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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


PITCHING STATISTICS
DatePitcherHandAgeGame ResultOppGS#CareerDecIPHRERHRBBSOPitBalStrStr%W-LERAWHIP
1981-04-09Joe NiekroR36L 0-2@ LAN1278L7.0822011000--0-12.571.29
1981-04-11Don SuttonR36L 4-7@ LAN1518L4.0866033000--0-113.502.75
1981-04-12Vern RuhleR30L 2-3@ LAN1119L5.0733104000--0-15.401.40
1981-04-13Bob KnepperL27L 1-2vs ATL1134-3.0511004000--0-03.001.67
1981-04-14Joe NiekroR36W 8-2vs ATL2279W9.0722024000--1-12.251.13
1981-04-15Nolan RyanR34W 2-0vs ATL1398W7.0300039000--1-00.000.86
1981-04-17Don SuttonR36L 3-4vs PIT2519L6.1944011000--0-29.002.10
1981-04-18Vern RuhleR30L 3-6vs PIT2120-8.0311105000--0-12.770.77
1981-04-19Joe NiekroR36L 0-2vs PIT3280L9.0622116000--1-22.161.00
1981-04-20Joaquin AndujarR28L 2-5vs LAN1101L5.2633054000--0-13.601.60
1981-04-21Bob KnepperL27W 1-0vs LAN2135W9.0300003000--1-00.750.67
1981-04-22Don SuttonR36L 0-1vs LAN3520L7.0611003000--0-35.821.59
1981-04-23Vern RuhleR30L 4-5vs CIN3121-7.1533034000--0-13.150.90
1981-04-24Joe NiekroR36L 0-3vs CIN4281L8.21033025000--1-32.381.09
1981-04-25Nolan RyanR34L 1-2vs CIN2399L7.04220410000--1-11.291.00
1981-04-26Bob KnepperL27W 1-0vs CIN3136W9.0800013000--2-00.430.81
1981-04-28Don SuttonR36W 2-1@ ATL4521W8.0211108000--1-34.321.16
1981-04-29Vern RuhleR30W 5-4@ ATL4122-3.1411011000--0-13.000.96
1981-04-30Joe NiekroR36W 5-1@ ATL5282W9.0511012000--2-32.091.00
1981-05-01Nolan RyanR34W 5-3@ PIT3400-5.0733031000--1-12.371.26
1981-05-02Bob KnepperL27L 4-5@ PIT4137-6.1533033000--2-01.330.93
1981-05-03Don SuttonR36W 3-1@ PIT5522W7.0511045000--2-33.661.19
1981-05-04Joaquin AndujarR28W 5-4@ CHN2102W5.1711118000--1-12.501.44
1981-05-05Joe NiekroR36W 4-3@ CHN6283-6.1533034000--2-32.391.04
1981-05-06Nolan RyanR34L 1-2@ CHN4401-7.0610013000--1-11.731.19
1981-05-07Bob KnepperL27W 6-0@ CHN5138W9.0600025000--3-01.000.92
1981-05-08Don SuttonR36L 0-4@ CIN6523L6.0522013000--2-43.551.16
1981-05-09Joaquin AndujarR28L 5-9@ CIN3103L4.0765021000--1-24.091.59
1981-05-10Joe NiekroR37W 7-5@ CIN7284W5.0722112000--3-32.501.09
1981-05-11Nolan RyanR34W 5-0@ CIN5402W9.07000311000--2-11.291.17
1981-05-12Bob KnepperL27L 2-3vs SLN6139-9.0621003000--3-01.000.87
1981-05-13Don SuttonR36W 3-0vs SLN7524W9.0500014000--3-42.871.06
1981-05-14Bobby SprowlL25L 6-7vs SLN14-7.0410023000--0-03.601.27
1981-05-15Joe NiekroR37W 5-0vs CHN8285W9.0400022000--4-32.141.03
1981-05-16Nolan RyanR34W 6-1vs CHN6403W7.0610038000--3-11.071.19
1981-05-17Bob KnepperL27W 6-1vs CHN7140W7.1411043000--4-01.020.89
1981-05-19Don SuttonR36L 12-15@ SLN8525-3.2877012000--3-43.881.16
1981-05-20Joe NiekroR37W 4-3@ SLN9286W10.01033038000--5-32.221.07
1981-05-21Nolan RyanR34L 1-3@ SLN7404L6.1331036000--3-21.131.17
1981-05-22Bob KnepperL27L 3-6vs SFN8141-8.21122012000--4-01.180.97
1981-05-23Vern RuhleR30W 5-3vs SFN5123-4.2911021000--0-12.891.21
1981-05-24Don SuttonR36L 1-2vs SFN9526L8.0722028000--3-53.661.15
1981-05-25Joe NiekroR37W 6-3vs SDN10287W6.2932031000--6-32.251.13
1981-05-26Nolan RyanR34W 1-0vs SDN8405W7.0400046000--4-20.981.16
1981-05-27Bob KnepperL27W 1-0vs SDN9142W9.0600015000--5-01.030.94
1981-05-29Don SuttonR36L 1-3@ SFN10527L7.2533047000--3-63.631.15
1981-05-30Joe NiekroR37W 9-8@ SFN11288-8.1750015000--6-32.051.11
1981-05-31Nolan RyanR34L 1-6@ SFN9406L7.0855064000--4-31.601.26
1981-06-02Bob KnepperL27W 2-1@ SDN10143-7.0611033000--5-01.050.97
1981-06-03Don SuttonR36W 6-1@ SDN11528W9.0711006000--4-63.321.11
1981-06-04Joe NiekroR37L 5-7@ SDN12289L3.1866130000--6-42.571.20
1981-06-05Nolan RyanR34W 3-0vs NYN10407W9.05000210000--5-31.391.20
1981-06-06Vern RuhleR30W 6-2vs NYN6124W5.0621022000--1-12.831.29
1981-06-07Bob KnepperL27L 1-3vs NYN11144L9.0632135000--5-11.150.98
1981-06-08Don SuttonR36L 3-4@ PHI12529L6.0743013000--4-73.401.12
1981-06-09Joe NiekroR37L 3-10@ PHI13290L4.0664026000--6-52.841.23
1981-06-10Nolan RyanR34L 4-5@ PHI11408-7.2211038000--5-31.371.14
1981-08-10Don SuttonR36W 6-5@ SFN13530-6.0733114000--4-73.481.14
1981-08-11Joe NiekroR37L 2-3@ SFN14291L6.11033027000--6-62.911.26
1981-08-12Vern RuhleR31W 5-4@ SFN7125-5.2644204000--1-13.291.24
1981-08-13Bob KnepperL27L 1-9@ SDN12145L4.0544022000--5-21.501.01
1981-08-14Nolan RyanR35W 5-1@ SDN12409W6.0211023000--6-31.381.11
1981-08-15Don SuttonR36W 5-0@ SDN14531W8.0300016000--5-73.191.08
1981-08-16Joe NiekroR37W 3-0@ SDN15292W7.0200011000--7-62.721.21
1981-08-17Vern RuhleR31L 2-6vs MON8126L6.2855031000--1-23.751.29
1981-08-18Bob KnepperL27W 4-2vs MON13146W8.2822114000--6-21.551.01
1981-08-19Nolan RyanR35W 9-1vs MON13410W6.0200008000--7-31.291.05
1981-08-21Don SuttonR36L 4-5@ PHI15532-6.0832045000--5-73.181.14
1981-08-22Joe NiekroR37L 4-8@ PHI16293L4.0755210000--7-73.031.24
1981-08-23Bob KnepperL27L 0-6@ PHI14147L5.0966101000--6-31.991.05
1981-08-25Nolan RyanR35L 1-2@ NYN14411-7.0310047000--7-31.191.05
1981-08-26Don SuttonR36W 9-3@ NYN16533W5.0633014000--6-73.281.15
1981-08-27Joe NiekroR37L 2-3@ NYN17294-7.1522014000--7-73.001.22
1981-08-28Bob KnepperL27W 3-2vs PHI15148-7.0521011000--6-31.951.04
1981-08-29Vern RuhleR31W 6-1vs PHI9127W6.1711022000--2-33.571.33
1981-08-29Billy SmithR27W 2-1vs PHI11W7.0500011000--1-02.810.88
1981-08-30Nolan RyanR35W 5-4vs PHI15412-7.0833154000--7-31.371.10
1981-08-31Don SuttonR36W 6-1vs NYN17534W9.0911118000--7-73.101.15
1981-09-01Joe NiekroR37W 3-2vs NYN18295-6.1322025000--7-73.001.20
1981-09-02Bob KnepperL27W 8-0vs NYN16149W9.0300019000--7-31.800.99
1981-09-03Vern RuhleR31W 2-1@ MON10128W6.0411120000--3-33.381.30
1981-09-04Nolan RyanR35W 5-0@ MON16413W7.0200037000--8-31.291.08
1981-09-05Don SuttonR36L 2-5@ MON18535L7.0954213000--7-83.221.16
1981-09-06Joe NiekroR37W 4-3@ MON19296-6.0722131000--7-73.001.22
1981-09-07Bob KnepperL27W 3-2@ ATL17150-7.0422130000--7-31.840.99
1981-09-08Vern RuhleR31L 2-3@ ATL11129-7.0300012000--3-33.041.23
1981-09-09Nolan RyanR35L 0-9@ ATL17414L4.0755153000--8-41.631.15
1981-09-11Don SuttonR36W 6-0vs SFN19536W9.0500016000--8-83.001.13
1981-09-12Joe NiekroR37W 5-2vs SFN20297W6.2411154000--8-72.911.22
1981-09-13Bob KnepperL27W 3-0vs SFN18151W7.0600036000--8-31.751.01
1981-09-14Vern RuhleR31L 2-4vs CIN12130L7.11143006000--3-43.121.26
1981-09-15Nolan RyanR35L 0-4vs CIN18415L6.0643044000--8-51.771.17
1981-09-16Don SuttonR36W 5-2@ SDN20537W7.0420001000--9-82.851.10
1981-09-17Joe NiekroR37W 9-0@ SDN21298W9.0500002000--9-72.741.18
1981-09-18Bob KnepperL27L 2-5@ SFN19152L4.0844020000--8-41.961.05
1981-09-19Vern RuhleR31W 8-1@ SFN13131W9.0411011000--4-42.901.18
1981-09-20Nolan RyanR35W 7-3@ SFN19416W9.0733048000--9-51.851.18
1981-09-22Don SuttonR36W 3-0vs ATL21538W9.0300003000--10-82.681.05
1981-09-23Joe NiekroR37L 1-3vs ATL22299L6.0633033000--9-82.811.19
1981-09-24Bob KnepperL27W 5-3vs ATL20153W7.2533044000--9-42.031.05
1981-09-25Vern RuhleR31L 0-3vs LAN14132L7.0932001000--4-52.871.19
1981-09-26Nolan RyanR35W 5-0vs LAN20417W9.00000311000--10-51.741.12
1981-09-27Don SuttonR36W 4-1vs LAN22539W9.0211119000--11-82.581.01
1981-09-28Joe NiekroR37W 2-1vs SDN23300-8.0511123000--9-82.721.18
1981-09-29Bob KnepperL27L 1-2vs SDN21154L7.0522026000--9-52.061.05
1981-09-30Vern RuhleR31L 2-5@ CIN15133L5.2533102000--4-62.971.17
1981-10-01Nolan RyanR35W 8-1@ CIN21418W9.0711039000--11-51.691.12
1981-10-02Don SuttonR37L 1-6@ LAN23540L2.0211002000--11-92.601.01
1981-10-03Joe NiekroR37L 2-7@ LAN24301L4.0433021000--9-92.821.19
1981-10-04Bob KnepperL27W 5-3@ LAN22155-4.0433113000--9-52.181.06
FIELDING STATISTICS


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