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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


PITCHING STATISTICS
PitcherGameSeasonResultDecisionIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
Joe Niekro1981-04-191981L  2-0 vs PITLCG962211600034000--477137-1221000th career strikeout
Bob Knepper1981-04-211981W  1-0 vs LANWSHO930000300029000--13848-50Complete game/Shutout, 3-hitter
Nolan Ryan1981-04-251981L  2-1 vs CINL 7422041020029000--433179-17010 Strikeouts
Bob Knepper1981-04-261981W  1-0 vs CINWSHO980001300033000--13949-50Complete game/Shutout
Nolan Ryan1981-05-111981W  5-0 @ CINW 9700031110138000--436180-17011 Strikeouts
Don Sutton1981-05-131981W  3-0 vs SLNWSHO950001400032000--541233-179Complete game/Shutout
Joe Niekro1981-05-151981W  5-0 vs CHNWSHO940002200032000--482140-123Complete game/Shutout
Bob Knepper1981-05-271981W  1-0 vs SDNWSHO960001500034000--14552-50Complete game/Shutout
Vern Ruhle1981-05-301981W  9-8 @ SFNSv 11000000004000--14342-431st career save
Nolan Ryan1981-06-051981W  3-0 vs NYNWSHO9500021011034000--441183-17210 Strikeouts, Complete game/Shutout
Billy Smith1981-06-091981L  10-3 @ PHI  23221000009000--10-01st career game
Billy Smith1981-08-121981W  5-4 @ SFNSv 10000010004000--30-01st career save
Billy Smith1981-08-291981W  2-1 vs PHIW 750001100027000--61-01st career win
Bob Knepper1981-09-021981W  8-0 vs NYNWSHO930001900031000--15254-53Complete game/Shutout, 3-hitter
Don Sutton1981-09-111981W  6-0 vs SFNWSHO950001600032000--553238-183Complete game/Shutout
Don Sutton1981-09-221981W  3-0 vs ATLWSHO930000300029000--555240-183Complete game/Shutout, 3-hitter
Nolan Ryan1981-09-261981W  5-0 vs LANWSHO9000031110030000--451188-17411 Strikeouts, Complete game/Shutout, 0-hitter
Don Sutton1981-09-271981W  4-1 vs LANWCG921111900029000--556241-1832-hitter


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