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1976 Houston Astros (MLB)

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W-L Record: 80-82 .494
Rank: 3rd in National League West
Run Differential: 625-657 -32
Roster Continuity 68.49% 17/24
Manager(s): Bill Virdon
General Manager: Tal Smith
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 886,146 19/24
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Floyd Bannister (#1) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Tony Pacheco
Bench Coach: Bob Lillis
Hitting Coach: Deacon Jones
Pitching Coach: Mel Wright

#1 Draft Picks

J.R. Richard (#2), Bo McLaughlin (#14), Roger Metzger (#16), Dan Larson (#21)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10260.630--
9270.56810.0
8082.49422.0
7488.45728.0
7389.45129.0
7092.43232.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
23Enos Cabell3B26   58685160
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2
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433582979213213.273.309.329638.056.152.3122.72293.0193622
27Bob Watson1B30   58576183
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1023362644102912.313.377.458835.145.251.3251.0336.6268662
28Cesar CedenoOF25   57589171
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5
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8358155551190416.297.357.454811.157.327.3000.9331.9261635
14Roger MetzgerSS28   48137101
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8
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0291152630108211.210.286.270556.060.168.2401.21--130543
25Jose CruzOF28   43949133
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5
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4
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612811534605226.303.377.401778.098.257.3300.87109.8176496
21Greg GrossOF23   42652122
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12
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3
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02726643903568.286.375.329704.042.183.3100.61--140501
11Rob Andrews2B23   41042105
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023733327015016.256.312.300612.044.134.2740.82--123448
6Cliff JohnsonC28   3183672
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2
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10
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4900625946009.226.359.399758.173.368.2490.9531.8127384
8Ed HerrmannC29   2651454
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8
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03
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2500224042326.204.273.268541.064.147.2281.8288.371296
22Leon RobertsOF25   2353168
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3310194331122.289.347.443790.153.238.3262.2633.6104260
26Wilbur HowardOF27   1912642
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187572801125.220.245.293538.073.120.2504.00191.056201
10Larry Milbourne2B25   1452236
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00761141010103.248.319.276595.028.159.2670.71--40161
17Ken Boswell3B30   1261233
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018108802128.262.301.341642.079.151.2751.00--43137
16Jerry DavanonSS-2B30   1071931
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2002211211012.290.408.402810.112.290.3160.57107.043130
50J.R. RichardP26   100614
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90003310120.140.146.210356.070.070.179--50.021104
9Skip JutzeC30   92714
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060041600012.152.186.239425.087.130.1824.00--2297
49Larry DierkerP29   6439
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40002000321.141.136.188324.047.047.178--64.01269
47Joaquin AndujarP23   5748
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0010022900200.140.169.158327.018.053.28614.50--961
15Alex TaverasSS-2B20   46310
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0002122100002.217.250.217467.000.022.2220.50--1048
34Dan LarsonP21   3159
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06001300200.290.313.387700.097.129.3213.00--1234
18Art Howe3B29   2904
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000006601001.138.286.172458.034.241.1741.00--535
36Joe NiekroP31   2715
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1001800400.185.214.370584.185.222.2228.0027.01032
29Al JavierOF22   2415
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0000002501001.208.269.208477.000.083.2632.50--526
37Mike CosgroveP25   2312
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0001002600500.087.160.087247.000.087.1183.00--230
39Bo McLaughlinP22   19000000002700200.000.095.00095.000.105.0003.50--023
45Gilberto RondonP22   1414
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0001000400201.286.286.286572.000.000.400----416
43Ken ForschP29   1101
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0001001300201.091.167.091258.000.091.1253.00--114
35Joe SambitoP24   912
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0001003200000.222.417.222639.000.333.2860.67--212
51Mark LemongelloP20   8000000001300100.000.111.000111.000.125.0003.00--010
38Tom GriffinP28   5000000001200100.000.167.000167.000.200.0002.00--07
30Gene PentzP23   511
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0000001100000.200.333.200533.000.200.2501.00--16
20Rich ChilesOF26   412
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000000000000.500.500.7501250.250.250.500----34
39Mike BarlowP28   3000000000100001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
42Larry HardyP28   2000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
31Paul SiebertP23   2000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
Batting Totals20315464625140119550665711505753071921545739127.256.320.347667.090.204.2831.3682.818946090
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
50J.R. Richard26   20152.75393914300291.0221105891415121413241.286.840.434.676.621.42
49Larry Dierker29   13143.6928287400187.2171857797211212261.298.190.433.455.361.56
47Joaquin Andujar23   9103.6128259410172.11637469875591511.388.530.423.923.090.79
36Joe Niekro31   483.3636130050118.01076044856778011.388.160.614.275.871.38
34Dan Larson21   583.031313500092.1814031328421211.187.920.292.744.111.50
43Ken Forsch29   432.1552000461992.0762322526492121.117.430.492.544.791.88
37Mike Cosgrove25   345.502216111089.21066355658345021.8210.600.605.803.400.59
39Bo McLaughlin22   452.851711423179.0713125617322021.118.090.681.943.651.88
30Gene Pentz23   332.954000025563.2622621531362011.458.720.704.365.061.16
45Gilberto Rondon22   225.67197003053.2703734639212002.0211.671.006.503.500.54
35Joe Sambito24   323.57204118153.1452121414262001.117.640.682.384.421.86
38Tom Griffin28   536.00202002041.2442928437333011.939.430.867.937.070.89
51Mark Lemongello20   312.7944100029.0261292790001.148.070.622.172.791.29
31Paul Siebert23   023.12190006025.229109018101011.8110.040.006.233.460.56
39Mike Barlow28   224.50160007022.0271311017111002.0011.050.006.954.500.65
42Larry Hardy28   006.951500011321.2341917210101002.0013.910.824.094.091.00
44Jose Sosa23   006.7590002011.216990651031.8312.000.004.503.750.83
Batting Totals80823.5639716242151202914441349657571826627805712251.398.410.514.134.861.18
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ed HerrmannC794123765.9870.00
Cliff JohnsonC663123482.9770.00
Skip JutzeC421252125.9860.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bob Watson1B15513959615126.9900.00
Cliff Johnson1B161171081.0000.00
Enos Cabell1B330001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rob Andrews2B1072283541466.9770.00
Larry Milbourne2B3267100619.9650.00
Jerry Davanon2B17306727.9800.00
Alex Taveras2B7152132.9230.00
Ken Boswell2B310001.0000.00
Wilbur Howard2B22611.8890.00
Art Howe2B217021.0000.00
Roger Metzger2B256001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Enos Cabell3B1431282631724.9580.00
Ken Boswell3B1672124.9330.00
Jerry Davanon3B93611.9000.00
Art Howe3B86911.9370.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Roger MetzgerSS1502534621093.9860.00
Jerry DavanonSS17202148.9110.00
Alex TaverasSS71123021.0000.00
Rob AndrewsSS302001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Cesar CedenoOF1463771185.9800.00
Jose CruzOF1252651084.9720.00
Greg GrossOF1152081354.9780.00
Wilbur HowardOF6396241.9610.00
Leon RobertsOF6099120.9800.00
Cliff JohnsonOF2039010.9750.00
Al JavierOF770001.0000.00
Ken BoswellOF10000.0000.00
Rich ChilesOF110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ken ForschP5292417001.0002.05
Gene PentzP4063312021.0002.14
J.R. RichardP392911939102.8531.79
Joe NiekroP3611891331.8801.68
Joaquin AndujarP28172122431.9231.88
Larry DierkerP28187171822.9461.68
Mike CosgroveP2289214021.0001.61
Tom GriffinP20412611.8891.75
Joe SambitoP2053410011.0002.37
Gilberto RondonP195354001.0001.52
Paul SiebertP19253110.8001.43
Bo McLaughlinP17791010021.0002.28
Mike BarlowP162207001.0002.86
Larry HardyP152104011.0001.70
Dan LarsonP1392713021.0001.95
Jose SosaP91125001.0005.63
Mark LemongelloP42919001.0003.10


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