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1972 Houston AstrosSeason Roster
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Larry Dierker played for the 1972 Houston Astros
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameAstros
LocationHouston,Texas
Record84-69 (2nd in National League West)League Rank3rdMLB Rank6th
BallparkAstrodome
ManagerLeo Durocher,Harry Walker,Salty ParkerGeneral ManagerSpec Richardson
CoachesBuddy Hancken (Assistant Coach), Hub Kittle (Assistant Coach), Jim Owens (Assistant Coach), Salty Parker (Assistant Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickSteve Englishbey (#9)
Attendance1,469,247 (Rank: 5th)
Years Available1962-2018

Team History -- 1972 Statistics -- 1972 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1972 Houston Astros.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1972 baseball season.

1972 Houston Astros Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
22Jesus AlouOF6-2 195 R-R 1942-03-24 30Haina,Dom Rep MLB1959-19791963-1979  
1958-   UDFA-SFN
 
36Wade BlasingameP6-1 185 L-L 1943-11-22 28Deming,New Mexico MLB1961-19721963-1972Roosevelt (Fresno,CA)
1961-   UDFA-MLB
 
28Cesar CedenoOF6-2 190 R-R 1951-02-25 21Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1968-19861970-1986  
1967-   UDFA-HOU
 
29Rich ChilesOF5-11 170 L-L 1949-11-22 22Sacramento,California MLB1968-19801971-1978Winters (Winters,CA)
1968- 2-  23-HOU
 
37Mike CosgroveP6-1 180 L-L 1951-02-17 21Phoenix,Arizona MLB1970-19771972-1976Bourgade Catholic (Phoenix,AZ)Phoenix Col
1970- 2-  38-HOU
 
39George CulverP6-2 185 R-R 1943-07-08 28Salinas,California MLB1963-19851966-1974   Bakersfield Col
1963-   UDFA-NYA
 
49Larry DierkerP6-4 215 R-R 1946-09-22 25Hollywood,California MLB1964-19771964-1977Taft (Woodland Hills,CA)Houston
1964-   UDFA-HOU
 
7Johnny EdwardsC6-4 220 L-R 1938-06-10 34Columbus,Ohio MLB1959-19741961-1974West (Columbus,OH)Ohio St
1959-   UDFA-CIN
 
18Bobby Fenwick2B5-9 165 R-R 1946-12-10 25Naha,Japan MLB1967-19731972-1973Anoka (Anoka,MN)Minnesota
1967- 1-  16-SFN
 
43Ken ForschP6-4 210 R-R 1946-09-08 25Sacramento,California MLB1968-19861970-1986Hiram W. Johnson (Sacramento,CA)Oregon St
1968-18- 399-HOU
 
37Joe GibbonP6-4 210 R-L 1935-04-10 37Hickory,Mississippi MLB1960-19721960-1972Hickory (Hickory,MS)Mississippi
1957-   UDFA-PIT
 
48Fred GladdingP6-0 225 L-R 1936-06-28 36Flat Rock,Michigan MLB1956-19731961-1973Flat Rock (Flat Rock,MI)
1956-   UDFA-DET
 
38Tom GriffinP6-3 210 R-R 1948-02-22 24Los Angeles,California MLB1966-19821969-1982Grant (Van Nuys,CA)
1966- 1-   4-HOU
 
19Tommy Helms2B5-10 175 R-R 1941-05-05 31Charlotte,North Carolina MLB1959-19771964-1977West Mecklenburg (Charlotte,NC)
1959-   UDFA-CIN
 
8Jack HiattC6-2 190 R-R 1942-07-27 29Bakersfield,California MLB1961-19721964-1972San Fernando (San Fernando,CA)Los Angeles Pierce Col
1961-   UDFA-ANA
 
10Larry HowardC6-3 200 R-R 1945-06-06 27Columbus,Ohio MLB1963-19731970-1973  
1963-   UDFA-HOU
 
6Cliff JohnsonC6-4 225 R-R 1947-07-22 24San Antonio,Texas MLB1967-19861972-1986Wheatley (San Antonio,TX)
1966- 5-  83-HOU
 
23Lee May1B6-3 205 R-R 1943-03-23 29Birmingham,Alabama MLB1961-19821965-1982A.H. Parker (Birmingham,AL)
1961-   UDFA-CIN
 
14Roger MetzgerSS6-0 165 B-R 1947-10-10 24Fredericksburg,Texas MLB1969-19801970-1980Holy Cross (San Antonio,TX)St. Edward's U.
1969- 1-  16-CHN
 
21Norm MillerOF5-11 195 L-R 1946-02-05 26Los Angeles,California MLB1964-19741965-1974Van Nuys (Van Nuys,CA)Los Angeles Valley Col
1964-   UDFA-ANA
 
12Doug Rader3B6-3 230 R-R 1944-07-30 27Chicago,Illinois MLB1965-19771967-1977Glenbrook North (Northbrook,IL)Illinois Wesleyan U.
1965-   UDFA-HOU
 
45Jim RayP6-1 195 R-R 1944-12-01 27Rock Hill,South Carolina MLB1963-19741965-1974  
1963-   UDFA-BAL
 
47Jerry ReussP6-5 217 L-L 1949-06-19 23St. Louis,Missouri MLB1967-19901969-1990Ritenour (St. Louis,MO)
1967- 2-  30-SLN
 
50J.R. RichardP6-8 222 R-R 1950-03-07 22Vienna,Louisiana MLB1969-19831971-1980Lincoln (Ruston,LA)
1969- 1-   2-HOU
 
15Dave RobertsP6-2 197 L-L 1944-09-11 27Gallipolis,Ohio MLB1963-19811969-1981Columbia Central (Brooklyn,MI)Oregon
1963-   UDFA-PHI
 
11Jimmy StewartOF-1B6-0 165 B-R 1939-06-11 33Opelika,Alabama MLB1961-19731963-1973Bloomfield (Bloomfield,NJ)Austin Peay St
1961-   UDFA-CHN
 
9Bob StinsonC5-11 185 B-R 1945-10-11 26Elkin,North Carolina MLB1966-19801969-1980Miami Senior (Miami,FL)Miami-Dade Col
1966- 1-  13-WS2
 
8Gary Sutherland3B-2B6-0 185 R-R 1944-09-27 27Glendale,California MLB1965-19781966-1978Glendale (Glendale,CA)USC
1964-   UDFA-PHI
 
27Bob WatsonOF6-2 205 R-R 1946-04-10 26Los Angeles,California MLB1965-19841966-1984Fremont (Los Angeles,CA)
1970-15- 362-CHN
 
40Don WilsonP6-3 205 R-R 1945-02-12 27Monroe,Louisiana MLB1964-19741966-1974Centennial (Compton,CA)El Camino-Compton Center
1964-   UDFA-HOU
 
24Jimmy WynnOF5-9 170 R-R 1942-03-12 30Hamilton,Ohio MLB1962-19771963-1977Taft (Cincinnati,OH)Central St
1962-   UDFA-CIN
 
42Jim YorkP6-3 200 R-R 1947-08-27 24Maywood,California MLB1969-19761970-1976Norwalk (Norwalk,CA)UCLA, Cerritos Col
1969-16- 383-KCA
 
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