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1971 Houston Astros season

1971 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Houston, Texas (since 1962)
  • Results
    Record 79–83 (.488)
    Divisional place 5th
    Other information
    Owner(s) Roy Hofheinz
    General manager(s) Spec Richardson
    Manager(s) Harry Walker
    Local television KTRK-TV
    Local radio KPRC (AM)
    (Gene Elston, Loel Passe)
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    The 1971 Houston Astros season was a season in American baseball. The team finished tied for fourth in the National League West with a record of 79-83, 11 games behind the San Francisco Giants.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    • September 5, 1971: In a game against the Giants, J.R. Richard struck out 15 batters in his very first game, tying a Major League record first established by Karl Spooner.[2]

    Season standings

    NL West W L GB Pct.
    San Francisco Giants 90 72 -- .556
    Los Angeles Dodgers 89 73 1 .549
    Atlanta Braves 82 80 8 .506
    Cincinnati Reds 79 83 11 .488
    Houston Astros 79 83 11 .488
    San Diego Padres 61 100 28.5 .379

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1971 Houston Astros
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders 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
    CF Cedeño, CésarCésar Cedeño 161 611 161 .264 10 81

    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
    Alou, JesúsJesús Alou 122 433 121 .279 2 40
    Gerónimo, CésarCésar Gerónimo 94 82 18 .220 1 6
    Martínez, MartyMarty Martínez 32 62 16 .258 0 4

    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
    Billingham, JackJack Billingham 33 228.1 10 16 3.39 139
    Blasingame, WadeWade Blasingame 30 158.1 9 11 4.60 93
    Cook, RonRon Cook 5 25.2 0 4 4.91 10

    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
    Griffin, TomTom Griffin 10 37.2 0 6 4.78 29

    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
    Guinn, SkipSkip Guinn 4 0 0 1 0.00 3
    Yount, LarryLarry Yount 1 0 0 0 ---- 0

    Farm system

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