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1980 Houston Astros (MLB)

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W-L Record: 93-70 .571
Rank: 1st in National League West
Run Differential: 637-589 + 48
Roster Continuity 84.87% 5/26
Manager(s): Bill Virdon
General Manager: Tal Smith (1980-10-26), Al Rosen
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 2,278,217 6/26
Playoffs: Lost NLCS (Phillies)
Top Draft Pick: Jeff Calhoun (#69) 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

J.R. Richard (#2), Craig Reynolds (#22)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9370.571--
9271.5641.0
8973.5493.5
8180.50311.0
7586.46617.0
7389.45119.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
25Jose CruzOF32   61279185
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11
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91361160660130811.302.360.426786.124.263.3201.1055.6261680
23Enos Cabell3B30   60469167
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8
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5521132684161513.276.305.351656.075.131.3153.23302.0212637
21Terry PuhlOF23   53575151
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5
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552711605243633.282.357.419776.136.279.2920.8741.2224608
28Cesar CedenoOF29   49971154
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73481566721111213.309.389.465854.156.355.3441.0949.9232569
8Joe Morgan2B36   46166112
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49246934706354.243.367.373740.130.371.2480.5141.9172562
17Rafael Landestoy2B-SS27   3934297
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272312313732613.247.306.328634.081.188.2701.19393.0129434
12Craig ReynoldsSS27   3813486
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28212039011344.226.262.304566.079.134.2421.95127.0116418
14Alan AshbyC28   3523090
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480035400122511.256.319.347666.091.190.2771.14117.3122394
18Art Howe1B33   3213491
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4610342916449.283.350.445795.162.271.2830.8532.1143364
29Denny Walling1B26   2843085
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2943352604022.299.374.387761.088.215.3190.7494.7110321
6Luis PujolsC24   2211544
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02000132913125.199.245.235480.036.095.2272.23--52238
30Jeff LeonardOF24   2162946
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2041194602128.213.274.333607.120.222.2542.4272.072238
20Danny Heep1B22   87624
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006008910010.276.340.368708.092.184.3041.13--3297
36Joe NiekroP35   80722
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001000415001802.275.310.338648.063.113.3383.75--27102
16Dave Bergman1B27   781220
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0310101002301.256.341.359700.103.244.2941.00--2891
43Ken ForschP33   77318
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0081013300600.234.244.273517.039.065.40933.00--2184
34Nolan RyanP33   7056
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60172900510.086.167.129296.043.129.1224.1470.0983
15Gary WoodsOF25   53820
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15102900001.377.400.585985.208.264.4294.5026.53155
9Julio GonzalezSS-3B27   5256
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001101801101.115.132.135267.019.058.1368.00--754
48Vern RuhleP29   49712
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0020041500402.245.302.306608.061.143.3533.75--1557
50J.R. RichardP30   3926
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30001500400.154.154.282436.128.128.217--39.01143
47Joaquin AndujarP27   2935
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30031600501.172.250.345595.172.276.3335.3329.01037
13Bruce BochyC25   2204
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000005711000.182.357.227584.045.273.2671.40--528
45Dave SmithP25   12000000000400200.000.000.0000.000.000.000----014
26Gordie PladsonP23   10100000001500000.000.091.00091.000.100.0005.00--011
35Joe SambitoP28   9000000001500000.000.100.000100.000.111.0005.00--010
31Frank LaCorteP28   601
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0001001200200.167.286.167453.000.167.2502.00--19
46Randy NiemannP24   602
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0000000000001.333.333.333666.000.000.333----26
22Scott LoucksOF23   341
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0000000200000.333.333.333666.000.0001.000----13
42Bert RobergeP25   3000000000200101.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
10Mike FischlinSS24   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
11Alan Knicely25   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals2131556663714552316775599194745407551373894596.261.324.367691.106.225.2891.4074.220456240
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
36Joe Niekro35   20123.55373611210256.0268119101127912712041.369.420.422.784.461.61
34Nolan Ryan33   11103.3535354200233.220510087109820010131.297.880.383.777.692.04
43Ken Forsch33   12133.2032326300222.123090791541841371.229.320.611.663.412.05
48Vern Ruhle29   1242.3828226210159.11485142729550231.118.380.401.643.111.90
47Joaquin Andujar27   383.9135140052122.01325953843752001.439.740.593.175.531.74
50J.R. Richard30   1041.8917174400113.26531242401192000.925.130.163.169.392.98
45Dave Smith25   751.92570003510102.2902422132853141.187.860.092.807.432.66
35Joe Sambito28   842.2064000401790.1652622322753020.976.500.302.207.503.41
31Frank LaCorte28   852.8255000441183.0612926443662001.256.610.434.667.161.53
26Gordie Pladson23   044.39126001041.1382320316130001.328.340.663.512.850.81
46Randy Niemann24   015.45221003133.0402120212180101.5810.910.553.274.911.50
42Bert Roberge25   206.00140002024.124161621093021.429.000.753.753.380.90
41Bobby Sprowl24   000.001000001.01000130002.009.000.009.0027.003.00
Batting Totals93703.114091633113132411483136758951269466929388251.248.300.422.835.641.99
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Alan AshbyC11460860610.9910.00
Luis PujolsC753483545.9900.00
Bruce BochyC10191001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Art Howe1B7758049947.9860.00
Denny Walling1B6350531646.9890.00
Dave Bergman1B5918316123.9950.00
Danny Heep1B22188828.9900.00
Jeff Leonard1B1174317.9870.00
Bruce Bochy1B10000.0000.00
Enos Cabell1B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe Morgan2B130244348768.9880.00
Rafael Landestoy2B9497134233.9910.00
Art Howe2B304001.0000.00
Julio Gonzalez2B210001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Enos Cabell3B1501182502915.9270.00
Art Howe3B25112713.9740.00
Julio Gonzalez3B113811.9170.00
Rafael Landestoy3B314001.0000.00
Luis Pujols3B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Craig ReynoldsSS1351623621759.9690.00
Rafael LandestoySS6587157734.9720.00
Julio GonzalezSS161823071.0000.00
Art HoweSS576021.0000.00
Mike FischlinSS110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jose CruzOF15832316111.9690.00
Cesar CedenoOF136338983.9770.00
Terry PuhlOF1353111433.9910.00
Jeff LeonardOF5687620.9790.00
Denny WallingOF19200001.0000.00
Gary WoodsOF14191001.0000.00
Dave BergmanOF540001.0000.00
Scott LoucksOF410001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe SambitoP649071322.9092.00
Dave SmithP5710231110.9331.23
Frank LaCorteP55831310.8000.43
Joe NiekroP37256173722.9641.90
Joaquin AndujarP3512272752.8722.51
Nolan RyanP35233132750.8891.54
Ken ForschP32222114532.9492.27
Vern RuhleP28159151722.9411.81
Randy NiemannP223348001.0003.27
J.R. RichardP17113610011.0001.27
Bert RobergeP142425001.0002.61
Gordie PladsonP12413920.8572.63
Bobby SprowlP110000.0000.00


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