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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:
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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
  • 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 1976 Houston Astros season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    11Rob Andrews2B6-0185R-R231975BAL: 1970-10-247MLB--
    47Joaquin AndujarP6-0180B-R231976Not draftedMLB--
    39Mike BarlowP6-6215L-R281975LAN: 1970-4-82MLB--
    17Ken Boswell2B6-0172L-R301967NYN: 1965-4-66MLB--
    23Enos Cabell3B-1B6-5185R-R261972Not draftedMLB--
    28Cesar CedenoOF6-2190R-R251970Not draftedMLB--
    20Rich ChilesOF5-11170L-L261971HOU: 1968-2-23MLB--
    37Mike CosgroveP6-1180L-L251972HOU: 1970-2-38MLB--
    25Jose CruzOF6-0175L-L281970Not draftedMLB--
    16Jerry Davanon2B-SS5-11175R-R301969SLN: 1966-1-17MLB--
    49Larry DierkerP6-4215R-R291964Not draftedMLB--
    43Ken ForschP6-4210R-R291970HOU: 1968-18-399MLB--
    38Tom GriffinP6-3210R-R281969HOU: 1966-1-4MLB--
    21Greg GrossOF5-11175L-L231973HOU: 1970-4-80MLB--
    42Larry HardyP5-10180R-R281974SDN: 1970-23-536MLB--
    8Ed HerrmannC6-1210L-R291967Not draftedMLB--
    26Wilbur HowardOF6-2175B-R271973SE1: 1968-19-441MLB--
    18Art Howe3B-2B6-2190R-R291974Not draftedMLB--
    29Al JavierOF5-11170R-R221976Not draftedMLB--
    6Cliff Johnson1B-C6-4225R-R281972HOU: 1966-5-83MLB--
    9Skip JutzeC5-11195R-R301972SLN: 1968-4-74MLB--
    34Dan LarsonP6-0180R-R211976SLN: 1972-1-21MLB--
    51Mark LemongelloP6-1180R-R201976Not draftedMLB--
    39Bo McLaughlinP6-5210R-R221976HOU: 1975-1-14MLB--
    14Roger MetzgerSS6-0165B-R281970CHN: 1969-1-16MLB--
    10Larry Milbourne2B-SS6-0165B-R251974Not draftedMLB--
    36Joe NiekroP6-1190R-R311967CLE: 1966-7-84MLB--
    30Gene PentzP6-1200R-R231975DET: 1971-7-159MLB--
    50J.R. RichardP6-8222R-R261971HOU: 1969-1-2MLB--
    22Leon RobertsOF6-3200R-R251974DET: 1972-10-236MLB--
    45Gilberto RondonP6-2200R-R221976BAL: 1973-3-59MLB--
    35Joe SambitoP6-1190L-L241976HOU: 1973-17-404MLB--
    31Paul SiebertP6-2205L-L231974HOU: 1971-3-60MLB--
    44Jose SosaP5-11158R-R231975Not draftedMLB--
    15Alex Taveras2B-SS5-10155R-R201976Not draftedMLB--
    27Bob Watson1B-OF6-2205R-R301966CHN: 1970-15-362MLB--

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