1969 Houston Astros season: Wikis

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1968 Houston Astros
Major league affiliations
Location
1968 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, Harry Kalas)

The Houston Astros' 1969 season involved the Astros finishing in fifth place the National League West with a record of 81-81, twelve games behind the Atlanta Braves. It was also the first time in their history that the Astros did not finish below .500. The Astros season from August 26 to October 2 was featured in Jim Bouton’s book, Ball Four.[1]

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

  • April 8: The Astros played against the San Diego Padres in the first ever game in Padres history.
  • May 4, 1969: First baseman Curt Blefary participated in seven double plays.
  • September 19, 1969: Jim Bouton struck out Tony Pérez of the Cincinnati Reds and made baseball history. With that strikeout, the 1969 edition of the Houston Astros broke the National League record for most strikeouts in a season with 1,123 strikeouts.[1]
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Season standings

NL West W L GB Pct.
Atlanta Braves 93 69 -- .574
San Francisco Giants 90 72 3 .556
Cincinnati Reds 89 73 4 .549
Los Angeles Dodgers 85 77 8 .525
Houston Astros 81 81 12 .500
San Diego Padres 52 110 41 .321

Notable transactions

Roster

1969 Houston Astros roster
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
Guinn, SkipSkip Guinn 28 1 2 0 6.67 33

Awards and honors

1969 MLB All-Star Game

  • Larry Dierker
  • Denis Menke

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Cot Deal
AA Savannah Senators Southern League Hub Kittle
A Peninsula Astros Carolina League Tony Pacheco
A Cocoa Astros Florida State League Leo Posada
Short-Season A Williamsport Astros New York-Penn League Billy Smith
Rookie Covington Astros Appalachian League Dick Bogard

Savannah affiliation shared with Washington Senators

Notes

References


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