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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), Frank Riccelli (#18), Craig Reynolds (#22)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9071.559--
8973.5491.5
7983.48811.5
7191.43819.5
6893.42222.0
6694.41323.5
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
22Jesus AlouOF3743311
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0010006701004.256.347.349696.093.233.3061.17--1549
47Joaquin AndujarP265735
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02
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70023200510.088.117.211328.123.158.12516.0028.51265
14Alan AshbyC273362568
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35002670210338.202.258.277535.074.152.2472.69168.093368
6Reggie BaldwinC242004
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001000100002.200.200.250450.050.050.211----520
16Dave Bergman1B261546
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001
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2000300000.400.400.6001000.200.200.455--15.0915
13Bruce BochyC241291128
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01
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600132514005.217.289.271560.054.155.2621.92129.035142
23Enos Cabell3B2960360164
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6737182168372118.272.296.368664.096.163.2983.24100.5222627
28Cesar Cedeno1B2847057123
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5430136452383915.262.344.374718.113.285.2780.8178.3176546
25Jose CruzOF3155873161
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7236147266016155.289.367.421788.133.301.3110.9262.0235636
37Tom DixonP24101
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00000000000001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----11
43Ken ForschP325848
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0030042200601.138.194.155349.017.086.2225.50--968
9Julio Gonzalez2B-SS261811645
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0102151430604.249.269.298567.050.083.2692.80--54192
20Danny HeepOF211402
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0002001401020.143.176.143319.000.071.1674.00--217
18Art Howe2B-3B323553288
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3331363715247.248.314.352666.104.211.2591.0359.2125397
11Alan KnicelyC246000000002300002.000.250.000250.000.333.0001.50--08
31Frank LaCorteP273000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
39Pete LaddP221000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
17Rafael Landestoy2B262823376
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030134292415521.270.335.344679.074.209.2920.83--97318
30Jeff LeonardOF2341147119
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04723104668273511.290.357.350707.061.204.3421.48--144465
39Bo McLaughlinP251000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
36Joe NiekroP3483110
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00400221001310.120.140.145285.024.048.15910.50--1299
46Randy NiemannP231502
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0000001600101.133.187.133320.000.067.2226.00--217
21Terry PuhlOF2260087172
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493022584648827.287.348.377725.090.200.2990.7975.0226668
8Luis PujolsC2375717
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080021400103.227.247.280527.053.080.2797.00--2178
12Craig ReynoldsSS2655563147
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0391262149203442.265.290.333623.068.117.2882.33--185614
45Frank RiccelliP26612
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003000100000.333.333.500833.167.167.400----36
50J.R. RichardP2995612
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601124001114.126.134.221355.095.095.14324.0047.521108
42Bert RobergeP242000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
48Vern RuhleP281931
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0000011100200.053.100.105205.053.105.12511.00--222
35Joe SambitoP27712
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002005000000.286.583.4291012.143.857.2860.00--312
24Jimmy SextonSS274389
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0001137700000.209.320.209529.000.116.2501.00--950
33George ThroopP283000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
29Denny WallingOF251472148
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3132172102012.327.394.497891.170.293.3631.2449.073165
27Bob Watson1B331631539
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1800162301123.239.304.319623.080.178.2591.4454.352182
19Tom WiedenbauerOF20604
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002000200000.667.667.8331500.167.1671.000----56
38Rick WilliamsP263128
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0000031800200.258.324.290614.032.129.6156.00--936
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BBBABIP
47Joaquin Andujar12123.43462380941941688674788775021.327.790.324.083.570.87-1.917
38Rick Williams473.27311622301211224544630370121.269.070.452.232.751.23-2.698
33George Throop103.2714000202223108411151011.559.411.644.506.141.36-1.000
41Bobby Sprowl000.0030000041000230000.752.250.004.506.751.50-.333
35Joe Sambito871.7863000512291802018823830041.137.910.792.278.213.61-.791
48Vern Ruhle264.09131022006664333098332021.098.731.231.094.504.12-1.310
42Bert Roberge301.6926000124322066017132001.165.620.004.783.660.76-1.538
50J.R. Richard18132.713838194002922209888139831319131.096.780.403.029.653.19-.635
45Frank Riccelli224.09112003022221110018202001.829.000.007.368.181.11-1.100
34Gordie Pladson004.5040002049221220002.7520.252.254.504.501.00-2.667
46Randy Niemann323.76267324167683228122240211.349.130.132.963.221.09-2.680
36Joe Niekro21113.00383811500263221102881710711919071.247.530.583.654.061.11-1.500
54Mike Mendoza000.0010001010000000000.000.000.000.000.00--.000
39Bo McLaughlin125.6212000301622151024121001.6212.371.122.256.753.00-1.429
39Pete Ladd113.001000040128541862021.336.000.756.004.500.75-1.000
31Frank LaCorte125.00123003027211615310241001.157.001.003.338.002.40--
43Ken Forsch1163.0326241021017715567601435580101.077.840.711.772.931.66-1.958
37Tom Dixon126.5819100602539231921590002.0813.500.695.193.120.60-3.364
41Gary Wilson0012.8660003071511102661003.0019.292.577.717.711.00-1.625


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