1979 Houston Astros Statistics

National League (NL)
Team Record: 89-73
Finished 2nd in the NL's West Division
Attendance: 1,915,449, Avg. 24,876
Ballpark: Astrodome
Manager: Bill Virdon (89-73)
Location: Houston, Texas
1979 Houston Astros Roster
1979 Houston Astros Results

The Houston Astros of the National League ended the 1979 season with a record of 89 wins and 73 losses, finishing second in the NL's West Division.

The Astros scored 583 runs, worst in the league, and allowed 582 runs. Jose Cruz recorded 72 runs batted in and topped all regular hitters by hitting .289. Joe Niekro led the squad with 21 wins, while J. R. Richard added 15 or more wins, too J. R. Richard recorded a 2.71 ERA, best among regularly-used pitchers.

Bill Virdon coached the team.

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Pitching:

Player W L W% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF
Joe Niekro2111.6563.00383801150263.72211028817107111970191095
J. R. Richard1813.5812.71383801940292.322098881398531331191175
Joaquin Andujar1212.5003.4346239804194.01688674788677205825
Ken Forsch116.6473.04262411020177.715567601435258010700
Joe Sambito87.5331.7763051002291.3802018823483400375
Rick Williams47.3643.2631163220121.31224544630137210508
Bert Roberge301.0001.692601200432.02066017013002120
Randy Niemann32.6003.76267432167.0683228122324120287
Frank Riccelli22.5004.09112300022.0221110018020002103
Vern Ruhle26.2504.071310022066.364333098033202269
George Throop101.0003.22140200022.323108411015101100
Pete Ladd11.5002.92100400012.3854180620256
Frank LaCorte12.3335.00123300027.0211615310124001114
Bo McLaughlin12.3335.51120300016.32215102401200176
Tom Dixon12.3336.66191600025.739231921519000130
Mike Mendoza000.001010001.000000000003
Bobby Sprowl000.003000004.0100020300014
Gordie Pladson004.504020004.0922120200022
Gary Wilson0012.276030007.3151110260600142
Totals8973.5493.203991621075517311447.712785825149050424854245556014

Batting:

Player GP PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB DP HBP SH SF IBB
Terry Puhl1576726008717222484930225846.287.352.377.72922674828
Enos Cabell1556306036016430566737182168.272.299.368.668222183217
Jose Cruz1576365587316133797236147266.289.367.421.788235501516
Craig Reynolds146616555631472090391262149.265.292.333.625185223440
Cesar Cedeno1325494705712327465430136452.262.348.374.722176153398
Jeffrey Leonard1344674114711915504723104668.290.360.350.710144112357
Art Howe1183983553288152633313637.248.316.352.66812571245
Rafael Landestoy1293192823376960301342924.270.338.344.6829711525
Alan Ashby1083703362568152235002670.202.262.277.53893823310
Denny Walling82165147214884331321721.327.394.497.8917320012
Julio Gonzalez6819518116455201021514.249.280.298.5795443600
Bob Watson49182163153940318001623.239.304.319.6235230121
Bruce Bochy5614312911284016001325.217.294.271.5653551004
Luis Pujols267875717210800214.227.247.280.5272130100
J. R. Richard3810895612112601124.126.134.221.35521401110
Jesus Alou424943311400100067.256.347.349.6961540001
Joe Niekro389983110200400221.120.140.145.28412001310
Jimmy Sexton5250438900011377.209.320.209.529900000
Rick Williams31363128100000318.258.324.290.614900200
Ken Forsch26685848100300422.138.194.155.349910600
Dave Bergman1315154600120003.400.400.6001.000900000
Joaquin Andujar46655735102700232.088.117.211.3271200510
Tom Wiedenbauer4660410020002.667.667.8331.500500000
Reggie Baldwin1420200410010001.200.200.250.450520000
Frank Riccelli11661210030001.333.333.500.833300000
Joe Sambito631271210020050.286.583.4291.012300000
Danny Heep1417140200020014.143.176.143.319200021
Randy Niemann2617150200000016.133.188.133.321210100
Tom Dixon191101000000001.0001.0001.0002.000100000
Vern Ruhle13221931100000111.053.100.105.205200200
George Throop14330000000001.000.000.000.000000000
Bert Roberge26220000000002.000.000.000.000000000
Alan Knicely7860000000023.000.250.000.250020000
Frank LaCorte12330000000002.000.000.000.000000000
Pete Ladd10110000000000.000.000.000.000000000
Bo McLaughlin12110000000001.000.000.000.000000000
Bobby Sprowl3000000000000000000
Gordie Pladson4000000000000000000
Mike Mendoza2000000000000000000
Gary Wilson6000000000000000000
Totals2063602953945831382224524954219095461745.256.315.344.6591857105221094375


Fielding:

Player Pos GP GS Inn. PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS%
Cesar Cedeno1B9190789.7832331779.9819.8599.5050000
Bob Watson1B4444357.337133323.9931.1759.1820000
Enos Cabell1B5124259.728721120.9971.6756.0390000
Art Howe1B3218.0153031.0009.0006.0000000
Dave Bergman1B4113.080011.0005.5382.0000000
Reggie Baldwin1B118.071001.0009.0008.0000000
Jesus Alou1B102.020011.0009.0002.0000000
Rafael Landestoy2B11468698.71662341253.9715.1533.5090000
Art Howe2B6867504.3126188333.9915.6034.6180000
Julio Gonzalez2B3227243.05989216.9875.4814.6250000
Jimmy Sexton2B201.701001.0005.400.5000000
Enos Cabell3B1321301084.01091781311.9572.3832.1740000
Art Howe3B5930325.7477046.9673.2331.9830000
Julio Gonzalez3B9228.023001.0001.607.5560000
Jimmy Sexton3B407.010001.0001.286.2500000
Alan Knicely3B103.00000.000.0000000
Alan AshbyC105104891.75485785.9876.1075.76290713130.4
Bruce BochyC5536354.01982974.9705.7714.12740361833.3
Luis PujolsC2622189.0136610.9936.7625.462502014.8
Reggie BaldwinC308.030001.0003.3751.0000000
Alan KnicelyC305.020001.0003.600.6670000
Jose CruzOF1561561356.73207140.9592.1692.0960000
Terry PuhlOF1521491334.73527031.0002.4212.3620000
Jeffrey LeonardOF123107989.02276101.9592.1201.8940000
Cesar CedenoOF4039336.01162001.0003.1612.9500000
Denny WallingOF4232283.765210.9852.1261.5950000
Jesus AlouOF6118.060001.0003.0001.0000000
Tom WiedenbauerOF3113.030001.0002.0771.0000000
Danny HeepOF2112.070001.0005.2503.5000000
J. R. RichardP3838292.3143250.9021.4161.2110000
Joe NiekroP3838263.71439041.0001.8091.3950000
Joaquin AndujarP4623194.0165052.9303.0621.4350000
Ken ForschP2624177.7103715.9792.3811.8080000
Rick WilliamsP3116121.332312.9631.929.8390000
Joe SambitoP63091.351422.9051.872.3020000
Randy NiemannP26767.017001.0001.075.3080000
Vern RuhleP131066.335001.0001.085.6150000
Bert RobergeP26032.033001.0001.688.2310000
Frank LaCorteP12327.001001.000.333.0830000
Tom DixonP19125.736011.0003.156.4740000
George ThroopP14022.312001.0001.209.2140000
Frank RiccelliP11222.006001.0002.455.5450000
Bo McLaughlinP12016.312001.0001.653.2500000
Pete LaddP10012.332001.0003.649.5000000
Gary WilsonP607.30000.000.0000000
Bobby SprowlP304.00000.000.0000000
Gordie PladsonP404.00000.000.0000000
Mike MendozaP101.00000.000.0000000
Craig ReynoldsSS1431401235.32084282388.9654.6344.4480000
Julio GonzalezSS2115138.33154311.9665.5304.0480000
Jimmy SextonSS11661.0102326.9434.8693.0000000
Rafael LandestoySS3113.023011.0003.4621.6670000
Totals1909145813029.043431707138381.9784.1793.1691801275028.2




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