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1979 Houston Astros (MLB)

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W-L Record: 89-73 .549
Rank: 2nd in National League West
Run Differential: 583-582 + 1
Manager(s): Bill Virdon
General Manager: Tal Smith
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 1,900,312 10/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: John Mizerock (#8) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Tony Pacheco
Assistant Coach: Bob Cluck
Assistant Coach: Jesus Alou
Hitting Coach: Deacon Jones
Pitching Coach: Mel Wright
Third Base Coach: Bob Lillis

#1 Draft Picks

J.R. Richard (#2), Bo McLaughlin (#14), Craig Reynolds (#22)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9071.559--
8973.5491.5
7983.48811.5
7191.43819.5
6893.42222.0
6694.41223.5
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
23Enos Cabell3B29 60360164
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5
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6
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6737182168372118.272.299.368667.096.163.2983.24100.5222630
21Terry PuhlOF22 60087172
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22
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4
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8
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493022584648827.287.352.377729.090.200.2990.7975.0226672
25Jose CruzOF31 55873161
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33
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7
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9
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7236147266016155.289.367.421788.133.301.3110.9262.0235636
12Craig ReynoldsSS26 55563147
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20
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9
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0391262149203442.265.292.333625.068.117.2882.33--185616
28Cesar Cedeno1B28 47057123
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27
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4
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6
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5430136452383915.262.348.374722.113.285.2780.8178.3176549
30Jeff LeonardOF23 41147119
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15
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5
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04723104668273511.290.360.350710.061.204.3421.48--144467
18Art Howe2B-3B32 3553288
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15
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2
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6
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3331363715247.248.316.352668.104.211.2591.0359.2125398
14Alan AshbyC27 3362568
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15
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2
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35002670210338.202.262.277539.074.152.2472.69168.093370
17Rafael Landestoy2B26 2823376
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030134292415521.270.338.344682.074.209.2920.83--97319
9Julio Gonzalez2B-SS26 1811645
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0102151430604.249.280.298578.050.083.2692.80--54195
27Bob Watson1B33 1631539
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03
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1800162301123.239.304.319623.080.178.2591.4454.352182
29Denny WallingOF25 1472148
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3132172102012.327.394.497891.170.293.3631.2449.073165
13Bruce BochyC24 1291128
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600132514005.217.294.271565.054.155.2621.92129.035143
50J.R. RichardP29 95612
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601124001114.126.134.221355.095.095.14324.0047.521108
36Joe NiekroP34 83110
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00400221001310.120.140.145285.024.048.15910.50--1299
8Luis PujolsC23 75717
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080021400103.227.247.280527.053.080.2797.00--2178
43Ken ForschP32 5848
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0030042200601.138.194.155349.017.086.2225.50--968
47Joaquin AndujarP26 5735
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70023200510.088.117.211328.123.158.12516.0028.51265
22Jesus AlouOF37 43311
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0010006701004.256.347.349696.093.233.3061.17--1549
24Jimmy SextonSS27 4389
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0001137700000.209.320.209529.000.116.2501.00--950
38Rick WilliamsP26 3128
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0000031800200.258.324.290614.032.129.6156.00--936
6Reggie BaldwinC24 2004
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001000100002.200.200.250450.050.050.211----520
48Vern RuhleP28 1931
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0000011100200.053.100.105205.053.105.12511.00--222
16Dave Bergman1B26 1546
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2000300000.400.400.6001000.200.200.455--15.0915
46Randy NiemannP23 1502
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0000001600101.133.188.133321.000.067.2226.00--217
20Danny HeepOF21 1402
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0002001401020.143.176.143319.000.071.1674.00--217
35Joe SambitoP27 712
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002005000000.286.583.4291012.143.857.2860.00--312
11Alan KnicelyC24 6000000002300002.000.250.000250.000.333.0001.50--08
45Frank RiccelliP26 612
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003000100000.333.333.500833.167.167.400----36
19Tom WiedenbauerOF20 604
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002000200000.667.667.8331500.167.1671.000----56
31Frank LaCorteP27 3000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
33George ThroopP28 3000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
42Bert RobergeP24 2000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
37Tom DixonP24 101
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00000000000001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----11
39Pete LaddP22 1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
39Bo McLaughlinP25 1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals204853945831382224524954219095461745227510943105.256.312.344656.088.191.2871.62110.118576007
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
50J.R. Richard29 18132.713838194002922209888139831319131.096.780.403.029.653.19
36Joe Niekro34 21113.00383811500263221102881710711919071.247.530.583.654.061.11
47Joaquin Andujar26 12123.43462380941941688674788775021.327.790.324.083.570.88
43Ken Forsch32 1163.0326241021017715567601435580101.077.840.711.772.931.66
38Rick Williams26 473.27311622301211224544630370121.269.070.452.232.751.23
35Joe Sambito27 871.7863000512291802018823830041.137.910.792.278.213.61
46Randy Niemann23 323.76267324167683228122240211.349.130.132.963.221.09
48Vern Ruhle28 264.09131022006664333098332021.098.731.231.094.504.13
42Bert Roberge24 301.6926000124322066017132001.165.630.004.783.660.76
31Frank LaCorte27 125.00123003027211615310241001.157.001.003.338.002.40
37Tom Dixon24 126.5819100602539231921590002.0813.500.695.193.120.60
33George Throop28 103.2714000202223108411151011.559.411.644.506.141.36
45Frank Riccelli26 224.09112003022221110018202001.829.000.007.368.181.11
39Bo McLaughlin25 125.6312000301622151024121001.6312.381.132.256.753.00
39Pete Ladd22 113.001000040128541862021.336.000.756.004.500.75
41Gary Wilson24 0012.8660003071511102661003.0019.292.577.717.711.00
41Bobby Sprowl23 000.0030000041000230000.752.250.004.506.751.50
34Gordie Pladson22 004.5040002049221220002.7520.252.254.504.501.00
54Mike Mendoza23 000.0010001010000000000.000.000.000.000.00--
Pitching Totals89733.193991625517107311448127858251490504854555241.237.940.563.135.311.69
PlayerAgePC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDHP %C %1B %2B %3B %SS %LF %CF %RF %OF %POAE
Jesus Alou3700100000060----1.000------------1.000800
Joaquin Andujar26460000000000.930------------------16505
Alan Ashby270105000000000--.987----------------548578
Reggie Baldwin2403100000000--1.0001.000--------------1010
Dave Bergman2600400000000----1.000--------------800
Bruce Bochy24055000000000--.970----------------198297
Enos Cabell2900510132000000----.997--.957----------39619914
Cesar Cedeno280091000000400----.981------------1.0009483517
Jose Cruz310000000001560------------------.959320714
Tom Dixon241900000000001.000------------------360
Ken Forsch32260000000000.979------------------10371
Julio Gonzalez260003292100000------.9871.000.966--------921465
Danny Heep2100000000020------------------1.000700
Art Howe320036859000000----1.000.991.967----------1882617
Alan Knicely2403001000000--1.000----------------200
Frank LaCorte271200000000001.000------------------010
Pete Ladd221000000000001.000------------------320
Rafael Landestoy260001140300000------.971--1.000--------16823712
Jeff Leonard230000000001230------------------.959227610
Bo McLaughlin251200000000001.000------------------120
Mike Mendoza2310000000000--------------------000
Joe Niekro343800000000001.000------------------14390
Randy Niemann232600000000001.000------------------170
Gordie Pladson2240000000000--------------------000
Terry Puhl220000000001520------------------1.00035270
Luis Pujols23026000000000--.993----------------13661
Craig Reynolds260000014300000----------.965--------20842823
Frank Riccelli261100000000001.000------------------060
J.R. Richard29380000000000.902------------------14325
Bert Roberge242600000000001.000------------------330
Vern Ruhle281300000000001.000------------------350
Joe Sambito27630000000000.905------------------5142
Jimmy Sexton27000241100000------1.0001.000.943--------11242
Bobby Sprowl2330000000000--------------------000
George Throop281400000000001.000------------------120
Denny Walling25000000000420------------------.9856521
Bob Watson33004400000000----.993--------------371333
Tom Wiedenbauer2000000000030------------------1.000300
Rick Williams26310000000000.963------------------3231
Gary Wilson2460000000000--------------------000


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