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1972 Houston Astros (MLB)

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W-L Record: 84-69 .549
Rank: 2nd in National League West
Run Differential: 708-636 + 72
Roster Continuity 70.51% 16/24
Manager(s): Harry Walker, Leo Durocher, Salty Parker
General Manager: Spec Richardson
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 1,469,247 5/24
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Steve Englishbey (#9) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

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), Roger Metzger (#16)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9559.617--
8469.54910.5
8570.54810.5
7084.45525.0
6986.44526.5
5895.37936.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
14Roger MetzgerSS24   64184142
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3
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2
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38239607111947.222.288.259547.037.153.2451.18320.5166715
23Lee May1B29   59287168
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2
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29
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9831521452120113.284.343.490833.206.297.3322.7920.4290647
28Cesar CedenoOF21   559103179
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8255215662551411.320.385.537922.216.377.3281.1125.4300625
12Doug Rader3B27   55370131
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905557120582918.237.309.425734.188.291.2602.1125.1235626
27Bob WatsonOF26   54874171
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4
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16
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8611538385256.312.378.464842.151.248.3411.5734.3254616
24Jimmy WynnOF30   542117148
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901771039926238.273.389.470859.197.406.2940.9622.6255652
19Tommy Helms2B31   51845134
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60432427483108.259.291.346637.087.135.2601.13103.6179559
7Johnny EdwardsC34   3323389
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40245039112185.268.358.373731.105.250.2840.7866.4124392
10Larry HowardC27   1571635
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1300173003105.223.299.306605.083.191.2641.7678.548175
21Norm MillerOF26   1071826
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1310132310404.243.331.393724.150.280.2751.7726.842125
11Jimmy StewartOF-1B33   961421
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09016902030.219.257.313570.094.146.2331.50--30105
22Jesus AlouOF30   93829
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011027514103.312.366.376742.065.118.3300.71--35102
49Larry DierkerP25   78213
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00040012410600.167.188.167355.000.013.24124.00--1386
40Don WilsonP27   7658
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020023500802.105.128.132260.026.053.19517.50--1086
15Dave RobertsP27   67716
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90141600621.239.274.343617.104.149.2754.0033.52379
47Jerry ReussP23   6657
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0010054000103.106.169.136305.030.106.2698.00--972
18Bobby Fenwick2B25   5079
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0040131301001.180.226.240466.060.100.2434.33--1253
43Ken ForschP25   4126
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00000012100701.146.167.146313.000.024.30021.00--649
9Bob StinsonC26   3536
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002001610010.171.211.200411.029.057.2006.00--738
38Tom GriffinP24   2537
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2000900301.280.280.520800.240.240.400--25.01328
8Jack HiattC29   2525
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000005502001.200.333.320653.120.320.2501.00--830
39George CulverP28   1933
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0010011000200.158.200.211411.053.105.33310.00--422
45Jim RayP27   1601
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0000000900100.063.063.063126.000.000.143----117
29Rich ChilesOF22   1103
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002001100000.273.333.364697.091.182.3001.00--412
8Gary Sutherland3B-2B27   801
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0001000000000.125.125.125250.000.000.125----18
48Fred GladdingP36   5000002000400110.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
6Cliff JohnsonC24   401
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0000002000000.250.500.250750.000.500.2500.00--16
37Mike CosgroveP21   2000000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
42Jim YorkP24   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals18395267708135923338134660111565249073269625198.258.322.393715.135.245.2861.7339.320705904
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
40Don Wilson27   15102.68333313300228.11967968166617211021.157.740.632.616.792.61
49Larry Dierker25   1583.39313112500214.2209878114511153151.218.750.592.134.812.25
15Dave Roberts27   1274.5035287342192.02271009618571117021.4810.640.842.675.201.95
47Jerry Reuss23   9134.1733304111192.017710189148317472101.358.300.663.898.162.10
43Ken Forsch25   683.9230241030156.1163756819621139001.449.401.103.586.521.82
39George Culver28   623.064500016297.1733333743822051.206.770.653.997.611.91
38Tom Griffin24   543.263951110394.1923934738835031.388.810.673.647.952.18
45Jim Ray27   1094.305400025890.17750431044504031.347.701.004.405.001.14
48Fred Gladding36   562.7642000321448.2381615112183021.026.980.182.203.311.50
42Jim York24   015.252600014036.0452121318253011.7511.250.754.506.251.39
37Mike Cosgrove21   014.5071003113.216872371001.3610.291.291.934.502.33
36Wade Blasingame28   009.0010000308.14981891001.504.501.139.0010.131.13
37Joe Gibbon37   0010.299000407.113982540112.5716.712.576.435.140.80
50J.R. Richard22   1013.504100006.010990882023.0015.000.0012.0012.001.00
Batting Totals84693.7739815338131153113851340636580114498971584361.338.710.743.246.311.95
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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