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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
Roster Continuity 58.60% 19/20
Manager(s): Harry Walker, Grady Hatton
General Manager: Spec Richardson
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 1,312,887 6/20
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Martin Cott (#3) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information
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Coaching Staff

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

#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
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1968 Houston Astros season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    6Dave AdleshC6-0187R-R241963Not draftedMLB--
    14Bob Aspromonte3B6-2185R-R301956Not draftedMLB--
    7John BatemanC6-3220R-R271963Not draftedMLB--
    36Wade BlasingameP6-1185L-L241963Not draftedMLB--
    9Ron BrandC5-8170R-R281963Not draftedMLB--
    37Byron BrowneOF6-2200R-R251965Not draftedMLB--
    30John BuzhardtP6-2198R-R311958Not draftedMLB--
    27Nate Colbert1B6-2209R-R221966Not draftedMLB--
    31Danny CoombsP6-5210R-L261963Not draftedMLB--
    35Mike CuellarP5-11175L-L311959Not draftedMLB--
    22Ron DavisOF6-0180R-R261962Not draftedMLB--
    49Larry DierkerP6-4215R-R211964Not draftedMLB--
    44Tom DukesP6-2185R-R251967Not draftedMLB--
    33Hal GilsonP6-5195R-L261968Not draftedMLB--
    39Dave GiustiP5-11195R-R281962Not draftedMLB--
    48Fred GladdingP6-0225L-R321961Not draftedMLB--
    17Julio Gotay2B6-0180R-R291960Not draftedMLB--
    22Jose HerreraOF5-8165R-R261967Not draftedMLB--
    43Pat HouseP6-3185L-L271967Not draftedMLB--
    8Hal KingC6-1200L-R241967Not draftedMLB--
    23Denny LemasterP6-1185R-L291962Not draftedMLB--
    33John Mayberry1B6-3220L-L191968HOU: 1967-1-6MLB--
    20Leon McFaddenSS-OF6-2195R-R241968Not draftedMLB--
    11Denis MenkeSS-3B6-0190R-R271962Not draftedMLB--
    21Norm MillerOF5-11195L-R221965Not draftedMLB--
    18Joe Morgan2B5-7155L-R241963Not draftedMLB--
    20Ivan MurrellOF6-2196R-R231963Not draftedMLB--
    12Doug Rader3B6-3230R-R231967Not draftedMLB--
    45Jim RayP6-1195R-R231965Not draftedMLB--
    42Steve SheaP6-3215R-R251968Not draftedMLB--
    37Dick SimpsonOF6-4176R-R241962Not draftedMLB--
    10Rusty StaubOF-1B6-2200L-R241963Not draftedMLB--
    28Lee ThomasOF-1B6-2198L-R321961Not draftedMLB--
    15Hector TorresSS-2B6-0175R-R221968Not draftedMLB--
    50Danny WaltonOF6-0200R-R201968HOU: 1965-10-196MLB--
    27Bob Watson1B-OF6-2205R-R221966CHN: 1970-15-362MLB--
    40Don WilsonP6-3205R-R231966Not draftedMLB--
    24Jimmy WynnOF5-9170R-R261963Not draftedMLB--


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