1970 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record79–83 (.488)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Roy Hofheinz
General manager(s)Spec Richardson
Manager(s)Harry Walker
Local televisionKTRK-TV
Local radioKPRC (AM)
(Gene Elston, Loel Passe, Harry Kalas)
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The 1970 Houston Astros season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the National League West with a record of 79–83, 23 games behind the Cincinnati Reds.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 102 60 0.630 57–24 45–36
Los Angeles Dodgers 87 74 0.540 14½ 39–42 48–32
San Francisco Giants 86 76 0.531 16 48–33 38–43
Houston Astros 79 83 0.488 23 44–37 35–46
Atlanta Braves 76 86 0.469 26 42–39 34–47
San Diego Padres 63 99 0.389 39 31–50 32–49

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 8–4 5–13 9–9 6–12 6–6 6–6 7–5 6–6 9–9 7–11 7–5
Chicago 4–8 7–5 7–5 6–6 13–5 7–11 9–9 8–10 9–3 7–5 7–11
Cincinnati 13–5 5–7 15–3 13–5 7–5 8–4 7–5 8–4 8–10 9–9 9–3
Houston 9–9 5–7 3–15 8–10 8–4 6–6 4–8 6–6 14–4 10–8 6–6
Los Angeles 12–6 6–6 5–13 10–8 8–4 7–5 6–5 6–6 11–7 9–9 7–5
Montreal 6–6 5–13 5–7 4–8 4–8 10–8 11–7 9–9 6–6 6–6 7–11
New York 6–6 11–7 4–8 6–6 5–7 8–10 13–5 6–12 6–6 6–6 12–6
Philadelphia 5-7 9–9 5–7 8–4 5–6 7–11 5–13 4–14 9–3 8–4 8–10
Pittsburgh 6–6 10–8 4–8 6–6 6–6 9–9 12–6 14–4 6–6 4–8 12–6
San Diego 9–9 3–9 10–8 4–14 7–11 6–6 6–6 3–9 6–6 5–13 4–8
San Francisco 11–7 5–7 9–9 8–10 9–9 6–6 6–6 4–8 8–4 13–5 7–5
St. Louis 5–7 11–7 3–9 6–6 5–7 11–7 6–12 10–8 6–12 8–4 5–7


Notable transactions

Roster

1970 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
C Johnny Edwards 140 458 101 .221 7 49
1B Bob Watson 97 327 89 .272 11 61
2B Joe Morgan 144 548 147 .268 8 52
SS Denis Menke 154 562 171 .304 13 92
3B Doug Rader 156 576 145 .252 25 87
LF Tommy Davis 57 213 60 .282 3 30
CF Jimmy Wynn 157 554 156 .282 27 88
RF Jesús Alou 117 458 140 .306 1 44

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
César Cedeño 90 355 110 .310 7 42
Joe Pepitone 75 279 70 .251 14 35
Norm Miller 90 226 54 .239 4 29
Marty Martínez 75 150 33 .220 0 12
John Mayberry 50 148 32 .216 5 14
Larry Howard 31 88 27 .307 2 16
Keith Lampard 53 72 17 .236 0 5
Héctor Torres 31 65 16 .246 0 5
César Gerónimo 47 37 9 .243 0 2
Jim Beauchamp 31 26 5 .192 1 4
Don Bryant 15 24 5 .208 0 3
Gary Geiger 5 4 1 .250 0 0
Leon McFadden 2 0 0 ---- 0 0

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
Larry Dierker 37 269.2 16 12 3.87 191
Don Wilson 29 184.1 11 6 3.91 94
Tom Griffin 23 111.1 3 13 5.74 72
Wade Blasingame 13 77.2 3 3 3.48 55
Ken Forsch 4 24.0 1 2 5.63 13

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
Jack Billingham 46 187.2 13 9 3.98 134
Denny Lemaster 39 162.0 7 12 4.56 103
Ron Cook 41 82.1 4 4 3.72 50
Jim Bouton 29 73.1 4 6 5.40 49
Scipio Spinks 5 13.2 0 1 9.88 6

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
Fred Gladding 63 7 4 18 4.06 46
Jim Ray 52 6 3 5 3.26 67
Jack DiLauro 42 1 3 3 4.28 23
George Culver 32 3 3 3 3.20 31
Mike Marshall 4 0 1 0 8.44 5
Dan Osinski 3 0 1 0 9.82 1
Buddy Harris 2 0 0 0 5.68 2

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Hub Kittle
AA Columbus Astros Southern League Jimmy Williams
A Cocoa Astros Florida State League Tony Pacheco
A-Short Season Williamsport Astros New York–Penn League Dick Bogard
Rookie Covington Astros Appalachian League Dick Smith

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Columbus

References

  1. ^ a b Mike Marshall at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ a b Joe Pepitone at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Greg Gross at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Jim Bouton at Baseball Reference