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1997 Houston Astros (MLB)

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W-L Record: 84-78 .519
Rank: 1st in National League Central
Run Differential: 777-660 + 117
Roster Continuity 52.48% 24/28
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 (#30), Russ Johnson (#30)
National League Central Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1997 Houston Astros season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    53Bobby AbreuLF6-0197L-R231996UDFAMLB-Retired
    11Brad AusmusC5-11195R-R281993NYA: 1987-48-1152MLB--
    5Jeff Bagwell1B6-0195R-R291991BOS: 1989-4-110MLB--
    46Manuel BarriosP6-0185R-R221997Not draftedMLB--
    14Derek BellRF-CF6-2215R-R281991TOR: 1987-2-49MLB--
    77Sean Berry3B5-11200R-R311990KCA: 1986-1-9MLB--
    7Craig Biggio2B-C5-11180R-R311988HOU: 1987-1-22MLB--
    18Tim BogarSS-3B6-2198R-R301993NYN: 1987-8-212MLB--
    46Jose CabreraP6-0180R-R251997Not draftedMLB--
    21Chuck CarrCF-OF5-10165B-R291990CIN: 1986-9-228MLB--
    25Tony EusebioC6-2210R-R301991Not draftedMLB--
    50Sid FernandezP6-1230L-L341983LAN: 1981-3-73MLB--
    59Ramon GarciaP6-2200R-R271991Not draftedMLB--
    20Luis GonzalezLF6-2190L-R291990HOU: 1988-4-90MLB--
    50Tommy GreeneP6-5225R-R301989ATL: 1985-1-14MLB--
    12Ricky GutierrezSS6-1175R-R271993BAL: 1988-1-30MLB--
    32Mike HamptonP5-10180R-L241993SEA: 1990-6-161MLB--
    41Oscar HenriquezP6-6220R-R231997Not draftedMLB--
    51Richard HidalgoRF-CF6-3190R-R211997Not draftedMLB--
    41Chris HoltP6-4205R-R251996HOU: 1992-3-69MLB--
    5Thomas HowardLF-CF6-2205B-R321990SDN: 1986-1-11MLB--
    43John HudekP6-1205B-R301994CHA: 1988-10-249MLB--
    38Russ Johnson3B-2B5-10180R-R241997HOU: 1994-1-30MLB--
    57Darryl KileP6-5212R-R281991HOU: 1987-30-782MLB--
    15Randy KnorrC6-2215R-R281991TOR: 1986-10-263MLB--
    33Jose LimaP6-2205R-R241994Not draftedMLB--
    4Pat ListachSS-CF5-9170B-R291992MIL: 1988-5-133MLB--
    52Mike MagnanteP6-1185L-L321991KCA: 1988-11-283MLB--
    38Tom MartinP6-1200L-L271997BAL: 1988-6-139MLB--
    43Blas MinorP6-3203R-R311992PIT: 1988-6-148MLB--
    39Ray MontgomeryRF-LF6-3195R-R271996HOU: 1990-13-359MLB--
    24James MoutonLF-CF5-9175R-R281994HOU: 1991-7-183MLB--
    4Tony PenaC6-0185R-R401980Not draftedMLB--
    31J.R. Phillips1B6-1185L-L271993CAL: 1988-4-91MLB--
    29Ken RamosRF-LF6-1185L-L301997CHN: 1986-6-140MLB--
    37Shane ReynoldsP6-3210R-R291992HOU: 1989-3-72MLB--
    3Luis RiveraSS5-9175R-R331986Not draftedMLB--
    28Bill SpiersSS-3B6-2190L-R311989MIL: 1987-1-13MLB--
    36Russ SpringerP6-4220R-R281992NYA: 1989-7-181MLB--
    13Billy WagnerP5-11180L-L251995HOU: 1993-1-12MLB--
    18Donne WallP6-1205R-R291995HOU: 1989-18-464MLB--

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