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1968 HOUSTON ASTROS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Houston,TX
Team Record:  72-90   .444
Result:   10th in National League
Manager(s):  Harry Walker, Grady Hatton
General Manager:   Spec Richardson
Stadium:  Astrodome
Attendance:  1,312,887
Playoffs:  -

Houston Astros affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Lee Thomas (32)
Youngest Player:  John Mayberry (19)
Longest Tenure:  Danny Coombs, Dave Adlesh, Dave Giusti, Jimmy Wynn, Larry Dierker, Mike Cuellar, Norm Miller, Joe Morgan, Ron Brand, Rusty Staub, John Bateman, Bob Aspromonte (4)
Top Hitter:  Rusty Staub (9)
Top Pitcher:  Dave Giusti (22)
Top Draft Pick:  Martin Cott (#3)

Roster Continuity:  58.60%
National League Standings
TeamsWLPctGB
St. Louis9765.599--
SF Giants8874.5439.0
Chi Cubs8478.51913.0
Cincinnati8379.51214.0
Atlanta8181.50016.0
Pittsburgh8082.49417.0
LA Dodgers7686.46921.0
Philadelphia7686.46921.0
NY Mets7389.45124.0
Houston7290.44425.0

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
6Dave AdleshCMLB6-0187RightRight7/15/194324Long Beach,California1962UDFA Hoc

14Bob Aspromonte3BMLB6-2185RightRight6/19/193830Brooklyn,New YorkUDFA 
7John BatemanCMLB6-3220RightRight7/21/194027Killeen,Texas1962UDFA Hoc
36Wade BlasingamePMLB6-1185LeftLeft11/22/194324Deming,New Mexico1961UDFA Mbr
9Ron BrandCMLB5-8170RightRight1/13/194028Los Angeles,CaliforniaUDFA 
37Byron BrowneOFMLB6-2200RightRight12/27/194225St. Joseph,MissouriUDFA 
30John BuzhardtPMLB6-2198RightRight8/17/193631Prosperity,South CarolinaUDFA 
27Nate Colbert1BMLB6-2209RightRight4/9/194622St. Louis,Missouri1964UDFA STL
31Danny CoombsPMLB6-5210RightLeft3/23/194226Lincoln,Maine1962UDFA Hoc
35Mike CuellarPMLB5-11175LeftLeft5/8/193731Santa Clara,Cuba1961UDFA CIN
22Ron DavisOFMLB6-0180RightRight10/21/194126Roanoke Rapids,North CarolinaUDFA 
49Larry DierkerPMLB6-4215RightRight9/22/194621Hollywood,California1964UDFA HOU
44Tom DukesPMLB6-2185RightRight8/31/194225Knoxville,TennesseeUDFA 
33Hal GilsonPMLB6-5195RightLeft2/9/194226Los Angeles,CaliforniaUDFA 
39Dave GiustiPMLB5-11195RightRight11/27/193928Seneca Falls,New York1961UDFA Hoc
48Fred GladdingPMLB6-0225LeftRight6/28/193632Flat Rock,Michigan1956UDFA DET
17Julio Gotay2BMLB6-0180RightRight6/9/193929Fajardo,Puerto RicoUDFA 
22Jose HerreraOFMLB5-8165RightRight4/8/194226San Lorenzo,VenezuelaUDFA 
43Pat HousePMLB6-3185LeftLeft9/1/194027Boise,IdahoUDFA 
8Hal KingCMLB6-1200LeftRight2/1/194424Oviedo,FloridaUDFA 
23Denny LemasterPMLB6-1185RightLeft2/25/193929Corona,CaliforniaUDFA 
33John Mayberry1BMLB6-3220LeftLeft2/18/194919Detroit,Michigan196716HOU
20Leon McFaddenSS-OFMLB6-2195RightRight4/26/194424Little Rock,Arkansas1963UDFA Hoc
11Denis MenkeSS-3BMLB6-0190RightRight7/21/194027Algona,Iowa1958UDFA Mbr
21Norm MillerOFMLB5-11195LeftRight2/5/194622Los Angeles,California1964UDFA LAA
18Joe Morgan2BMLB5-7155LeftRight9/19/194324Bonham,Texas1963UDFA Hoc
20Ivan MurrellOFMLB6-2196RightRight4/24/194523Almirante,Panama1963UDFA Hoc
12Doug Rader3BMLB6-3230RightRight7/30/194423Chicago,Illinois1964UDFA Hoc
45Jim RayPMLB6-1195RightRight12/1/194423Rock Hill,South Carolina1963UDFA BAL
42Steve SheaPMLB6-3215RightRight12/5/194225Worcester,Massachusetts1965UDFA HOU
37Dick SimpsonOFMLB6-4176RightRight7/28/194324Washington,DCUDFA 
10Rusty StaubOF-1BMLB6-2200LeftRight4/1/194424New Orleans,Louisiana1962UDFA Hoc
28Lee ThomasOF-1BMLB6-2198LeftRight2/5/193632Peoria,IllinoisUDFA 
15Hector TorresSS-2BMLB6-0175RightRight9/16/194522Monterrey,Mexico1962UDFA SF
50Danny WaltonOFMLB6-0200RightRight7/14/194720Los Angeles,California196510196HOU
27Bob Watson1B-OFMLB6-2205RightRight4/10/194622Los Angeles,California197015355CHC
40Don WilsonPMLB6-3205RightRight2/12/194523Monroe,Louisiana1964UDFA Hoc
24Jimmy WynnOFMLB5-9170RightRight3/12/194226Hamilton,Ohio1962UDFA CIN
Team PersonnelPosition 
Rene CardenasBroadcaster 
Gene ElstonBroadcaster 
Buddy HanckenAssistant Coach 
Grady HattonManager 
Harry KalasBroadcaster 
Walt MathewsScout 
Mel McGahaAssistant Coach 
Jim OwensAssistant Coach 
Salty ParkerAssistant Coach 
Loel PasseBroadcaster 
Spec RichardsonGeneral Manager 
Harry WalkerManager 


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