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1977 Houston Astros

1977 > Class Major League > 1977 National League (West)
Overall: 81-81
Scored 680 runs, Allowed 650 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 84-78

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Bill Virdon
Represented: Houston, TX
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1976 / 1978

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 Joaquin Andujar# 24 26 60 53 6 10 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 27 .189 .232 .226 .459 12 0 0 4 0 0
2 Floyd Bannister* 22 24 55 48 4 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 14 .188 .204 .188 .392 9 1 0 6 0 0
3 Ken Boswell* 31 72 108 97 7 21 1 1 0 12 0 0 10 12 .216 .287 .247 .534 24 5 0 0 1 1
4 Enos Cabell 27 150 660 625 101 176 36 7 16 68 42 22 27 55 .282 .313 .438 .751 274 8 3 2 3 2
5 Craig Cacek 22 7 21 20 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .050 .095 .050 .145 1 2 0 0 0 0
6 Joe Cannon* 23 9 17 17 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 5 .118 .118 .235 .353 4 0 0 0 0 0
7 Cesar Cedeno 26 141 598 530 92 148 36 8 14 71 61 14 47 50 .279 .346 .457 .802 242 10 11 2 8 7
8 Willie Crawford* 30 42 132 114 14 29 3 0 2 18 0 0 16 10 .254 .341 .333 .674 38 1 0 0 2 1
9 Jose Cruz* 29 157 661 579 87 173 31 10 17 87 44 23 69 67 .299 .368 .475 .843 275 4 0 3 10 13
10 Tom Dixon 22 9 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 3 0 0
11 Joe Ferguson 30 132 511 421 59 108 21 3 16 61 6 2 85 79 .257 .379 .435 .814 183 11 0 2 3 7
12 Mike Fischlin 21 13 15 15 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 3 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ken Forsch 30 42 15 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .077 .143 .077 .220 1 0 0 1 0 0
14 Jim Fuller 26 34 112 100 5 16 6 0 2 9 0 1 10 45 .160 .243 .280 .523 28 0 1 1 0 1
15 Art Gardner* 24 66 70 65 7 10 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 15 .154 .203 .154 .357 10 3 1 1 0 1
16 Julio Gonzalez 24 110 413 383 34 94 18 3 1 27 3 3 19 45 .245 .287 .316 .603 121 7 4 5 2 1
17 Ed Herrmann* 30 56 179 158 7 46 7 0 1 17 1 1 15 18 .291 .352 .354 .707 56 3 1 3 2 1
18 Wilbur Howard# 28 87 199 187 22 48 6 0 2 13 11 1 5 30 .257 .276 .321 .597 60 4 0 7 0 1
19 Art Howe 30 125 463 413 44 109 23 7 8 58 0 1 41 60 .264 .336 .412 .748 170 10 5 2 2 6
20 Cliff Johnson 29 51 171 144 22 43 8 0 10 23 0 1 23 30 .299 .409 .563 .972 81 1 4 0 0 2
21 Doug Konieczny 25 4 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .143 .143 .143 .286 1 0 0 1 0 0
22 Dan Larson 22 33 29 28 1 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 .214 .241 .214 .456 6 1 0 0 0 0
23 Mark Lemongello 21 35 75 69 2 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 25 .087 .100 .116 .216 8 1 1 5 0 0
24 Bo McLaughlin 23 46 12 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .000 .100 .000 .100 0 0 0 2 0 0
25 Roger Metzger# 29 97 307 269 24 50 9 6 0 16 2 0 32 24 .186 .272 .264 .535 71 7 0 5 1 3
26 Joe Niekro 32 44 55 50 2 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 13 .140 .173 .140 .313 7 2 0 3 0 0
27 Gene Pentz 24 41 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 Terry Puhl* 20 60 265 229 40 69 13 5 0 10 10 1 30 31 .301 .385 .402 .786 92 3 1 5 0 0
29 Luis Pujols 21 6 15 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .067 .067 .067 .133 1 0 0 0 0 0
30 J.R. Richard 27 36 100 87 10 20 0 2 2 7 1 0 1 28 .230 .247 .345 .592 30 1 1 11 0 0
31 Leon Roberts 26 19 28 27 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 8 .074 .107 .074 .181 2 1 0 0 0 0
32 Joe Sambito* 25 54 13 13 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .154 .154 .154 .308 2 0 0 0 0 0
33 Rob Sperring 27 58 143 129 6 24 3 0 1 9 0 0 12 23 .186 .254 .233 .486 30 4 0 1 1 2
34 Denny Walling* 23 6 23 21 1 6 0 1 0 6 0 1 2 4 .286 .348 .381 .729 8 0 0 0 0 0
35 Danny Walton 29 13 21 21 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .190 .190 .190 .381 4 0 0 0 0 0
36 Bob Watson 31 151 623 554 77 160 38 6 22 110 5 0 57 69 .289 .360 .498 .858 276 8 7 1 4 11
36 Players 27.5 162 6200 5530 680 1405 263 60 114 638 187 72 515 839 .254 .320 .385 .705 2130 98 40 76 39 60
* - 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 Joaquin Andujar 24 11 8 .579 3.69 26 25 1 4 1 0 158.2 149 80 65 11 64 3 69 4 2 2 678 1.342 8.5 0.6 3.6 3.9 1.08
2 Floyd Bannister* 22 8 9 .471 4.04 24 23 0 4 1 0 142.2 138 70 64 11 68 1 112 4 2 6 622 1.444 8.7 0.7 4.3 7.1 1.65
3 Tom Dixon 22 1 0 1.000 3.26 9 4 0 1 0 0 30.1 40 12 11 0 7 0 15 1 1 1 135 1.549 11.9 0.0 2.1 4.5 2.14
4 Ken Forsch 30 5 8 .385 2.72 42 5 28 0 0 8 86.0 80 32 26 2 28 6 45 2 0 3 364 1.256 8.4 0.2 2.9 4.7 1.61
5 Doug Konieczny 25 1 1 .500 6.00 4 4 0 0 0 0 21.0 26 15 14 1 8 0 7 1 0 0 97 1.619 11.1 0.4 3.4 3.0 0.88
6 Dan Larson 22 1 7 .125 5.81 32 10 5 1 0 1 97.2 108 72 63 13 45 2 44 2 1 9 443 1.567 10.0 1.2 4.1 4.1 0.98
7 Mark Lemongello 21 9 14 .391 3.48 34 30 1 5 0 0 214.2 237 88 83 20 52 4 83 3 3 0 910 1.346 9.9 0.8 2.2 3.5 1.60
8 Bo McLaughlin 23 4 7 .364 4.25 46 6 29 0 0 5 84.2 81 44 40 6 34 6 59 6 1 3 359 1.358 8.6 0.6 3.6 6.3 1.74
9 Joe Niekro 32 13 8 .619 3.04 44 14 12 9 2 5 180.2 155 66 61 14 64 3 101 1 1 5 737 1.212 7.7 0.7 3.2 5.0 1.58
10 Gene Pentz 24 5 2 .714 3.83 41 4 16 0 0 2 87.0 76 41 37 8 44 5 51 1 2 9 375 1.379 7.9 0.8 4.6 5.3 1.16
11 J.R. Richard 27 18 12 .600 2.97 36 36 0 13 3 0 267.0 212 94 88 18 104 1 214 0 1 6 1092 1.184 7.1 0.6 3.5 7.2 2.06
12 Joe Sambito* 25 5 5 .500 2.33 54 1 32 0 0 7 89.0 77 34 23 6 24 2 67 0 1 2 357 1.135 7.8 0.6 2.4 6.8 2.79
13 Roy Thomas 24 0 0 2.84 4 0 1 0 0 0 6.1 5 2 2 0 3 0 4 0 2 0 27 1.263 7.1 0.0 4.3 5.7 1.33
13 Players 25.1 81 81 .500 3.54 162 162 125 37 11 28 1465.2 1384 650 576 110 545 33 871 25 17 46 6196 1.316 8.5 0.7 3.3 5.3 1.60
* - 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
Joe Ferguson 122 634 80 11 10 .985 5.85 16 94 61 39%
Ed Herrmann 49 280 29 3 2 .990 6.31 7 45 15 25%
Luis Pujols 6 18 4 0 0 1.000 3.67 1 4 4 50%

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bob Watson 146 1331 118 9 100 .994 9.92
Cliff Johnson 10 64 7 0 8 1.000 7.10
Enos Cabell 8 34 2 1 2 .973 4.50
Craig Cacek 6 52 1 1 6 .981 8.83
Danny Walton 5 41 2 2 1 .956 8.60
Joe Ferguson 1 10 0 0 0 1.000 10.00
Jim Fuller 1 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Art Howe 96 192 279 7 49 .985 4.91
Julio Gonzalez 45 73 142 7 28 .968 4.78
Ken Boswell 26 33 31 0 9 1.000 2.46
Rob Sperring 20 34 56 3 6 .968 4.50
Wilbur Howard 4 5 3 0 0 1.000 2.00
Roger Metzger 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Enos Cabell 144 140 280 23 17 .948 2.92
Art Howe 19 16 37 1 1 .981 2.79
Rob Sperring 11 5 13 0 0 1.000 1.64
Ken Boswell 2 0 4 0 0 1.000 2.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Roger Metzger 96 130 260 11 45 .973 4.06
Julio Gonzalez 63 81 151 20 28 .921 3.68
Rob Sperring 22 18 29 3 9 .940 2.14
Mike Fischlin 12 3 17 0 1 1.000 1.67
Art Howe 11 5 17 0 2 1.000 2.00
Enos Cabell 1 2 6 0 0 1.000 8.00

LF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Terry Puhl 48 0.00
Wilbur Howard 46 0.00
Cliff Johnson 33 0.00
Willie Crawford 30 0.00
Jim Fuller 26 0.00
Art Gardner 14 0.00
Leon Roberts 4 0.00
Joe Cannon 3 0.00
Denny Walling 2 0.00

CF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Cesar Cedeno 137 0.00
Wilbur Howard 15 0.00
Terry Puhl 11 0.00
Art Gardner 9 0.00
Jose Cruz 6 0.00
Denny Walling 1 0.00

RF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jose Cruz 155 0.00
Leon Roberts 6 0.00
Art Gardner 4 0.00
Wilbur Howard 4 0.00
Cliff Johnson 4 0.00
Denny Walling 2 0.00
Jim Fuller 1 0.00
Terry Puhl 1 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jose Cruz 155 311 11 9 1 .973 2.08
Cesar Cedeno 137 335 14 1 2 .997 2.55
Wilbur Howard 62 100 2 1 1 .990 1.65
Terry Puhl 59 119 3 1 0 .992 2.07
Cliff Johnson 34 49 4 3 0 .946 1.56
Willie Crawford 30 47 0 2 0 .959 1.57
Jim Fuller 27 53 5 1 1 .983 2.15
Art Gardner 26 31 1 0 1 1.000 1.23
Leon Roberts 9 3 2 0 0 1.000 0.56
Denny Walling 5 14 0 0 0 1.000 2.80
Joe Cannon 3 7 0 0 0 1.000 2.33

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Joe Sambito 54 4 17 2 1 .913 0.39
Bo McLaughlin 46 7 15 2 1 .917 0.48
Joe Niekro 44 11 31 0 7 1.000 0.95
Ken Forsch 42 10 15 1 1 .962 0.60
Gene Pentz 41 5 13 0 0 1.000 0.44
J.R. Richard 36 26 44 0 2 1.000 1.94
Mark Lemongello 34 23 30 5 1 .914 1.56
Dan Larson 32 11 14 2 0 .926 0.78
Joaquin Andujar 26 14 38 8 1 .867 2.00
Floyd Bannister 24 6 14 0 1 1.000 0.83
Tom Dixon 9 2 6 2 0 .800 0.89
Doug Konieczny 4 5 3 0 0 1.000 2.00
Roy Thomas 4 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.25

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Joaquin Andujar 24 S R 6' 0.0" 170 Dec 21, 1952 San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris, DO 1977-04-09 1977-10-01
Floyd Bannister 22 L L 6' 1.0" 190 Jun 10, 1955 Pierre, SD, US 1977-04-19 1977-09-29
Ken Boswell 31 L R 6' 0.0" 170 Feb 23, 1946 Austin, TX, US 1977-04-10 1977-10-01
Enos Cabell 27 R R 6' 4.0" 170 Oct 8, 1949 Fort Riley, KS, US 1977-04-08 1977-10-02
Craig Cacek 22 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Sep 10, 1954 Los Angeles, CA, US 1977-06-18 1977-07-05
Joe Cannon 23 L R 6' 3.0" 193 Jul 13, 1953 Camp LeJeune, NC, US 1977-09-22 1977-10-02
Cesar Cedeno 26 R R 6' 2.0" 175 Feb 25, 1951 Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO 1977-04-15 1977-10-02
Willie Crawford 30 L L 6' 1.0" 197 Sep 7, 1946 Los Angeles, CA, US 1977-04-08 1977-06-14
Jose Cruz 29 L L 6' 0.0" 170 Aug 8, 1947 Arroyo, PR 1977-04-08 1977-10-02
Tom Dixon 22 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Apr 23, 1955 Orlando, FL, US 1977-07-30 1977-10-01
Joe Ferguson 30 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Sep 19, 1946 San Francisco, CA, US 1977-04-08 1977-09-30
Mike Fischlin 21 R R 6' 1.0" 165 Sep 13, 1955 Sacramento, CA, US 1977-09-03 1977-10-01
Ken Forsch 30 R R 6' 4.0" 195 Sep 8, 1946 Sacramento, CA, US 1977-04-08 1977-10-01
Jim Fuller 26 R R 6' 3.0" 215 Nov 28, 1950 Bethesda, MD, US 1977-04-09 1977-09-25
Art Gardner 24 L L 5' 11.0" 175 Sep 21, 1952 Madden, MS, US 1977-04-08 1977-09-30
Julio Gonzalez 24 R R 5' 11.0" 162 Dec 25, 1952 Caguas, PR 1977-04-08 1977-10-01
Ed Herrmann 30 L R 6' 1.0" 195 Aug 27, 1946 San Diego, CA, US 1977-04-12 1977-10-02
Wilbur Howard 28 S R 6' 2.0" 170 Jan 8, 1949 Lowell, NC, US 1977-04-08 1977-10-01
Art Howe 30 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Dec 15, 1946 Pittsburgh, PA, US 1977-04-10 1977-10-02
Cliff Johnson 29 R R 6' 4.0" 215 Jul 22, 1947 San Antonio, TX, US 1977-04-09 1977-06-15
Doug Konieczny 25 R R 6' 4.0" 220 Sep 27, 1951 Detroit, MI, US 1977-04-11 1977-04-30
Dan Larson 22 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Jul 4, 1954 Los Angeles, CA, US 1977-04-10 1977-09-26
Mark Lemongello 21 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Jul 21, 1955 Jersey City, NJ, US 1977-04-10 1977-09-28
Bo McLaughlin 23 R R 6' 5.0" 210 Oct 23, 1953 Oakland, CA, US 1977-04-30 1977-09-30
Roger Metzger 29 S R 6' 0.0" 165 Oct 10, 1947 Fredericksburg, TX, US 1977-04-08 1977-10-02
Joe Niekro 32 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Nov 7, 1944 Martins Ferry, OH, US 1977-04-11 1977-09-30
Gene Pentz 24 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Jun 21, 1953 Johnstown, PA, US 1977-04-10 1977-09-29
Terry Puhl 20 L R 6' 2.0" 195 Jul 8, 1956 Melville, SK, CA 1977-07-12 1977-09-30
Luis Pujols 21 R R 6' 2.0" 175 Nov 18, 1955 Santiago de los Caballeros, Santiago, DO 1977-09-22 1977-10-01
J.R. Richard 27 R R 6' 8.0" 222 Mar 7, 1950 Vienna, LA, US 1977-04-08 1977-10-02
Leon Roberts 26 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Jan 22, 1951 Vicksburg, MI, US 1977-04-10 1977-09-30
Joe Sambito 25 L L 6' 1.0" 185 Jun 28, 1952 Brooklyn, NY, US 1977-04-13 1977-09-30
Rob Sperring 27 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Oct 10, 1949 San Francisco, CA, US 1977-04-08 1977-10-02
Roy Thomas 24 R R 6' 5.0" 215 Jun 22, 1953 Quantico, VA, US 1977-09-21 1977-09-30
Denny Walling 23 L R 6' 0.0" 180 Apr 17, 1954 Neptune, NJ, US 1977-09-26 1977-10-02
Danny Walton 29 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Jul 14, 1947 Los Angeles, CA, US 1977-09-06 1977-10-01
Bob Watson 31 R R 6' 0.0" 201 Apr 10, 1946 Los Angeles, CA, US 1977-04-08 1977-10-02

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