GCL Astros Orange

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The GCL Astros Orange was one of two teams the Houston Astros fielded in the Gulf Coast League for 2 years.

In 1980, GCL Astros Blue was 38-24, while GCL Astros Orange was 34-28, 5th in the 10 team league. The team was managed by Fernando Tatis and had 1B Wes Clements, OF Sergio DeSena, and P Roberto Yan on the All-Star team.

In 1981, the opposite happened, Astros Blue was last 22-38, while Astros Orange was 33-28, 4th in the 10 team league. This time the team was managed by Lyle Olsen, and Ed Reilly led the league with a 1.30 ERA. SS Steve McAllister and P Guillermo Castro were named to the All-Star team.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1980 34-28 5th Fernando Tatis none
1981 33-28 4th Lyle Olsen none