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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


PITCHING STATISTICS
DatePitcherHandAgeGame ResultOppGS#CareerDecIPHRERHRBBSOPitBalStrStr%W-LERAWHIP
1976-04-08J.R. RichardR26L 5-11@ CIN156L4.0544012000--0-19.001.50
1976-04-10Larry DierkerR30L 7-13@ CIN1288L0.0455020000--0-1----
1976-04-11Joe NiekroR31L 3-9@ CIN1148L3.1666052000--0-118.003.67
1976-04-12J.R. RichardR26W 5-0vs SFN257W5.2500073000--1-13.601.80
1976-04-13Mike CosgroveL25W 2-1vs SFN15-4.2600041000--0-01.802.20
1976-04-14Larry DierkerR30W 5-3vs SFN2289W6.0622012000--1-110.502.17
1976-04-16Joe NiekroR31W 4-1vs SDN2149W8.0711127000--1-15.731.82
1976-04-17J.R. RichardR26W 5-4vs SDN358W8.0444045000--2-14.001.44
1976-04-18Mike CosgroveL25W 4-2vs SDN26-5.0422042000--0-02.701.90
1976-04-18Joaquin AndujarR23L 5-11vs SDN11L4.0755053000--0-19.003.17
1976-04-19Larry DierkerR30W 8-3vs LAN3290W7.0400014000--2-14.851.38
1976-04-20Joe NiekroR31L 3-6vs LAN3150L5.0633014000--1-25.631.69
1976-04-21J.R. RichardR26W 1-0vs LAN459-10.0400037000--2-12.571.18
1976-04-22Joaquin AndujarR23L 2-7vs LAN22L4.1565140000--0-29.002.55
1976-04-23Mike CosgroveL25W 3-1vs NYN37W8.0611042000--1-02.001.61
1976-04-24Larry DierkerR30L 1-7vs NYN4291L7.1975065000--2-25.401.65
1976-04-25Joe NiekroR31L 2-4vs NYN4151L7.2943030000--1-34.881.63
1976-04-28J.R. RichardR26W 6-4@ MON560W8.1633053000--3-12.751.22
1976-04-28Mike CosgroveL25L 7-8@ MON48-5.0633010000--1-02.741.57
1976-04-29Larry DierkerR30W 3-1@ MON5292W7.0311012000--3-24.331.37
1976-04-30Joe NiekroR31L 1-3@ NYN5152L6.0521013000--1-44.201.50
1976-05-02J.R. RichardR26W 5-4@ NYN661W8.0843134000--4-12.861.25
1976-05-02Gilberto RondonR22L 4-7@ NYN11L5.1644132000--0-19.002.00
1976-05-04Larry DierkerR30L 0-5@ PHI6293L7.1555146000--3-34.631.31
1976-05-05Joe NiekroR31L 3-6@ PHI6153L5.0544143000--1-54.631.54
1976-05-07J.R. RichardR26W 3-1@ SLN762W9.0611166000--5-12.551.26
1976-05-08Mike CosgroveL25L 1-5@ SLN59L4.1955021000--1-14.181.71
1976-05-09Larry DierkerR30W 10-5@ SLN7294W8.0722027000--4-34.191.28
1976-05-11Joe NiekroR32W 5-3vs MON7154-2.2522021000--1-54.741.61
1976-05-12J.R. RichardR26L 2-7vs MON863L7.2544053000--5-22.801.26
1976-05-14Mike CosgroveL25L 1-5vs PHI610L5.2530063000--1-23.441.74
1976-05-15Larry DierkerR30L 1-2vs PHI8295L8.0521124000--4-43.711.22
1976-05-16Tom GriffinR28L 2-12vs PHI1122L1.1666020000--2-17.802.00
1976-05-17J.R. RichardR26L 2-3vs ATL964L7.0533079000--5-32.911.31
1976-05-17Gilberto RondonR22W 3-2vs ATL22-5.2422142000--0-16.751.75
1976-05-18Joaquin AndujarR23L 2-3vs ATL33-7.0322041000--0-26.501.94
1976-05-19Mike CosgroveL25W 9-4@ SDN711-3.1442030000--1-23.651.78
1976-05-20Joe NiekroR32W 5-4@ SDN8155W6.0331043000--2-53.781.42
1976-05-21J.R. RichardR26L 1-2@ LAN1065L8.0822107000--5-42.841.28
1976-05-22Gilberto RondonR23L 5-6@ LAN33-6.1954012000--0-16.551.73
1976-05-23Joaquin AndujarR23L 5-6@ LAN44-5.0832020000--0-25.871.96
1976-05-24Mike CosgroveL25L 1-5@ SFN812L2.0444121000--1-34.381.85
1976-05-25J.R. RichardR26L 6-7@ SFN1166-4.1654154000--5-43.151.35
1976-05-26Larry DierkerR30L 4-11@ SFN9296L4.2766122000--4-54.421.29
1976-05-29Joe NiekroR32W 4-3@ ATL9156W8.0431136000--3-53.341.37
1976-05-30Gilberto RondonR23W 16-5@ ATL44W5.0722060000--1-16.001.89
1976-05-30Mike CosgroveL25W 5-2@ ATL913-4.1622143000--1-35.111.93
1976-05-31J.R. RichardR26L 2-4vs CIN1267L7.0733164000--5-53.211.39
1976-06-01Joaquin AndujarR23W 2-1vs CIN55W9.0211051000--1-24.781.69
1976-06-02Joe NiekroR32L 7-8vs CIN10157-2.1552024000--3-53.521.44
1976-06-03Larry DierkerR30W 5-3vs CIN10297W8.0733176000--5-54.291.35
1976-06-04Mike CosgroveL25W 1-0vs CHN1014W9.0600021000--2-34.251.75
1976-06-05J.R. RichardR26W 4-3vs CHN1368W7.2631045000--6-53.031.38
1976-06-06Joaquin AndujarR23W 2-0vs CHN66W9.0200012000--2-23.731.39
1976-06-06Gilberto RondonR23W 5-1vs CHN55W6.1611120000--2-15.031.74
1976-06-07Joe NiekroR32L 6-7vs SLN11158L3.0750011000--3-63.361.49
1976-06-08Larry DierkerR30W 2-0vs SLN11298W9.0500039000--6-53.751.29
1976-06-09J.R. RichardR26W 5-2vs SLN1469W9.0722027000--7-52.941.35
1976-06-11Mike CosgroveL25L 3-8@ CHN1115L5.2955030000--2-44.581.78
1976-06-12Joaquin AndujarR23L 2-5@ CHN77L6.0744130000--2-34.021.43
1976-06-13Larry DierkerR30L 3-8@ CHN12299L5.0766032000--6-64.211.34
1976-06-14J.R. RichardR26L 1-2vs PIT1570L7.2522126000--7-62.921.32
1976-06-16Joaquin AndujarR23L 3-6vs PIT88L4.1566131000--2-44.671.44
1976-06-18J.R. RichardR26L 3-7@ PIT1671L5.1774134000--7-73.081.34
1976-06-20Larry DierkerR30W 9-4@ PIT13300-3.0544111000--6-64.501.36
1976-06-21Joaquin AndujarR23L 9-11@ ATL99-3.0655032000--2-45.241.53
1976-06-22Mike CosgroveL25W 9-7@ ATL1216-3.0655122000--2-45.081.82
1976-06-23J.R. RichardR26L 0-1vs LAN1772L8.0211055000--7-82.951.31
1976-06-24Larry DierkerR30L 1-5vs LAN14301L6.1753044000--6-74.451.38
1976-06-25Gilberto RondonR23L 6-8vs CIN66-3.2653043000--2-15.211.82
1976-06-26Joaquin AndujarR24W 3-0vs CIN1010W9.01000003000--3-44.501.47
1976-06-27J.R. RichardR26L 2-4vs CIN1873L5.0642044000--7-92.981.34
1976-06-28Mike CosgroveL25W 8-2@ SFN1317W6.15200510000--3-44.631.81
1976-06-29Larry DierkerR30W 4-3@ SFN15302W9.0733038000--7-74.311.35
1976-06-30Gilberto RondonR23L 2-10@ SFN77L3.1944022000--2-25.711.95
1976-07-02J.R. RichardR26W 10-8@ CIN1974-6.0644156000--7-93.111.36
1976-07-02Joaquin AndujarR24W 3-2@ CIN1111W9.01022033000--4-44.191.47
1976-07-03Mike CosgroveL25L 8-9@ CIN1418-4.2566142000--3-45.051.81
1976-07-04Larry DierkerR30L 2-7@ CIN16303L6.01044043000--7-84.411.41
1976-07-05Joe NiekroR32W 7-3vs NYN12159W6.2731044000--4-73.671.56
1976-07-06J.R. RichardR26W 1-0vs NYN2075W10.08000107000--8-92.901.39
1976-07-07Joaquin AndujarR24L 4-12vs NYN1212L1.1765000000--4-54.741.54
1976-07-08Mike CosgroveL25W 7-6vs MON1519-6.0544173106466057%3-45.131.82
1976-07-09Larry DierkerR30W 6-0vs MON17304W9.0000048000--8-84.051.33
1976-07-10J.R. RichardR26W 4-2vs MON2176W7.2522033106396763%9-92.881.38
1976-07-11Joaquin AndujarR24W 1-0vs MON1313W9.0900035133429168%5-54.231.52
1976-07-15J.R. RichardR26L 1-3@ NYN2277L8.0633171000--9-102.911.39
1976-07-16Larry DierkerR30W 4-3@ NYN18305W5.2722023000--9-84.031.35
1976-07-17Joaquin AndujarR24W 1-0@ NYN1414W9.0500025000--6-53.821.45
1976-07-18Joe NiekroR32W 7-6@ MON13160-6.0322143000--4-73.621.53
1976-07-18Dan LarsonR22W 14-1@ MON11W9.0511029000--1-01.000.78
1976-07-19J.R. RichardR26W 3-1@ MON2378W9.0510057000--10-102.751.38
1976-07-20Bo McLaughlinR23W 4-3@ PIT11-6.0631004000--0-01.501.00
1976-07-20Tom GriffinR28L 5-9@ PIT2123L0.1355010000--5-36.001.93
1976-07-21Larry DierkerR30L 1-5@ PIT19306L6.1955124000--9-94.171.37
1976-07-21Joaquin AndujarR24L 1-4@ PIT1515L3.0422021000--6-63.881.46
1976-07-23J.R. RichardR26L 0-3vs SFN2479L8.0432058000--10-112.731.37
1976-07-24Mike CosgroveL25W 5-4vs SFN1620-7.0733022000--3-45.021.78
1976-07-24Dan LarsonR22L 0-4vs SFN22L7.0732036000--1-11.691.06
1976-07-25Bo McLaughlinR23W 1-0vs SFN22W10.0600012000--1-00.560.81
1976-07-26Larry DierkerR30W 7-0vs SDN20307W9.0200013000--10-93.891.30
1976-07-27J.R. RichardR26W 4-1vs SDN2580W9.0410013000--11-112.601.33
1976-07-28Joaquin AndujarR24L 1-2vs SDN1616L10.0922057000--6-73.691.46
1976-07-30Dan LarsonR22L 2-3vs ATL33L4.2622020000--1-22.141.19
1976-07-31J.R. RichardR26W 2-1vs ATL2681W9.0410074000--12-112.481.32
1976-07-31Bo McLaughlinR23W 9-6vs ATL33-4.2642031000--1-01.291.05
1976-08-01Larry DierkerR30W 6-0vs ATL21308W9.0500035000--11-93.641.27
1976-08-02Joaquin AndujarR24L 4-5@ LAN1717-8.1644142000--6-73.741.44
1976-08-03Dan LarsonR22L 0-2@ LAN44L7.0621035000--1-31.931.21
1976-08-04J.R. RichardR26W 1-0@ LAN2782W9.06000310000--13-112.371.31
1976-08-05Bo McLaughlinR23L 3-4@ SDN44L6.0744131000--1-12.331.19
1976-08-06Larry DierkerR30L 3-9@ SDN22309L4.01055221000--11-103.851.32
1976-08-07Joaquin AndujarR24L 2-3@ SDN1818L6.0433031000--6-83.781.43
1976-08-08J.R. RichardR26L 3-4@ SDN2883L8.2544198000--13-122.441.32
1976-08-09Dan LarsonR22W 13-4@ SLN55W9.0742042000--2-31.951.22
1976-08-10Bo McLaughlinR23L 1-8@ SLN55L1.0644010000--1-23.541.39
1976-08-11Larry DierkerR30W 8-1@ SLN23310W9.0911026000--12-103.681.31
1976-08-13J.R. RichardR26L 5-8vs PIT2984-5.01043023000--13-122.511.34
1976-08-14Joaquin AndujarR24L 4-5vs PIT1919-7.01033041000--6-83.791.46
1976-08-15Dan LarsonR22L 6-8vs PIT66L8.21286054000--2-42.801.38
1976-08-15Joe SambitoL24L 0-3vs PIT11L4.0833014000--1-13.861.24
1976-08-16Larry DierkerR30L 3-5vs CHN24311L8.2953025000--12-113.671.31
1976-08-17J.R. RichardR26W 8-1vs CHN3085W9.0511129000--14-122.451.32
1976-08-19Joaquin AndujarR24L 1-7@ PHI2020L5.01055211000--6-93.981.49
1976-08-20Dan LarsonR22W 8-3@ PHI77W9.0533113000--3-42.831.26
1976-08-21J.R. RichardR26L 4-7@ PHI3186L6.0965024000--14-132.581.33
1976-08-22Larry DierkerR30L 1-5@ PHI25312L2.1543031000--12-123.761.34
1976-08-24Joaquin AndujarR24W 4-3@ CHN2121W7.0411003000--7-93.851.44
1976-08-25Dan LarsonR22L 1-5@ CHN88L2.0554111000--3-53.381.32
1976-08-26J.R. RichardR26W 5-3@ CHN3287W8.1533206000--15-132.601.31
1976-08-27Bo McLaughlinR23W 2-1vs SLN66W9.0510034000--2-22.401.24
1976-08-28Larry DierkerR30W 4-3vs SLN26313W9.0533024000--13-123.721.31
1976-08-29Joe SambitoL24W 6-0vs SLN22W9.0400012000--2-13.181.15
1976-08-30Dan LarsonR22W 3-1vs PHI99W9.0511012000--4-53.051.23
1976-08-31J.R. RichardR26W 3-2vs PHI3388W9.0721025000--16-132.551.30
1976-09-01Bo McLaughlinR23W 1-0vs PHI77W9.0600025000--3-22.001.19
1976-09-03Larry DierkerR30L 3-4vs LAN27314L7.0733104000--13-133.731.30
1976-09-04Joaquin AndujarR24W 5-2vs LAN2222W9.0221063000--8-93.671.41
1976-09-05Dan LarsonR22L 0-4vs LAN1010L8.0633113000--4-63.081.19
1976-09-06J.R. RichardR27L 8-9@ CIN3489L2.2788143000--16-142.801.33
1976-09-07Joe SambitoL24W 10-5@ CIN33W6.0755225000--3-13.831.20
1976-09-08Bo McLaughlinR23L 0-3vs CIN88L8.0521122000--3-31.891.15
1976-09-09Joaquin AndujarR24L 3-4vs CIN2323-8.1933044000--8-93.631.41
1976-09-11Larry DierkerR30L 1-4@ SDN28315L7.0522033000--13-143.691.29
1976-09-11J.R. RichardR27W 2-1@ SDN3590W6.0411024000--17-142.771.32
1976-09-14Mark LemongelloR21W 4-3@ ATL11W7.0832023000--1-02.571.43
1976-09-14Bo McLaughlinR23L 3-4@ ATL99L4.0544114000--3-42.321.17
1976-09-15Dan LarsonR22W 4-3@ ATL1111W9.0632023000--5-62.961.16
1976-09-16Joaquin AndujarR24L 3-5@ ATL2424L7.2754121000--8-103.701.40
1976-09-18J.R. RichardR27L 1-4vs SDN3691L7.04440410000--17-152.831.31
1976-09-19Mark LemongelloR21W 3-2vs SDN22W9.0620032000--2-01.131.19
1976-09-19Bo McLaughlinR23W 3-2vs SDN1010W9.0422112000--4-42.281.09
1976-09-21Dan LarsonR22L 2-6vs ATL1212L3.0643020000--5-73.181.21
1976-09-22Joaquin AndujarR24W 5-2vs ATL2525W9.0622036000--9-103.611.38
1976-09-24J.R. RichardR27W 14-5@ SFN3792W6.0844057000--18-152.901.33
1976-09-25Bo McLaughlinR23L 0-10@ SFN1111L4.0666202000--4-52.851.11
1976-09-26Mark LemongelloR21L 1-5@ SFN33L6.0833022000--2-12.051.32
1976-09-27Dan LarsonR22L 0-2@ LAN1313L7.0511014000--5-83.031.18
1976-09-28J.R. RichardR27W 1-0@ LAN3893W9.0300005000--19-152.811.30
1976-09-29Joe SambitoL24L 0-1@ LAN44L7.0311012000--3-23.571.11
1976-10-01Mark LemongelloR21W 5-4vs SFN44W7.0444202000--3-12.791.14
1976-10-02J.R. RichardR27W 10-1vs SFN3994W9.04110113000--20-152.751.28
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