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1976 HOUSTON ASTROS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Houston,TX
Team Record:  80-82   .494
Result:   3rd in National League - West Division
Manager(s):  Bill Virdon
General Manager:   Tal Smith
Stadium:  Astrodome
Attendance:  886,146
Playoffs:  -

Houston Astros affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Joe Niekro (31)
Youngest Player:  Alex Taveras (20)
Longest Tenure:  Larry Dierker (12)
Top Hitter:  Bob Watson (7)
Top Pitcher:  J.R. Richard (6)
Top Draft Pick:  Floyd Bannister (#1)

Roster Continuity:  68.49%
National League Standings
WestWLPctGB
Cincinnati10260.630--
LA Dodgers9270.56810.0
Houston8082.49422.0
SF Giants7488.45728.0
San Diego7389.45129.0
Atlanta7092.43232.0

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
11Rob Andrews2BMLB6-0185RightRight12/11/195223Santa Monica,California197010240BAL

47Joaquin AndujarPMLB6-0180BothRight12/21/195223San Pedro de Macoris,Dominican Republic1969UDFA CIN
39Mike BarlowPMLB6-6215LeftRight4/30/194828Stamford,New York1970482LAD
17Ken Boswell2BMLB6-0172LeftRight2/23/194630Austin,Texas1965466NYM
23Enos Cabell3B-1BMLB6-5185RightRight10/8/194926Fort Riley,Kansas1969UDFA BAL
28Cesar CedenoOFMLB6-2190RightRight2/25/195125Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic1967UDFA HOU
20Rich ChilesOFMLB5-11170LeftLeft11/22/194926Sacramento,California1968223HOU
37Mike CosgrovePMLB6-1180LeftLeft2/17/195125Phoenix,Arizona1970238HOU
25Jose CruzOFMLB6-0175LeftLeft8/8/194728Arroyo,Puerto Rico1967UDFA STL
16Jerry Davanon2B-SSMLB5-11175RightRight8/21/194530Oceanside,California1966117STL
49Larry DierkerPMLB6-4215RightRight9/22/194629Hollywood,California1964UDFA HOU
43Ken ForschPMLB6-4210RightRight9/8/194629Sacramento,California196818399HOU
38Tom GriffinPMLB6-3210RightRight2/22/194828Los Angeles,California196614HOU
21Greg GrossOFMLB5-11175LeftLeft8/1/195223York,Pennsylvania1970479HOU
42Larry HardyPMLB5-10180RightRight1/10/194828Goose Creek,Texas197023529SD
8Ed HerrmannCMLB6-1210LeftRight8/27/194629San Diego,California1964UDFA Mbr
26Wilbur HowardOFMLB6-2175BothRight1/8/194927Lowell,North Carolina196819443Sep
18Art Howe3B-2BMLB6-2190RightRight12/15/194629Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania1971UDFA PIT
29Al JavierOFMLB5-11170RightRight2/4/195422San Pedro de Macoris,Dominican Republic1971UDFA HOU
6Cliff Johnson1B-CMLB6-4225RightRight7/22/194728San Antonio,Texas1966583HOU
9Skip JutzeCMLB5-11195RightRight5/28/194630Bayside,New York1968474STL
34Dan LarsonPMLB6-0180RightRight7/4/195421Los Angeles,California1972121STL
51Mark LemongelloPMLB6-1180RightRight7/21/195520Jersey City,New Jersey1979UDFA TOR
39Bo McLaughlinPMLB6-5210RightRight10/23/195322Oakland,California1975114HOU
14Roger MetzgerSSMLB6-0165BothRight10/10/194728Fredericksburg,Texas1969116CHC
10Larry Milbourne2B-SSMLB6-0165BothRight2/14/195125Port Norris,New Jersey1969UDFA BAL
36Joe NiekroPMLB6-1190RightRight11/7/194431Martins Ferry,Ohio1966784CLE
30Gene PentzPMLB6-1200RightRight6/21/195323Johnstown,Pennsylvania19717153DET
50J.R. RichardPMLB6-8222RightRight3/7/195026Vienna,Louisiana196912HOU
22Leon RobertsOFMLB6-3200RightRight1/22/195125Vicksburg,Michigan197210236DET
45Gilberto RondonPMLB6-2200RightRight11/18/195322Bronx,New York1973359BAL
35Joe SambitoPMLB6-1190LeftLeft6/28/195224Brooklyn,New York197317404HOU
31Paul SiebertPMLB6-2205LeftLeft6/5/195323Minneapolis,Minnesota1971358HOU
44Jose SosaPMLB5-11158RightRight12/28/195223Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic1970UDFA HOU
15Alex Taveras2B-SSMLB5-10155RightRight10/9/195520Santiago,Dominican Republic1978UDFA LAD
27Bob Watson1B-OFMLB6-2205RightRight4/10/194630Los Angeles,California197015355CHC
Team PersonnelPosition 
Gene ElstonBroadcaster 
Deacon JonesHitting Coach 
Bob LillisBench Coach 
Walt MathewsScout 
Tony PachecoAssistant Coach 
Loel PasseBroadcaster 
Bob PrinceBroadcaster 
Tal SmithGeneral Manager 
Bill VirdonManager 
Mel WrightPitching Coach 


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