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

#1 Draft Picks

J.R. Richard (#2), Roger Metzger (#16)
National League West Standings
  • 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 1972 Houston Astros season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    22Jesus AlouOF6-2195R-R301963Not draftedMLB--
    36Wade BlasingameP6-1185L-L281963Not draftedMLB--
    28Cesar CedenoOF6-2190R-R211970Not draftedMLB--
    29Rich ChilesOF5-11170L-L221971HOU: 1968-2-23MLB--
    37Mike CosgroveP6-1180L-L211972HOU: 1970-2-38MLB--
    39George CulverP6-2185R-R281966Not draftedMLB--
    49Larry DierkerP6-4215R-R251964Not draftedMLB--
    7Johnny EdwardsC6-4220L-R341961Not draftedMLB--
    18Bobby Fenwick2B-SS5-9165R-R251972SFN: 1967-1-16MLB--
    43Ken ForschP6-4210R-R251970HOU: 1968-18-399MLB--
    37Joe GibbonP6-4210R-L371960Not draftedMLB--
    48Fred GladdingP6-0225L-R361961Not draftedMLB--
    38Tom GriffinP6-3210R-R241969HOU: 1966-1-4MLB--
    19Tommy Helms2B5-10175R-R311964Not draftedMLB--
    8Jack HiattC-1B6-2190R-R291964Not draftedMLB--
    10Larry HowardC6-3200R-R271970Not draftedMLB--
    6Cliff Johnson1B-C6-4225R-R241972HOU: 1966-5-83MLB--
    23Lee May1B6-3205R-R291965Not draftedMLB--
    14Roger MetzgerSS6-0165B-R241970CHN: 1969-1-16MLB--
    21Norm MillerOF5-11195L-R261965Not draftedMLB--
    12Doug Rader3B6-3230R-R271967Not draftedMLB--
    45Jim RayP6-1195R-R271965Not draftedMLB--
    47Jerry ReussP6-5217L-L231969SLN: 1967-2-30MLB--
    50J.R. RichardP6-8222R-R221971HOU: 1969-1-2MLB--
    15Dave RobertsP6-2197L-L271969Not draftedMLB--
    11Jimmy StewartOF-2B6-0165B-R331963Not draftedMLB--
    9Bob StinsonC5-11185B-R261969WS2: 1966-1-13MLB--
    8Gary Sutherland2B-SS6-0185R-R271966Not draftedMLB--
    27Bob Watson1B-OF6-2205R-R261966CHN: 1970-15-362MLB--
    40Don WilsonP6-3205R-R271966Not draftedMLB--
    24Jimmy WynnOF5-9170R-R301963Not draftedMLB--
    42Jim YorkP6-3200R-R241970KCA: 1969-16-383MLB--

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