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1973 Houston Astros

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1972 / 1974

82-80, Finished 4th in NL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Leo Durocher (82-80)
GM: H.B. Richardson, Scouting Dir: Lynwood Stallings
Scored 681 runs, Allowed 672 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 82-80

Ballparks: Astrodome · Attendance: 1,394,004 (6th of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 98 · one-year: Batting - 95, Pitching - 95

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1972 / 1974 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Tommie Agee 30 R R 5' 11" 195 Aug 9, 1942 12 84 40 84 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 19 17 68 14 16 0.6
Jesus Alou 31 R R 6' 2" 190 Mar 24, 1942 11 28 7 28 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 13 14 17 1 -0.2
Rafael Batista 27 L L 6' 1" 195 Nov 25, 1945 1st 12 1 12 8 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0.0
Ray Busse 24 R R 6' 4" 175 Sep 25, 1948 2 15 2 15 8 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 7 1 -0.3
Dave Campbell 31 R R 6' 1" 180 Jan 14, 1942 7 9 3 9 8 0 0 2 0 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.2
Cesar Cedeno 22 R R 6' 2" 175 Feb 25, 1951 4 139 135 139 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 136 0 136 4 0 7.3 All-Star
Mike Cosgrove 22 L L 6' 1" 170 Feb 17, 1951 2 13 0 13 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Jim Crawford 22 L L 6' 3" 200 Sep 29, 1950 1st 48 0 48 48 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.9
Larry Dierker 26 R R 6' 4" 215 Sep 22, 1946 10 14 3 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Mike Easler 22 L R 6' 0" 190 Nov 29, 1950 1st 6 2 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 2 -0.3
Johnny Edwards 35 L R 6' 4" 220 Jun 10, 1938 13 79 69 79 76 0 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0.3
Ken Forsch 26 R R 6' 4" 195 Sep 8, 1946 4 46 26 46 46 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Bob Gallagher 24 L L 6' 3" 185 Jul 7, 1948 2 71 24 71 43 0 0 1 0 0 0 16 12 16 42 30 2 -0.3
Fred Gladding 37 L R 6' 1" 220 Jun 28, 1936 13 16 0 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Tom Griffin 25 R R 6' 3" 210 Feb 22, 1948 5 25 12 25 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Greg Gross 20 L L 5' 10" 160 Aug 1, 1952 1st 14 9 14 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 3 9 5 0 0.0
Tommy Helms 32 R R 5' 10" 165 May 5, 1941 10 146 145 146 145 0 0 0 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.6
Larry Howard 28 R R 6' 3" 200 Jun 6, 1945 4 20 13 20 20 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.2
Cliff Johnson 25 R R 6' 4" 215 Jul 22, 1947 2 7 5 7 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.3
Skip Jutze 27 R R 5' 11" 190 May 28, 1946 2 90 78 90 86 0 86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 -1.3
Doug Konieczny 21 R R 6' 4" 220 Sep 27, 1951 1st 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Lee May 30 R R 6' 3" 195 Mar 23, 1943 9 148 144 148 144 0 0 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1.5
Roger Metzger 25 B R 6' 0" 165 Oct 10, 1947 4 154 146 154 149 0 0 0 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 6 1.0
Norm Miller 27 L R 5' 10" 185 Feb 5, 1946 9 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 -0.1
Juan Pizarro 36 L L 5' 11" 170 Feb 7, 1937 17 15 1 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.6
Doug Rader 28 R R 6' 2" 208 Jul 30, 1944 7 154 152 154 152 0 0 0 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.8
Jim Ray 28 R R 6' 1" 185 Dec 1, 1944 8 42 0 42 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4 $46,000
Jerry Reuss 24 L L 6' 5" 200 Jun 19, 1949 5 42 40 42 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3.2
J.R. Richard 23 R R 6' 8" 222 Mar 7, 1950 3 16 10 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Dave Roberts 28 L L 6' 3" 195 Sep 11, 1944 5 41 36 41 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4.7
Jimmy Stewart 34 B R 6' 0" 165 Jun 11, 1939 10 61 6 61 12 0 0 0 1 8 0 3 0 0 3 54 1 -0.4
Gary Sutherland 28 R R 6' 0" 185 Sep 27, 1944 8 16 13 16 15 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.2 $20,000
Otis Thornton 28 R R 6' 1" 186 Jun 30, 1945 1st 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Hector Torres 27 R R 6' 0" 175 Sep 16, 1945 6 38 19 38 34 0 0 0 13 0 22 0 0 0 0 5 4 -0.8 $16,000
Cecil Upshaw 30 R R 6' 6" 205 Oct 22, 1942 7 35 0 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Bob Watson 27 R R 6' 0" 201 Apr 10, 1946 8 158 156 158 156 0 3 26 0 0 0 142 0 0 142 2 0 4.7 All-Star
Don Wilson 28 R R 6' 2" 195 Feb 12, 1945 8 37 32 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.1
Jim Wynn 31 R R 5' 10" 160 Mar 12, 1942 11 139 127 139 133 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 127 133 9 1 2.8
Jim York 25 R R 6' 3" 200 Aug 27, 1947 4 41 0 41 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1972 / 1974 Roster (40-man)