1983 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record85–77 (.525)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)John McMullen
General manager(s)Al Rosen
Manager(s)Bob Lillis
Local televisionKTXH
HSE
Local radioKRBE
(Gene Elston, Dewayne Staats, Larry Dierker)
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The Houston Astros' 1983 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Houston Astros attempting to win the National League West.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 91 71 0.562 48–32 43–39
Atlanta Braves 88 74 0.543 3 46–34 42–40
Houston Astros 85 77 0.525 6 46–36 39–41
San Diego Padres 81 81 0.500 10 47–34 34–47
San Francisco Giants 79 83 0.488 12 43–38 36–45
Cincinnati Reds 74 88 0.457 17 36–45 38–43

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


Notable transactions

Roster

1983 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 Alan Ashby 87 275 63 .229 8 34
1B Ray Knight 145 507 154 .304 9 70
2B Bill Doran 154 535 145 .271 8 39
SS Dickie Thon 154 619 177 .286 20 79
3B Phil Garner 154 567 135 .238 14 79
LF José Cruz 160 594 189 .318 14 92
CF Omar Moreno 97 405 98 .242 0 25
RF Terry Puhl 137 465 136 .292 8 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
Kevin Bass 88 195 46 .236 2 18
Tony Scott 80 186 42 .226 2 17
Jerry Mumphrey 44 143 48 .336 1 17
Denny Walling 100 135 40 .296 3 19
Craig Reynolds 65 98 21 .214 1 6
Luis Pujols 40 87 17 .195 0 12
John Mizerock 33 85 13 .153 1 10
Harry Spilman 42 78 13 .167 1 9
George Bjorkman 29 75 17 .227 2 14
Tim Tolman 43 56 11 .196 2 10
Scott Loucks 7 14 3 .214 0 0
Bert Peña 4 8 1 .125 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
Joe Niekro 38 263.2 15 14 3.48 152
Bob Knepper 35 203.2 6 13 3.19 125
Nolan Ryan 29 196.1 14 9 2.98 183
Mike Scott 24 145.0 10 6 3.72 73

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
Mike LaCoss 38 138.0 5 7 4.43 53
Vern Ruhle 41 114.2 8 5 3.69 43
Mike Madden 28 94.2 9 5 3.14 44
Jeff Heathcock 6 28.0 2 1 3.21 12

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
Frank DiPino 53 3 4 20 2.65 67
Bill Dawley 48 6 6 14 2.82 60
Dave Smith 42 3 1 6 3.10 41
Frank LaCorte 37 4 4 3 5.06 48
Julio Solano 4 0 2 0 6.00 3

Awards and honors

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tucson Toros Pacific Coast League Matt Galante
AA Columbus Astros Southern League Jack Hiatt
A Daytona Beach Astros Florida State League Dave Cripe
A Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League Tom Spencer
A-Short Season Auburn Astros New York–Penn League Bob Hartsfield
Rookie GCL Astros Gulf Coast League José Tartabull

References

  1. ^ Danny Heep at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Troy Afenir at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Alan Knicely at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ a b "The Nolan Ryan Express | The Strikeout King". smackbomb.com/nolanryan. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2008.
  5. ^ Robbie Wine at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Danny Boone at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ "Hutch Award | Baseball Almanac".