Spilman1B6-1190L-R261978Not draftedMLB--
    41Bobby SprowlP6-2190L-L251978BOS: 1977-2-39MLB--
    20Don SuttonP6-1185R-R361966Not draftedMLB--
    10Dickie ThonSS5-11175R-R231979Not draftedMLB--
    38Tim TolmanOF-1B6-0195R-R251981HOU: 1978-12-297MLB--
    29Denny Walling3B-OF6-1185L-R271975OAK: 1975-1-1MLB--
    15,22Gary WoodsOF6-2190R-R261976MIN: 1973-27-602MLB--

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