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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
Manager(s): Bill Virdon
General Manager: Tal Smith
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 886,146 19/24
Playoffs:
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
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
23Enos Cabell3B2658685160
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433582979213213.273.309.329638.056.152.3122.72293.0193622
27Bob Watson1B3058576183
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3
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16
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1023362644102912.313.377.458835.145.251.3251.0336.6268662
28Cesar CedenoOF2557589171
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5
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8358155551190416.297.357.454811.157.327.3000.9331.9261635
14Roger MetzgerSS2848137101
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8
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0291152630108211.210.286.270556.060.168.2401.21--130543
25Jose CruzOF2843949133
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5
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612811534605226.303.377.401778.098.257.3300.87109.8176496
21Greg GrossOF2342652122
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12
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3
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02726643903568.286.375.329704.042.183.3100.61--140501
11Rob Andrews2B2341042105
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023733327015016.256.312.300612.044.134.2740.82--123448
6Cliff JohnsonC283183672
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4900625946009.226.359.399758.173.368.2490.9531.8127384
8Ed HerrmannC292651454
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2500224042326.204.273.268541.064.147.2281.8288.371296
22Leon RobertsOF252353168
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3310194331122.289.347.443790.153.238.3262.2633.6104260
26Wilbur HowardOF271912642
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187572801125.220.245.293538.073.120.2504.00191.056201
10Larry Milbourne2B251452236
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00761141010103.248.319.276595.028.159.2670.71--40161
17Ken Boswell3B301261233
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018108802128.262.301.341642.079.151.2751.00--43137
16Jerry DavanonSS-2B301071931
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2002211211012.290.408.402810.112.290.3160.57107.043130
50J.R. RichardP26100614
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90003310120.140.146.210356.070.070.179--50.021104
9Skip JutzeC3092714
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060041600012.152.186.239425.087.130.1824.00--2297
49Larry DierkerP296439
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40002000321.141.136.188324.047.047.178--64.01269
47Joaquin AndujarP235748
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0010022900200.140.169.158327.018.053.28614.50--961
15Alex TaverasSS-2B2046310
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0002122100002.217.250.217467.000.022.2220.50--1048
34Dan LarsonP213159
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06001300200.290.313.387700.097.129.3213.00--1234
18Art Howe3B292904
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000006601001.138.286.172458.034.241.1741.00--535
36Joe NiekroP312715
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1001800400.185.214.370584.185.222.2228.0027.01032
29Al JavierOF222415
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0000002501001.208.269.208477.000.083.2632.50--526
37Mike CosgroveP252312
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0001002600500.087.160.087247.000.087.1183.00--230
39Bo McLaughlinP2219000000002700200.000.095.00095.000.105.0003.50--023
45Gilberto RondonP221414
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0001000400201.286.286.286572.000.000.400----416
43Ken ForschP291101
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0001001300201.091.167.091258.000.091.1253.00--114
35Joe SambitoP24912
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0001003200000.222.417.222639.000.333.2860.67--212
51Mark LemongelloP208000000001300100.000.111.000111.000.125.0003.00--010
38Tom GriffinP285000000001200100.000.167.000167.000.200.0002.00--07
30Gene PentzP23511
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0000001100000.200.333.200533.000.200.2501.00--16
20Rich ChilesOF26412
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000000000000.500.500.7501250.250.250.500----34
39Mike BarlowP283000000000100001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
42Larry HardyP282000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
31Paul SiebertP232000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
Batting Totals20315464625140119550665711505753071921545739127.256.320.347667.090.204.2831.3682.818946090
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
50J.R. Richard2620152.75393914300291221105891415121413241.286.840.434.676.621.42
49Larry Dierker2913143.6928287400187171857797211212261.298.190.433.455.361.56
47Joaquin Andujar239103.61282594101721637469875591511.388.530.423.923.090.79
36Joe Niekro31483.36361300501181076044856778011.388.160.614.275.871.38
34Dan Larson21583.031313500092814031328421211.187.920.292.744.111.50
43Ken Forsch29432.1552000461992762322526492121.117.430.492.544.791.88
37Mike Cosgrove25345.5022161110891066355658345021.8210.600.605.803.400.59
39Bo McLaughlin22452.851711423179713125617322021.118.090.681.943.651.88
30Gene Pentz23332.954000025563622621531362011.458.720.704.365.061.16
45Gilberto Rondon22225.67197003053703734639212002.0211.671.006.503.500.54
35Joe Sambito24323.57204118153452121414262001.117.640.682.384.421.86
38Tom Griffin28536.00202002041442928437333011.939.430.867.937.070.89
51Mark Lemongello20312.7944100029261292790001.148.070.622.172.791.29
31Paul Siebert23023.1219000602529109018101011.8110.040.006.233.460.56
39Mike Barlow28224.50160007022271311017111002.0011.050.006.954.500.65
42Larry Hardy28006.951500011321341917210101002.0013.910.824.094.091.00
44Jose Sosa23006.759000201116990651031.8312.000.004.503.750.83
Pitching 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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