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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
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
47Joaquin AndujarP284000000001300100.000.200.000200.000.250.0003.00--06
14Alan AshbyC292552069
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13
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04
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3302353306326.271.356.369725.098.227.2950.9463.894295
16Dave Bergman1B28611
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001
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1000000000.167.167.667834.500.500.000--6.046
28Cesar Cedeno1B-OF303064283
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19
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05
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34127243112256.271.319.382701.111.206.2841.2961.2117337
25Jose CruzOF3340953109
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5
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13
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5557354904077.267.319.425744.159.240.2711.4031.5174451
23Kiko GarciaSS27136937
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6
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1
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01522101613212.272.320.331651.059.132.3061.60--45149
3Phil Garner2B321131327
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0662151101411.239.326.283609.044.212.2620.73--32133
24Danny Heep1B2396624
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3
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001100101102003.250.321.281602.031.135.2821.10--27106
18Art Howe3B3436143107
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4
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3613412307138.296.365.404769.108.216.3080.56120.3146406
15Mike Ivie1B2842210
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3
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0060121100010.238.267.310577.071.095.3125.50--1345
39Bob KnepperP274737
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30001510500.149.149.255404.106.106.194--47.01252
11Alan KnicelyC26724
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002
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2000100000.571.5711.4292000.857.857.500--3.5107
31Frank LaCorteP29301
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0000000000000.333.333.333666.000.000.333----13
17Rafael Landestoy2B2874611
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044116904404.149.300.189489.041.297.1690.56--1494
30Jeff LeonardOF-1B251813
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03100400010.167.158.333491.167.222.200----619
26Scott LoucksOF24724
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0000101300000.571.625.5711196.000.2861.0003.00--48
36Joe NiekroP365119
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00600210001100.176.208.196404.020.059.2205.00--1064
1Bert PenaSS21201
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0000000000100.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----13
9Joe Pittman2B271351138
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4
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2
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0744111603213.281.333.341674.059.141.3171.45--46149
21Terry PuhlOF243504388
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28224314945453.251.308.354662.103.243.2811.58116.7124390
6Luis PujolsC25117528
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1410101703014.239.297.308605.068.162.2701.70117.036128
12Craig ReynoldsSS283234384
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31331231021816.260.286.402688.142.180.2772.5880.8130354
8Dave Roberts1B-3B3054413
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5103600021.241.271.352623.111.185.2452.0054.01959
48Vern RuhleP302416
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0030061100400.250.400.292692.042.292.4621.83--734
34Nolan RyanP3451311
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0010051800401.216.286.235521.020.118.3333.60--1260
35Joe SambitoP295000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
30Tony ScottOF292252866
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2283153201301.293.337.396733.102.191.3352.13112.589243
27Billy SmithP262000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
45Dave SmithP26802
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0000000400000.250.250.250500.000.000.500----28
16Harry Spilman1B2634510
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0001012300001.294.333.294627.000.029.3231.50--1036
41Bobby SprowlP25601
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0001000200000.167.167.167334.000.000.250----16
20Don SuttonP365117
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00030051210502.137.214.137351.000.098.1792.40--761
10Dickie Thon2B23951326
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0036191301103.274.337.337674.063.211.3171.44--32105
38Tim TolmanOF25801
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0000000000000.125.125.125250.000.000.125----18
29Denny WallingOF-1B271582337
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2321281701123.234.346.367713.133.316.2320.6131.658189
15,22Gary WoodsOF261101023
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01221112204324.209.276.264540.055.164.2562.00--29126
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BBBABIP
47Joaquin Andujar234.8793000023291713212180001.7110.870.754.506.751.50-1.350
41Bobby Sprowl015.90151004028402019114183001.8612.410.314.345.591.29-2.053
45Dave Smith532.764200022875542623223524021.036.480.242.766.242.26-.963
27Billy Smith113.0010100412020773330001.108.571.291.291.291.00-2.833
35Joe Sambito551.8349000321063431713422410021.026.050.563.095.771.86-.867
34Nolan Ryan1151.692121530014999342826814016211.125.980.124.118.462.06-.683
48Vern Ruhle462.9120151031102973633620390011.158.560.531.763.441.95-2.022
26Gordie Pladson009.0020000049440330103.0020.250.006.756.751.00-3.000
36Joe Niekro992.82242452001661506052847777001.198.130.432.554.171.64-1.671
31Frank LaCorte423.643700022542411817121406001.488.790.214.508.571.90-.976
39Bob Knepper952.18222265001561284138538750041.067.340.292.184.301.97-1.538
20Don Sutton1192.602323630015813251466291040111.017.470.341.645.893.59-1.145


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