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1978 Houston Astros season

1978 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Houston, Texas (since 1962)
  • Results
    Record 74–88 (.457)
    Divisional place 5th
    Other information
    Owner(s) General Electric, Ford Motor Company
    General manager(s) Tal Smith
    Manager(s) Bill Virdon
    Local television KPRC-TV
    Local radio KPRC (AM)
    (Gene Elston, Dewayne Staats)
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    The 1978 Houston Astros season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the National League West with a record of 74-88, 21 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    NL West W L GB Pct.
    Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 -- .586
    Cincinnati Reds 92 69 2.5 .571
    San Francisco Giants 89 73 6 .549
    San Diego Padres 84 78 11 .519
    Houston Astros 74 88 21 .457
    Atlanta Braves 69 93 26 .426

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1978 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
    C Ferguson, JoeJoe Ferguson 51 150 31 .207 7 22
    1B Watson, BobBob Watson 139 461 133 .289 14 79
    LF Walling, DennyDenny Walling 120 247 62 .251 3 36
    RF Cruz, JoséJosé Cruz 153 565 178 .315 10 83

    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
    González, JulioJulio González 78 223 52 .233 1 16
    Cedeño, CésarCésar Cedeño 50 192 54 .281 7 23
    Howard, WilburWilbur Howard 84 148 34 .230 1 13
    Alou, JesúsJesús Alou 77 139 45 .312 2 19
    Drumright, KeithKeith Drumright 17 55 9 .164 0 2
    Obradovich, JimJim Obradovich 10 17 3 .176 0 2
    Cannon, JoeJoe Cannon 8 18 4 .222 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
    Richard, J. R.J. R. Richard 36 275 18 11 3.11 303
    Lemongello, MarkMark Lemongello 33 210.1 9 14 3.94 77

    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
    Dixon, TomTom Dixon 30 140 7 11 3.99 66
    Andújar, JoaquínJoaquín Andújar 35 110.2 5 7 3.42 55
    Bannister, FloydFloyd Bannister 28 110.1 3 9 4.81 94
    Warthen, DanDan Warthen 5 10.2 0 1 4.22 2

    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
    Forsch, KenKen Forsch 52 10 6 7 2.70 71
    Williams, RickRick Williams 17 1 2 0 4.67 17
    McLaughlin, BoBo McLaughlin 12 0 1 2 5.01 10
    Pentz, GeneGene Pentz 10 0 0 0 6.00 8
    Zamora, OscarOscar Zamora 10 0 0 0 7.20 6
    Riccelli, FrankFrank Riccelli 2 0 0 0 0.00 2

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    References

    External links