1987 Houston Astros season

The Houston Astros' 1987 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Houston Astros attempting to win the National League West.

1987 Houston Astros
1987 Mother's Cookies - Houston Astrodome.JPG
The Astrodome during a baseball game in 1987.
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record76–86 (.469)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)John McMullen
General manager(s)Dick Wagner
Manager(s)Hal Lanier
Local televisionKTXH
HSE
Local radioKTRH
(Bill Brown, Milo Hamilton, Larry Dierker, Dave Hofferth, Bill Worrell)
KXYZ
(Orlando Sánchez-Diago, Rolando Becerra)
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OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 90 72 0.556 46–35 44–37
Cincinnati Reds 84 78 0.519 6 42–39 42–39
Houston Astros 76 86 0.469 14 47–34 29–52
Los Angeles Dodgers 73 89 0.451 17 40–41 33–48
Atlanta Braves 69 92 0.429 20½ 42–39 27–53
San Diego Padres 65 97 0.401 25 37–44 28–53

Record vs. opponentsEdit


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


Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1987 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 Alan Ashby 125 386 111 .288 14 63
1B Glenn Davis 151 578 145 .251 27 93
2B Bill Doran 162 625 177 .283 16 79
3B Denny Walling 110 325 92 .283 5 33
SS Craig Reynolds 135 374 95 .254 4 28
LF José Cruz 126 365 88 .241 11 38
CF Billy Hatcher 141 564 167 .296 11 63
RF Kevin Bass 157 592 168 .284 19 85

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
Gerald Young 71 274 88 .321 1 15
Ken Caminiti 63 203 50 .246 3 23
Terry Puhl 90 122 28 .230 2 15
Phil Garner 43 112 25 .223 3 15
Ronn Reynolds 38 102 17 .167 1 7
Chuck Jackson 35 71 15 .211 1 6
Dickie Thon 32 66 14 .212 1 3
Mark Bailey 35 64 13 .203 0 3
Jim Pankovits 50 61 14 .230 1 8
Bert Peña 21 46 7 .152 0 0
Dale Berra 19 45 8 .178 0 2
Davey Lopes 47 43 10 .233 1 6
Robbie Wine 14 29 3 .103 0 0
Ty Gainey 18 24 3 .125 0 1
Buddy Biancalana 18 24 1 .042 0 0
Troy Afenir 10 20 6 .300 0 1
Paul Householder 14 12 1 .083 0 1
Ty Waller 11 6 1 .167 0 0

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
Mike Scott 36 247.2 16 13 3.23 233
Nolan Ryan 34 211.2 8 16 2.76 270
Danny Darwin 33 195.2 9 10 3.59 134
Bob Knepper 33 177.2 8 17 5.27 76
Jim Deshaies 26 152 11 6 4.62 104

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
Manny Hernández 6 21.2 0 4 5.40 12
Rob Mallicoat 4 6.2 0 0 6.75 4

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
Larry Andersen 67 9 5 5 3.45 94
Dave Smith 50 2 3 24 1.65 73
Dave Meads 45 5 3 0 5.55 32
Rocky Childress 32 1 2 0 2.98 26
Juan Agosto 27 1 1 2 2.63 6
Aurelio López 26 2 1 1 4.50 21
Charlie Kerfeld 21 0 2 0 6.67 17
Jeff Heathcock 19 4 2 1 3.16 15
Julio Solano 11 0 0 0 7.65 12
Ron Mathis 8 0 1 0 5.25 8

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tucson Toros Pacific Coast League Bob Didier
AA Columbus Astros Southern League Tom Wiedenbauer
A Osceola Astros Florida State League Ken Bolek
A Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League Keith Bodie
A-Short Season Auburn Astros New York–Penn League Gary Tuck
Rookie GCL Astros Gulf Coast League Julio Linares

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matt Keough at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ "John Mizerock: Career Statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  3. ^ Rocky Childress at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Nolan Ryan Home Run Log (Batting) – Baseball-Reference PI[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ http://espn.go.com/page2/s/list/cheaters/ballplayers.html
  6. ^ "The Nolan Ryan Express | The Strikeout King". smackbomb.com/nolanryan. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2008.
  7. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/reynoro02.shtml
  8. ^ Craig Biggio at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Darryl Kile at Baseball-Reference
  10. ^ Eric Bullock at Baseball-Reference

External linksEdit