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1981 Houston Astros (MLB)

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W-L Record: 61-49 .555
Rank: th in National League West
Run Differential: 394-331 + 63
Manager(s): Bill Virdon
General Manager: Al Rosen
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 1,321,282 6/26
Playoffs: Lost in 1st Round (Dodgers)
Top Draft Pick: Curtis Burke (#75) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Tony Pacheco
Bullpen Coach: Don Leppert
Hitting Coach: Deacon Jones
Pitching Coach: Mel Wright
Third Base Coach: Bob Lillis

#1 Draft Picks

Mike Ivie (#1), Dave Roberts (#1), Craig Reynolds (#22)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
6642.611--
6347.5734.0
6149.5556.0
5655.50511.5
5056.47215.0
4169.37326.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
25Jose CruzOF33 40953109
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5
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13
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5557354904077.267.319.425744.159.240.2711.4031.5174451
18Art Howe3B34 36143107
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22
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4
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3
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3613412307138.296.365.404769.108.216.3080.56120.3146406
21Terry PuhlOF24 3504388
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19
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4
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3
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28224314945453.251.315.354669.103.243.2811.58116.7124394
12Craig ReynoldsSS28 3234384
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10
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12
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4
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31331231021816.260.286.402688.142.180.2772.5880.8130354
28Cesar Cedeno1B-OF30 3064283
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19
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05
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34127243112256.271.321.382703.111.206.2841.2961.2117338
14Alan AshbyC29 2552069
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13
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04
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3302353306326.271.356.369725.098.227.2950.9463.894295
30Tony ScottOF29 2252866
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13
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2
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2
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2283153201301.293.338.396734.102.191.3352.13112.589243
29Denny WallingOF-1B27 1582337
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6
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2321281701123.234.346.367713.133.316.2320.6131.658189
23Kiko GarciaSS27 136937
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6
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01522101613212.272.324.331655.059.132.3061.60--45150
9Joe Pittman2B27 1351138
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4
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0744111603213.281.333.341674.059.141.3171.45--46149
6Luis PujolsC25 117528
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3
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1
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1410101703014.239.297.308605.068.162.2701.70117.036128
3Phil Garner2B32 1131327
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0662151101411.239.326.283609.044.212.2620.73--32133
15,22Gary WoodsOF26 1101023
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01221112204324.209.276.264540.055.164.2562.00--29126
24Danny Heep1B23 96624
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001100101102003.250.321.281602.031.135.2821.10--27106
10Dickie Thon2B23 951326
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0036191301103.274.337.337674.063.211.3171.44--32105
17Rafael Landestoy2B28 74611
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044116904404.149.300.189489.041.297.1690.56--1494
8Dave Roberts1B-3B30 54413
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3
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5103600021.241.271.352623.111.185.2452.0054.01959
36Joe NiekroP36 5119
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1
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00600210001100.176.208.196404.020.059.2205.00--1064
34Nolan RyanP34 51311
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1
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0010051800401.216.286.235521.020.118.3333.60--1260
20Don SuttonP36 5117
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00030051210502.137.228.137365.000.098.1792.40--762
39Bob KnepperP27 4737
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2
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30001510500.149.167.255422.106.106.194--47.01253
15Mike Ivie1B28 42210
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0060121100010.238.267.310577.071.095.3135.50--1345
16Harry Spilman1B26 34510
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0001012300001.294.333.294627.000.029.3231.50--1036
48Vern RuhleP30 2416
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0030061100400.250.400.292692.042.292.4621.83--734
30Jeff LeonardOF-1B25 1813
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03100400010.167.158.333491.167.222.200----619
45Dave SmithP26 802
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0000000400000.250.250.250500.000.000.500----28
38Tim TolmanOF25 801
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0000000000000.125.125.125250.000.000.125----18
11Alan KnicelyC26 724
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002
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2000100000.571.5711.4292000.857.857.500--3.5107
26Scott LoucksOF24 724
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0000101300000.571.625.5711196.000.2861.0003.00--48
16Dave Bergman1B28 611
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1000000000.167.167.667834.500.500.000--6.046
41Bobby SprowlP25 601
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0001000200000.167.167.167334.000.000.250----16
35Joe SambitoP29 5000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
47Joaquin AndujarP28 4000000001300100.000.200.000200.000.250.0003.00--06
31Frank LaCorteP29 301
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0000000000000.333.333.333666.000.000.333----13
1Bert PenaSS21 201
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0000000000100.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----13
27Billy SmithP26 2000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
Batting Totals1400369339494816035453698143340488849793569.257.317.356673.099.201.2831.4482.113134147
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
36Joe Niekro36 992.82242452001661506052847777001.198.130.432.554.171.64
20Don Sutton36 1192.602323630015813251466291040111.017.470.341.645.893.59
39Bob Knepper27 952.18222265001561284138538750041.067.340.292.184.301.97
34Nolan Ryan34 1151.692121530014999342826814016211.125.980.124.118.462.06
48Vern Ruhle30 462.9120151031102973633620390011.158.560.531.763.441.95
45Dave Smith26 532.764200022875542623223524021.036.480.242.766.242.26
35Joe Sambito29 551.8349000321063431713422410021.026.050.563.095.771.86
31Frank LaCorte29 423.643700022542411817121406001.488.790.214.508.571.90
41Bobby Sprowl25 015.90151004028402019114183001.8612.410.314.345.591.29
47Joaquin Andujar28 234.8893000023291713212180001.7110.880.754.506.751.50
27Billy Smith26 113.0010100412020773330001.108.571.291.291.291.00
26Gordie Pladson24 009.0020000049440330103.0020.250.006.756.751.00
Pitching Totals61492.662741102313872599084233129340300610364111.157.650.362.735.552.03
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Alan AshbyC814345896.9820.00
Luis PujolsC391921411.9950.00
Alan KnicelyC2112001.0000.00
Dave RobertsC10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Cesar Cedeno1B4642827427.9910.00
Denny Walling1B271888217.9900.00
Danny Heep1B221989212.9900.00
Harry Spilman1B13462031.0000.00
Mike Ivie1B10761115.9890.00
Dave Roberts1B1083846.9580.00
Art Howe1B2150031.0000.00
Jeff Leonard1B2231001.0000.00
Dave Bergman1B131001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe Pittman2B355689314.9800.00
Phil Garner2B3162102317.9820.00
Rafael Landestoy2B315263411.9660.00
Dickie Thon2B283739410.9500.00
Kiko Garcia2B9162612.9770.00
Dave Roberts2B310001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Art Howe3B9852206916.9660.00
Kiko Garcia3B1341741.8400.00
Dave Roberts3B74811.9230.00
Dickie Thon3B547011.0000.00
Joe Pittman3B433001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Craig ReynoldsSS851392611136.9730.00
Kiko GarciaSS283876611.9500.00
Dickie ThonSS13121722.9350.00
Bert PenaSS311011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jose CruzOF105237542.9840.00
Terry PuhlOF881855011.0000.00
Tony ScottOF55127520.9850.00
Gary WoodsOF4061110.9840.00
Cesar CedenoOF3482110.9880.00
Denny WallingOF27381011.0000.00
Scott LoucksOF550001.0000.00
Tim TolmanOF320001.0000.00
Jeff LeonardOF230001.0000.00
Danny HeepOF10000.0000.00
Alan KnicelyOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe SambitoP4963512021.0002.42
Dave SmithP427531110.9331.68
Frank LaCorteP374224001.0001.29
Joe NiekroP241661123011.0001.84
Don SuttonP23158112423.9461.99
Bob KnepperP2215662631.9141.84
Nolan RyanP2114951613.9551.27
Vern RuhleP2010249021.0001.15
Bobby SprowlP152823001.0001.60
Billy SmithP102023011.0002.23
Joaquin AndujarP9231110.6670.78
Gordie PladsonP240000.0000.00


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