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1978 Houston Astros (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
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W-L Record: 74-88 .457
Rank: 5th in National League West
Run Differential: 605-634 -29
Roster Continuity 83.53% 5/26
Manager(s): Bill Virdon
General Manager: Tal Smith
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 1,126,145 18/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Rod Boxberger (#11) 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

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
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