1973 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record82–80 (.506)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Roy Hofheinz
General manager(s)Spec Richardson
Manager(s)Leo Durocher
Local televisionKPRC-TV
Local radioKPRC (AM)
(Gene Elston, Loel Passe)
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The 1973 Houston Astros season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the National League West with a record of 82–80, 17 games behind the Cincinnati Reds.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 99 63 0.611 50–31 49–32
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 66 0.590 50–31 45–35
San Francisco Giants 88 74 0.543 11 47–34 41–40
Houston Astros 82 80 0.506 17 41–40 41–40
Atlanta Braves 76 85 0.472 22½ 40–40 36–45
San Diego Padres 60 102 0.370 39 31–50 29–52

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 7–5 5–13 11–7 2–15–1 6–6 6–6 6–6 7–5 12–6 8–10 6–6
Chicago 5–7 8–4 6–6 5–7 9–9 10–7 10–8 6–12 7–5 2–10 9–9
Cincinnati 13–5 4–8 11–7 11–7 8–4 8–4 8–4 7–5 13–5 10–8 6–6
Houston 7–11 6–6 7–11 11–7 6–6 6–6 7–5 6–6 10–8 11–7 5–7
Los Angeles 15–2–1 7–5 7–11 7–11 7–5 7–5 9–3 10–2 9–9 9–9 8–4
Montreal 6–6 9–9 4–8 6–6 5–7 9–9 13–5 6–12 7–5 6–6 8–10
New York 6–6 7–10 4–8 6–6 5–7 9–9 9–9 13–5 8–4 5–7 10–8
Philadelphia 6-6 8–10 4–8 5–7 3–9 5–13 9–9 8–10 9–3 5–7 9–9
Pittsburgh 5–7 12–6 5–7 6–6 2–10 12–6 5–13 10–8 8–4 5–7 10–8
San Diego 6–12 5–7 5–13 8–10 9–9 5–7 4–8 3–9 4–8 7–11 4–8
San Francisco 10–8 10–2 8–10 7–11 9–9 6–6 7–5 7–5 7–5 11–7 6–6
St. Louis 6–6 9–9 6–6 7–5 4–8 10–8 8–10 9–9 8–10 8–4 6–6


Notable transactions

Draft picks

Roster

1973 Houston Astros
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 Skip Jutze 90 278 62 .223 0 18
1B Lee May 148 545 147 .270 28 105
2B Tommy Helms 146 543 156 .287 4 61
SS Roger Metzger 154 580 145 .250 1 35
3B Doug Rader 154 574 146 .254 21 89
LF Bob Watson 158 573 179 .312 16 94
CF César Cedeño 139 525 168 .320 25 70
RF Jim Wynn 139 481 106 .220 20 55

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
Johnny Edwards 79 250 61 .244 5 27
Tommie Agee 83 204 48 .235 8 15
Bob Gallagher 71 148 39 .264 2 10
Jimmy Stewart 61 68 13 .191 0 3
Héctor Torres 38 66 6 .091 0 2
Jesús Alou 28 55 13 .236 1 8
Gary Sutherland 16 54 14 .259 0 3
Larry Howard 20 48 8 .167 0 4
Greg Gross 14 39 9 .231 0 1
Cliff Johnson 7 20 6 .300 2 6
Ray Busse 15 17 1 .059 0 0
Rafael Batista 12 15 4 .267 0 2
Dave Campbell 9 15 4 .267 0 2
Mike Easler 6 7 0 .000 0 0
Otis Thornton 2 3 0 .000 0 1
Norm Miller 3 3 0 .000 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
Jerry Reuss 41 279.1 16 13 3.74 177
Dave Roberts 39 249.1 17 11 2.85 119
Don Wilson 37 239.1 11 16 3.20 149
Doug Konieczny 2 13 0 1 5.54 6

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
Ken Forsch 46 201.1 9 12 4.20 149
Tom Griffin 25 99.2 4 6 4.15 69
J.R. Richard 16 72 6 2 4.00 75
Larry Dierker 14 27 1 1 4.33 18

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
Jim Crawford 48 2 4 6 4.50 56
Jim Ray 42 6 4 6 4.43 25
Jim York 41 3 4 6 4.42 22
Cecil Upshaw 35 2 3 1 4.46 21
Fred Gladding 16 2 0 1 4.50 9
Juan Pizarro 15 2 2 0 6.56 10
Mike Cosgrove 13 1 1 0 1.80 2

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Denver Bears American Association Jimmy Williams
AA Columbus Astros Southern League Wayne Terwilliger
A Cedar Rapids Astros Midwest League Leo Posada
Rookie Covington Astros Appalachian League Billy Smith

References

  1. ^ a b Tommie Agee at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Mike Stanton at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Dave Winfield at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Jesús Alou at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Ken Landreaux at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Mike Davey at Baseball Reference