Season Information
Team Name
1978 Houston Astros
National League
W-L Record
74-88 (.457)   GBL: -21
Rankings (Div/Lg/MLB)
5 / 9 / 17
Runs For/Against
605 / 634   Diff: -29
Playoff Series
Playoff Series
General Manager(s)
Spring Training W-L
Not available
Spring Ballpark
Top Draft Pick
Attendance Rank
Payroll (usd$)
Payroll Rank
Years Active
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1978 MLB Franchise and Minor League Affiliates

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YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionLevelGWLWPctGBLRfRaDiffRankLgRankAttendanceAtt RankManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1978Houston AstrosNational LeagueWestMLB1627488.45721605634-29591,126,14518Bill VirdonAstrodomednq
1978Charleston CharliesInternational League-AAA1408555.60706525807211130,6536Jim BeauchampWalt Powell ParkLost in Semi-Finals
1978Columbus AstrosSouthern LeagueEasternAA1437073.49012501542-414675,4385Jimmy JohnsonGolden Parkdnq
1978Daytona AstrosFlorida State LeagueNorthernA+1354293.31139.5456699-24361130,9428Leo Posada, Charles SprinkleJackie Robinson Ballparkdnq
1978Gulf Coast AstrosGulf Coast League-Rk542331.4269.523723435500Julio Linares---dnq
5 record(s)
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. League Abbreviation or name of league Division League division, geographically (usually) grouping of teams within a league Level Level of the team in terms of MLB, minor league level, Independent or College division G Games Played (or Pitched) W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Att Rank Attendance rank within the league Manager Manager(s) for this team Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season Playoffs Playoff participation description.

Organizational Roster for 1978 Houston Astros

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    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Andres AcostaPRL0RkGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Ricky AdamsSS-3BRR19MLBDaytona Astros (A+)---
    Michael AllenPRR23AAAColumbus Astros (AA)CHN
    David AloiPRR22AAACharleston Charlies (AAA), Columbus Astros (AA)---
    Jesus AlouOFRR36MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Miguel Alvarado2BRR18RkGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Joaquin AndujarPBR25MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Ricardo ApontePBR22AAACharleston Charlies (AAA), Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Reno AragonPRR20A+Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Dave AugustineOFRR28MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Reggie BaldwinCRR23MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Columbus Astros (AA)---
    Floyd BannisterPLL23MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Julio BeltranSSRR20AADaytona Astros (A+), Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Dave Bergman1BLL25MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Bruce BochyCRR23MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Columbus Astros (AA)---
    Rod BoxbergerPRR20AAColumbus Astros (AA), Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Sam BryanPRR19RkGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Mike BuskeySSRR29MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA)PHI
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Enos Cabell3B-1BRR28MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Craig Cacek1BRR23MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Alberto CajidePRR22AADaytona Astros (A+)---
    J.J. CannonOFLR24MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Charleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Cesar CedenoOFRR27MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Jose ClaudioOFLL19A+Daytona Astros (A+), Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    John ClohertyPLR20A+Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Bob ColuccioOFRR26MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA)SLN
    Paul CooperOFLR22A+Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Jose CruzOFLL30MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Greg CypretSSRR21AAADaytona Astros (A+), Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Manuel DeAza3B-OFRR17A+Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Sergio DeSenaOFRR17RkGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Tom DixonPRR23MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Keith Drumright2BLR23MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Charleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Steve EnglishbeyOFLL23A+Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Larry EubanksOFRR23AAColumbus Astros (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Joe FergusonC-OFRR31MLBHouston Astros (MLB)LAN
    Mike FischlinSS-2BRR22MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Charleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Ken ForschPRR31MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Julio Gonzalez2B-SSRR25MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Charleston Charlies (AAA)---
    George Gross1BRR22AAADaytona Astros (A+)---
    Duane GustavsonCRR23AAAColumbus Astros (AA)CHN
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Larry HardyPRR30MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Don HarknessSSRR20A+Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Arvis HarperOFBR22AAGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Danny HeepOF-1BLL20MLBDaytona Astros (A+)---
    Pedro Hernandez3B-OFRR19MLBDaytona Astros (A+), Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Ed HerrmannCLR31MLBHouston Astros (MLB)MON
    John HesslerPBR21AADaytona Astros (A+), Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    John HollandCRR19AAADaytona Astros (A+), Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Tim HosleyCRR31MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA)OAK
    Kevin HoustonPLL20AADaytona Astros (A+), Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Wilbur HowardOFBR29MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Art Howe3B-2BRR31MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Francisco JabaleraOFLL18AAGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Douglas JacksonPRR20A+Daytona Astros (A+)---
    James JoinerCLR23A+Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Phil Klimas3B-1BRR22AAColumbus Astros (AA)---
    Alan KnicelyC-OFRR23MLBColumbus Astros (AA)---
    Doug KoniecznyPRR26MLBDaytona Astros (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Randolph LambSSBR24A+Daytona Astros (A+)NYN
    Rafael Landestoy2B-SSBR25MLBHouston Astros (MLB)LAN
    Dan LarsonPRR23MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA)PHI
    Jack LazorkoPRR22MLBDaytona Astros (A+), Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Ramon LeaderOFLL20A+Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Delrick LeatherwoodPRR23AAADaytona Astros (A+)---
    Stan LelandPRR19AAADaytona Astros (A+), Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Mark LemongelloPRR22MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Jeff LeonardOFRR22MLBHouston Astros (MLB)LAN
    Scott LoucksOFRR21MLBColumbus Astros (AA), Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    James MacDonaldPRR19AAADaytona Astros (A+)---
    Jesus ManaurePRR19RkGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Bo McLaughlinPRR24MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Charleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Valentin MedinaPRR19AAGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Diego MelendezPRR19A+Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Mike MendozaPRR22MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA), Columbus Astros (AA)---
    Ron MeridithPLL21MLBDaytona Astros (A+), Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Roger MetzgerSSBR30MLBHouston Astros (MLB)SFN
    Mark MigginsPRL24AAAColumbus Astros (AA)---
    Dennis Miscik1BLL24AAAColumbus Astros (AA)---
    Fred MorrisPLL22AADaytona Astros (A+)---
    Jose MotaOFBR21A+Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Joe NiekroPRR33MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Randy NiemannPLL22MLBColumbus Astros (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jim Obradovich1BLL28MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Charleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jim Pankovits2B-OFRR22MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA), Columbus Astros (AA)---
    Zacarias ParisPRR20AAAGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Bert PenaSSRR18MLBColumbus Astros (AA)---
    Gene PentzPRR25MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Ramon Perez2B-SSRR26AAACharleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Pat PerryPLL19MLBGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Jeffrey PichOF-3BRR0RkGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Mauro PintoPRR20RkGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Donald PiskerOFLL24AAACharleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Joe Pittman2B-SSRR24MLBColumbus Astros (AA)---
    Gordie PladsonPRR21MLBColumbus Astros (AA)---
    Terry PuhlOFLR21MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Luis PujolsCRR22MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Charleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Gary RajsichOF-1BLL23MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA), Columbus Astros (AA)---
    Frank RiccelliPLL25MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Charleston Charlies (AAA)SLN, SLN
    J.R. RichardPRR28MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Robert RiveraPRR19RkGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Bert RobergePRR23MLBColumbus Astros (AA)---
    Don RobinsonPRR21MLBGulf Coast Astros (Rk)PIT, PIT
    Simon RosarioOFRR21AAAColumbus Astros (AA), Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Russ RothermelPLL30AAACharleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Randy RouseCRR22AAColumbus Astros (AA), Daytona Astros (A+)LAN
    Kevin RufflerCRR22A+Daytona Astros (A+), Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Vern RuhlePRR27MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Charleston Charlies (AAA), Columbus Astros (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Joe SambitoPLL26MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Jimmy SextonSSRR26MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Natalio SilvaIFRR19RkGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Steven SitekPLL20RkGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Billy SmithPRR23MLBDaytona Astros (A+)---
    Greg SmithOFBR19RkGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Jeff SmithSSLR22AAColumbus Astros (AA)---
    Jose SosaPRR25MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA), Columbus Astros (AA)---
    Rob Sperring2B-SSRR28MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Charles SprinkleSSRR30AADaytona Astros (A+)---
    Doug StokkeSSRR22AAACharleston Charlies (AAA), Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Luis SuarezSS-PRR19A+Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Fernando TatisIFRR27AAColumbus Astros (AA)---
    Roy ThomasPRR25MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA)SLN, SLN
    Tim TolmanOF-1BRR22MLBDaytona Astros (A+), Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Randy ToogoodOFRR21A+Daytona Astros (A+), Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Thad TroedsonPRR21AAColumbus Astros (AA), Daytona Astros (A+), Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Jose TurnesC-1BRR0AAColumbus Astros (AA), Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Mike TylerCLR24AAACharleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Denny Walling3B-OFLR24MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Randy WalravenPRL22A+Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Dan WarthenPBL25MLBHouston Astros (MLB)PHI, PHI
    Bob Watson1B-OFRR32MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Tom WiedenbauerOFRR19MLBColumbus Astros (AA)---
    Randy WilesPLL26MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Jamie WilliamsCRR17AAAGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Rick WilliamsPRR25MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Charleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Gary WilsonPRR23MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Roberto YanPRR19A+Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Oscar ZamoraPRR33MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Charleston Charlies (AAA)---
    138 record(s)
    Player Name Name of the player. If not linked, then no profile on the site Pos Defensive Position Ba Bats Th Throws Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. HiLvl Highest Level Reached