1976 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record80–82 (.494)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Roy Hofheinz
General manager(s)Tal Smith
Manager(s)Bill Virdon
Local televisionKPRC-TV
Local radioKPRC (AM)
(Gene Elston, Loel Passe, Bob Prince)
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The Houston Astros 1976 season was a season in American baseball. The team finished third in the National League West with a record of 80–82, 22 games behind the first-place Cincinnati Reds.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 102 60 0.630 49–32 53–28
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 70 0.568 10 49–32 43–38
Houston Astros 80 82 0.494 22 46–36 34–46
San Francisco Giants 74 88 0.457 28 40–41 34–47
San Diego Padres 73 89 0.451 29 42–38 31–51
Atlanta Braves 70 92 0.432 32 34–47 36–45

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


Notable transactions

Roster

1976 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 Ed Herrmann 79 265 54 .204 3 25
1B Bob Watson 157 585 183 .313 16 102
2B Rob Andrews 109 410 105 .256 0 23
SS Roger Metzger 152 481 101 .210 0 29
3B Enos Cabell 144 586 160 .273 2 43
LF José Cruz 133 439 133 .303 4 61
CF César Cedeño 150 575 171 .297 18 83
RF Greg Gross 128 426 122 .286 0 27

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 108 318 72 .226 10 49
Leon Roberts 87 235 68 .289 7 33
Wilbur Howard 94 191 42 .220 1 18
Larry Milbourne 59 145 36 .248 0 7
Ken Boswell 91 126 33 .262 0 18
Jerry DaVanon 61 107 31 .290 1 20
Skip Jutze 42 92 14 .152 0 6
Alex Taveras 14 46 10 .217 0 2
Art Howe 21 29 4 .138 0 0
Al Javier 8 24 5 .208 0 0
Rich Chiles 5 4 2 .500 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
J.R. Richard 39 291.0 20 15 2.75 214
Larry Dierker 28 187.1 13 14 3.69 112
Joaquín Andújar 28 172.1 9 10 3.60 59
Dan Larson 13 92.1 5 8 3.02 42
Mike Cosgrove 22 89.2 3 4 5.52 34
Mark Lemongello 4 29.0 3 1 2.79 9

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
Joe Niekro 36 118.0 4 8 3.36 77
Bo McLaughlin 17 79.0 4 5 2.85 32
Gilberto Rondón 19 53.2 2 2 5.70 21
Joe Sambito 20 53.1 3 2 3.54 26

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 52 4 3 19 2.15 49
Gene Pentz 40 3 3 5 2.97 36
Tom Griffin 20 5 3 0 6.05 33
Paul Siebert 19 0 2 0 3.16 10
Mike Barlow 16 2 2 0 4.50 11
Larry Hardy 15 0 0 3 7.06 10
José Sosa 9 0 0 0 6.94 5

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Memphis Blues International League Jim Beauchamp
AA Columbus Astros Southern League Leo Posada
A Dubuque Packers Midwest League Bob Cluck
Rookie Covington Astros Appalachian League Julio Linares

References

  1. ^ Joaquín Andújar page on Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Jim Crawford page on Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Terry Humphrey at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Floyd Bannister at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Gary Rajsich at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Bert Roberge at Baseball Reference