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1997 HOUSTON ASTROS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Houston,TX
Team Record:  84-78   .519
Result:   1st in National League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Larry Dierker
General Manager:   Gerry Hunsicker
Stadium:  Astrodome
Attendance:  2,046,781
Payroll:  $32,935,000
Playoffs:  Lost in 1st Round (Braves)

Houston Astros affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Tony Pena (40)
Youngest Player:  Richard Hidalgo (21)
Longest Tenure:  Craig Biggio (10)
Top Hitter:  Jeff Bagwell (1)
Top Pitcher:  Darryl Kile (6)
Top Draft Pick:  Lance Berkman (#16)

Roster Continuity:  52.48%
Top Prospect:   Richard Hidalgo
National League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Houston8478.519--
Pittsburgh7983.4885.0
Cincinnati7686.4698.0
St. Louis7389.45111.0
Chi Cubs6894.42016.0

TEAM INFORMATION
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1997-04-01vs ATL1W  2-1-44,618 Shane ReynoldsJohn SmoltzShane ReynoldsJohn SmoltzBilly Wagner211
1997-04-02vs ATL2W  4-3-16,308 Mike HamptonGreg MadduxMike HamptonGreg MadduxBilly Wagner642
1997-04-03vs ATL3L  2-3-17,963 Darryl KileTom GlavineTom GlavineDarryl KileMark Wohlers871
1997-04-04vs SLN4W  3-2-25,985 Chris HoltMatt MorrisRuss SpringerEric Ludwick 1192
1997-04-05vs SLN5W  6-2-25,957 Sid FernandezDonovan OsborneSid FernandezDonovan OsborneRamon Garcia17116
1997-04-06vs SLN6W  3-2-18,752 Shane ReynoldsTodd StottlemyreTom MartinJohn FrascatoreBilly Wagner20137
1997-04-08@ ATL7L  2-4-31,064Mike HamptonTom GlavineTom GlavineMike HamptonMark Wohlers22175
1997-04-09@ ATL8L  3-4-33,986Darryl KileDenny NeagleAlan EmbreeJose Lima 25214
1997-04-10@ ATL9W  5-3-33,637Chris HoltJohn SmoltzChris HoltJohn SmoltzJohn Hudek30246
1997-04-11@ SLN10L  2-4-23,744Shane ReynoldsDonovan OsborneRich BatchelorShane ReynoldsDennis Eckersley32284
1997-04-12@ SLN11W  7-5-28,235Ramon GarciaTodd StottlemyreRamon GarciaTodd StottlemyreBilly Wagner39336
1997-04-13@ SLN12L  2-6-22,705Mike HamptonAlan BenesAlan BenesMike HamptonDennis Eckersley41392
1997-04-14@ SLN13W  4-2-22,623Darryl KileMatt MorrisBilly WagnerDennis EckersleyJohn Hudek45414
1997-04-15vs MON14L  5-7-18,602 Chris HoltPedro MartinezPedro MartinezChris Holt 50482
1997-04-16vs MON15W  10-2-14,046 Shane ReynoldsMarc ValdesShane ReynoldsMarc Valdes 605010
1997-04-18@ LAN16L  3-5-38,937Mike HamptonRamon MartinezRamon MartinezMike HamptonTodd Worrell63558
1997-04-19@ LAN17W  2-1-46,244Darryl KileHideo NomoDarryl KileHideo NomoBilly Wagner65569
1997-04-20@ LAN18W  3-1-33,250Chris HoltIsmael ValdezChris HoltTom CandiottiJohn Hudek685711
1997-04-22@ SDN19W  12-3-16,748Shane ReynoldsFernando ValenzuelaShane ReynoldsFernando Valenzuela 806020
1997-04-23@ SDN20W  11-7-15,534Mike HamptonJoey HamiltonRamon GarciaTim Worrell 916724
1997-04-25vs SFN21W  5-4-26,705 Darryl KileMark GardnerBilly WagnerJoe Roa 967125
1997-04-26vs SFN22L  0-2-36,837 Chris HoltShawn EstesShawn EstesChris Holt 967323
1997-04-27vs SFN23L  2-3-22,316 Shane ReynoldsOsvaldo FernandezOsvaldo FernandezShane ReynoldsRod Beck987622
1997-04-28vs COL24L  6-7-13,510 Mike HamptonJamey WrightJeff McCurryBilly WagnerBruce Ruffin1048321
1997-04-29vs COL25W  3-1-13,567 Donne WallRoger BaileyDonne WallRoger BaileyJohn Hudek1078423
1997-04-30@ MON26L  6-8-12,346Darryl KileCarlos PerezCarlos PerezDarryl KileUgueth Urbina1139221
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1997-05-01@ MON27L  0-4-12,328Chris HoltPedro MartinezPedro MartinezChris Holt 1139617
1997-05-02vs FLO28W  2-1-25,421 Shane ReynoldsPat RappShane ReynoldsPat RappBilly Wagner1159718
1997-05-03vs FLO29L  8-9-24,539 Mike HamptonTony SaundersFelix HerediaRamon GarciaJay Powell12310617
1997-05-04vs FLO30W  1-0-16,469 Darryl KileKevin BrownDarryl KileKevin Brown 12410618
1997-05-05vs PHI31W  9-2-11,268 Chris HoltMark LeiterChris HoltMark Leiter 13310825
1997-05-06vs PHI32L  1-5-12,179 Ramon GarciaCurt SchillingCurt SchillingRamon Garcia 13411321
1997-05-07vs NYN33L  1-4-12,574 Shane ReynoldsArmando ReynosoArmando ReynosoTom MartinJohn Franco13511718
1997-05-08vs NYN34W  4-2-12,842 Mike HamptonRick ReedMike HamptonRick ReedBilly Wagner13911920
1997-05-09@ FLO35L  2-3-30,525Darryl KileKevin BrownRobb NenJose Lima 14112219
1997-05-10@ FLO36W  4-2-42,132Chris HoltRick HellingChris HoltRick HellingBilly Wagner14512421
1997-05-11@ FLO37L  3-6-30,030Donne WallAlex FernandezAlex FernandezDonne WallRobb Nen14813018
1997-05-12@ FLO38L  4-11-15,342Shane ReynoldsPat RappRob StaniferShane Reynolds 15214111
1997-05-13@ NYN39L  3-4-13,997Mike HamptonArmando ReynosoGreg McMichaelRuss SpringerJohn Franco15514510
1997-05-14@ NYN40W  1-0-13,051Darryl KileRick ReedDarryl KileGreg McMichaelBilly Wagner15614511
1997-05-16@ PHI41W  12-7-13,456Chris HoltMark LeiterChris HoltMark Leiter 16815216
1997-05-17@ PHI42L  2-4-17,138Shane ReynoldsCurt SchillingCurt SchillingShane ReynoldsRicky Bottalico17015614
1997-05-18@ PHI43L  3-5-17,367Mike HamptonGarrett StephensonGarrett StephensonMike HamptonRicky Bottalico17316112
1997-05-19@ PHI44W  9-5-15,122Darryl KileCalvin MaduroDarryl KileCalvin Maduro 18216616
1997-05-20vs CIN45L  4-7-14,954 Chris HoltJohn SmileyJohn SmileyRuss SpringerJeff Shaw18617313
1997-05-21vs CIN46W  4-3-15,088 Shane ReynoldsMike MorganTom MartinScott Sullivan 19017614
1997-05-23@ COL47L  7-8-48,127Donne WallBobby JonesBobby JonesDonne WallSteve Reed19718413
1997-05-24@ COL48W  7-0-48,129Darryl KileJohn BurkeDarryl KileJohn Burke 20418420
1997-05-25@ COL49L  5-8-48,222Chris HoltRoger BaileyRoger BaileyRamon GarciaMike Munoz20919217
1997-05-26@ SFN50L  3-4-16,059Shane ReynoldsKirk RueterJulian TavarezJose Lima 21219616
1997-05-27@ SFN51L  4-5-8,437Mike HamptonMark GardnerRod BeckBilly Wagner 21620115
1997-05-29vs SDN52W  10-6-13,793 Darryl KileFernando ValenzuelaDarryl KileFernando Valenzuela 22620719
1997-05-30vs SDN53L  2-9-31,339 Chris HoltWill CunnaneWill CunnaneChris HoltTim Worrell22821612
1997-05-31vs SDN54L  5-12-39,286 Shane ReynoldsSterling HitchcockSterling HitchcockShane ReynoldsPete Smith2332285
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1997-06-01vs SDN55L  3-6-19,899 Mike HamptonJoey HamiltonJoey HamiltonBilly WagnerTrevor Hoffman2362342
1997-06-02vs LAN56W  2-0-16,227 Donne WallHideo NomoDonne WallHideo NomoJose Lima2382344
1997-06-03vs LAN57W  4-3-17,268 Darryl KilePedro AstacioMike MagnanteScott Radinsky 2422375
1997-06-04@ CIN58W  5-2-18,849Chris HoltDave BurbaChris HoltDave BurbaBilly Wagner2472398
1997-06-05@ CIN59L  5-6-22,437Shane ReynoldsPete SchourekPete SchourekShane ReynoldsJeff Shaw2522457
1997-06-06@ SDN60W  8-7-21,700Mike HamptonJoey HamiltonJose LimaJoey HamiltonBilly Wagner2602528
1997-06-07@ SDN61L  4-5-34,763Donne WallHeath MurrayTrevor HoffmanRamon Garcia 2642577
1997-06-08@ SDN62W  9-0-28,939Darryl KileFernando ValenzuelaDarryl KileFernando Valenzuela 27325716
1997-06-09@ LAN63L  3-8-25,585Chris HoltRamon MartinezRamon MartinezChris Holt 27626511
1997-06-10@ LAN64W  6-3-26,491Shane ReynoldsIsmael ValdezMike MagnanteAntonio OsunaBilly Wagner28226814
1997-06-11@ LAN65L  5-10-52,873Mike HamptonChan Ho ParkChan Ho ParkMike Hampton 2872789
1997-06-13vs MIN66L  1-8-30,956 Donne WallBrad RadkeBrad RadkeDonne Wall 2882862
1997-06-14vs MIN67L  1-6-27,172 Darryl KileRich RobertsonRich RobertsonDarryl Kile 289292-3
1997-06-15vs MIN68W  3-2-28,218 Chris HoltBob TewksburyBilly WagnerEddie Guardado 292294-2
1997-06-16@ KCA69L  2-5-22,528Mike HamptonJose RosadoJose RosadoMike Hampton 294299-5
1997-06-17@ KCA70W  10-2-20,588Ramon GarciaChris HaneyRamon GarciaChris Haney 3043013
1997-06-18@ KCA71L  2-6-20,085Donne WallJim PittsleyJim PittsleyDonne Wall 306307-1
1997-06-20vs CHN72W  7-3-30,085 Darryl KileSteve TrachselDarryl KileSteve Trachsel 3133103
1997-06-21vs CHN73W  7-3-25,227 Chris HoltFrank CastilloChris HoltFrank Castillo 3203137
1997-06-22vs CHN74W  3-1-23,407 Mike HamptonKevin FosterMike HamptonKevin FosterBilly Wagner3233149
1997-06-23vs PIT75L  0-6-16,738 Ramon GarciaFrancisco CordovaFrancisco CordovaRamon Garcia 3233203
1997-06-24vs PIT76L  3-8-17,972 Donne WallJon LieberJon LieberDonne Wall 326328-2
1997-06-25vs PIT77W  5-1-26,954 Darryl KileSteve CookeDarryl KileClint Sodowsky 3313292
1997-06-26@ CHN78W  7-6-30,473Chris HoltFrank CastilloBilly WagnerTerry AdamsBlas Minor3383353
1997-06-27@ CHN79L  1-2-28,265Mike HamptonKevin FosterKevin FosterMike HamptonTurk Wendell3393372
1997-06-28@ CHN80L  2-5-38,244Ramon GarciaGeremi GonzalezGeremi GonzalezRamon GarciaKent Bottenfield341342-1
1997-06-29@ CHN81W  10-8-30,542Tommy GreeneTerry MulhollandBlas MinorTerry MulhollandBilly Wagner3513501
1997-06-30vs CLE82L  4-6-29,051 Darryl KileCharles NagyJose MesaTom MartinMichael Jackson355356-1
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1997-07-01vs CLE83L  6-8-23,998 Chris HoltJaret WrightEric PlunkJose LimaMichael Jackson361364-3
1997-07-02vs CLE84W  6-2-25,661 Mike HamptonOrel HershiserMike HamptonOrel Hershiser 3673661
1997-07-03vs CIN85L  3-4-14,708 Ramon GarciaJohn SmileyJohn SmileyRamon GarciaJeff Shaw3703700
1997-07-04vs CIN86L  2-4-34,080 Tommy GreeneMike MorganMike MorganTommy GreeneJeff Shaw372374-2
1997-07-05vs CIN87W  2-1-24,022 Darryl KileKent MerckerDarryl KileKent MerckerBilly Wagner374375-1
1997-07-06vs CIN88W  6-5-25,564 Mike HamptonDave BurbaBilly WagnerMike Remlinger 3803800
1997-07-10@ PIT89W  7-0-17,335Darryl KileJason SchmidtDarryl KileJason Schmidt 3873807
1997-07-11@ PIT90W  10-0-21,913Mike HamptonEsteban LoaizaMike HamptonEsteban Loaiza 39738017
1997-07-12@ PIT91L  0-3-44,119Chris HoltFrancisco CordovaRicardo RinconJohn Hudek 39738314
1997-07-13@ PIT92L  3-5-25,675Ramon GarciaJon LieberClint SodowskyRuss SpringerRich Loiselle40038812
1997-07-14@ CHN93W  9-7-27,803Shane ReynoldsFrank CastilloBilly WagnerRamon TatisRuss Springer40939514
1997-07-15@ CHN94W  5-3-19,323Darryl KileKevin FosterDarryl KileMel RojasMike Magnante41439816
1997-07-16vs SFN95W  8-1-24,522 Mike HamptonKeith FoulkeMike HamptonKeith Foulke 42239923
1997-07-17vs SFN96L  1-3-29,955 Chris HoltMark GardnerMark GardnerChris HoltRod Beck42340221
1997-07-18@ MON97W  2-0-19,379Ramon GarciaPedro MartinezRamon GarciaPedro MartinezBilly Wagner42540223
1997-07-19@ MON98W  8-6-34,518Shane ReynoldsJeff JudenShane ReynoldsJeff JudenBilly Wagner43340825
1997-07-20@ MON99W  9-0-26,873Darryl KileDustin HermansonDarryl KileDustin Hermanson 44240834
1997-07-22@ SLN100W  4-2-33,964Mike HamptonAndy BenesMike HamptonAndy BenesBilly Wagner44641036
1997-07-23@ SLN101W  7-2-33,376Chris HoltTodd StottlemyreMike MagnanteTodd Stottlemyre 45341241
1997-07-24vs MON102W  10-5-23,889 Shane ReynoldsPedro MartinezTom MartinAnthony Telford 46341746
1997-07-25vs MON103W  5-2-35,102 Darryl KileJeff JudenDarryl KileJeff Juden 46841949
1997-07-26vs MON104W  9-8-33,868 Ramon GarciaDustin HermansonBilly WagnerUgueth Urbina 47742750
1997-07-27vs MON105W  7-2-26,713 Mike HamptonJim BullingerMike HamptonJim Bullinger 48442955
1997-07-28vs SLN106L  1-2-25,995 Chris HoltTodd StottlemyreTodd StottlemyreChris HoltDennis Eckersley48543154
1997-07-29vs SLN107W  5-4-25,399 Shane ReynoldsDonovan OsborneShane ReynoldsDonovan OsborneBilly Wagner49043555
1997-07-30vs SLN108W  7-4-28,204 Darryl KileAlan BenesDarryl KileTony FossasTom Martin49743958
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1997-08-01vs NYN109L  5-8-33,589 Ramon GarciaDave MlickiJohn FrancoJose Lima 50244755
1997-08-02vs NYN110W  6-0-31,929 Mike HamptonBobby JonesMike HamptonBobby Jones 50844761
1997-08-03vs NYN111W  3-2-35,788 Shane ReynoldsBrian BohanonTom MartinGreg McMichael 51144962
1997-08-04@ FLO112L  1-4-18,323Chris HoltLivan HernandezLivan HernandezChris HoltJay Powell51245359
1997-08-05@ FLO113L  5-6-25,483Darryl KileTony SaundersRobb NenBilly Wagner 51745958
1997-08-06@ PHI114L  4-6-15,557Ramon GarciaGarrett StephensonGarrett StephensonRamon GarciaRicky Bottalico52146556
1997-08-07@ PHI115L  5-6-18,046Mike HamptonMatt BeechBilly BrewerTom Martin 52647155
1997-08-08@ NYN116L  1-6-23,818Shane ReynoldsBrian BohanonBrian BohanonShane Reynolds 52747750
1997-08-09@ NYN117W  8-3-34,352Chris HoltBobby JonesRuss SpringerMel Rojas 53548055
1997-08-10@ NYN118W  11-8-32,914Darryl KileRick ReedDarryl KileRick ReedTom Martin54648858
1997-08-11@ NYN119W  8-3-20,452Ramon GarciaPete HarnischRamon GarciaPete Harnisch 55449163
1997-08-12vs FLO120W  13-2-19,296 Mike HamptonAl LeiterMike HamptonAl Leiter 56749374
1997-08-13vs FLO121L  6-8-22,543 Shane ReynoldsAlex FernandezAlex FernandezJose LimaRobb Nen57350172
1997-08-15vs PHI122L  1-5-31,837 Chris HoltCurt SchillingCurt SchillingChris Holt 57450668
1997-08-16vs PHI123L  3-5-28,260 Darryl KileTyler GreenJerry SpradlinBilly WagnerRicky Bottalico57751166
1997-08-17vs PHI124W  11-6-23,161 Ramon GarciaGarrett StephensonTom MartinWayne GomesRuss Springer58851771
1997-08-19vs ATL125L  3-4-32,145 Mike HamptonJohn SmoltzJohn SmoltzMike HamptonMark Wohlers59152170
1997-08-20vs ATL126L  1-3-25,593 Shane ReynoldsTom GlavineTom GlavineShane ReynoldsMark Wohlers59252468
1997-08-21vs COL127W  10-4-22,962 Chris HoltRoger BaileyChris HoltRoger Bailey 60252874
1997-08-22vs COL128W  9-1-33,061 Darryl KileJohn ThomsonDarryl KileJohn Thomson 61152982
1997-08-23vs COL129L  3-6-32,374 Ramon GarciaPedro AstacioSteve ReedJohn HudekJerry DiPoto61453579
1997-08-24vs COL130W  3-1-28,918 Mike HamptonJamey WrightMike HamptonJamey Wright 61753681
1997-08-26@ ATL131L  6-7-37,313Shane ReynoldsTom GlavineBrad ClontzBilly Wagner 62354380
1997-08-27@ ATL132W  6-4-33,019Chris HoltGreg MadduxJohn HudekPaul ByrdJose Lima62954782
1997-08-28@ ATL133L  2-4-37,849Darryl KileDenny NeagleDenny NeagleDarryl KileMark Wohlers63155180
1997-08-29@ CHA134L  4-5-21,312Ramon GarciaScott EyreKeith FoulkeJohn HudekMatt Karchner63555679
1997-08-30@ CHA135L  2-9-28,051Mike HamptonJason BereJason BereMike Hampton 63756572
1997-08-31@ CHA136L  1-3-22,916Shane ReynoldsJames BaldwinJames BaldwinShane ReynoldsMatt Karchner63856870
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttHOU PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1997-09-01vs MIL137L  2-3-35,685 Chris HoltJoel AdamsonJoel AdamsonChris HoltDoug Jones64057169
1997-09-02vs MIL138L  2-4-18,258 Darryl KileJeff D'AmicoRon VilloneDarryl KileDoug Jones64257567
1997-09-03vs MIL139W  4-0-13,580 Ramon GarciaScott KarlRamon GarciaScott Karl 64657571
1997-09-04@ SFN140W  14-2-8,565Mike HamptonMark GardnerMike HamptonMark Gardner 66057783
1997-09-05@ SFN141L  1-4-11,934Shane ReynoldsShawn EstesRoberto HernandezShane ReynoldsRod Beck66158180
1997-09-06@ SFN142L  3-5-17,636Chris HoltWilson AlvarezJulian TavarezBilly WagnerRoberto Hernandez66458678
1997-09-07@ SFN143L  1-5-19,861Darryl KileKirk RueterKirk RueterDarryl Kile 66559174
1997-09-09@ COL144W  7-4-48,039Mike HamptonJamey WrightMike HamptonJamey WrightRuss Springer67259577
1997-09-10@ COL145L  7-9-42,321Ramon GarciaFrank CastilloCurt LeskanicMike MagnanteJerry DiPoto67960475
1997-09-12vs LAN146W  10-3-36,817 Shane ReynoldsChan Ho ParkShane ReynoldsChan Ho Park 68960782
1997-09-13vs LAN147W  5-1-33,130 Darryl KileTom CandiottiDarryl KileTom Candiotti 69460886
1997-09-14vs LAN148L  3-4-32,666 Chris HoltHideo NomoScott RadinskyBilly WagnerTodd Worrell69761285
1997-09-15vs SDN149L  3-4-22,566 Mike HamptonPete SmithPete SmithMike HamptonTrevor Hoffman70061684
1997-09-16vs SDN150W  15-3-15,156 Ramon GarciaSterling HitchcockRamon GarciaSterling Hitchcock 71561996
1997-09-17@ PIT151W  8-4-27,422Shane ReynoldsJason SchmidtShane ReynoldsJason Schmidt 723623100
1997-09-18@ PIT152L  3-12-14,852Darryl KileFrancisco CordovaFrancisco CordovaDarryl Kile 72663591
1997-09-19@ CIN153L  4-5-21,791Chris HoltDave BurbaDave BurbaChris HoltJeff Shaw73064090
1997-09-20@ CIN154W  4-1-20,197Mike HamptonBrett TomkoMike HamptonBrett TomkoBilly Wagner73464193
1997-09-21@ CIN155W  8-3-22,652Ramon GarciaMike MorganRamon GarciaMike Morgan 74264498
1997-09-22@ CIN156W  6-3-17,411Shane ReynoldsMike RemlingerRuss SpringerStan BelindaBilly Wagner748647101
1997-09-23vs CHN157W  5-3-19,380 Darryl KileSteve TrachselDarryl KileSteve TrachselBilly Wagner753650103
1997-09-24vs CHN158L  1-3-41,560 Chris HoltMark ClarkMark ClarkChris HoltTerry Adams754653101
1997-09-25vs CHN159W  9-1-35,623 Mike HamptonGeremi GonzalezMike HamptonGeremi Gonzalez 763654109
1997-09-26vs PIT160W  2-0-37,850 Ramon GarciaEsteban LoaizaRamon GarciaEsteban LoaizaBilly Wagner765654111
1997-09-27vs PIT161W  8-1-36,170 Shane ReynoldsJason SchmidtShane ReynoldsJason Schmidt 773655118
1997-09-28vs PIT162L  4-5-30,606 Jose LimaJose SilvaJason ChristiansenOscar HenriquezRich Loiselle777660117


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