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1998 HOUSTON ASTROS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Houston,TX
Team Record:  102-60   .630
Result:   1st in National League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Larry Dierker
General Manager:   Gerry Hunsicker
Stadium:  Astrodome
Attendance:  2,458,451
Payroll:  $40,629,000
Playoffs:  Lost in 1st Round (Padres)

Houston Astros affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Jack Howell (36)
Youngest Player:  Scott Elarton (22)
Longest Tenure:  Craig Biggio (11)
Top Hitter:  Craig Biggio (4)
Top Pitcher:  Shane Reynolds (6)
Top Draft Pick:  Brad Lidge (#17)

Roster Continuity:  55.98%
National League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Houston10260.630--
Chi Cubs9073.55212.5
St. Louis8379.51219.0
Cincinnati7785.47525.0
Milwaukee7488.45728.0
Pittsburgh6993.42633.0

TEAM INFORMATION
Players with a dark gray box next to their salary have salaries above the league average. Players who did not start the season on a Major League roster were assumed to earn the major league minimum unless otherwise specified. Check out the payrolls section for more information.
PlayerPosAgeSalaryAvg?Lg Rank 
Jeff Bagwell1B30$ 7,945,000  12 
Craig Biggio2B-C32$ 6,145,000  29 
Randy JohnsonP34$ 6,000,000  32 
Moises AlouLF-RF31$ 5,020,000  56 
Derek BellRF-CF29$ 4,250,000  87 
Shane ReynoldsP30$ 3,325,000   
Mike HamptonP25$ 2,250,000   
Brad AusmusC29$ 1,600,000   
Pete SchourekP29$ 1,600,000   
Bill SpiersSS-3B32$ 1,600,000   
Carl EverettCF-RF27$ 1,075,000   
Sean Berry3B32$ 1,000,000   
Ricky GutierrezSS28$ 850,000   
Tim BogarSS-3B31$ 725,000   
Tony EusebioC31$ 725,000   
Doug HenryP34$ 725,000   
Dave ClarkRF-LF35$ 700,000   
Mike MagnanteP33$ 600,000   
Jack Howell3B36$ 500,000   
Sean BergmanP28$ 465,000   
Jay PowellP26$ 320,000   
Pete IncavigliaLF34$ 300,000   
Billy WagnerP26$ 280,000   
J.R. Phillips1B28$ 250,000   
Jose LimaP25$ 240,000   
Ray MontgomeryRF-LF28$ 185,000   
C.J. NitkowskiP25$ 185,000   
Jose CabreraP26$ 180,000   
Trever MillerP25$ 175,000   
Scott ElartonP22$ 170,000   
Mike GrzanichP25$ 170,000   
Ricky GutierrezSS28$ 170,000   
John HalamaP26$ 170,000   
Reggie HarrisP29$ 170,000   
Richard HidalgoRF-CF22$ 170,000   
Pete IncavigliaLF34$ 170,000   
Russ Johnson3B-2B25$ 170,000   
Mitch MeluskeyC24$ 170,000   
Bob ScanlanP31$ 170,000   
Daryle Ward1B23$ 170,000   


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