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1976 Houston Astros

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1975 / 1977

80-82, Finished 3rd in NL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bill Virdon (80-82)
GM: Tal Smith
Scored 625 runs, Allowed 657 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 77-85

Ballparks: Astrodome · Attendance: 886,146 (9th of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 91, Pitching - 91 · one-year: Batting - 86, Pitching - 86

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1975 / 1977 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
Rob Andrews 23 R R 6' 0" 185 Dec 11, 1952 2 109 101 109 108 0 0 0 108 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1.7
Joaquin Andujar 23 B R 6' 0" 170 Dec 21, 1952 1st 28 25 28 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2
Mike Barlow 28 L R 6' 6" 210 Apr 30, 1948 2 16 0 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Ken Boswell 30 L R 6' 0" 170 Feb 23, 1946 10 91 15 91 20 0 0 0 3 16 0 1 0 0 1 76 0 -0.1
Enos Cabell 26 R R 6' 4" 170 Oct 8, 1949 5 144 142 144 143 0 0 3 0 143 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.0
Cesar Cedeno 25 R R 6' 2" 175 Feb 25, 1951 7 150 145 150 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 146 0 146 5 0 5.9 All-Star
Rich Chiles 26 L L 5' 11" 170 Nov 22, 1949 4 5 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0.1
Mike Cosgrove 25 L L 6' 1" 170 Feb 17, 1951 5 22 16 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.9
Jose Cruz 28 L L 6' 0" 170 Aug 8, 1947 7 133 114 133 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 84 14 32 130 11 1 4.3
Jerry DaVanon 30 R R 5' 11" 175 Aug 21, 1945 7 61 25 61 43 0 0 0 18 9 18 0 0 0 0 20 8 1.5
Larry Dierker 29 R R 6' 4" 215 Sep 22, 1946 13 28 28 28 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
Ken Forsch 29 R R 6' 4" 195 Sep 8, 1946 7 52 0 52 52 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.4 All-Star
Tom Griffin 28 R R 6' 3" 210 Feb 22, 1948 8 20 2 20 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.1
Greg Gross 23 L L 5' 10" 160 Aug 1, 1952 4 128 110 128 115 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 115 115 15 1 3.0
Larry Hardy 28 R R 5' 10" 180 Jan 10, 1948 3 15 0 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.9
Ed Herrmann 29 L R 6' 1" 195 Aug 27, 1946 9 79 75 79 79 0 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Wilbur Howard 27 B R 6' 2" 170 Jan 8, 1949 4 94 37 94 65 0 0 0 2 0 0 37 11 20 68 26 15 -0.5
Art Howe 29 R R 6' 2" 190 Dec 15, 1946 3 21 6 21 10 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 -0.1
Al Javier 22 R R 5' 11" 170 Feb 4, 1954 1st 8 7 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 8 1 0 -0.3
Cliff Johnson 28 R R 6' 4" 215 Jul 22, 1947 5 108 92 108 98 0 66 16 0 0 0 20 0 0 20 11 0 0.9
Skip Jutze 30 R R 5' 11" 190 May 28, 1946 5 42 23 42 42 0 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 -1.0
Dan Larson 21 R R 6' 0" 175 Jul 4, 1954 1st 14 13 14 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.1
Mark Lemongello 20 R R 6' 1" 180 Jul 21, 1955 1st 4 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Bo McLaughlin 22 R R 6' 5" 210 Oct 23, 1953 1st 17 11 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Roger Metzger 28 B R 6' 0" 165 Oct 10, 1947 7 152 151 152 152 0 0 0 2 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.8
Larry Milbourne 25 B R 6' 0" 161 Feb 14, 1951 3 59 32 59 32 0 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 7 0.1
Joe Niekro 31 R R 6' 1" 185 Nov 7, 1944 10 36 13 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Gene Pentz 23 R R 6' 1" 200 Jun 21, 1953 2 40 0 40 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
J.R. Richard 26 R R 6' 8" 222 Mar 7, 1950 6 39 39 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.4
Leon Roberts 25 R R 6' 3" 200 Jan 22, 1951 3 87 55 87 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 0 12 62 30 0 1.2
Gil Rondon 22 R R 6' 2" 200 Nov 18, 1953 1st 19 7 19 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.7
Joe Sambito 24 L L 6' 1" 185 Jun 28, 1952 1st 20 4 20 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.7
Paul Siebert 23 L L 6' 2" 205 Jun 5, 1953 3 19 0 19 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Jose Sosa 23 R R 5' 11" 158 Dec 28, 1952 2 9 0 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Alex Taveras 20 R R 5' 10" 155 Oct 9, 1955 1st 14 12 14 14 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 -0.1
Bob Watson 30 R R 6' 0" 201 Apr 10, 1946 11 157 154 157 155 0 0 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.0
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
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.

1975 / 1977 Roster (40-man)