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The 1974 Houston Astros season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the National League West with a record of 81–81, 21 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.

1974 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record81–81 (.500)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Roy Hofheinz
General manager(s)Spec Richardson
Manager(s)Preston Gómez
Local televisionKPRC-TV
Local radioKPRC (AM)
(Gene Elston, Loel Passe)
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Contents

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 102 60 0.630 52–29 50–31
Cincinnati Reds 98 64 0.605 4 50–31 48–33
Atlanta Braves 88 74 0.543 14 46–35 42–39
Houston Astros 81 81 0.500 21 46–35 35–46
San Francisco Giants 72 90 0.444 30 37–44 35–46
San Diego Padres 60 102 0.370 42 36–45 24–57

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1974 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 4–8 7–11–1 6–12 8–10 9–3 8–4 8–4 4–8 17–1 8–10 9–3
Chicago 8–4 5–7 4–8 2–10 5–13 8–10 8–10 9–9 6–6 6–6 5–13
Cincinnati 11–7–1 7–5 14–4 6–12 6–6 9–3 8–4 8–4 12–6 11–7 6–6
Houston 12–6 8–4 4–14 5–13 6–6 6–6 6–6 5–7 7–11 10–8 8–4
Los Angeles 10–8 10–2 12–6 13–5 8–4 5–7 6–6 4–8 16–2 12–6 6–6
Montreal 3–9 13–5 6–6 6–6 4–8 9–9 11–7 9–9 6–6 4–8 8–9
New York 4–8 10–8 3–9 6–6 7–5 9–9 7–11 7–11 6–6 6–6 6–12
Philadelphia 4-8 10–8 4–8 6–6 6–6 7–11 11–7 10–8 5–7 8–4 9–9
Pittsburgh 8–4 9–9 4–8 7–5 8–4 9–9 11–7 8–10 9–3 8–4 7–11
San Diego 1–17 6–6 6–12 7–11 2–16 6–6 6–6 7–5 3–9 11–7 5–7
San Francisco 10–8 6–6 7–11 8–10 6–12 8–4 6–6 4–8 4–8 7–11 6–6
St. Louis 3–9 13–5 6–6 4–8 6–6 9–8 12–6 9–9 11–7 7–5 6–6


Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1974 Houston Astros
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Milt May 127 405 117 .289 7 54
1B Lee May 152 556 149 .268 24 85
CF César Cedeño 160 610 164 .269 26 102

Other battersEdit

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Cliff Johnson 83 171 39 .228 10 29
Johnny Edwards 50 117 26 .222 1 10
Wilbur Howard 64 111 24 .216 2 5
Ollie Brown 27 69 15 .217 3 6
Denis Menke 30 29 3 .103 0 1
Dave Campbell 35 23 2 .087 0 2

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Larry Dierker 33 223.2 11 10 2.90 150
Tom Griffin 34 211 14 10 3.54 110
Don Wilson 33 204.2 11 13 3.08 112
Dave Roberts 34 204 10 12 3.40 72
Claude Osteen 23 138.1 9 9 3.71 45
Paul Siebert 5 25.1 1 1 3.55 10

Other pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Doug Konieczny 6 16 0 3 7.88 8

Relief pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Ken Forsch 70 8 7 10 2.79 48
Mike Cosgrove 45 7 3 2 3.50 47
Jerry Johnson 34 2 1 0 4.80 32
Ramón de los Santos 12 1 1 0 2.19 7

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wilbur Howard at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Alan Knicely at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Oscar Zamora at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Dan Larson at Baseball Reference

External linksEdit