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1971 Houston Astros (MLB)

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W-L Record: 79-83 .488
Rank: 4th in National League West
Run Differential: 585-567 + 18
Roster Continuity 84.95% 7/24
Manager(s): Harry Walker
General Manager: Spec Richardson
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 1,261,589 11/24
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Neil Rasmussen (#12) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information
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Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Salty Parker
Assistant Coach: Hub Kittle
Assistant Coach: Buddy Hancken
Assistant Coach: Jim Owens

#1 Draft Picks

J.R. Richard (#2), John Mayberry (#6), Roger Metzger (#16)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9072.556--
8973.5491.0
8280.5068.0
7983.48811.0
7983.48811.0
61100.37928.5
  • 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 1971 Houston Astros season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    22Jesus AlouOF6-2195R-R291963Not draftedMLB--
    42Jack BillinghamP6-4215R-R281968Not draftedMLB--
    36Wade BlasingameP6-1185L-L271963Not draftedMLB--
    16Ray Busse3B-SS6-4174R-R221971Not draftedMLB--
    28Cesar CedenoOF6-2190R-R201970Not draftedMLB--
    29Rich ChilesOF5-11170L-L211971HOU: 1968-2-23MLB--
    41Ron CookP6-1175L-L231970HOU: 1966-2-23MLB--
    39George CulverP6-2185R-R271966Not draftedMLB--
    49Larry DierkerP6-4215R-R241964Not draftedMLB--
    7Johnny EdwardsC6-4220L-R331961Not draftedMLB--
    43Ken ForschP6-4210R-R241970HOU: 1968-18-399MLB--
    20Cesar GeronimoOF6-2170L-L231969Not draftedMLB--
    48Fred GladdingP6-0225L-R351961Not draftedMLB--
    44Bill GreifP6-5205R-R211971HOU: 1968-3-43MLB--
    38Tom GriffinP6-3210R-R231969HOU: 1966-1-4MLB--
    35Skip GuinnP5-10180R-L261968Not draftedMLB--
    46Buddy HarrisP6-7245R-R221970HOU: 1968-1-15MLB--
    8Jack HiattC-1B6-2190R-R281964Not draftedMLB--
    10Larry HowardC6-3200R-R261970Not draftedMLB--
    23Denny LemasterP6-1185R-L321962Not draftedMLB--
    14Marty MartinezSS-3B6-1175B-R291962Not draftedMLB--
    33John Mayberry1B6-3220L-L221968HOU: 1967-1-6MLB--
    11Denis MenkeSS-3B6-0190R-R301962Not draftedMLB--
    15Roger MetzgerSS6-0165B-R231970CHN: 1969-1-16MLB--
    21Norm MillerOF5-11195L-R251965Not draftedMLB--
    18Joe Morgan2B5-7155L-R271963Not draftedMLB--
    12Doug Rader3B6-3230R-R261967Not draftedMLB--
    45Jim RayP6-1195R-R261965Not draftedMLB--
    50J.R. RichardP6-8222R-R211971HOU: 1969-1-2MLB--
    17Jay SchlueterOF6-0182R-R211971HOU: 1967-2-26MLB--
    37Scipio SpinksP6-1185R-R231969Not draftedMLB--
    19Derrel Thomas2B-OF6-0160B-R201971HOU: 1969-1-1MLB--
    27Bob Watson1B-OF6-2205R-R251966CHN: 1970-15-362MLB--
    40Don WilsonP6-3205R-R261966Not draftedMLB--
    24Jimmy WynnOF5-9170R-R291963Not draftedMLB--
    31Larry YountP6-2185R-R211971HOU: 1968-5-87MLB--


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