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1968 Houston Astros season

1968 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
  • The Astrodome (since 1965)
  • Houston, Texas (since 1962)
  • Results
    Record 72–90 (.444)
    League place 10th
    Other information
    Owner(s) Roy Hofheinz
    Manager(s) Grady Hatton, Harry Walker
    Local television KTRK-TV
    Local radio KPRC (AM)
    (Gene Elston, Loel Passe, Harry Kalas)
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    The 1968 Houston Astros season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Astros finishing in tenth place in the National League, with a record of 72–90, 25 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals. The Astros also hosted the 1968 MLB All-Star Game at the Astrodome, with the NL defeating the AL, 1–0.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 -- .599
    San Francisco Giants 88 74 9 .543
    Chicago Cubs 84 78 13 .519
    Cincinnati Reds 83 79 14 .512
    Atlanta Braves 81 81 16 .500
    Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 17 .494
    Los Angeles Dodgers 76 86 21 .469
    Philadelphia Phillies 76 86 21 .469
    New York Mets 73 89 24 .451
    Houston Astros 72 90 25 .444

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1968 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

    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
    Herrera, JoséJosé Herrera 27 100 24 .240 0 7
    Browne, ByronByron Browne 10 13 3 .231 0 1

    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

    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

    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
    Blasingame, WadeWade Blasingame 22 1 2 1 4.75 22

    Farm system

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