1974 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record81–81 (.500)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Roy Hofheinz
General manager(s)Spec Richardson
Manager(s)Preston Gómez
Local televisionKPRC-TV
Local radioKPRC (AM)
(Gene Elston, Loel Passe)
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The 1974 Houston Astros season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the National League West with a record of 81–81, 21 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Offseason

Regular season

Standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 102 60 0.630 52–29 50–31
Cincinnati Reds 98 64 0.605 4 50–31 48–33
Atlanta Braves 88 74 0.543 14 46–35 42–39
Houston Astros 81 81 0.500 21 46–35 35–46
San Francisco Giants 72 90 0.444 30 37–44 35–46
San Diego Padres 60 102 0.370 42 36–45 24–57

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 4–8 7–11–1 6–12 8–10 9–3 8–4 8–4 4–8 17–1 8–10 9–3
Chicago 8–4 5–7 4–8 2–10 5–13 8–10 8–10 9–9 6–6 6–6 5–13
Cincinnati 11–7–1 7–5 14–4 6–12 6–6 9–3 8–4 8–4 12–6 11–7 6–6
Houston 12–6 8–4 4–14 5–13 6–6 6–6 6–6 5–7 7–11 10–8 8–4
Los Angeles 10–8 10–2 12–6 13–5 8–4 5–7 6–6 4–8 16–2 12–6 6–6
Montreal 3–9 13–5 6–6 6–6 4–8 9–9 11–7 9–9 6–6 4–8 8–9
New York 4–8 10–8 3–9 6–6 7–5 9–9 7–11 7–11 6–6 6–6 6–12
Philadelphia 4-8 10–8 4–8 6–6 6–6 7–11 11–7 10–8 5–7 8–4 9–9
Pittsburgh 8–4 9–9 4–8 7–5 8–4 9–9 11–7 8–10 9–3 8–4 7–11
San Diego 1–17 6–6 6–12 7–11 2–16 6–6 6–6 7–5 3–9 11–7 5–7
San Francisco 10–8 6–6 7–11 8–10 6–12 8–4 6–6 4–8 4–8 7–11 6–6
St. Louis 3–9 13–5 6–6 4–8 6–6 9–8 12–6 9–9 11–7 7–5 6–6


Notable transactions

Roster

1974 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 Milt May 127 405 117 .289 7 54
1B Lee May 152 556 149 .268 24 85
2B Tommy Helms 137 452 126 .279 5 50
SS Roger Metzger 143 572 145 .253 0 30
3B Doug Rader 152 533 137 .257 17 78
LF Bob Watson 150 524 156 .298 11 67
CF César Cedeño 160 610 164 .269 26 102
RF Greg Gross 156 589 185 .314 0 36

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
Cliff Johnson 83 171 39 .228 10 29
Larry Milbourne 112 136 38 .279 0 9
Johnny Edwards 50 117 26 .222 1 10
Wilbur Howard 64 111 24 .216 2 5
Bob Gallagher 102 87 15 .172 0 3
Ollie Brown 27 69 15 .217 3 6
Mick Kelleher 19 57 9 .158 0 2
Ray Busse 19 34 7 .206 0 0
Denis Menke 30 29 3 .103 0 1
Dave Campbell 35 23 2 .087 0 2
Mike Easler 15 15 1 .067 0 0
Skip Jutze 8 13 3 .231 0 1

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 33 223.2 11 10 2.90 150
Tom Griffin 34 211 14 10 3.54 110
Don Wilson 33 204.2 11 13 3.08 112
Dave Roberts 34 204 10 12 3.40 72
Claude Osteen 23 138.1 9 9 3.71 45
Paul Siebert 5 25.1 1 1 3.55 10

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
J.R. Richard 15 64.2 2 3 4.18 42
Doug Konieczny 6 16 0 3 7.88 8

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
Ken Forsch 70 8 7 10 2.79 48
Fred Scherman 53 2 5 4 4.11 35
Mike Cosgrove 45 7 3 2 3.50 47
Jerry Johnson 34 2 1 0 4.80 32
Jim York 28 2 2 1 3.29 15
Ramón de los Santos 12 1 1 0 2.19 7
Mike Nagy 9 1 1 0 8.53 5

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

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

References

  1. ^ Wilbur Howard at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Alan Knicely at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Oscar Zamora at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Dan Larson at Baseball Reference