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1981 HOUSTON ASTROS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Houston,TX
Team Record:  61-49   .555
Result:   th in National League - West Division
Manager(s):  Bill Virdon
General Manager:   Al Rosen
Stadium:  Astrodome
Attendance:  1,321,282
Playoffs:  Lost in 1st Round (Dodgers)

Houston Astros affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Joe Niekro (36)
Youngest Player:  Bert Pena (21)
Longest Tenure:  Cesar Cedeno (12)
Top Hitter:  Jose Cruz (15)
Top Pitcher:  Don Sutton (4)
Top Draft Pick:  Curtis Burke (#75)

Roster Continuity:  77.87%
National League Standings
WestWLPctGB
Cincinnati6642.611--
LA Dodgers6347.5734.0
Houston6149.5556.0
SF Giants5655.50511.5
Atlanta5056.47215.0
San Diego4169.37326.0

BATTING STATISTICS
#PlayerTrackPosRkAgeDraftedHiLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFDPAVGOBPSLGOPSwOBATBPAOUTRCRC/Gbabip
25Jose Cruz+of1533UDFA: 1967MLB10740953109165135557354904077.267.319.425745.334174451321615.1.271
18Art Howe+3b-2b4134UDFA: 1971MLB1033614310722433613412307138.296.365.404770.347146406269616.1.308
21Terry Puhl+of4224UDFA: 1973MLB963504388194328224314945453.251.315.354670.303124394278474.5.281
12Craig Reynolds+ss43281971-1-22MLB8732343841012431331231021816.260.286.402688.307130354267424.2.277
28Cesar Cedeno+of8930UDFA: 1967MLB823064283190534127243112256.271.321.382704.319117338243424.7.284
14Alan Ashby+c-291969-3-63MLB83255206913043302353306326.271.356.369725.33094295199364.9.295
30Tony Scott+of51291969-71-1017MLB55225286613222283153201301.293.337.396733.33489243166335.4.335
29Denny Walling+3b-of-271975-1-1MLB6515823376052321281701123.234.346.367713.33158189128245.0.232
23Kiko Garcia+ss-2b-271971-3-69MLB481369376101522101613212.272.324.331655.29545150106164.0.306
9Joe Pittman+2b-ss-271975-5-110MLB521351138420744111603213.281.333.341674.30346149107153.9.317
6Luis Pujols+c-25UDFA: 1973MLB401175283111410101703014.239.297.308605.2713612894102.9.270
3Phil Garner+2b-3b-321971-1-2MLB311131327310662151101411.239.326.283609.2863213394133.7.262
15,22Gary Woods+of-261973-27-602MLB5411010234101221112204324.209.276.264540.239291269771.8.256
24Danny Heep+of-1b-231978-2-37MLB33966243001100101102003.250.321.281602.278271067593.1.282
10Dickie Thon+ss-23UDFA: 1975MLB4995132660036191301103.274.337.337673.3103210574124.3.317
17Rafael Landestoy+2b-ss-28UDFA: 1972MLB357461111044116904404.149.300.189489.23014947241.5.169
8Dave Roberts+3b-c-301972-1-1MLB27544133015103600021.241.271.352623.28119594463.7.245
36Joe Niekro+p64361966-7-84MLB245119100600210001100.176.208.196404.19010645310.6.220
34Nolan Ryan+p-341965-12-226MLB215131110010051800401.216.286.235521.25012604521.2.333
20Don Sutton+p-36UDFA: 1964MLB23511700030051210502.137.228.137365.188762510-0.2.179
39Bob Knepper+p-271972-2-43MLB22473720130001510500.149.167.255422.19312534510.4.194
15Mike Ivie+1b-281970-1-1MLB194221030060121100010.238.267.310576.26213453432.4.312
16Harry Spilman+1b-26UDFA: 1974MLB28345100001012300001.294.333.294627.29410362633.0.323
48Vern Ruhle+p-301972-17-404MLB20241610030061100400.250.400.292692.3387342233.6.462
30Jeff Leonard+of-25UDFA: 1973MLB718131103100400010.167.158.333491.2076191612.1.200
38Tim Tolman+of-1b-251978-12-297MLB48010000000000000.125.125.125250.1151870-0.6.125
45Dave Smith+p-261976-8-169MLB428020000000400000.250.250.250500.22928600.3.500
11Alan Knicely+c-of-261974-3-63MLB37240022000100000.571.5711.4292000.8961073440.0.500
26Scott Loucks+of-241977-5-118MLB107240000101300000.571.625.5711196.547483220.11.000
41Bobby Sprowl+p-251977-2-39MLB156010001000200000.167.167.167333.1531650-0.9.250
16Dave Bergman+1b-281974-2-36MLB66110011000000000.167.167.667833.37046516.0.000
35Joe Sambito+p-291973-17-404MLB495000000000300000.000.000.0000.000055--.000
47Joaquin Andujar+p-28UDFA: 1969MLB94000000001300100.000.200.000200.1410650-2.1.000
31Frank LaCorte+p-29UDFA: 1973MLB373010000000000000.333.333.333667.30613205.1.333
27Billy Smith+p-261977-14-352MLB102000000000200000.000.000.0000.000022--.000
1Bert Pena+ss-21UDFA: 1977MLB42010000000000100.500.500.5001000.45813217.1.500
Totals: (36 players)110369339494816035453698143340488849793569.257.318.356674--1313415529714564.1.283

PITCHING STATISTICS
#PlayerTrackRkAgeDraftedHiLvlWLERAGGSCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPHBIBBBkWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9BB/SOBABIPGB/FB
36Joe Niekro+12361966-7-84MLB992.8224245200166.015060528477770 01.198.130.432.554.170.61.2671.00
20Don Sutton+436UDFA: 1964MLB1192.6123236300158.2132514662910401 11.017.490.341.645.900.28.2711.04
39Bob Knepper+8271972-2-43MLB952.1822226500156.212841385387504 01.067.350.292.184.310.51.2531.20
34Nolan Ryan+5341965-12-226MLB1151.6921215300149.0993428268140161 21.125.980.124.118.460.49.2511.15
48Vern Ruhle+-301972-17-404MLB462.9120151031102.09736336203901 01.158.560.531.763.440.51.2651.27
45Dave Smith+49261976-8-169MLB532.764200022875.05426232235242 01.036.480.242.766.240.44.2371.93
35Joe Sambito+36291973-17-404MLB551.8449000321063.24317134224102 01.026.080.573.115.800.54.2180.87
31Frank LaCorte+6629UDFA: 1973MLB423.643700022542.04118171214060 01.488.790.214.508.570.53.3390.52
41Bobby Sprowl+-251977-2-39MLB015.97151004028.24020191141830 01.8812.560.314.405.650.78.3861.45
47Joaquin Andujar+-28UDFA: 1969MLB234.9493000023.22917132121800 01.7311.030.764.566.850.67.3461.21
27Billy Smith+-261977-14-352MLB113.05101004120.2207733300 01.118.711.311.311.311.00.2432.24
26Gordie Pladson+-24UDFA: 1973MLB009.002000004.094403300 13.0020.250.006.756.751.00.5001.25
Totals: (36 players)61492.66110110231387259908423312934530061036--41.307.650.362.735.550.49.267 

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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