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1968 Houston Astros

1968 > Class Major League > 1968 National League
Overall: 72-90
Scored 510 runs, Allowed 588 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 71-91

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Harry Walker and Grady Hatton
Represented: Houston, TX
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1967 / 1969

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name 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 Dave Adlesh 24 40 112 104 3 19 1 1 0 4 0 0 5 27 .183 .227 .212 .439 22 1 1 2 0 2
2 Bob Aspromonte 30 124 457 409 25 92 9 2 1 46 1 0 35 57 .225 .285 .264 .549 108 15 2 5 6 9
3 John Bateman 27 111 383 350 28 87 19 0 4 33 1 1 23 46 .249 .297 .337 .635 118 16 3 3 4 16
4 Wade Blasingame* 24 22 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .000 .375 .000 .375 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Ron Brand 28 43 94 81 7 13 2 0 0 4 1 1 9 11 .160 .261 .185 .446 15 1 2 2 0 0
6 Byron Browne 25 10 17 13 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 6 .231 .412 .231 .643 3 1 0 0 0 0
7 John Buzhardt 31 39 18 16 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 .250 .294 .250 .544 4 1 0 1 0 0
8 Nate Colbert 22 20 56 53 5 8 1 0 0 4 1 1 1 23 .151 .164 .170 .333 9 2 0 1 1 0
9 Danny Coombs 26 40 10 10 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 .400 .400 .400 .800 4 0 0 0 0 0
10 Mike Cuellar* 31 28 61 57 3 11 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 25 .193 .207 .263 .470 15 0 1 3 0 0
11 Larry Dierker 21 33 84 73 2 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 35 .068 .093 .082 .176 6 2 0 9 0 0
12 Tom Dukes 25 43 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .200 .000 .200 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Dave Giusti 28 38 90 82 4 15 1 0 0 9 0 0 1 17 .183 .212 .195 .407 16 1 2 5 0 0
14 Julio Gotay 29 75 171 165 9 41 3 0 1 11 1 2 4 21 .248 .271 .285 .555 47 6 1 1 0 0
15 Jose Herrera 26 27 109 100 9 24 5 0 0 7 0 2 4 12 .240 .269 .290 .559 29 1 0 5 0 0
16 Hal King* 24 27 62 55 4 8 2 1 0 2 0 0 7 16 .145 .242 .218 .460 12 1 0 0 0 0
17 Denny Lemaster 29 33 80 65 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 20 .031 .113 .031 .143 2 1 0 9 0 0
18 John Mayberry* 19 4 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .100 .000 .100 0 0 1 0 0 0
19 Leon McFadden 24 16 54 47 2 13 1 0 0 1 1 0 6 10 .277 .358 .298 .656 14 0 0 1 0 2
20 Denis Menke 27 150 621 542 56 135 23 6 6 56 5 8 64 81 .249 .334 .347 .681 188 6 6 7 2 6
21 Norm Miller* 22 79 294 257 35 61 18 2 6 28 6 5 22 48 .237 .304 .393 .697 101 4 5 5 5 1
22 Joe Morgan* 24 10 27 20 6 5 0 1 0 0 3 0 7 4 .250 .444 .350 .794 7 0 0 0 0 0
23 Ivan Murrell 25 32 60 59 3 6 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 17 .102 .117 .153 .269 9 2 0 0 0 0
24 Doug Rader 23 98 371 333 42 89 16 4 6 43 2 2 31 51 .267 .328 .393 .721 131 8 1 2 4 3
25 Jim Ray 23 42 16 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .067 .067 .067 .133 1 1 0 1 0 0
26 Steve Shea 25 30 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 Rusty Staub* 24 161 682 591 54 172 37 1 6 72 2 0 73 57 .291 .373 .387 .761 229 11 7 7 4 24
28 Lee Thomas* 32 90 221 201 14 39 4 0 1 11 2 1 14 22 .194 .249 .229 .478 46 6 1 4 1 4
29 Hector Torres 22 128 496 466 44 104 11 1 1 24 2 3 18 64 .223 .252 .258 .510 120 10 0 12 0 2
30 Danny Walton 20 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0
31 Bob Watson 22 45 155 140 13 32 7 0 2 8 1 0 13 32 .229 .297 .321 .618 45 6 1 0 1 1
32 Don Wilson 23 34 78 70 7 15 2 0 1 6 0 0 1 16 .214 .236 .286 .522 20 2 1 6 0 0
33 Jim Wynn 26 156 646 542 85 146 23 5 26 67 11 17 90 131 .269 .376 .474 .850 257 6 5 5 4 9
33 Players 25.7 162 5994 5336 510 1233 205 28 66 473 44 51 479 988 .231 .298 .317 .616 1692 115 48 97 34 81
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
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 Name 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 Wade Blasingame* 24 1 2 .333 4.75 22 2 7 0 0 1 36.0 45 21 19 3 10 1 22 0 0 3 160 1.528 11.2 0.8 2.5 5.5 2.20
2 John Buzhardt 31 4 4 .500 3.12 39 4 15 0 0 5 83.2 73 35 29 0 35 13 37 4 0 7 356 1.291 7.9 0.0 3.8 4.0 1.06
3 Danny Coombs* 26 4 3 .571 3.28 40 2 16 0 0 2 46.2 52 21 17 0 17 4 29 1 0 5 207 1.479 10.0 0.0 3.3 5.6 1.71
4 Mike Cuellar* 31 8 11 .421 2.74 28 24 3 11 2 1 170.2 152 60 52 8 45 7 133 1 0 2 700 1.154 8.0 0.4 2.4 7.0 2.96
5 Larry Dierker 21 12 15 .444 3.31 32 32 0 10 1 0 233.2 206 95 86 14 89 12 161 8 0 20 981 1.262 7.9 0.5 3.4 6.2 1.81
6 Tom Dukes 25 2 2 .500 4.27 43 0 19 0 0 4 52.2 62 31 25 3 28 12 37 2 1 4 251 1.709 10.6 0.5 4.8 6.3 1.32
7 Dave Giusti 28 11 14 .440 3.19 37 34 1 12 2 1 251.0 226 95 89 15 67 7 186 4 2 11 1031 1.167 8.1 0.5 2.4 6.7 2.78
8 Fred Gladding 32 0 0 14.54 7 0 4 0 0 2 4.1 8 7 7 0 3 1 2 1 0 3 24 2.538 16.6 0.0 6.2 4.2 0.67
9 Pat House* 27 1 1 .500 7.71 18 0 8 0 0 0 16.1 21 15 14 0 6 3 6 2 0 0 75 1.653 11.6 0.0 3.3 3.3 1.00
10 Denny Lemaster* 29 10 15 .400 2.81 33 32 0 7 2 0 224.0 231 79 70 11 72 11 146 4 2 7 965 1.353 9.3 0.4 2.9 5.9 2.03
11 Jim Ray 23 2 3 .400 2.67 41 2 14 1 0 1 81.0 65 26 24 5 25 8 71 1 1 1 333 1.111 7.2 0.6 2.8 7.9 2.84
12 Steve Shea 25 4 4 .500 3.38 30 0 21 0 0 6 34.2 27 14 13 0 11 0 15 3 0 2 139 1.096 7.0 0.0 2.9 3.9 1.36
13 Don Wilson 23 13 16 .448 3.28 33 30 3 9 3 0 208.2 187 85 76 9 70 5 175 4 1 9 884 1.232 8.1 0.4 3.0 7.5 2.50
13 Players 26.2 72 90 .444 3.26 162 162 112 50 12 23 1446.2 1362 588 524 68 479 85 1021 36 7 74 6125 1.273 8.5 0.4 3.0 6.4 2.13
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
John Bateman 108 690 49 11 6 .985 6.84 9 53 16 23%
Dave Adlesh 36 193 11 2 0 .990 5.67 3 27 6 18%
Ron Brand 29 153 14 0 3 1.000 5.76 0 10 3 23%
Hal King 19 83 8 3 0 .968 4.79 3 15 2 12%

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Rusty Staub 147 1313 93 11 100 .992 9.56
Nate Colbert 5 43 0 1 2 .977 8.60
Denis Menke 5 29 1 0 2 1.000 6.00
Doug Rader 5 47 3 3 4 .943 10.00
John Mayberry 2 25 0 0 1 1.000 12.50
Lee Thomas 2 13 3 0 3 1.000 8.00
Bob Aspromonte 1 6 1 0 0 1.000 7.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Denis Menke 119 269 285 10 47 .982 4.66
Julio Gotay 48 116 103 4 28 .982 4.56
Jose Herrera 7 15 19 3 4 .919 4.86
Joe Morgan 5 9 6 2 2 .882 3.00
Hector Torres 1 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Doug Rader 86 83 168 19 14 .930 2.92
Bob Aspromonte 75 67 148 6 8 .973 2.87
Denis Menke 4 3 6 0 1 1.000 2.25
Ron Brand 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Julio Gotay 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Hector Torres 127 159 391 24 55 .958 4.33
Denis Menke 35 45 92 5 21 .965 3.91
Leon McFadden 16 16 44 2 3 .968 3.75
Bob Aspromonte 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00

LF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jim Wynn 56 0.00
Bob Watson 40 0.00
Bob Aspromonte 35 0.00
Lee Thomas 7 0.00
Jose Herrera 5 0.00
Ivan Murrell 4 0.00
Nate Colbert 3 0.00
Norm Miller 2 0.00
Joe Morgan 1 0.00

CF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jim Wynn 93 0.00
Norm Miller 7 0.00
Nate Colbert 5 0.00
Ivan Murrell 2 0.00

RF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Norm Miller 65 0.00
Lee Thomas 42 0.00
Rusty Staub 15 0.00
Jose Herrera 12 0.00
Ivan Murrell 9 0.00
Jim Wynn 7 0.00
Nate Colbert 3 0.00
Bob Aspromonte 2 0.00
Byron Browne 2 0.00
Ron Brand 1 0.00
Bob Watson 1 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jim Wynn 153 298 20 4 8 .988 2.08
Norm Miller 74 131 1 4 1 .971 1.78
Lee Thomas 48 67 5 2 0 .973 1.50
Bob Watson 40 46 0 6 0 .885 1.15
Bob Aspromonte 36 43 5 4 1 .923 1.33
Jose Herrera 17 22 1 1 0 .958 1.35
Ivan Murrell 15 24 3 2 2 .931 1.80
Rusty Staub 15 23 1 2 0 .923 1.60
Nate Colbert 11 19 1 1 0 .952 1.82
Byron Browne 2 7 1 0 1 1.000 4.00
Ron Brand 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
Joe Morgan 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Tom Dukes 43 1 11 1 0 .923 0.28
Jim Ray 41 2 9 1 0 .917 0.27
Danny Coombs 40 2 11 1 1 .929 0.33
John Buzhardt 39 8 17 0 1 1.000 0.64
Dave Giusti 37 20 51 2 3 .973 1.92
Denny Lemaster 33 7 27 4 1 .895 1.03
Don Wilson 33 16 22 4 0 .905 1.15
Larry Dierker 32 13 28 1 2 .976 1.28
Steve Shea 30 2 9 0 1 1.000 0.37
Mike Cuellar 28 13 24 4 1 .902 1.32
Wade Blasingame 22 1 10 0 1 1.000 0.50
Pat House 18 1 2 0 0 1.000 0.17
Fred Gladding 7 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.14

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Dave Adlesh 24 R R 6' 0.0" 187 Jul 15, 1943 Long Beach, CA, US 1968-04-17 1968-09-28
Bob Aspromonte 30 R R 6' 2.0" 170 Jun 19, 1938 Brooklyn, NY, US 1968-04-10 1968-09-29
John Bateman 27 R R 6' 3.0" 210 Jul 21, 1940 Fort Sill, OK, US 1968-04-12 1968-09-17
Wade Blasingame 24 L L 6' 1.0" 185 Nov 22, 1943 Deming, NM, US 1968-04-15 1968-09-27
Ron Brand 28 R R 5' 7.0" 167 Jan 13, 1940 Los Angeles, CA, US 1968-05-15 1968-09-29
Byron Browne 25 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Dec 27, 1942 St. Joseph, MO, US 1968-05-19 1968-06-16
John Buzhardt 31 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Aug 17, 1936 Prosperity, SC, US 1968-04-12 1968-09-29
Nate Colbert 22 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Apr 9, 1946 St. Louis, MO, US 1968-07-01 1968-09-28
Danny Coombs 26 R L 6' 4.0" 200 Mar 23, 1942 Lincoln, ME, US 1968-04-14 1968-09-25
Mike Cuellar 31 L L 6' 0.0" 165 May 8, 1937 Las Villas, CU 1968-04-14 1968-09-29
Ron Davis 26 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Oct 21, 1941 Roanoke Rapids, NC, US 1968-04-10 1968-06-15
Larry Dierker 21 R R 6' 4.0" 215 Sep 22, 1946 Hollywood, CA, US 1968-04-10 1968-09-27
Tom Dukes 25 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Aug 31, 1942 Knoxville, TN, US 1968-04-17 1968-09-28
Hal Gilson 26 R L 6' 5.0" 195 Feb 9, 1942 Los Angeles, CA, US 1968-07-18 1968-07-27
Dave Giusti 28 R R 5' 11.0" 190 Nov 27, 1939 Seneca Falls, NY, US 1968-04-13 1968-09-29
Fred Gladding 32 L R 6' 1.0" 220 Jun 28, 1936 Flat Rock, MI, US 1968-06-09 1968-06-27
Julio Gotay 29 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Jun 9, 1939 Fajardo, PR 1968-04-10 1968-09-29
Jose Herrera 26 R R 5' 8.0" 165 Apr 8, 1942 San Lorenzo, Zulia, VE 1968-08-16 1968-09-29
Pat House 27 L L 6' 3.0" 185 Sep 1, 1940 Boise, ID, US 1968-06-03 1968-09-29
Hal King 24 L R 6' 1.0" 200 Feb 1, 1944 Oviedo, FL, US 1968-04-10 1968-09-29
Denny Lemaster 29 R L 6' 1.0" 182 Feb 25, 1939 Corona, CA, US 1968-04-12 1968-09-29
John Mayberry 19 L L 6' 3.0" 215 Feb 18, 1949 Detroit, MI, US 1968-09-10 1968-09-19
Leon McFadden 24 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Apr 26, 1944 Little Rock, AR, US 1968-09-06 1968-09-29
Denis Menke 27 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Jul 21, 1940 Bancroft, IA, US 1968-04-17 1968-09-29
Norm Miller 22 L R 5' 10.0" 185 Feb 5, 1946 Los Angeles, CA, US 1968-04-10 1968-09-20
Joe Morgan 24 L R 5' 7.0" 160 Sep 19, 1943 Bonham, TX, US 1968-04-10 1968-05-16
Ivan Murrell 25 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Apr 24, 1943 Bocas del Toro, PA 1968-04-10 1968-06-27
Doug Rader 23 R R 6' 2.0" 208 Jul 30, 1944 Chicago, IL, US 1968-04-14 1968-09-29
Jim Ray 23 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Dec 1, 1944 Rock Hill, SC, US 1968-04-14 1968-09-25
Steve Shea 25 R R 6' 3.0" 215 Dec 5, 1942 Worcester, MA, US 1968-07-14 1968-09-28
Dick Simpson 24 R R 6' 4.0" 176 Jul 28, 1943 Washington, DC, US 1968-06-17 1968-09-20
Rusty Staub 24 L R 6' 2.0" 190 Apr 1, 1944 New Orleans, LA, US 1968-04-10 1968-09-29
Lee Thomas 32 L R 6' 2.0" 195 Feb 5, 1936 Peoria, IL, US 1968-04-14 1968-09-27
Hector Torres 22 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Sep 16, 1945 Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, MX 1968-04-10 1968-09-29
Danny Walton 20 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Jul 14, 1947 Los Angeles, CA, US 1968-04-20 1968-04-21
Bob Watson 22 R R 6' 0.0" 201 Apr 10, 1946 Los Angeles, CA, US 1968-05-18 1968-07-31
Don Wilson 23 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Feb 12, 1945 Monroe, LA, US 1968-04-11 1968-09-28
Jim Wynn 26 R R 5' 10.0" 160 Mar 12, 1942 Cincinnati, OH, US 1968-04-10 1968-09-29

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