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1970 Covington Astros

1970 > Class Rookie > 1970 Appalachian League
Overall: 32-24
Scored 286 runs, Allowed 263 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 30-26

Affiliation: Houston Astros-NL
Manager: Dick Smith
Represented: Covington, VA
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1969 / 1971

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Richard Busby 18 47 176 151 28 45 5 3 4 18 5 2 21 32 .298 .377 .450 .827 68 0 1 3
2 Leonnard Davis 19 20 60 47 7 9 2 1 3 10 0 1 13 23 .191 .367 .468 .835 22 0 0 0
3 Jesus de la Rosa 16 54 222 209 32 55 12 0 6 28 4 0 9 41 .263 .302 .407 .709 85 3 0 1
4 Ronald DeJean 18 11 32 25 5 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 5 8 .280 .400 .280 .680 7 0 2 0
5 Juan Diaz 17 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
6 Larry Eldridge 19 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
7 Mario Freeman 19 16 37 35 4 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 7 .257 .297 .257 .554 9 0 0 0
8 William Gardner 17 8 12 11 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .182 .182 .182 .364 2 0 1 0
9 Clark Gillies 16 5 13 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 .077 .077 .077 .154 1 0 0 0
10 Greg Gross* 17 54 229 211 40 74 8 3 2 27 12 4 17 27 .351 .397 .445 .843 94 0 0 1
11 Anthony Lang* 19 7 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .143 .250 .143 .393 1 0 0 0
12 Francisco Lopez 19 10 30 29 4 9 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 .310 .300 .345 .645 10 0 0 1
13 John McLaren 18 40 146 121 22 29 2 0 3 11 0 1 20 22 .240 .354 .331 .685 40 2 2 1
14 Willie Melendez 19 17 67 57 7 8 0 1 0 3 0 0 9 17 .140 .269 .175 .444 10 1 0 0
15 John Midura 20 8 15 11 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 .273 .467 .364 .830 4 0 0 0
16 Henry Moore* 18 10 25 24 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 8 .167 .167 .208 .375 5 0 1 0
17 Luis Rodriguez 20 41 152 138 22 36 5 0 4 23 1 0 7 24 .261 .318 .384 .702 53 5 1 1
18 Donald Russell 21 12 49 36 8 13 4 0 1 11 1 1 11 3 .361 .490 .556 1.045 20 0 0 2
19 Rick Sanderlin 18 49 204 177 32 54 8 1 6 28 12 1 24 39 .305 .392 .463 .855 82 2 0 1
20 Joel Serna 25 46 193 170 24 47 3 2 1 21 6 2 16 18 .276 .342 .335 .677 57 2 3 2
21 Kyle Shook 19 8 16 16 5 6 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 4 .375 .375 .625 1.000 10 0 0 0
22 Jose Sosa 17 10 21 21 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 .286 .286 .286 .571 6 0 0 0
23 Hector Stefany 17 8 16 15 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 8 .133 .188 .133 .321 2 0 0 0
24 Don Stratton 17 12 39 35 3 6 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 9 .171 .211 .229 .439 8 0 1 1
25 James Streleski* 18 5 5 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .200 .400 .600 2 0 0 0
26 Efrain Urquiola 18 11 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .167 .000 .167 0 0 1 0
27 Elvin Villalobos 18 7 7 6 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 .167 .286 .167 .452 1 0 0 0
28 Milton Villalobos 17 19 9 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .222 .222 .444 2 0 0 0
29 Alton Williams* 18 53 219 186 23 38 5 1 5 24 3 6 27 62 .204 .307 .323 .630 60 2 1 3
30 Thomas Wise 18 23 74 57 8 16 3 0 3 10 0 0 11 10 .281 .431 .491 .922 28 4 2 0
30 Players 18.6 56 2085 1829 286 484 64 12 39 233 45 21 202 404 .265 .342 .377 .718 689 21 16 17 5
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 Ronald DeJean 18 7 2 .778 3.80 11 10 1 0 0 71.0 73 46 30 4 30 0 59 2 0 3 1.451 9.3 0.5 3.8 7.5 1.97
2 Juan Diaz 17 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 4.0 3 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.250 6.8 0.0 4.5 2.2 0.50
3 Larry Eldridge 19 0 0 1.50 4 0 0 0 0 6.0 5 3 1 0 5 0 7 1 0 1 1.667 7.5 0.0 7.5 10.5 1.40
4 William Gardner 17 2 0 1.000 4.66 8 4 0 0 0 29.0 34 16 15 3 16 0 22 0 0 1 1.724 10.6 0.9 5.0 6.8 1.38
5 Clark Gillies 16 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 3 2 0 0 3 0 5 1 0 0 1.000 4.5 0.0 4.5 7.5 1.67
6 John Midura 20 2 2 .500 6.57 8 6 2 0 1 37.0 46 33 27 4 13 0 37 1 0 0 1.595 11.2 1.0 3.2 9.0 2.85
7 Henry Moore* 18 4 2 .667 2.53 10 7 2 0 2 57.0 39 27 16 4 20 0 68 0 0 1 1.035 6.2 0.6 3.2 10.7 3.40
8 Kyle Shook 19 1 4 .200 3.64 8 6 2 0 0 42.0 37 27 17 1 25 0 42 1 0 1 1.476 7.9 0.2 5.4 9.0 1.68
9 Jose Sosa 17 3 5 .375 3.44 10 10 1 0 0 55.0 42 31 21 1 40 0 50 4 1 6 1.491 6.9 0.2 6.5 8.2 1.25
10 Don Stratton 17 7 5 .583 2.81 12 12 8 0 0 93.0 87 39 29 5 20 0 107 4 0 2 1.151 8.4 0.5 1.9 10.4 5.35
11 James Streleski* 18 0 1 .000 13.91 5 0 0 0 1 11.0 16 22 17 1 20 0 12 2 0 2 3.273 13.1 0.8 16.4 9.8 0.60
12 Efrain Urquiola 18 3 2 .600 3.68 11 0 0 0 3 22.0 22 11 9 4 9 1 19 1 0 1 1.409 9.0 1.6 3.7 7.8 2.11
13 Milton Villalobos 17 3 1 .750 0.82 19 1 1 0 11 33.0 15 4 3 0 14 0 35 1 0 2 0.879 4.1 0.0 3.8 9.5 2.50
13 Players 17.8 32 24 .571 3.58 56 56 39 17 2 18 465.0 422 263 185 27 217 1 464 18 1 20 1.374 8.2 0.5 4.2 9.0 2.14

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
John McLaren 39 333 28 6 0 .984 9.26 15
Willie Melendez 17 158 5 3 2 .982 9.59 13

1B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jesus de la Rosa 54 356 38 19 19 .954 7.30
Clark Gillies 2 8 2 1 1 .909 5.00
Donald Russell 2 5 0 0 2 1.000 2.50
Anthony Lang 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

2B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Joel Serna 45 105 95 15 16 .930 4.44
Mario Freeman 7 17 16 3 2 .917 4.71
Richard Busby 5 11 13 2 3 .923 4.80

3B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Alton Williams 24 24 41 6 3 .915 2.71
Richard Busby 23 21 42 10 5 .863 2.74
Donald Russell 10 18 17 1 3 .972 3.50
Mario Freeman 3 1 5 0 0 1.000 2.00

SS

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Alton Williams 29 31 48 24 3 .767 2.72
Richard Busby 17 25 39 6 3 .914 3.76
Francisco Lopez 9 15 19 7 2 .829 3.78
Hector Stefany 7 8 6 2 3 .875 2.00

OF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Greg Gross 54 93 10 3 3 .972 1.91
Rick Sanderlin 46 60 9 7 0 .908 1.50
Luis Rodriguez 40 40 2 1 0 .977 1.05
Leonnard Davis 19 14 4 6 0 .750 0.95
Thomas Wise 18 18 2 3 1 .870 1.11
Anthony Lang 4 3 0 1 0 .750 0.75
Clark Gillies 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

P

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Milton Villalobos 19 5 8 1 0 .929 0.68
Don Stratton 12 6 14 0 1 1.000 1.67
Ronald DeJean 11 4 7 1 1 .917 1.00
Efrain Urquiola 11 1 4 0 0 1.000 0.45
Henry Moore 10 3 4 0 0 1.000 0.70
Jose Sosa 10 3 8 5 0 .688 1.10
William Gardner 8 2 3 0 0 1.000 0.63
John Midura 8 1 10 2 0 .846 1.38
Kyle Shook 8 1 8 2 0 .818 1.13
James Streleski 5 1 2 1 0 .750 0.60
Larry Eldridge 4 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.50
Juan Diaz 2 0 0 0 0 0.00
Clark Gillies 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Richard Busby 18 R R 6' 1.0" 170 Nov 5, 1951 Bessemer, AL, US
Leonnard Davis 19 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Jun 20, 1951 Daytona Beach, FL, US
Jesus de la Rosa 16 R R 6' 1.0" 153 Aug 5, 1953 Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO
Ronald DeJean 18 R R 6' 4.0" 200 Jun 10, 1952 Denver, CO, US
Juan Diaz 17 R R 6' 2.0" 191 May 26, 1953 Bani, Peravia, DO
Larry Eldridge 19 R R 6' 0.0" 170 1951
Mario Freeman 19 R R Aug 22, 1950
William Gardner 17 R R 6' 2.0" 169 Aug 7, 1952 Chicago, IL, US
Clark Gillies 16 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Apr 7, 1954 Moose Jaw, SK, CA
Greg Gross 17 L L 5' 10.0" 160 Aug 1, 1952 York, PA, US
Anthony Lang 19 L L 6' 2.0" 175 1951
Francisco Lopez 19 R R 5' 11.0" 160 Oct 10, 1950 Ponce, PR
John McLaren 18 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Sep 29, 1951 Galveston, TX, US
Willie Melendez 19 R R 6' 1.0" 175 May 13, 1951 Cidra, PR
John Midura 20 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Dec 16, 1949 Palmer, MA, US
Henry Moore 18 L L 6' 3.0" 198 Aug 5, 1951 Saginaw, MI, US
Luis Rodriguez 20 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Mar 14, 1950 Villalba, PR
Donald Russell 21 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Feb 2, 1949 Baltimore, MD, US
Rick Sanderlin 18 R R 5' 9.0" 165 Dec 27, 1951 Pasadena, CA, US
Joel Serna 25 R R Feb 1, 1945
Kyle Shook 19 R R 6' 0.0" 205 Jan 13, 1951 Beaumont, TX, US
Jose Sosa 17 R R 5' 11.0" 158 Dec 28, 1952 Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO
Hector Stefany 17 R R 6' 0.0" 155 1953 La Romana, La Romana, DO
Don Stratton 17 R R 6' 3.0" 180 Aug 20, 1952 Los Angeles, CA, US
James Streleski 18 L L 6' 2.0" 175 Apr 3, 1952 Dayton, OH, US
Efrain Urquiola 18 R R Jul 27, 1951
Elvin Villalobos 18 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Jul 25, 1951
Milton Villalobos 17 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Sep 15, 1952 Cabo Rojo, PR
Alton Williams 18 L R 6' 0.0" 175 Jan 11, 1952 Oxford, NC, US
Thomas Wise 18 R R 6' 1.0" 185 May 31, 1952 Vancouver, WA, US

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