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1973 Houston Astros (MLB)

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W-L Record: 82-80 .506
Rank: 4th in National League West
Run Differential: 681-672 + 9
Roster Continuity 91.69% 1/24
Manager(s): Leo Durocher
General Manager: Spec Richardson
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 1,394,004 8/24
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Calvin Portley (#20) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Bob Lillis
First Base Coach: Grady Hatton
Pitching Coach: Hub Kittle
Third Base Coach: Preston Gomez

#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 1973 Houston Astros season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    20Tommie AgeeOF5-11195R-R301962Not draftedMLB--
    22Jesus AlouOF6-2195R-R311963Not draftedMLB--
    8Rafael Batista1B6-1195L-L251973Not draftedMLB--
    16Ray Busse3B-SS6-4174R-R241971UDFAMLB--
    20Dave Campbell2B-3B6-0185R-R311967Not draftedMLB--
    28Cesar CedenoOF6-2190R-R221970Not draftedMLB--
    37Mike CosgroveP6-1180L-L221972HOU: 1970-2-38MLB--
    30Jim CrawfordP6-3200L-L221973HOU: 1972-14-321MLB--
    49Larry DierkerP6-4215R-R261964Not draftedMLB--
    22Mike EaslerOF6-1196L-R221973HOU: 1969-14-314MLB--
    7Johnny EdwardsC6-4220L-R351961Not draftedMLB--
    43Ken ForschP6-4210R-R261970HOU: 1968-18-399MLB--
    25Bob GallagherOF6-3185L-L241972MIN: 1971-4-94MLB--
    48Fred GladdingP6-0225L-R371961Not draftedMLB--
    38Tom GriffinP6-3210R-R251969HOU: 1966-1-4MLB--
    21Greg GrossOF5-11175L-L201973HOU: 1970-4-80MLB--
    19Tommy Helms2B5-10175R-R321964Not draftedMLB--
    10Larry HowardC6-3200R-R281970Not draftedMLB--
    6Cliff Johnson1B-C6-4225R-R251972HOU: 1966-5-83MLB--
    9Skip JutzeC5-11195R-R271972SLN: 1968-4-74MLB--
    46Doug KoniecznyP6-4220R-R211973HOU: 1971-1-3MLB--
    23Lee May1B6-3205R-R301965Not draftedMLB--
    14Roger MetzgerSS6-0165B-R251970CHN: 1969-1-16MLB--
    21Norm MillerOF5-11195L-R271965Not draftedMLB--
    39Juan PizarroP5-11190L-L361957Not draftedMLB--
    12Doug Rader3B6-3230R-R281967Not draftedMLB--
    45Jim RayP6-1195R-R281965Not draftedMLB--
    47Jerry ReussP6-5217L-L241969SLN: 1967-2-30MLB--
    50J.R. RichardP6-8222R-R231971HOU: 1969-1-2MLB--
    15Dave RobertsP6-2197L-L281969Not draftedMLB--
    11Jimmy StewartOF-2B6-0165B-R341963Not draftedMLB--
    17Gary Sutherland2B-SS6-0185R-R281966Not draftedMLB--
    9Otis ThorntonC6-1186R-R281973HOU: 1965-68-817MLB--
    17Hector TorresSS-2B6-0175R-R271968Not draftedMLB--
    34Cecil UpshawP6-6205R-R301966Not draftedMLB--
    27Bob Watson1B-OF6-2205R-R271966CHN: 1970-15-362MLB--
    40Don WilsonP6-3205R-R281966Not draftedMLB--
    24Jimmy WynnOF5-9170R-R311963Not draftedMLB--
    42Jim YorkP6-3200R-R251970KCA: 1969-16-383MLB--

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