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1966 Houston Astros season

1966 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
  • The Astrodome (since 1965)
  • Houston, Texas (since 1962)
  • Results
    Record 72–90 (.444)
    League place 8th
    Other information
    Owner(s) Roy Hofheinz
    Manager(s) Grady Hatton
    Local television KTRK-TV
    Local radio KPRC (AM)
    (Gene Elston, Loel Passe, Harry Kalas)
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    The 1966 Houston Astros season was a season in American baseball. The team finished eighth in the National League with a record of 72–90, 23 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 -- .586
    San Francisco Giants 93 68 1.5 .578
    Pittsburgh Pirates 92 70 3 .568
    Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 8 .537
    Atlanta Braves 85 77 10 .525
    St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 12 .512
    Cincinnati Reds 76 84 18 .475
    Houston Astros 72 90 23 .444
    New York Mets 66 95 28.5 .410
    Chicago Cubs 59 103 36 .364

    Opening Day lineup

    1. Lee Maye, LF
    2. Sonny Jackson, SS
    3. Jimmy Wynn, CF
    4. Dave Nicholson, RF
    5. Joe Morgan, 2B
    6. Bob Aspromonte, 3B
    7. Chuck Harrison, 1B
    8. John Bateman, C
    9. Robin Roberts, P[4]

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1966 Houston Astros
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    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 Bateman, JohnJohn Bateman 131 433 121 .279 17 70
    1B Harrison, ChuckChuck Harrison 119 434 111 .256 9 52
    2B Morgan, JoeJoe Morgan 122 425 121 .285 5 42
    3B Aspromonte, BobBob Aspromonte 152 560 141 .252 8 52
    SS Jackson, SonnySonny Jackson 150 596 174 .292 3 25
    LF Maye, LeeLee Maye 115 358 103 .288 9 36
    CF Wynn, JimmyJimmy Wynn 105 418 107 .256 18 62
    RF Staub, RustyRusty Staub 153 554 155 .280 13 81
    [6]

    Other batters

    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
    Nicholson, DaveDave Nicholson 100 280 69 .246 10 31
    Davis, RonRon Davis 48 194 48 .247 2 19
    Lillis, BobBob Lillis 68 164 38 .232 0 11
    Mantilla, FélixFélix Mantilla 77 151 33 .219 6 22
    Gentile, JimJim Gentile 49 144 35 .243 7 18
    Brand, RonRon Brand 56 123 30 .244 0 10
    Heath, BillBill Heath 55 123 37 .301 0 8
    Miller, NormNorm Miller 11 34 5 .147 1 3
    Freese, GeneGene Freese 21 33 3 .091 0 0
    Davis, BrockBrock Davis 10 27 4 .148 0 1
    Pointer, AaronAaron Pointer 11 26 9 .346 1 5
    Gaines, JoeJoe Gaines 11 13 1 .077 0 0
    Colbert, NateNate Colbert 19 7 0 .000 0 0
    Adlesh, DaveDave Adlesh 3 6 0 .000 0 0
    Sims, GregGreg Sims 7 6 1 .167 0 0
    Gotay, JulioJulio Gotay 4 5 0 .000 0 0
    Watson, BobBob Watson 1 1 0 .000 0 0
    [6]

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

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

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Bruce, BobBob Bruce 25 129.2 3 13 5.34 71
    Roberts, RobinRobin Roberts 13 63.2 3 5 3.82 26

    Other pitchers

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

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Latman, BarryBarry Latman 31 103 2 7 2.71 74

    Relief pitchers

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

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Owens, JimJim Owens 40 4 7 2 4.68 32
    Kroll, GaryGary Kroll 10 0 0 0 3.80 22
    Carpin, FrankFrank Carpin 10 1 0 0 7.50 2
    Lee, DonDon Lee 9 2 0 0 2.50 9
    Arlich, DonDon Arlich 7 0 1 0 15.75 1
    Coombs, DannyDanny Coombs 2 0 0 0 3.38 3
    Wilson, DonDon Wilson 1 1 0 0 3.00 7
    Ray, JimJim Ray 1 0 0 0 0

    Farm system

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