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1978 Houston Astros (MLB)

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W-L Record: 74-88 .457
Rank: 5th in National League West
Run Differential: 605-634 -29
Manager(s): Bill Virdon
General Manager: Tal Smith
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 1,126,145 18/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Rod Boxberger (#11) 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

Floyd Bannister (#1), J.R. Richard (#2), Bo McLaughlin (#14), Roger Metzger (#16), Frank Riccelli (#18)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9567.586--
9269.5712.5
8973.5496.0
8478.51911.0
7488.45721.0
6993.42626.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
23Enos Cabell3B2866092195
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8
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7
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7133152280513414.295.321.398719.103.164.3263.6494.3263694
21Terry PuhlOF2158587169
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6
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3
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3532144846453711.289.343.368711.079.191.3060.96195.0215647
25Jose CruzOF3056579178
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34
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9
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83379575709239.315.376.460836.145.296.3351.0056.5260627
27Bob Watson1B3246151133
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4
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14
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7931515741601118.289.357.451808.163.278.2971.1232.9208527
18Art Howe2B3142046123
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7
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55233441131513.293.343.436779.143.221.3081.2160.0183461
29Denny WallingOF242473062
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3
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3692302413022.251.332.356688.105.255.2660.8082.388280
9Julio Gonzalez2B252232452
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166183111707.233.263.269532.036.094.2673.88223.060239
17Rafael LandestoySS252181858
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5
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097482300402.266.292.298590.032.083.2972.88--65230
28Cesar CedenoOF271923154
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2
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23232152401204.281.333.453786.172.359.2921.6027.487209
16Dave Bergman1B251861543
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01220393209125.231.361.269630.038.258.2760.82--50228
13Bruce BochyC23154841
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03
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1500113504028.266.311.377688.110.182.3223.1851.358167
8Luis PujolsC221531120
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1100124511216.131.198.216414.085.163.1763.75153.033169
13Joe FergusonC311502031
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2200373016126.207.363.380743.173.420.2090.8121.457191
26Wilbur HowardOF291481734
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136252230113.230.268.291559.061.122.2624.40148.043158
24Jimmy SextonSS261411729
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6162132801100.206.273.298571.092.284.2432.1570.542155
22Jesus AlouOF36139745
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19006501434.324.345.417762.094.137.3190.8369.558152
14Roger MetzgerSS301231127
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060012903218.220.287.268555.049.146.2350.75--33138
50J.R. RichardP28101818
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101112700502.178.186.208394.030.040.23327.00101.021107
10Mike FischlinSS2286310
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000104911401.116.165.128293.012.070.1302.25--1195
6Reggie BaldwinC2367517
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11003300003.254.286.373659.119.164.2541.0067.02570
36Joe NiekroP336569
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0050001800902.138.138.169307.031.031.191----1174
42Mark LemongelloP2264311
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0030042200601.172.221.188409.016.078.2625.50--1274
15Keith Drumright2B235559
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0002013400102.164.207.164371.000.036.1761.33--959
37Tom DixonP234004
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0001001700301.100.122.100222.000.025.1217.00--444
8Ed HerrmannC313614
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000003301101.111.179.139318.028.111.1211.00--540
38Floyd BannisterP233125
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0000011200500.161.188.194382.032.065.26312.00--637
43Ken ForschP312715
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0003000900200.185.185.185370.000.000.278----529
46Jeff LeonardOF2226210
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004011200000.385.407.462869.077.077.4172.00--1227
47Joaquin AndujarP252303
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0030011100400.130.167.174341.043.087.25011.00--428
20J.J. CannonOF241814
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0001010100000.222.222.222444.000-.056.235----418
48Vern RuhleP271801
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00010021400101.056.150.056206.000.111.2507.00--121
19Jim Obradovich1B281733
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02001301000.176.222.294516.118.176.2143.00--518
35Joe SambitoP26611
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0000001200100.167.286.167453.000.167.2502.00--18
34Rick WilliamsP255000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
39Bo McLaughlinP243000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
31Dan WarthenP252000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
44Oscar ZamoraP332000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
30Gene PentzP251000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals21105458605140823145705571785943474322677644134.258.310.355665.097.199.2851.7178.019396012
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
50J.R. Richard2818113.11363616300275192104951214130316321.216.280.394.619.922.15
42Mark Lemongello229143.9433309121210204100922066774391.298.740.862.833.301.17
36Joe Niekro3314143.8635291012020219097871373979091.308.420.583.244.301.33
37Tom Dixon237113.99301932411401407062840660211.299.000.512.574.241.65
43Ken Forsch311062.71526422871331364440237712011.309.200.142.504.801.92
47Joaquin Andujar25573.41351320111110884542358553541.327.140.244.704.460.95
38Floyd Bannister23394.832816223011012059591363947211.669.821.065.157.691.49
35Joe Sambito26493.0762000451188853230532961001.338.690.513.279.823.00
48Vern Ruhle27332.121310221068571716020271111.137.540.002.653.571.35
34Rick Williams25124.63171005034431918210170101.5111.060.512.574.371.70
39Bo McLaughlin24015.09121005223301713216103122.0011.740.786.263.910.63
30Gene Pentz25006.0010000201512131011381011.677.200.607.804.800.62
44Oscar Zamora33007.201000010152012122760101.8012.001.204.203.600.86
31Dan Warthen25014.095100301010553220201.098.182.451.641.641.00
45Frank Riccelli25000.0020002031000010000.333.000.000.003.00--
Pitching Totals74883.6338016248131142314401328634581865789304721311.328.300.543.615.811.61
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Luis PujolsC552713362.9810.00
Bruce BochyC532683585.9740.00
Joe FergusonC512882920.9940.00
Reggie BaldwinC1776841.9550.00
Ed HerrmannC14653001.0000.00
Wilbur HowardC341001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bob Watson1B12897495963.9920.00
Dave Bergman1B6628016226.9930.00
Enos Cabell1B14753041.0000.00
Jim Obradovich1B3281011.0000.00
Jose Cruz1B2171011.0000.00
Art Howe1B16010.8570.00
Luis Pujols1B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Art Howe2B1072242891251.9770.00
Julio Gonzalez2B5462112321.9830.00
Keith Drumright2B17274149.9440.00
Jimmy Sexton2B33611.9000.00
Rafael Landestoy2B210011.0000.00
Wilbur Howard2B10000.0000.00
Roger Metzger2B102001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Enos Cabell3B1531362741815.9580.00
Art Howe3B111013001.0000.00
Jimmy Sexton3B80310.7500.00
Julio Gonzalez3B422001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jimmy SextonSS585995318.9810.00
Rafael LandestoySS5065132418.9800.00
Roger MetzgerSS4259103621.9640.00
Mike FischlinSS414967911.9280.00
Julio GonzalezSS17192547.9170.00
Enos CabellSS10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jose CruzOF152311480.9750.00
Terry PuhlOF148386632.9920.00
Denny WallingOF78140432.9800.00
Cesar CedenoOF50149221.9870.00
Wilbur HowardOF38392001.0000.00
Dave BergmanOF2948020.9600.00
Jesus AlouOF2840110.9760.00
Jeff LeonardOF8161011.0000.00
J.J. CannonOF57020.7780.00
Rafael LandestoyOF340001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe SambitoP628861623.9172.25
Ken ForschP5213392420.9432.23
J.R. RichardP36275293830.9572.19
Joaquin AndujarP35110112741.9053.10
Joe NiekroP352021821031.0001.74
Mark LemongelloP33210153421.9612.10
Tom DixonP30140121611.9661.80
Floyd BannisterP2811016021.0000.57
Rick WilliamsP17341710.8892.11
Vern RuhleP136847001.0001.46
Bo McLaughlinP122313001.0001.56
Gene PentzP101536001.0005.40
Oscar ZamoraP101512011.0001.80
Dan WarthenP51011001.0001.76
Frank RiccelliP230000.0000.00


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