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1998 Houston Astros season

1998 Houston Astros
1998 NL Central Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Houston, Texas (since 1962)
  • Results
    Record 102–60 (.630)
    Divisional place 1st
    Other information
    Owner(s) Drayton McLane, Jr.
    General manager(s) Gerry Hunsicker
    Manager(s) Larry Dierker
    Local television KNWS-TV
    Fox Sports Southwest
    (Bill Brown, Jim Deshaies)
    Local radio KILT (AM)
    (Milo Hamilton, Alan Ashby)
    KXYZ
    (Francisco Ernesto Ruiz, Alex Trevino)
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    The 1998 Houston Astros season marked their second consecutive trip to the postseason. It was the only time in history that the Astros had over 100 wins in a season. The Astros won their second consecutive National League Central title.

    Offseason

    • December 22, 1997: Rob Butler signed as a Free Agent with the Houston Astros.[1]

    Regular season

    Season standings

    NL Central W L GB Pct.
    Houston Astros 102 60 .630 --
    Chicago Cubs 90 73 .552 12.5
    St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 .512 19.0
    Cincinnati Reds 77 85 .475 25.0
    Milwaukee Brewers 74 88 .457 28.0
    Pittsburgh Pirates 69 93 .426 33.0

    Notable Transactions

    July 31, 1998: Randy Johnson was traded by the Seattle Mariners to the Houston Astros for a player to be named later, Freddy Garcia, and Carlos Guillén. The Houston Astros sent John Halama (October 1, 1998) to the Seattle Mariners to complete the trade.[2]

    Roster

    1998 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

    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

    National League Divisional Playoffs

    Houston Astros vs. San Diego Padres

    San Diego wins the series, 3-1

    Game Home Score Visitor Score Date Series
    1 Houston 1 San Diego 2 September 29 1-0 (SD)
    2 Houston 5 San Diego 4 October 1 1-1
    3 San Diego 2 Houston 1 October 3 2-1 (SD)
    4 San Diego 6 Houston 1 October 4 3-1 (SD)

    Awards and Records

    • Larry Dierker, National League Manager of the Year

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: New Orleans; LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Auburn

    References

    External links