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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
Manager(s): Harry Walker, Leo Durocher, Salty Parker
General Manager: Spec Richardson
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 1,469,247 5/24
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Steve Englishbey (#9) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

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

#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
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
14Roger MetzgerSS2464184142
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12
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3
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2
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38239607111947.222.288.259547.037.153.2451.18320.5166715
23Lee May1B2959287168
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31
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2
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29
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9831521452120113.284.343.490833.206.297.3322.7920.4290647
28Cesar CedenoOF21559103179
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8
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22
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8255215662551411.320.385.537922.216.377.3281.1125.4300625
12Doug Rader3B2755370131
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24
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7
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22
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905557120582918.237.309.425734.188.291.2602.1125.1235626
27Bob WatsonOF2654874171
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27
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4
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16
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8611538385256.312.378.464842.151.248.3411.5734.3254616
24Jimmy WynnOF30542117148
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29
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3
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24
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901771039926238.273.389.470859.197.406.2940.9622.6255652
19Tommy Helms2B3151845134
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20
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5
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60432427483108.259.291.346637.087.135.2601.13103.6179559
7Johnny EdwardsC343323389
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2
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5
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40245039112185.268.358.373731.105.250.2840.7866.4124392
10Larry HowardC271571635
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7
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02
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1300173003105.223.299.306605.083.191.2641.7678.548175
21Norm MillerOF261071826
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1310132310404.243.331.393724.150.280.2751.7726.842125
11Jimmy StewartOF-1B33961421
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09016902030.219.257.313570.094.146.2331.50--30105
22Jesus AlouOF3093829
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011027514103.312.366.376742.065.118.3300.71--35102
49Larry DierkerP2578213
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00040012410600.167.188.167355.000.013.24124.00--1386
40Don WilsonP277658
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020023500802.105.128.132260.026.053.19517.50--1086
15Dave RobertsP2767716
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90141600621.239.274.343617.104.149.2754.0033.52379
47Jerry ReussP236657
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0010054000103.106.169.136305.030.106.2698.00--972
18Bobby Fenwick2B255079
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0040131301001.180.226.240466.060.100.2434.33--1253
43Ken ForschP254126
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00000012100701.146.167.146313.000.024.30021.00--649
9Bob StinsonC263536
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002001610010.171.211.200411.029.057.2006.00--738
38Tom GriffinP242537
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2000900301.280.280.520800.240.240.400--25.01328
8Jack HiattC292525
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3
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000005502001.200.333.320653.120.320.2501.00--830
39George CulverP281933
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0010011000200.158.200.211411.053.105.33310.00--422
45Jim RayP271601
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0000000900100.063.063.063126.000.000.143----117
29Rich ChilesOF221103
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002001100000.273.333.364697.091.182.3001.00--412
8Gary Sutherland3B-2B27801
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0001000000000.125.125.125250.000.000.125----18
48Fred GladdingP365000002000400110.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
6Cliff JohnsonC24401
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0000002000000.250.500.250750.000.500.2500.00--16
37Mike CosgroveP212000000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
42Jim YorkP241000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals18395267708135923338134660111565249073269625198.258.322.393715.135.245.2861.7339.320705904
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
40Don Wilson2715102.683333133002281967968166617211021.157.740.632.616.792.61
49Larry Dierker251583.39313112500214209878114511153151.218.750.592.134.812.25
15Dave Roberts271274.50352873421922271009618571117021.4810.640.842.675.201.95
47Jerry Reuss239134.173330411119217710189148317472101.358.300.663.898.162.10
43Ken Forsch25683.9230241030156163756819621139001.449.401.103.586.521.82
39George Culver28623.064500016297733333743822051.206.770.653.997.611.91
38Tom Griffin24543.263951110394923934738835031.388.810.673.647.952.18
45Jim Ray271094.3054000258907750431044504031.347.701.004.405.001.14
48Fred Gladding36562.7642000321448381615112183021.026.980.182.203.311.50
42Jim York24015.252600014036452121318253011.7511.250.754.506.251.39
37Mike Cosgrove21014.507100311316872371001.3610.291.291.934.502.33
36Wade Blasingame28009.00100003084981891001.504.501.139.0010.131.13
37Joe Gibbon370010.29900040713982540112.5716.712.576.435.140.80
50J.R. Richard221013.50410000610990882023.0015.000.0012.0012.001.00
Pitching Totals84693.7739815338131153113851340636580114498971584361.338.710.743.246.311.95
PlayerAgePC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDHP %C %1B %2B %3B %SS %LF %CF %RF %OF %POAE
Jesus Alou30000000000230------------------.9703201
Wade Blasingame281000000000001.000------------------010
Cesar Cedeno210000000001370------------------.98134597
Rich Chiles2200000000020------------------1.000400
Mike Cosgrove2170000000000--------------------000
George Culver28450000000000.900------------------6122
Larry Dierker253100000000001.000------------------16190
Johnny Edwards340105000000000--.988----------------645418
Bobby Fenwick25000172400000------.9451.0001.000--------22373
Ken Forsch25300000000000.900------------------992
Joe Gibbon37900000000001.000------------------230
Fred Gladding36420000000000.833------------------141
Tom Griffin24390000000000.875------------------3112
Tommy Helms310001390000000------.979------------35344117
Jack Hiatt29010000000000--1.000----------------3640
Larry Howard27053000000010--.980----------------323157
Cliff Johnson2401000000000--1.000----------------600
Lee May290014600000000----.996--------------1318766
Roger Metzger240000015300000----------.971--------23850422
Norm Miller26000000000290------------------1.0003510
Doug Rader270000152000000--------.958----------11934020
Jim Ray275400000000001.000------------------660
Jerry Reuss23330000000000.879------------------4254
J.R. Richard22400000000001.000------------------020
Dave Roberts27350000000000.969------------------0311
Jimmy Stewart33009820000110----1.0001.0001.000--------1.00083180
Bob Stinson26012000000030--.964--------------1.0002621
Gary Sutherland2700011000000--------1.000----------120
Bob Watson260020000001430----1.000------------.97823175
Don Wilson27330000000000.957------------------8372
Jimmy Wynn300000000001440------------------.98328485
Jim York242600000000001.000------------------060


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