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1972 HOUSTON ASTROS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Houston,TX
Team Record:  84-69   .549
Result:   2nd in National League - West Division
Manager(s):  Harry Walker, Leo Durocher, Salty Parker
General Manager:   Spec Richardson
Stadium:  Astrodome
Attendance:  1,469,247
Playoffs:  -

Houston Astros affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Joe Gibbon (37)
Youngest Player:  Cesar Cedeno (21)
Longest Tenure:  Larry Dierker, Jimmy Wynn, Norm Miller (8)
Top Hitter:  Cesar Cedeno (3)
Top Pitcher:  Don Wilson (8)
Top Draft Pick:  Steve Englishbey (#9)

Roster Continuity:  70.51%
National League Standings
WestWLPctGB
Cincinnati9559.617--
Houston8469.54910.5
LA Dodgers8570.54810.5
Atlanta7084.45525.0
SF Giants6986.44526.5
San Diego5895.37936.5

BATTING STATISTICS
#PlayerTrackPosRkAgeDraftedHiLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFDPAVGOBPSLGOPSwOBATBPAOUTRCRC/Gbabip
14Roger Metzger+ss27241969-1-16MLB15364184142123238239607111947.222.288.259547.258166715528512.6.245
23Lee May+1b1129UDFA: 1961MLB14859287168312299831521452120113.284.343.490833.373290647439996.1.332
28Cesar Cedeno+of321UDFA: 1967MLB139559103179398228255215662551411.320.385.537921.4133006254171278.2.328
12Doug Rader+3b1827UDFA: 1964MLB1525537013124722905557120582918.237.309.425734.330235626456734.3.260
27Bob Watson+1b-of15261970-15-355MLB14754874171274168611538385256.312.378.464841.3812546163911057.2.341
24Jimmy Wynn+of830UDFA: 1962MLB14554211714829324901771039926238.273.389.470860.3902556524141117.2.294
19Tommy Helms+2b4631UDFA: 1959MLB13951845134205560432427483108.259.291.346637.284179559408604.0.260
7Johnny Edwards+c4534UDFA: 1959MLB1083323389162540245039112185.268.358.373732.326124392261515.3.284
10Larry Howard+c-27UDFA: 1963MLB5415716357021300173003105.223.299.306605.27748175128132.8.264
21Norm Miller+of-26UDFA: 1964MLB6710718264041310132310404.243.331.393723.3364212589144.2.275
11Jimmy Stewart+of-2b-33-MLB689614215209016902030.219.257.312570.249301057993.1.233
22Jesus Alou+of-30UDFA: 1959MLB529382941011027514103.312.366.376743.3283510270135.1.330
49Larry Dierker+p-25UDFA: 1964MLB317821300040012410600.167.187.167354.166138671-1-0.4.241
40Don Wilson+p-27UDFA: 1964MLB33765801020023500802.105.128.132260.122108678-5-1.8.195
15Dave Roberts+p-27-MLB356771610290141600621.239.274.343617.28123796162.5.275
47Jerry Reuss+p-231967-2-30MLB33665720010054000103.106.169.136305.15197263-5-2.1.269
18Bobby Fenwick+2b-ss-251967-1-16MLB36507930040131301001.180.226.240466.20912534310.7.243
43Ken Forsch+p-251968-18-399MLB30412600000012100701.146.167.146313.14764943-2-1.5.300
9Bob Stinson+c-261966-1-13MLB2735361002001610010.171.211.200411.1937383010.8.200
8Jack Hiatt+c-1b-29UDFA: 1961MLB1025253000005502001.200.333.320653.2838302133.7.250
38Tom Griffin+p-241966-1-4MLB3925373012000900301.280.280.520800.36113282234.2.400
39George Culver+p-28UDFA: 1963MLB45193310010011000200.158.200.211411.193422180-0.3.333
45Jim Ray+p-27UDFA: 1963MLB5416010000000900100.062.062.062125.05711716-2-3.2.143
29Rich Chiles+of-221968-2-23MLB911031002001100000.273.333.364697.321412825.5.300
8Gary Sutherland+2b-ss-27UDFA: 1965MLB58010001000000000.125.125.125250.1141870-0.6.125
48Fred Gladding+p-36UDFA: 1956MLB425000002000400110.000.000.0000.000077--.000
6Cliff Johnson+1b-c-241966-5-83MLB54010000002000000.250.500.250750.38316318.5.250
37Mike Cosgrove+p-211970-2-38MLB72000000000100100.000.000.0000.000033--.000
42Jim York+p-241969-16-381MLB261000000000000000.000.000.0000.000011--.000
Totals: (29 players)1535267708135923338134660111565249073269625198.258.326.393719--2070593641757204.7.286

PITCHING STATISTICS
#PlayerTrackRkAgeDraftedHiLvlWLERAGGSCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPHBIBBBkWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9BB/SOBABIPGB/FB
40Don Wilson+827UDFA: 1964MLB15102.68333313300228.119679681666172112 01.157.730.632.606.780.38.2880.77
49Larry Dierker+2125UDFA: 1964MLB1583.40313112500214.22098781145111535 11.218.760.592.144.820.44.2831.40
15Dave Roberts+5527-MLB1274.5035287342192.022710096185711172 01.4810.640.842.675.200.51.3271.40
47Jerry Reuss+33231967-2-30MLB9134.1733304111192.0177101891483174710 21.358.300.663.898.160.48.3071.30
43Ken Forsch+50251968-18-399MLB683.9130241030156.11637568196211390 01.449.381.093.576.510.55.3091.40
39George Culver+7728UDFA: 1963MLB623.054500016297.17333337438225 01.196.750.653.987.580.52.2591.18
38Tom Griffin+-241966-1-4MLB543.243951110394.19239347388353 01.388.780.673.637.920.46.3180.94
45Jim Ray+4227UDFA: 1963MLB1094.285400025890.177504310445043 01.347.671.004.384.980.88.2401.07
48Fred Gladding+4636UDFA: 1956MLB562.7742000321448.23816151121832 01.037.030.182.223.330.67.2421.34
42Jim York+-241969-16-381MLB015.252600014036.04521213182531 01.7511.250.754.506.250.72.3751.13
37Mike Cosgrove+-211970-2-38MLB014.6171003113.2168723710 01.3910.541.321.984.610.43.3410.45
36Wade Blasingame+-28UDFA: 1961MLB008.6410000308.149818910 01.444.321.088.649.720.89--0.80
37Joe Gibbon+-37-MLB009.829000407.1139825401 12.4515.952.456.144.911.25.4071.00
50J.R. Richard+-221969-1-2MLB1013.504100006.0109908822 03.0015.000.0012.0012.001.00.5563.00
Totals: (29 players)84693.771531533813115311,385134063658013449897158--41.368.710.743.246.310.51.296 

FIELDING STATISTICS
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Johnny EdwardsC1058596454188.9887.19 
Larry HowardC534163231572.9807.31 
Bob StinsonC123725210.9646.57 
Jack HiattC1069364011.0005.20 
Cliff JohnsonC1360001.00018.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Lee May1B14613121318766133.9969.56 
Jimmy Stewart1B963715051.00010.86 
Bob Watson1B210131031.00012.60 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Tommy Helms2B139124735344117115.9795.73 
Bobby Fenwick2B17932131312.9455.02 
Jimmy Stewart2B843613001.0003.97 
Gary Sutherland2B110000.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Doug Rader3B15213571193402031.9583.04 
Bobby Fenwick3B21403001.0001.91 
Jimmy Stewart3B2610001.0001.45 
Gary Sutherland3B1712001.0003.86 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Roger MetzgerSS153137323850422101.9714.86 
Bobby FenwickSS41213001.0003.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Jimmy WynnOF1441297284852.9832.03 
Bob WatsonOF1431261218650.9781.60 
Cesar CedenoOF1371217345971.9812.62 
Norm MillerOF29185351011.0001.75 
Jesus AlouOF2314432010.9702.00 
Jimmy StewartOF112850001.0001.61 
Bob StinsonOF3810001.0001.13 
Rich ChilesOF21340001.0002.77 
Larry HowardOF110000.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Jim RayP549066001.0001.20 
George CulverP459761221.9001.67 
Fred GladdingP42481410.8330.93 
Tom GriffinP399431120.8751.34 
Dave RobertsP3519203110.9691.45 
Jerry ReussP3319242540.8791.36 
Don WilsonP3322883721.9571.78 
Larry DierkerP312141619011.0001.47 
Ken ForschP301569921.9001.04 
Jim YorkP263606001.0001.50 
Wade BlasingameP10801001.0001.11 
Joe GibbonP9723001.0006.34 
Mike CosgroveP7130000.0000.00 
J.R. RichardP4602011.0003.00 


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