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1983 HOUSTON ASTROS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Houston,TX
Team Record:  85-77   .525
Result:   3rd in National League - West Division
Manager(s):  Bob Lillis
General Manager:   Al Rosen
Stadium:  Astrodome
Attendance:  1,351,962
Playoffs:  -

Houston Astros affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Joe Niekro (38)
Youngest Player:  John Mizerock (22)
Longest Tenure:  Joe Niekro, Jose Cruz (9)
Top Hitter:  Jose Cruz (6)
Top Pitcher:  Nolan Ryan (9)
Top Draft Pick:  Robbie Wine (#8)

Roster Continuity:  77.78%
Top Prospect:   Bill Doran
National League Standings
WestWLPctGB
LA Dodgers9171.562--
Atlanta8874.5433.0
Houston8577.5256.0
San Diego8181.50010.0
SF Giants7983.48812.0
Cincinnati7488.45717.0

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
14Alan AshbyCMLB6-2190BothRight7/8/195131Long Beach,California1969363CLE

8Kevin BassRF-OFMLB6-0180BothRight5/12/195924Redwood City,California1977229MIL
20George BjorkmanCMLB6-2190RightRight8/26/195626Ontario,California1978493STL
25Jose CruzOFMLB6-0175LeftLeft8/8/194735Arroyo,Puerto Rico1967UDFA STL
46Bill DawleyPMLB6-4240RightRight2/6/195825Norwich,Connecticut19767167CIN
11Frank DiPinoPMLB6-0180LeftLeft10/22/195626Syracuse,New York1977UDFA MIL
19Bill Doran2BMLB5-11175BothRight5/28/195825Cincinnati,Ohio19796138HOU
3Phil Garner2B-3BMLB5-10177RightRight4/30/194934Jefferson City,Tennessee197112OAK
31Jeff HeathcockPMLB6-4205RightRight11/18/195923Covina,California198011HOU
39Bob KnepperPMLB6-2210LeftLeft5/25/195429Akron,Ohio1972243SF
22Ray Knight3B-1BMLB6-2185RightRight12/28/195230Albany,Georgia197010231CIN
27Frank LaCortePMLB6-1180RightRight10/13/195131San Jose,California1973UDFA ATL
51Mike LaCossPMLB6-4200RightRight5/30/195627Glendale,California1974371CIN
26Scott LoucksOFMLB6-0178RightRight11/11/195626Anchorage,Alaska19775118HOU
53Mike MaddenPMLB6-1190LeftLeft1/13/195825Denver,Colorado1976369PIT
4John MizerockCMLB5-11190LeftRight12/8/196022Punxsutawney,Pennsylvania197918HOU
24Omar MorenoOFMLB6-2180LeftLeft10/24/195230Puerto Armuelles,Panama1969UDFA PIT
28Jerry MumphreyOFMLB6-2185BothRight9/9/195230Tyler,Texas1971478STL
36Joe NiekroPMLB6-1190RightRight11/7/194438Martins Ferry,Ohio1966784CLE
1Bert PenaSSMLB5-11165RightRight7/11/195923Santurce,Puerto Rico1977UDFA HOU
21Terry PuhlOFMLB6-2200LeftRight7/8/195626Melville,Saskatchewan1973UDFA HOU
6Luis PujolsCMLB6-1195RightRight11/18/195527Santiago,Dominican Republic1973UDFA HOU
12Craig ReynoldsSSMLB6-1175LeftRight12/27/195230Houston,Texas1971122PIT
48Vern RuhlePMLB6-1187RightRight1/25/195132Coleman,Michigan197217404DET
34Nolan RyanPMLB6-2195RightRight1/31/194736Refugio,Texas196512226NYM
33Mike ScottPMLB6-3215RightRight4/26/195528Santa Monica,California1976237NYM
30Tony ScottOFMLB6-0175BothRight9/18/195131Cincinnati,Ohio1969711017MTL
45Dave SmithPMLB6-1195RightRight1/21/195528San Francisco,California19768169HOU
52Julio SolanoPMLB6-1160RightRight1/8/196023Agua Blanca,Dominican Republic1979UDFA HOU
16Harry Spilman1BMLB6-1190LeftRight7/18/195428Albany,Georgia1974UDFA CIN
10Dickie ThonSSMLB5-11175RightRight6/20/195825South Bend,Indiana1975UDFA CAL
38Tim TolmanOF-1BMLB6-0195RightRight4/20/195627Santa Monica,California197812297HOU
29Denny Walling3B-OFMLB6-1185LeftRight4/17/195429Neptune,New Jersey197511OAK
Team PersonnelPosition 
Cot DealAssistant Coach 
Larry DierkerBroadcaster 
Gene ElstonBroadcaster 
Don LeppertBullpen Coach 
Bob LillisManager 
Walt MathewsScout 
Denis MenkeHitting Coach 
Les MossPitching Coach 
Al RosenGeneral Manager 
Dewayne StaatsBroadcaster 
Jerry WalkerAssistant Coach 


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