1981 Houston Astros Statistics

National League (NL)
Team Record: 61-49
Finished 3rd in the NL's West Division
Attendance: 1,321,222, Avg. 26,424
Ballpark: Astrodome
Won Division
National League West Division Series - Lost to Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2
Manager: Bill Virdon (61-49)
Location: Houston, Texas
1981 Houston Astros Roster
1981 Houston Astros Results

The Houston Astros of the National League ended the 1981 season with a record of 61 wins and 49 losses, finishing third in the NL's West Division.

The Astros led the league with just 331 runs allowed. Houston scored 394 runs. Jose Cruz paced the team with 13 home runs and recorded 55 runs batted in. Art Howe topped hitters with significant playing time by hitting .296. Nolan Ryan and Don Sutton paced the squad with 11 wins each, while Nolan Ryan recorded a 1.69 ERA, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Bill Virdon coached the team. The 1981 Houston Astros qualified for the playoffs as a division winner.

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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
Nolan Ryan115.6881.6921210530149.099342826811401216605
Don Sutton119.5502.6123230630158.713251466293104110624
Bob Knepper95.6432.1822220650156.71284138538175400617
Joe Niekro99.5002.8224240520166.01506052847477007676
Dave Smith53.6252.764202200875.0542623223452204305
Joe Sambito55.5001.8449032001063.7431713422541200255
Frank LaCorte42.6673.643702200542.0411817121340006184
Vern Ruhle46.4002.9120153101102.0973633620139100412
Joaquin Andujar23.4004.9493000023.7291713212018000113
Billy Smith11.5003.05101400120.72077331300081
Gordie Pladson009.002000004.0944030301024
Bobby Sprowl01.0005.97151400028.7402019114118003138
Totals6149.5552.6627411087231325990.08423312934030024610114364034

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
Jose Cruz107451409531091651355573549.267.319.425.74517470074
Art Howe10340636143107224336134123.296.365.404.77014680137
Terry Puhl9639435043881943282243149.251.315.354.67012434455
Craig Reynolds8735432343841012431331231.260.286.402.688130601812
Cesar Cedeno8233830642831905341272431.271.321.382.70411761252
Alan Ashby832952552069130433023533.271.356.369.7259460326
Tony Scott552432252866132222831532.293.338.396.7338910301
Joe Pittman5214913511384207441116.281.333.341.6744630213
Kiko Garcia4815013693761015221016.272.324.331.6554521213
Denny Walling65189158233760523212817.234.346.367.7135840121
Luis Pujols4012811752831114101017.239.297.308.6053640013
Phil Garner3113311313273106621511.239.326.283.6093210411
Dickie Thon49105951326600361913.274.337.337.6733230101
Danny Heep331069662430011001011.250.321.281.6022730002
Gary Woods54126110102341012211122.209.276.264.5402940324
Dave Roberts27595441330151036.241.271.352.6231910020
Nolan Ryan216051311100100518.216.286.235.5211210400
Rafael Landestoy359474611110441169.149.300.189.4891440404
Harry Spilman28363451000010123.294.333.294.6271000000
Mike Ivie194542210300601211.238.267.310.5761300010
Joe Niekro24645119100600210.176.208.196.40410001100
Bob Knepper22534737201300015.149.167.255.4221201500
Don Sutton23625117000300512.137.228.137.365721500
Vern Ruhle20342416100300611.250.400.292.692700400
Alan Knicely3772400220001.571.5711.4292.0001000000
Scott Loucks10872400001013.571.625.5711.196400000
Jeffrey Leonard719181311031004.167.158.333.491600010
Dave Smith42880200000004.250.250.250.500200000
Bert Pena4320100000000.500.500.5001.000100100
Frank LaCorte37330100000000.333.333.333.667100000
Dave Bergman6661100110000.167.167.667.833400000
Bobby Sprowl15660100010002.167.167.167.333100000
Tim Tolman4880100000000.125.125.125.250100000
Billy Smith10220000000002.000.000.000.000000000
Joe Sambito49550000000003.000.000.000.000000000
Joaquin Andujar9640000000013.000.200.000.200000100
Gordie Pladson2000000000000000000
Totals14024155369339494816035453698143340488.257.318.356.6731313698793549


Fielding:

Player Pos GP GS Inn. PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS%
Cesar Cedeno1B4646384.042827427.9911.6649.8910000
Danny Heep1B2222185.71989212.9901.0349.4090000
Denny Walling1B2718179.01888217.9909.8557.2590000
Mike Ivie1B10880.3761115.9899.7478.7000000
Dave Roberts1B10874.383846.95811.0189.1000000
Harry Spilman1B13446.3462031.0009.3243.6920000
Jeffrey Leonard1B2220.0231001.0001.80012.0000000
Art Howe1B2218.0150031.0007.5007.5000000
Dave Bergman1B102.331001.00015.4294.0000000
Joe Pittman2B3531273.05689314.9804.7804.1430000
Phil Garner2B3130262.062102317.9825.6345.2900000
Rafael Landestoy2B3124214.05263411.9664.8363.7100000
Dickie Thon2B2818170.73739410.9504.0082.7140000
Kiko Garcia2B9766.3162612.9775.6984.6670000
Dave Roberts2B304.010001.0002.250.3330000
Art Howe3B9898840.752206916.9662.7622.6330000
Kiko Garcia3B13561.741741.8403.0651.6150000
Dave Roberts3B7234.04811.9233.1761.7140000
Dickie Thon3B5227.347011.0003.6222.2000000
Joe Pittman3B4326.333001.0002.0511.5000000
Alan AshbyC8174672.04345896.9826.5896.07430624139.8
Luis PujolsC3935304.01921411.9956.0995.28250241131.4
Alan KnicelyC2113.0112001.0009.0006.5000000
Dave RobertsC101.00000.000.0000000
Jose CruzOF105105929.0237542.9842.3442.3050000
Terry PuhlOF8886775.71855011.0002.2052.1590000
Tony ScottOF5555473.0127520.9852.5122.4000000
Cesar CedenoOF3434299.382110.9882.4962.4410000
Gary WoodsOF4024244.061110.9842.2871.5500000
Denny WallingOF2721193.0381011.0001.8191.4440000
Scott LoucksOF5119.050001.0002.3681.0000000
Jeffrey LeonardOF2218.030001.0001.5001.5000000
Tim TolmanOF3114.020001.0001.286.6670000
Danny HeepOF114.00000.000.0000000
Alan KnicelyOF101.00000.000.0000000
Joe NiekroP2424166.01123011.0001.8431.4170000
Don SuttonP2323158.7112423.9461.9851.5220000
Bob KnepperP2222156.762631.9141.8381.4550000
Nolan RyanP2121149.051613.9551.2681.0000000
Vern RuhleP2015102.049021.0001.147.6500000
Dave SmithP42075.031110.9331.680.3330000
Joe SambitoP49063.7512021.0002.403.3470000
Frank LaCorteP37042.024001.0001.286.1620000
Bobby SprowlP15128.723001.0001.570.3330000
Joaquin AndujarP9323.71110.667.761.2220000
Billy SmithP10120.723011.0002.177.5000000
Gordie PladsonP204.00000.000.0000000
Craig ReynoldsSS8583730.31392611136.9734.9294.7060000
Kiko GarciaSS2822200.33876611.9505.1214.0710000
Dickie ThonSS13554.7121722.9354.7742.2310000
Bert PenaSS304.711011.0003.857.6670000
Totals12849908910.02970120687220.9804.2183.25280865237.7

Postseason - Pitching:

Player Rnd W L W% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF
Joe SambitoNWDIV101.00016.202010001.7533021200012
Nolan RyanNWDIV11.5001.8022010015.06431301400056
Frank LaCorteNWDIV000.002010003.7200011500014
Joe NiekroNWDIV000.001100008.0700030400034
Billy SmithNWDIV000.001010000.300000000001
Dave SmithNWDIV003.862000002.321100040009
Vern RuhleNWDIV01.0002.251101008.0422121100029
Bob KnepperNWDIV01.0005.401100005.0633121400125
Totals23.4002.45125320044.0321312313434001180

Postseason - Batting:

Player Rnd GP PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB DP HBP SH SF IBB
Jose CruzNWDIV521200610001013.300.333.350.683700000
Terry PuhlNWDIV521212410001001.190.190.238.429500000
Denny WallingNWDIV3660300010001.500.500.5001.000300000
Cesar CedenoNWDIV416140310002222.214.313.286.598410001
Art HoweNWDIV518161300110021.188.278.375.653600001
Tony ScottNWDIV521200300020116.150.190.150.340310000
Dickie ThonNWDIV412110200000010.182.250.182.432200000
Phil GarnerNWDIV521181200000033.111.238.111.349200000
Craig ReynoldsNWDIV2331100000001.333.333.333.667100000
Nolan RyanNWDIV2540100000011.250.400.250.650100000
Alan AshbyNWDIV31191100120020.111.273.444.717400001
Vern RuhleNWDIV1210000000001.000.000.000.000000100
Dave RobertsNWDIV1110000000001.000.000.000.000000000
Luis PujolsNWDIV2760000000001.000.000.000.000000100
Joe PittmanNWDIV2220000000000.000.000.000.000000000
Joe NiekroNWDIV1220000000000.000.000.000.000000000
Bob KnepperNWDIV1110000000000.000.000.000.000000000
Kiko GarciaNWDIV2440000000001.000.000.000.000000000
Gary WoodsNWDIV2220000000001.000.000.000.000000000
Harry SpilmanNWDIV1110000000000.000.000.000.000000000
Joe SambitoNWDIV2000000000000000000
Frank LaCorteNWDIV2000000000000000000
Dave SmithNWDIV2000000000000000000
Billy SmithNWDIV1000000000000000000
Totals631771626293026431324.179.240.235.4753820203

Postseason - Fielding:

Player Rnd Pos GP GS Inn. PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G
Cesar CedenoNWDIV1B4436.038211.9761.0001.000
Denny WallingNWDIV1B118.03110.8004.5004.000
Phil GarnerNWDIV2B5544.05810.9292.6592.600
Art HoweNWDIV3B5540.058001.0002.9252.600
Denny WallingNWDIV3B104.012001.0006.7503.000
Alan AshbyNWDIVC3325.0242001.0009.3608.667
Luis PujolsNWDIVC2219.0121001.0006.1586.500
Tony ScottNWDIVCF5544.0110001.0002.2502.200
Jose CruzNWDIVLF5544.015010.9383.0683.000
Nolan RyanNWDIVP2215.014011.0003.0002.500
Vern RuhleNWDIVP118.022001.0004.5004.000
Joe NiekroNWDIVP118.001001.0001.1251.000
Bob KnepperNWDIVP115.001001.0001.8001.000
Frank LaCorteNWDIVP203.70000.000.000
Dave SmithNWDIVP202.30000.000.000
Joe SambitoNWDIVP201.701001.0005.400.500
Billy SmithNWDIVP100.30000.000.000
Terry PuhlNWDIVRF5544.071001.0001.6361.600
Dickie ThonNWDIVSS4328.051010.9384.8213.750
Kiko GarciaNWDIVSS119.024011.0006.0006.000
Craig ReynoldsNWDIVSS117.012001.0003.8573.000
Totals5445396.01325053.9734.1363.370




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