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1971 HOUSTON ASTROS

|    Level:  MLB  

Location:  Houston,TX
Team Record:  79-83   .488
Result:   4th in National League - West Division
Manager(s):  Harry Walker
General Manager:   Spec Richardson
Stadium:  Astrodome
Attendance:  1,261,589
Playoffs: Season in progress

Houston Astros affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Fred Gladding (35)
Youngest Player:  Cesar Cedeno (20)
Longest Tenure:  Norm Miller, Jimmy Wynn, Larry Dierker, Joe Morgan (7)
Top Hitter:  Joe Morgan (9)
Top Pitcher:  Don Wilson (6)
Top Draft Pick:  Neil Rasmussen (#12)

Roster Continuity:  84.95%
National League Standings
WestWLPctGB
SF Giants9072.556--
LA Dodgers8973.5491.0
Atlanta8280.5068.0
Cincinnati7983.48811.0
Houston7983.48811.0
San Diego61100.37928.5

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
22Jesus AlouOFMLB6-2195RightRight3/24/194229Haina,Dominican Republic1959UDFA SF

42Jack BillinghamPMLB6-4215RightRight2/21/194328Orlando,Florida1961UDFA LAD
36Wade BlasingamePMLB6-1185LeftLeft11/22/194327Deming,New Mexico1961UDFA Mbr
16Ray Busse3B-SSMLB6-4174RightRight9/25/194822Daytona Beach,Florida1967UDFA HOU
28Cesar CedenoOFMLB6-2190RightRight2/25/195120Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic1967UDFA HOU
29Rich ChilesOFMLB5-11170LeftLeft11/22/194921Sacramento,California1968223HOU
41Ron CookPMLB6-1175LeftLeft7/11/194723Jefferson,Texas1966223HOU
39George CulverPMLB6-2185RightRight7/8/194327Salinas,California1963UDFA NYY
49Larry DierkerPMLB6-4215RightRight9/22/194624Hollywood,California1964UDFA HOU
7Johnny EdwardsCMLB6-4220LeftRight6/10/193833Columbus,Ohio1959UDFA CIN
43Ken ForschPMLB6-4210RightRight9/8/194624Sacramento,California196818399HOU
20Cesar GeronimoOFMLB6-2170LeftLeft3/11/194823El Seybo,Dominican Republic1967UDFA NYY
48Fred GladdingPMLB6-0225LeftRight6/28/193635Flat Rock,Michigan1956UDFA DET
44Bill GreifPMLB6-5205RightRight4/25/195021Fort Stockton,Texas1968343HOU
38Tom GriffinPMLB6-3210RightRight2/22/194823Los Angeles,California196614HOU
35Skip GuinnPMLB5-10180RightLeft10/25/194426St. Charles,MissouriUDFA 
46Buddy HarrisPMLB6-7245RightRight12/5/194822Philadelphia,Pennsylvania1968115HOU
8Jack HiattC-1BMLB6-2190RightRight7/27/194228Bakersfield,California1961UDFA LAA
10Larry HowardCMLB6-3200RightRight6/6/194526Columbus,Ohio1963UDFA Hoc
23Denny LemasterPMLB6-1185RightLeft2/25/193932Corona,CaliforniaUDFA 
14Marty MartinezSS-3BMLB6-1175BothRight8/23/194129Havana,Cuba1978UDFA TEX
33John Mayberry1BMLB6-3220LeftLeft2/18/194922Detroit,Michigan196716HOU
11Denis MenkeSS-3BMLB6-0190RightRight7/21/194030Algona,Iowa1958UDFA Mbr
15Roger MetzgerSSMLB6-0165BothRight10/10/194723Fredericksburg,Texas1969116CHC
21Norm MillerOFMLB5-11195LeftRight2/5/194625Los Angeles,California1964UDFA LAA
18Joe Morgan2BMLB5-7155LeftRight9/19/194327Bonham,Texas1963UDFA Hoc
12Doug Rader3BMLB6-3230RightRight7/30/194426Chicago,Illinois1964UDFA Hoc
45Jim RayPMLB6-1195RightRight12/1/194426Rock Hill,South Carolina1963UDFA BAL
50J.R. RichardPMLB6-8222RightRight3/7/195021Vienna,Louisiana196912HOU
17Jay SchlueterOFMLB6-0182RightRight7/31/194921Phoenix,Arizona1967226HOU
37Scipio SpinksPMLB6-1185RightRight7/12/194723Chicago,Illinois1966UDFA HOU
19Derrel Thomas2B-OFMLB6-0160BothRight1/14/195120Los Angeles,California196911HOU
27Bob Watson1B-OFMLB6-2205RightRight4/10/194625Los Angeles,California197015355CHC
40Don WilsonPMLB6-3205RightRight2/12/194526Monroe,Louisiana1964UDFA Hoc
24Jimmy WynnOFMLB5-9170RightRight3/12/194229Hamilton,Ohio1962UDFA CIN
31Larry YountPMLB6-2185RightRight2/15/195021Houston,Texas1968587HOU
Team PersonnelPosition 
Rene CardenasBroadcaster 
Gene ElstonBroadcaster 
Buddy HanckenAssistant Coach 
Hub KittleAssistant Coach 
Jim OwensAssistant Coach 
Salty ParkerAssistant Coach 
Loel PasseBroadcaster 
Spec RichardsonGeneral Manager 
Harry WalkerManager 


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