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1979 HOUSTON ASTROS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Houston,TX
Team Record:  89-73   .549
Result:   2nd in National League - West Division
Manager(s):  Bill Virdon
General Manager:   Tal Smith
Stadium:  Astrodome
Attendance:  1,900,312
Playoffs:  -

Houston Astros affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Jesus Alou (37)
Youngest Player:  Tom Wiedenbauer (20)
Longest Tenure:  Bob Watson (14)
Top Hitter:  Jose Cruz (18)
Top Pitcher:  J.R. Richard (1)
Top Draft Pick:  John Mizerock (#8)

Roster Continuity:  80.37%
National League Standings
WestWLPctGB
Cincinnati9071.559--
Houston8973.5491.5
LA Dodgers7983.48811.5
SF Giants7191.43819.5
San Diego6893.42222.0
Atlanta6694.41323.5

BATTING STATISTICS
#PlayerTrackPosRkAgeDraftedHiLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFDPAVGOBPSLGOPSwOBATBPAOUTRCRC/Gbabip
23Enos Cabell+3b-1b5029UDFA: 1969MLB1556036016430566737182168372118.272.299.368668.295222630478673.8.298
21Terry Puhl+of2822UDFA: 1973MLB157600871722248493022584648827.287.352.377729.328226672467885.1.299
25Jose Cruz+of1831UDFA: 1967MLB1575587316133797236147266016155.289.367.421788.3462356364221006.4.311
12Craig Reynolds+ss34261971-1-22MLB146555631472090391262149203442.265.292.333625.281185616454633.7.288
28Cesar Cedeno+of4128UDFA: 1967MLB1324705712327465430136452383915.262.348.374722.323176549387704.9.278
30Jeff Leonard+of-23UDFA: 1973MLB1344114711915504723104668273511.290.360.350710.320144467321544.6.342
18Art Howe+3b-2b-32UDFA: 1971MLB118355328815263331363715247.248.316.352668.299125398281454.3.259
14Alan Ashby+c88271969-3-63MLB1083362568152235002670210338.202.262.277538.23593370282201.9.247
17Rafael Landestoy+2b-ss8626UDFA: 1972MLB129282337696030134292415521.270.338.344682.30697319218404.9.292
9Julio Gonzalez+2b-ss-26UDFA: 1972MLB681811645520102151430604.249.280.298579.26454195147162.9.269
27Bob Watson+1b-of-331970-15-355MLB4916315394031800162301123.239.304.319623.28452182130173.4.259
29Denny Walling+3b-of-251975-1-1MLB8214721488433132172102012.327.394.497891.39173165104318.1.363
13Bruce Bochy+c-241975-8-132MLB561291128401600132514005.217.294.271565.2543514310682.1.262
50J.R. Richard+p68291969-1-2MLB3895612112601124001114.126.134.221355.15521108100-2-0.5.143
36Joe Niekro+p59341966-7-84MLB3883110200400221001310.120.140.145284.131129987-2-0.6.159
8Luis Pujols+c-23UDFA: 1973MLB267571721080021400103.227.247.280527.23821786241.6.279
43Ken Forsch+p-321968-18-399MLB26584810030042200601.138.194.155349.16996857-1-0.7.222
47Joaquin Andujar+p-26UDFA: 1969MLB46573510270023200510.088.117.211327.145126558-3-1.2.125
22Jesus Alou+of-37UDFA: 1959MLB424331140010006701004.256.347.349696.31315493653.5.306
24Jimmy Sexton+ss-27UDFA: 1970MLB5243890001137700000.209.320.209529.2639503721.6.250
38Rick Williams+p-261970-27-640MLB31312810000031800200.258.324.290614.2879362521.8.615
6Reggie Baldwin+c-241976-3-49MLB1420041001000100002.200.200.250450.2005201800.4.211
48Vern Ruhle+p-281972-17-404MLB13193110000011100200.053.100.105205.10022220-2-2.2.125
16Dave Bergman+1b-261974-2-36MLB1315460012000300000.400.400.6001000.4429159310.2.455
46Randy Niemann+p-231975-3-60MLB2615020000001600101.133.187.133321.15821715-1-1.5.222
20Danny Heep+of-1b-211978-2-37MLB1414020002001401020.143.176.143319.113217140-0.4.167
35Joe Sambito+p-271973-17-404MLB637121002005000000.286.583.4291012.4793125315.8.286
45Frank Riccelli+p-261971-1-18MLB116121003000100000.333.333.500833.36536417.7.400
19Tom Wiedenbauer+of-201976-7-145MLB46041002000200000.667.667.8331500.668562334.71.000
11Alan Knicely+c-of-241974-3-63MLB76000000002300002.000.250.000250.178088--.000
31Frank LaCorte+p-27UDFA: 1973MLB123000000000200000.000.000.0000.000033--.000
33George Throop+p-281972-16-378MLB143000000000100000.000.000.0000.000033--.000
42Bert Roberge+p-241976-17-385MLB262000000000200000.000.000.0000.000022--.000
39Pete Ladd+p-221977-25-620MLB101000000000000000.000.000.0000.000011--.000
39Bo McLaughlin+p-251975-1-14MLB121000000000100000.000.000.0000.000011--.000
37Tom Dixon+p-241973-18-426MLB1910100000000000001.0001.0001.0002000.9071101--1.000
Totals: (36 players)16253945831382224524954219095461745227510943105.256.315.344659--1857602943646253.9.287

PITCHING STATISTICS
#PlayerTrackRkAgeDraftedHiLvlWLERAGGSCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPHBIBBBkWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9BB/SOBABIPGB/FB
50J.R. Richard+1291969-1-2MLB18132.71383819400292.122098881398313193 11.096.770.403.029.640.31.2861.05
36Joe Niekro+4341966-7-84MLB21113.00383811500263.22211028817107119197 01.247.540.583.654.060.90.2450.89
47Joaquin Andujar+2926UDFA: 1969MLB12123.4346238094194.016886747887752 01.327.790.324.083.571.14.2531.22
43Ken Forsch+9321968-18-399MLB1163.04262410210177.2155676014355800 11.077.850.711.772.940.60.2411.25
38Rick Williams+61261970-27-640MLB473.2631162230121.112245446303702 11.259.050.452.232.740.81.2740.96
35Joe Sambito+33271973-17-404MLB871.7763000512291.18020188238304 01.137.880.792.278.180.28.2890.67
46Randy Niemann+65231975-3-60MLB323.76267324167.06832281222401 21.349.130.132.963.220.92.2981.29
48Vern Ruhle+67281972-17-404MLB264.071310220066.1643330983322 01.098.681.221.094.480.24.2561.13
42Bert Roberge+-241976-17-385MLB301.692600012432.020660171320 01.165.630.004.783.661.31.2251.67
31Frank LaCorte+-27UDFA: 1973MLB125.00123003027.02116153102410 01.157.001.003.338.000.42--0.71
37Tom Dixon+-241973-18-426MLB126.66191006025.2392319215900 02.1013.680.705.263.161.67.3660.71
33George Throop+-281972-16-378MLB103.22140002022.1231084111511 01.529.271.614.436.040.73.2881.17
45Frank Riccelli+-261971-1-18MLB224.09112003022.02211100182020 01.829.000.007.368.180.90.3440.87
39Bo McLaughlin+-251975-1-14MLB125.51120003016.1221510241210 01.5912.121.102.206.610.33.3570.72
39Pete Ladd+-221977-25-620MLB112.92100004012.185418622 01.305.840.735.844.381.33.1840.52
41Gary Wilson+-241976-1-2MLB0012.276000307.115111026610 02.8618.412.457.367.361.00.5000.23
41Bobby Sprowl+-231977-2-39MLB000.003000004.010002300 00.752.250.004.506.750.67.1110.33
34Gordie Pladson+-22UDFA: 1973MLB004.504000204.092212200 02.7520.252.254.504.501.00.4711.00
54Mike Mendoza+-231973-5-116MLB000.001000101.000000000 00.000.000.000.000.00--.0002.00
Totals: (36 players)89733.201621625517107311,44812785825144950485455--51.277.950.563.135.310.59.281 

FIELDING STATISTICS
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Alan AshbyC1055485785.9870.00 
Bruce BochyC551982974.9700.00 
Luis PujolsC26136610.9930.00 
Reggie BaldwinC330001.0000.00 
Alan KnicelyC320001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Cesar Cedeno1B91832331779.9810.00 
Enos Cabell1B5128721120.9970.00 
Bob Watson1B4437133323.9930.00 
Dave Bergman1B480011.0000.00 
Art Howe1B3153031.0000.00 
Jesus Alou1B120011.0000.00 
Reggie Baldwin1B171001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Rafael Landestoy2B1141662341253.9710.00 
Art Howe2B68126188333.9910.00 
Julio Gonzalez2B325989216.9870.00 
Jimmy Sexton2B201001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Enos Cabell3B1321091781311.9570.00 
Art Howe3B59477046.9670.00 
Julio Gonzalez3B923001.0000.00 
Jimmy Sexton3B410001.0000.00 
Alan Knicely3B10000.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Craig ReynoldsSS1432084282388.9650.00 
Julio GonzalezSS213154311.9660.00 
Jimmy SextonSS11102326.9430.00 
Rafael LandestoySS323011.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Jose CruzOF1563207140.9590.00 
Terry PuhlOF1523527031.0000.00 
Jeff LeonardOF1232276101.9590.00 
Denny WallingOF4265210.9850.00 
Cesar CedenoOF401162001.0000.00 
Jesus AlouOF660001.0000.00 
Tom WiedenbauerOF330001.0000.00 
Danny HeepOF270001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Joe SambitoP639151422.9051.88 
Joaquin AndujarP46194165052.9303.06 
Joe NiekroP382631439041.0001.81 
J.R. RichardP38292143250.9021.42 
Rick WilliamsP3112132312.9631.93 
Ken ForschP26177103715.9792.39 
Randy NiemannP266717001.0001.07 
Bert RobergeP263233001.0001.69 
Tom DixonP192536011.0003.21 
George ThroopP142212001.0001.22 
Vern RuhleP136635001.0001.09 
Frank LaCorteP122701001.0000.33 
Bo McLaughlinP121612001.0001.68 
Frank RiccelliP112206001.0002.45 
Pete LaddP101232001.0003.72 
Gary WilsonP670000.0000.00 
Gordie PladsonP440000.0000.00 
Bobby SprowlP340000.0000.00 
Mike MendozaP110000.0000.00 


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