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1977 Houston Astros season

The 1977 Houston Astros season was a season in American baseball. The team finished third in the National League West with a record of 81–81, 17 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.

1977 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record81–81 (.500)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)General Electric, Ford Motor Company
General manager(s)Tal Smith
Manager(s)Bill Virdon
Local televisionKPRC-TV
Local radioKPRC (AM)
(Gene Elston, Dewayne Staats)
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OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 98 64 0.605 51–30 47–34
Cincinnati Reds 88 74 0.543 10 48–33 40–41
Houston Astros 81 81 0.500 17 46–35 35–46
San Francisco Giants 75 87 0.463 23 38–43 37–44
San Diego Padres 69 93 0.426 29 35–46 34–47
Atlanta Braves 61 101 0.377 37 40–41 21–60

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1977 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 5–7 4–14 9–9 5–13 6–6 7–5 2–10 3–9 11–7 8–10 1–11
Chicago 7–5 7–5 6–6 6–6 10–8 9–9 6–12 7–11 7–5 9–3 7–11
Cincinnati 14–4 5–7 5–13 10–8 7–5 10–2 8–4 3–9 11–7 10–8 5–7
Houston 9–9 6–6 13–5 9–9 8–4 6–6 4–8 4–8 8–10 9–9 5–7
Los Angeles 13–5 6–6 8–10 9–9 7–5 8–4 6–6 9–3 12–6 14–4 6–6
Montreal 6–6 8–10 5–7 4–8 5–7 10–8 7–11 7–11 5–7 6–6 12–6
New York 5–7 9–9 2–10 6–6 4–8 8–10 5–13 4–14 6–6 7–5 8–10
Philadelphia 10-2 12–6 4–8 8–4 6–6 11–7 13–5 8–10 9–3 9–3 11–7
Pittsburgh 9–3 11–7 9–3 8–4 3–9 11–7 14–4 10–8 10–2 2–10 9–9
San Diego 7–11 5–7 7–11 10–8 6–12 7–5 6–6 3–9 2–10 8–10 8–4
San Francisco 10–8 3–9 8–10 9–9 4–14 6–6 5–7 3–9 10–2 10–8 7–5
St. Louis 11–1 11–7 7–5 7–5 6–6 6–12 10–8 7–11 9–9 4–8 5–7


Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1977 Houston Astros
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Joe Ferguson 132 421 108 .257 16 61
1B Bob Watson 151 554 160 .289 22 110
3B Enos Cabell 150 625 176 .282 16 68
CF César Cedeño 141 530 148 .279 14 71
RF José Cruz 157 579 173 .299 17 87

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
Julio González 110 383 94 .245 1 27
Wilbur Howard 87 187 48 .257 2 13
Cliff Johnson 51 144 43 .299 10 23
Rob Sperring 58 129 24 .186 1 9
Willie Crawford 42 114 29 .254 2 18
Jim Fuller 34 100 16 .160 2 9
Denny Walling 6 21 6 .286 0 6
Craig Cacek 7 20 1 .050 0 1
Joe Cannon 9 17 2 .118 0 1

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
J. R. Richard 36 267 18 12 2.97 214
Mark Lemongello 34 214.2 9 14 3.48 83
Joaquín Andújar 26 158.2 11 8 3.69 69
Floyd Bannister 24 142.2 8 9 4.04 112
Doug Konieczny 4 21 1 1 6.00 7

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
Joe Niekro 44 180.2 13 8 3.04 101
Dan Larson 32 97.2 1 7 5.81 44
Tom Dixon 9 30.1 1 0 3.26 15

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
Bo McLaughlin 46 4 7 5 4.25 59
Ken Forsch 42 5 8 8 2.72 45
Gene Pentz 41 5 2 2 3.83 51
Roy Thomas 4 0 0 0 2.84 4

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Julio González at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ John Butcher at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Paul Siebert at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Rob Andrews at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Scott Loucks at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Denny Walling at Baseball Reference

External linksEdit