1978 Houston Astros season: Wikis

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1978 Houston Astros
Major league affiliations
Location
1978 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)

The Houston Astros' 1978 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Houston Astros attempting to win the National League West.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

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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
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
LF Walling, DennyDenny Walling 120 247 62 .251 3 36
RF Cruz, JoséJosé Cruz 153 565 178 .315 10 83

Other batters

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

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Richard, J. R.J. R. Richard 36 275 18 11 3.11 303

Other pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
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

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charleston Charlies International League Jim Beauchamp
AA Columbus Astros Southern League Jimmy Johnson
A Daytona Beach Astros Florida State League Leo Posada and Chuck Sprinkle
Rookie GCL Astros Gulf Coast League Julio Linares

Notes

References


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