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1968 Houston Astros (MLB)

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W-L Record: 72-90 .444
Rank: 10th in National League
Run Differential: 510-588 -78
Manager(s): Harry Walker, Grady Hatton
General Manager: Spec Richardson
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 1,312,887 6/20
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Martin Cott (#3) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Salty Parker
Assistant Coach: Jim Owens
Assistant Coach: Mel McGaha
Assistant Coach: Buddy Hancken

#1 Draft Picks

John Mayberry (#6)
National League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9765.599--
8874.5439.0
8478.51913.0
8379.51214.0
8181.50016.0
8082.49417.0
7686.46921.0
7686.46921.0
7389.45124.0
7290.44425.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
6Dave AdleshC24104319
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040052712201.183.220.212432.029.077.2475.40--22111
14Bob Aspromonte3B304092592
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2
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46103557295615.225.282.264546.039.127.2551.63409.0108455
7John BatemanC273502887
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19
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04
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331123463163416.249.292.337629.089.154.2732.0087.5118380
36Wade BlasingameP245000000003200000.000.375.000375.000.600.0000.67--08
9Ron BrandC2881713
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0041191120201.160.244.185429.025.136.1861.22--1592
37Byron BrowneOF251303
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0001004600001.231.412.231643.000.308.4291.50--317
30John BuzhardtP311604
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0001001600101.250.294.250544.000.063.4006.00--418
27Nate ColbertOF225358
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0041112300112.151.164.170334.019.038.25823.00--956
31Danny CoombsP261014
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0002000500000.400.400.400800.000.000.800----410
35Mike CuellarP3157311
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30002510300.193.193.263456.070.070.323--57.01560
22Ron DavisOF262172246
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1204134840111.212.255.281536.069.111.2663.69217.061232
49Larry DierkerP217325
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0030023500902.068.093.082175.014.041.13217.50--684
44Tom DukesP254000000001300000.000.200.000200.000.250.0003.00--05
39Dave GiustiP2882415
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0090011720501.183.193.195388.012.024.23117.00--1688
17Julio Gotay2B29165941
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111242110106.248.266.285551.036.055.2805.25165.047170
22Jose HerreraOF26100924
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5
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0070241200501.240.269.290559.050.070.2733.00--29109
8Hal KingC245548
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020071600001.145.242.218460.073.200.2052.29--1262
23Denny LemasterP296522
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00010062000901.031.113.031144.000.092.0443.33--280
33John Mayberry1B199000000000210000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----09
20Leon McFaddenSS2447213
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0011061002100.277.358.298656.021.170.3511.67--1454
11Denis Menke2B2754256135
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5658648166726.249.327.347674.098.210.2821.2790.3188615
21Norm MillerOF222573561
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2865224851554.237.292.393685.156.245.2642.1842.8101289
18Joe Morgan2B242065
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00307400000.250.444.350794.100.600.3130.57--727
20Ivan MurrellOF235936
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030011700002.102.117.153270.051.068.14317.00--960
12Doug Rader3B233334289
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4322315113248.267.326.393719.126.219.2961.6555.5131370
45Jim RayP231501
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0000000700101.067.067.067134.000.000.125----116
42Steve SheaP256000000000400000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
37Dick SimpsonOF241772533
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1144206142012.186.268.299567.113.226.2633.0559.053198
10Rusty Staub1B2459154172
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722073577247411.291.367.387754.096.223.3120.7898.5229675
28Lee ThomasOF322011439
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1121142214416.194.245.229474.035.109.2121.57201.046220
15Hector TorresSS2246644104
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242318640212010.223.252.258510.034.071.2573.56466.0120496
50Danny Walton202000000000100001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
27Bob WatsonOF221401332
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810133211016.229.292.321613.093.193.2802.4670.045154
40Don WilsonP2370715
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60011610602.214.225.286511.071.086.26416.0070.02077
24Jimmy WynnOF2654285146
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6711179013159546.269.371.474845.205.360.3081.4620.8257641
Batting Totals1941533651012332052866473445147998848819734115.231.293.317610.086.174.2702.0680.816925946
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
36Wade Blasingame24124.75222007136452119310223001.5311.250.752.505.502.20
42Steve Shea25443.343000021634271413011152021.096.940.002.833.861.36
45Jim Ray23232.674121014180652624525711111.117.220.562.787.892.84
23Denny Lemaster2910152.8133327200224231797011721467241.359.280.442.895.872.03
43Pat House27117.881800080162115140660011.6911.810.003.383.381.00
48Fred Gladding320015.7570004248770323012.7518.000.006.754.500.67
39Dave Giusti2811143.193734122112512269589156718611221.178.100.542.406.672.78
33Hal Gilson26006.7520001037430110002.0015.750.002.252.251.00
44Tom Dukes25224.254300019452623125328374121.7010.530.514.756.281.32
49Larry Dierker2112153.313232101002332069586148916120081.267.920.543.426.191.81
35Mike Cuellar318112.7428241123117015260528451332011.158.000.422.377.002.96
31Danny Coombs26433.264020016246522117017295011.479.960.003.265.551.71
30John Buzhardt31443.113940015583733529035377041.297.820.003.753.961.06
40Don Wilson2313163.273330933020818785769701759141.238.050.393.017.542.50
Pitching Totals72903.2640516250101122314471362588524684791021747311.278.470.422.986.352.13
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
John BatemanC10869049116.9850.00
Dave AdleshC361931120.9900.00
Ron BrandC2915314031.0000.00
Hal KingC1983830.9680.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rusty Staub1B14713139311100.9920.00
Nate Colbert1B543012.9770.00
Denis Menke1B5291021.0000.00
Doug Rader1B547334.9430.00
John Mayberry1B2250011.0000.00
Lee Thomas1B2133031.0000.00
Bob Aspromonte1B161001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Denis Menke2B1192692851047.9820.00
Julio Gotay2B48116103428.9820.00
Jose Herrera2B7151934.9190.00
Joe Morgan2B59622.8820.00
Hector Torres2B102001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Doug Rader3B86831681914.9300.00
Bob Aspromonte3B756714868.9730.00
Denis Menke3B436011.0000.00
Ron Brand3B10000.0000.00
Julio Gotay3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Hector TorresSS1271593912455.9580.00
Denis MenkeSS354592521.9650.00
Leon McFaddenSS16164423.9680.00
Bob AspromonteSS101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jimmy WynnOF1532982048.9880.00
Norm MillerOF74131141.9710.00
Ron DavisOF52131440.9710.00
Dick SimpsonOF4963221.9700.00
Lee ThomasOF4867520.9730.00
Bob WatsonOF4046060.8850.00
Bob AspromonteOF3643541.9230.00
Jose HerreraOF1722110.9580.00
Ivan MurrellOF1524322.9310.00
Rusty StaubOF1523120.9230.00
Nate ColbertOF1119110.9520.00
Byron BrowneOF271011.0000.00
Ron BrandOF110001.0000.00
Joe MorganOF110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tom DukesP435211110.9232.07
Jim RayP41802910.9171.23
Danny CoombsP404621111.9292.53
John BuzhardtP3983817011.0002.70
Dave GiustiP37251205123.9732.55
Denny LemasterP3322472741.8951.37
Don WilsonP33208162240.9051.64
Larry DierkerP32233132812.9761.58
Steve SheaP303429011.0002.89
Mike CuellarP28170132441.9021.96
Wade BlasingameP2236110011.0002.75
Pat HouseP181612001.0001.68
Fred GladdingP7410001.0002.20
Hal GilsonP2311001.0005.63


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