Season Information
Team Name
1979 Houston Astros
National League
W-L Record
89-73 (.549)   GBL: -1.5
Rankings (Div/Lg/MLB)
2 / 4 / 8
Runs For/Against
583 / 582   Diff: +1
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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1979 MLB Franchise and Minor League Affiliates

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YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionLevelGWLWPctGBLRfRaDiffRankLgRankAttendanceAtt RankManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1979Houston AstrosNational LeagueWestMLB1628973.5491.55835821241,900,31210Bill VirdonAstrodomednq
1979Charleston CharliesInternational League-AAA1396574.46820530539-96672,6097Jim BeauchampWalt Powell Parkdnq
1979Columbus AstrosSouthern LeagueEasternAA1438459.587070254815411108,0765Jimmy JohnsonGolden ParkLost in Finals
1979Daytona AstrosFlorida State LeagueSouthernA+1365680.41232.5516631-1155950,1097Carlos AlfonsoJackie Robinson Ballparkdnq
1979Gulf Coast AstrosGulf Coast League-Rk523319.6350256224321100Julio 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 1979 Houston Astros

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    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Ricky AdamsSS-3BRR20MLBDaytona Astros (A+)---
    Jesus AlouOFRR37MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Larry AndersonPRR26MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA)PHI
    Joaquin AndujarPBR26MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Ricardo ApontePBR23AAAColumbus Astros (AA), Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Alan AshbyCBR27MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Larry AshleyOFRR19RkGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Dave AugustineOFRR29MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Reggie BaldwinCRR24MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Charleston Charlies (AAA), Columbus Astros (AA)---
    Julio BeltranSSRR21AADaytona Astros (A+)---
    Julio Benjamin1BRR18RkGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Dave Bergman1BLL26MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Charleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Bruce BochyCRR24MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Eddie BoninePRR21AAAGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Rod BoxbergerPRR21AAColumbus Astros (AA)---
    Larry BrownPRR22AAAGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Sam BryanPRR20RkGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Enos Cabell3B-1BRR29MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Alberto CajidePRR23AAColumbus Astros (AA)---
    Mark CampbellCRR23AADaytona Astros (A+)---
    Cesar CedenoOFRR28MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Jose CruzOFLL31MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Greg CypretSSRR22AAAColumbus Astros (AA), Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Gregory DahlCRR22AAColumbus Astros (AA)---
    German De Los SantosSS-3BRR24AADaytona Astros (A+)---
    Manuel DeAza3B-OFRR18A+Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Elvido DePaulaPRR18AGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Sergio DeSenaOFRR18RkGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Tom DixonPRR24MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Bill Doran2BBR21MLBGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Keith Drumright2BLR24MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Alvaro EspinozaSS-3BRR17MLBGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Ernesto EspinozaPRR18RkGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Michael FinchPLL22A+Daytona Astros (A+), Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Mike FischlinSS-2BRR23MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Ken ForschPRR32MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Steve FoucaultPLR29MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Ty GaineyOFLR18MLBGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Eddie GatesOFRR24AAACharleston Charlies (AAA)MON
    Julio Gonzalez2B-SSRR26MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Barry GrahamPRL19RkGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    George Gross1BRR23AAAColumbus Astros (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Larry HardyPRR31MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Arvis HarperOFBR23AAColumbus Astros (AA), Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Danny HeepOF-1BLL21MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Columbus Astros (AA)---
    Manny HernandezPRR18MLBGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    John HesslerPBR22AADaytona Astros (A+)---
    John HollandCRR20AAADaytona Astros (A+)---
    Kevin HoustonPLL21AADaytona Astros (A+)---
    Wilbur HowardOFBR30MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Art Howe3B-2BRR32MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Francisco JabaleraOFLL19AAGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Douglas JacksonPRR21A+Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Chris JonesOFLL21MLBGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Phil Klimas3B-1BRR23AAColumbus Astros (AA)---
    Alan KnicelyC-OFRR24MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Columbus Astros (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Frank LaCortePRR27MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Charleston Charlies (AAA)ATL, ATL
    Pete LaddPRR22MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Columbus Astros (AA)BOS
    Rafael Landestoy2B-SSBR26MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Jack LazorkoPRR23MLBDaytona Astros (A+)TEX
    Delrick LeatherwoodPRR24AAAColumbus Astros (AA)---
    Stan LelandPRR20AAAColumbus Astros (AA), Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Jeff LeonardOFRR23MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Mark LohuisP---R22AADaytona Astros (A+), Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Scott LoucksOFRR22MLBColumbus Astros (AA), Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    James MacDonaldPRR20AAAColumbus Astros (AA), Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Joe McIntoshPBR27MLBGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Bo McLaughlinPRR25MLBHouston Astros (MLB)ATL, ATL
    Valentin MedinaPRR20AADaytona Astros (A+)---
    Diego MelendezPRR20A+Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Mike MendozaPRR23MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Charleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Ron MeridithPLL22MLBColumbus Astros (AA)---
    Mark MigginsPRL25AAACharleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Dennis Miscik1BLL25AAACharleston Charlies (AAA), Columbus Astros (AA)---
    John MizerockCLR18MLBDaytona Astros (A+)---
    Fred MorrisPLL23AAColumbus Astros (AA)---
    Francis MousePRR0RkGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Joe NiekroPRR34MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Randy NiemannPLL23MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Charleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jim Obradovich1BLL29MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jim Pankovits2B-OFRR23MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA), Columbus Astros (AA)---
    Zacarias ParisPRR21AAAGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Bert PenaSSRR19MLBDaytona Astros (A+)---
    Adailo PenateP---R20AAGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Ramon Perez2B-SSRR27AAACharleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Pat PerryPLL20MLBDaytona Astros (A+), Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Greg PetersenPRR22AADaytona Astros (A+), Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Joe Pittman2B-SSRR25MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA), Columbus Astros (AA)---
    Gordie PladsonPRR22MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Charleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Val PrimanteOFBR21AAGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Terry PuhlOFLR22MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Luis PujolsCRR23MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Charleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Steve QuealeyPRR22AAColumbus Astros (AA), Daytona Astros (A+), Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Gary RajsichOF-1BLL24MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA), Columbus Astros (AA)---
    Orlando RamirezSSRR27MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA)CAL
    Johnny Ray2BBR22MLBDaytona Astros (A+), Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Larry RayOFLR21MLBDaytona Astros (A+)---
    William RayPRR21A+Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Uvaldo RegaladoPRR10AAGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Craig ReynoldsSSLR26MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Frank RiccelliPLL26MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Andy RiceP---L22A+Daytona Astros (A+), Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    J.R. RichardPRR29MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Bert RobergePRR24MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Columbus Astros (AA)---
    Don RobinsonPRR22MLBDaytona Astros (A+)PIT, PIT
    Ruben RoblesOFRR19AAAGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Simon RosarioOFRR22AAAColumbus Astros (AA), Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Mark RossPRR21MLBGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Russ RothermelPLL31AAACharleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Kevin RufflerCRR23A+Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Vern RuhlePRR28MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Quico RuizPRR21RkGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Joe SambitoPLL27MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Jimmy SextonSSRR27MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Billy SmithPRR24MLBColumbus Astros (AA)---
    Blaine SmithPRR21A+Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Dave SmithPRR24MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Jeff SmithSSLR23AAColumbus Astros (AA)---
    Ken Smith1BLR21MLBGulf Coast Astros (Rk)ATL
    Tom SpencerOFRR28MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA)CHA, CHA
    Rob Sperring2B-SSRR29MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Bobby SprowlPLL23MLBHouston Astros (MLB)BOS
    Doug StokkeSSRR23AAAColumbus Astros (AA)---
    Brent StromPRL30MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA), Columbus Astros (AA), Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Mark Strucher1B-CRR21AAAGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Marc ThomasC-OFRR22A+Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    George ThroopPRR28MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Charleston Charlies (AAA)KCA
    Tim TolmanOF-1BRR23MLBDaytona Astros (A+)---
    Tommy TomanOFLL23AADaytona Astros (A+)---
    Thad TroedsonPRR22AAColumbus Astros (AA), Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Jose TurnesC-1BRR0AADaytona Astros (A+)---
    Mike TylerCLR25AAACharleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Reggie WallerOFRR24AAColumbus Astros (AA), Daytona Astros (A+)---
    Denny Walling3B-OFLR25MLBHouston Astros (MLB)---
    Bob Watson1B-OFRR33MLBHouston Astros (MLB)BOS
    Doug WelencPRR23AADaytona Astros (A+), Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Cliff WherrySSRR20AAAGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Tom WiedenbauerOFRR20MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Columbus Astros (AA)---
    Jamie WilliamsCRR18AAAGulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    Rick WilliamsPRR26MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Charleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Gary WilsonPRR24MLBHouston Astros (MLB), Charleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Gary WoodsOFRR24MLBCharleston Charlies (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Roberto YanPRR20A+Gulf Coast Astros (Rk)---
    143 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