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1997 Houston Astros (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
W-L Record: 84-78 .519
Rank: 1st in National League Central
Run Differential: 777-660 + 117
Manager(s): Larry Dierker
General Manager: Gerry Hunsicker
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Payroll: $ 32,935,000 20/28
Attendance: 2,046,781 15/28
Playoffs: Lost in 1st Round (Braves)
Top Draft Pick: Lance Berkman (#16) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Bill Virdon
Bullpen Coach: Alan Ashby
First Base Coach: Jose Cruz
Hitting Coach: Tommy McCraw
Pitching Coach: Vern Ruhle
Third Base Coach: Mike Cubbage

#1 Draft Picks

Thomas Howard (#11), Billy Wagner (#12), Bill Spiers (#13), Tommy Greene (#14), Craig Biggio (#22), Ricky Gutierrez (#28), Russ Johnson (#30)
National League Central Standings
Full League Standings
  • Batting and Pitching Feats may not always be a positive accomplishment. Outlying negative performances may also be highlighted.
  • Batting Feats and Milestones
    Tom MartinHOUATLW 4-3 vs ATL000000000000000011st career game
    Russ JohnsonHOUATLL 2-4 @ATL401000000020000011st career game, 1st career hit
    Russ JohnsonHOUATLL 3-4 @ATL501100200010000021st career RBI
    Bobby AbreuHOUATLW 5-3 @ATL2110000102100000221st career stolen base
    Luis GonzalezHOUSLNL 2-4 @SLN41400000000000008254 hits
    Russ JohnsonHOUMONL 5-7 vs MON311001100100000061st career home run
    Derek BellHOUMONW 10-2 vs MON51410010001000006224 hits
    Russ JohnsonHOULANW 2-1 @LAN400000000040000084 strikeouts
    Craig BiggioHOULANW 3-1 @LAN422002300000000012352 home runs
    Bobby AbreuHOUCOLL 6-7 vs COL4231024001100000332 home runs, 1st career home run
    Chris HoltHOUPHIW 9-2 vs PHI3110000000100000111st career hit
    Jeff BagwellHOUPHIW 12-7 @PHI22100110040000008874 walks
    Craig BiggioHOUPHIW 12-7 @PHI522002400100000012582 home runs, 100th career home run
    Ken RamosHOUPHIW 12-7 @PHI200000000000000111st career game
    Jeff BagwellHOUPHIW 9-5 @PHI43200221010000008902 home runs, 1000th career hit
    Bill SpiersHOUCINW 4-3 vs CIN61420000001001007794 hits
    Ken RamosHOUCOLL 5-8 @COL000000100000001061st career RBI
    Craig BiggioHOUSFNL 3-4 @SFN524100000010000012674 hits
    Bill SpiersHOUCINW 5-2 @CIN00000000040020007894 walks
    Craig BiggioHOUMINL 1-6 vs MIN31300111010000001284500th career RBI
    Tim BogarHOUCHNW 7-3 vs CHN41330010000000013333 Doubles
    Pat ListachHOUCHNW 7-3 vs CHN4110101000100001500500th career game
    Jeff BagwellHOUCINW 2-1 vs CIN20000003021010009333 stolen bases
    Jeff BagwellHOUCINW 6-5 vs CIN32200240010000009342 home runs
    Craig BiggioHOUPITW 7-0 @PIT414200300100000013064 hits
    Brad AusmusHOUCHNW 9-7 @CHN52200150000101104525 RBIs
    Craig BiggioHOUCHNW 9-7 @CHN411000001420100013104 walks
    Jose CabreraHOUCHNW 5-3 @CHN000000000000000011st career game
    Luis GonzalezHOUMONW 9-0 @MON43310260001000009092 home runs, 6 RBIs
    Craig BiggioHOUSLNW 7-2 @SLN342000100200000013184 runs scored
    Sean BerryHOUMONW 9-8 vs MON32310121000200005902 hit by pitches
    Ricky GutierrezHOUFLOL 5-6 @FLO53400110000000004254 hits
    Ramon GarciaHOUPHIL 4-6 @PHI0000001000000110671st career RBI
    Jeff BagwellHOUNYNW 8-3 @NYN43200241010000019632 home runs, 100th career stolen base
    Ramon GarciaHOUNYNW 8-3 @NYN4111001000000000681st career hit
    Craig BiggioHOUFLOW 13-2 vs FLO222000101002000013372 hit by pitches
    Derek BellHOUPHIW 11-6 vs PHI52420032001000007004 hits
    Craig BiggioHOUPHIW 11-6 vs PHI230000030112000013413 stolen bases, 2 hit by pitches
    Chris HoltHOUCOLW 10-4 vs COL3220001000100000301st career RBI
    Brad AusmusHOUCOLL 3-6 vs COL40410010000000004824 hits
    Derek BellHOUCOLL 3-6 vs COL50410003001000007054 hits, 3 stolen bases
    Jeff BagwellHOUATLL 6-7 @ATL21100001041020009774 walks
    Craig BiggioHOUCHAL 1-3 @CHA401000031001000013533 stolen bases
    Richard HidalgoHOUMILL 2-3 vs MIL301000000000000011st career game, 1st career hit
    Ricky GutierrezHOUSFNW 14-2 @SFN54300130001000004454 runs scored
    Bill SpiersHOUSFNL 3-5 @SFN51400011001000008544 hits
    Oscar HenriquezHOUSFNL 1-5 @SFN000000000000000011st career game
    Chuck CarrHOUCOLW 7-4 @COL3121000000000200500500th career game
    Craig BiggioHOULANW 10-3 vs LAN331010000012000013632 hit by pitches
    Derek BellHOULANW 5-1 vs LAN21000000000200007232 hit by pitches
    Richard HidalgoHOULANW 5-1 vs LAN401000100010000081st career RBI
    Richard HidalgoHOULANL 3-4 vs LAN301000010120000091st career stolen base
    Brad AusmusHOUSDNL 3-4 vs SDN2011000002000000500500th career game
    Manuel BarriosHOUSDNW 15-3 vs SDN000000000000000011st career game
    Richard HidalgoHOUPITW 8-4 @PIT5131012000000000121st career home run
    Jeff BagwellHOUCINW 4-1 @CIN411001200000000110001000th career game
    Russ JohnsonHOUPITW 2-0 vs PIT2220011101000000191st career stolen base
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Tom MartinHOUATLW 4-3 vs ATL 0.11000100003138562%10-01st career game
    Billy WagnerHOUSLNW 3-2 vs SLN 220000200083024680%412-2Threw 80% strikes
    Tom MartinHOUSLNW 3-2 vs SLNW 10000010003118373%21-01st career win
    Chris HoltHOUATLW 5-3 @ATLW 7133310300031115773867%61-11st career win
    Russ SpringerHOUSLNL 2-6 @SLN 2010026000857322556%1348-20Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Shane ReynoldsHOUMONW 10-2 vs MONWCG9322101000132107763171%11537-3010 Strikeouts, 3-hitter
    Billy WagnerHOUCOLL 6-7 vs COLL 211110300072218482%494-3Threw 82% strikes
    Darryl KileHOUFLOW 1-0 vs FLOWSHO940003610235119704959%18254-60Complete game/Shutout
    Russ SpringerHOULANW 4-3 vs LAN 1.120000200062418675%1548-22Threw 75% strikes
    Mike MagnanteHOUCHNW 7-3 vs CHN 2.2100003000940271368%20012-18200th career game
    Darryl KileHOUCINW 2-1 vs CINW 8211141200030120744662%19462-6112 Strikeouts
    Jose LimaHOUCINW 6-5 vs CIN 220000300082217577%939-20Threw 77% strikes
    Jose CabreraHOUCHNW 5-3 @CHN 0.1100000000265183%10-01st career game
    Mike MagnanteHOUCHNW 5-3 @CHNSv 0.2000000000284450%20712-181st career save
    Jose LimaHOUMONW 8-6 @MON 1.231100110193931879%959-20Threw 79% strikes
    Mike MagnanteHOUSLNW 7-2 @SLNW 3.2000002000113627975%20813-18Threw 75% strikes
    Tom MartinHOUSLNW 7-4 vs SLNSv 110001100051812667%353-21st career save
    Ramon GarciaHOUNYNL 5-8 vs NYN 7.242211100002799623763%8512-1510 Strikeouts
    Mike HamptonHOUNYNW 6-0 vs NYNWSHO930003700032115714462%13231-29Complete game/Shutout, 3-hitter
    Darryl KileHOUFLOL 5-6 @FLO 784414700033119724761%20067-61200th career game
    Russ SpringerHOUPHIW 11-6 vs PHISv 2100002000750381276%1739-23Threw 76% strikes
    Mike MagnanteHOUCOLW 9-1 vs COL 200001400072821775%21813-18Threw 75% strikes
    Ramon GarciaHOUMILW 4-0 vs MILWSHO950004400033114714362%9114-16Complete game/Shutout
    Oscar HenriquezHOUSFNL 1-5 @SFN 10000000003149564%10-01st career game
    Shane ReynoldsHOULANW 10-3 vs LANW 772210110002884671780%13842-3911 Strikeouts, Threw 80% strikes
    Darryl KileHOULANW 5-1 vs LANW 8411141300032128755359%20770-6413 Strikeouts
    Manuel BarriosHOUSDNW 15-3 vs SDN 1222021000727141352%10-01st career game

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