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1974 Houston AstrosSeason Roster
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Ray Busse played for the 1974 Houston Astros
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameAstros
LocationHouston,Texas
Record81-81 (4th in National League West)League Rank6thMLB Rank13th
BallparkAstrodome
ManagerPreston GomezGeneral ManagerSpec Richardson
CoachesRoger Craig (Pitching Coach), Grady Hatton (First Base Coach), Bob Lillis (Assistant Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickKevin Drake (#15)
Attendance1,090,728 (Rank: 14th)
Years Available1962-2018

Team History -- 1974 Statistics -- 1974 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 1974 Houston Astros.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1974 baseball season.

1974 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)
31Ollie BrownOF6-3 200 R-R 1944-02-11 30Tuscaloosa,Alabama MLB1962-19771965-1977Long Beach Poly (Long Beach,CA)Long Beach City Col
1962-   UDFA-SFN
 
16Ray Busse3B6-4 174 R-R 1948-09-25 25Daytona Beach,Florida MLB1967-19741971-1974   Daytona St
1967-   UDFA-HOU
 
20Dave Campbell2B-1B6-0 185 R-R 1942-01-14 32Manistee,Michigan MLB1964-19771967-1974Sexton (Lansing,MI)Michigan
1964-   UDFA-DET
 
28Cesar CedenoOF6-2 190 R-R 1951-02-25 23Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1968-19861970-1986  
1967-   UDFA-HOU
 
37Mike CosgroveP6-1 180 L-L 1951-02-17 23Phoenix,Arizona MLB1970-19771972-1976Bourgade Catholic (Phoenix,AZ)Phoenix Col
1970- 2-  38-HOU
 
24Ramon De los SantosP6-1 175 L-L 1949-01-19 25Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1974-19841974-1974  
1972-   UDFA-HOU
 
49Larry DierkerP6-4 215 R-R 1946-09-22 27Hollywood,California MLB1964-19771964-1977Taft (Woodland Hills,CA)Houston
1964-   UDFA-HOU
 
22Mike EaslerOF6-1 196 L-R 1950-11-29 23Cleveland,Ohio MLB1969-19881973-1987Benedictine (Cleveland,OH)
1969-14- 314-HOU
 
7Johnny EdwardsC6-4 220 L-R 1938-06-10 36Columbus,Ohio MLB1959-19741961-1974West (Columbus,OH)Ohio St
1959-   UDFA-CIN
 
43Ken ForschP6-4 210 R-R 1946-09-08 27Sacramento,California MLB1968-19861970-1986Hiram W. Johnson (Sacramento,CA)Oregon St
1968-18- 399-HOU
 
25Bob GallagherOF6-3 185 L-L 1948-07-07 25Newton,Massachusetts MLB1967-19751972-1975Bellarmine Prep (San Jose,CA)Stanford U.
1971- 4-  94-MIN
 
38Tom GriffinP6-3 210 R-R 1948-02-22 26Los Angeles,California MLB1966-19821969-1982Grant (Van Nuys,CA)
1966- 1-   4-HOU
 
21Greg GrossOF5-11 175 L-L 1952-08-01 21York,Pennsylvania MLB1970-19891973-1989Red Land (Lewisberry,PA)
1970- 4-  80-HOU
 
19Tommy Helms2B5-10 175 R-R 1941-05-05 33Charlotte,North Carolina MLB1959-19771964-1977West Mecklenburg (Charlotte,NC)
1959-   UDFA-CIN
 
26Wilbur HowardOF6-2 175 B-R 1949-01-08 25Lowell,North Carolina MLB1973-19791973-1978Holbrook (Lowell,NC)
1968-19- 441-SE1
 
6Cliff JohnsonC-1B6-4 225 R-R 1947-07-22 26San Antonio,Texas MLB1967-19861972-1986Wheatley (San Antonio,TX)
1966- 5-  83-HOU
 
47Jerry JohnsonP6-3 200 R-R 1943-12-03 30Miami,Florida MLB1963-19771968-1977  
1963-   UDFA-NYN
 
9Skip JutzeC5-11 195 R-R 1946-05-28 28Bayside,New York MLB1968-19771972-1977W Tresper Clarke (Westbury,NY)Central Connecticut St
1968- 4-  74-SLN
 
9Mick KelleherSS5-9 176 R-R 1947-07-25 26Seattle,Washington MLB1969-19831972-1982Shoreline (Shoreline,WA)Puget Sound
1969- 3-  68-SLN
 
46Doug KoniecznyP6-4 220 R-R 1951-09-27 22Detroit,Michigan MLB1971-19781973-1977St. Ladislaus (Hamtramck,MI)St. Clair County CC
1971- 1-   3-HOU
 
23Lee May1B6-3 205 R-R 1943-03-23 31Birmingham,Alabama MLB1961-19821965-1982A.H. Parker (Birmingham,AL)
1961-   UDFA-CIN
 
8Milt MayC6-0 190 L-R 1950-08-01 23Gary,Indiana MLB1968-19841970-1984St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg,FL)
1968-11- 237-PIT
 
11Denis Menke1B-3B6-0 190 R-R 1940-07-21 33Algona,Iowa MLB1958-19741962-1974Bancroft (Bancroft,IA)
1958-   UDFA-MLB
 
14Roger MetzgerSS6-0 165 B-R 1947-10-10 26Fredericksburg,Texas MLB1969-19801970-1980Holy Cross (San Antonio,TX)St. Edward's U.
1969- 1-  16-CHN
 
10Larry Milbourne2B6-0 165 B-R 1951-02-14 23Port Norris,New Jersey MLB1969-19851974-1984  
1969-   UDFA-BAL
 
45Mike NagyP6-3 200 R-R 1948-03-25 26Bronx,New York MLB1966-20151969-1974St. Helena (Bronx,NY)
1966- 6- 104-BOS
 
24Claude OsteenP5-11 173 L-L 1939-08-09 34Caney Spring,Tennessee MLB1957-19751957-1975Reading (Cincinnati,OH)    
12Doug Rader3B6-3 230 R-R 1944-07-30 29Chicago,Illinois MLB1965-19771967-1977Glenbrook North (Northbrook,IL)Illinois Wesleyan U.
1965-   UDFA-HOU
 
50J.R. RichardP6-8 222 R-R 1950-03-07 24Vienna,Louisiana MLB1969-19831971-1980Lincoln (Ruston,LA)
1969- 1-   2-HOU
 
15Dave RobertsP6-2 197 L-L 1944-09-11 29Gallipolis,Ohio MLB1963-19811969-1981Columbia Central (Brooklyn,MI)Oregon
1963-   UDFA-PHI
 
44Fred SchermanP6-1 195 L-L 1944-07-25 29Dayton,Ohio MLB1964-19771969-1976Fairview (Sherwood,OH)Ohio St
1964-   UDFA-MIN
 
31Paul SiebertP6-2 205 L-L 1953-06-05 21Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB1974-19791974-1978Edina (Edina,MN)
1971- 3-  60-HOU
 
27Bob WatsonOF6-2 205 R-R 1946-04-10 28Los Angeles,California MLB1965-19841966-1984Fremont (Los Angeles,CA)
1970-15- 362-CHN
 
40Don WilsonP6-3 205 R-R 1945-02-12 29Monroe,Louisiana MLB1964-19741966-1974Centennial (Compton,CA)El Camino-Compton Center
1964-   UDFA-HOU
 
42Jim YorkP6-3 200 R-R 1947-08-27 26Maywood,California MLB1969-19761970-1976Norwalk (Norwalk,CA)UCLA, Cerritos Col
1969-16- 383-KCA
 
35 Players