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1997 Houston Astros
1997 NL Central Champions
Major league affiliations
1997 information
Owner(s) Drayton McLane, Jr.
General manager(s) Gerry Hunsicker
Manager(s) Larry Dierker
Local television KTXH
Fox Sports Southwest
(Bill Brown, Jim Deshaies)
Local radio KILT (AM)
(Milo Hamilton, Vince Controneo)
(Francisco Ernesto Ruiz, Alex Trevino)

The Houston Astros' 1997 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Houston Astros attempting to win the National League Central.



December 2, 1996: Pat Listach signed as a Free Agent with the Houston Astros. [1]

Regular season



Central Division W L GB Pct.
Houston Astros 84 78 .519 --
Pittsburgh Pirates 79 83 .488 5.0
Cincinnati Reds 76 86 .469 8.0
St. Louis Cardinals 73 89 .451 11.0
Chicago Cubs 68 94 .420 16.0

Opening Day starters

  • Bobby Abreu
  • Brad Ausmus
  • Jeff Bagwell
  • Derek Bell
  • Sean Berry
  • Craig Biggio
  • Luis Gonzalez
  • Pat Listach
  • Shane Reynolds[2]


  • June 3, 1997: Lance Berkman was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 1997. [3]
  • June 3, 1997: Eric Byrnes was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 4th round of the 1997 amateur draft, but did not sign. [4]
  • July 1, 1997: Pat Listach was released by the Houston Astros.[1]
  • July 27, 1997: Josias Manzanillo was signed as a Free Agent with the Houston Astros. [5]


1997 Houston Astros
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


National League Divisional Playoffs

Atlanta Braves vs. Houston Astros

Atlanta wins the series, 3-0

Game Home Score Visitor Score Date Series
1 Atlanta 2 Houston 1 September 30 1-0 (ATL)
2 Atlanta 13 Houston 3 October 1 2-0 (ATL)
3 Houston 1 Atlanta 4 October 3 3-0 (ATL)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA New Orleans Zephyrs American Association Steve Swisher and Matt Galante
AA Jackson Generals Texas League Dave Engle
A Kissimmee Cobras Florida State League John Tamargo
A Quad Cities River Bandits Midwest League Manny Acta
Short-Season A Auburn Doubledays New York-Penn League Mike Rojas
Rookie GCL Astros Gulf Coast League Bobby Ramos


  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds (2007). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (3rd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-17-6.  
Preceded by
St. Louis Cardinals
NL Central Championship Season
Succeeded by
Houston Astros


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