1989 Houston Astros
LeagueNational League
DivisionWest
BallparkThe Astrodome
CityHouston, Texas
Record86–76 (.531)
Divisional place3rd
OwnersJohn McMullen
General managersBill Wood
ManagersArt Howe
TelevisionKTXH
HSE
RadioKTRH
(Bill Brown, Milo Hamilton, Larry Dierker, Bruce Gietzen, Bill Worrell, Enos Cabell)
KXYZ
(Orlando Sánchez-Diago, Rolando Becerra)
← 1988 Seasons 1990 →

The Houston Astros' 1989 season in American baseball involved the Houston Astros attempting to win the National League West. The season was best remembered for the Astros winning 16 of 17 games in late May through mid June.

Offseason

Regular season

Standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 92 70 0.568 53–28 39–42
San Diego Padres 89 73 0.549 3 46–35 43–38
Houston Astros 86 76 0.531 6 47–35 39–41
Los Angeles Dodgers 77 83 0.481 14 44–37 33–46
Cincinnati Reds 75 87 0.463 17 38–43 37–44
Atlanta Braves 63 97 0.394 28 33–46 30–51

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


Notable transactions

Roster

1989 Houston Astros
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

[10]

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 Craig Biggio 134 443 114 .257 13 60
1B Glenn Davis 158 581 156 .269 34 89
2B Bill Doran 142 507 111 .219 8 58
3B Ken Caminiti 161 585 149 .255 10 72
SS Rafael Ramírez 151 537 132 .246 6 54
LF Billy Hatcher 108 395 90 .228 3 44
CF Gerald Young 146 533 124 .233 0 38
RF Terry Puhl 121 354 96 .271 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
Kevin Bass 87 313 94 .300 5 44
Craig Reynolds 101 189 38 .201 2 14
Alex Treviño 59 131 38 .290 2 16
Glenn Wilson 28 102 22 .216 2 15
Eric Yelding 70 90 21 .233 0 9
Greg Gross 60 75 15 .200 0 4
Mark Davidson 33 65 13 .200 1 5
Alan Ashby 22 61 10 .164 0 3
Eric Anthony 25 61 11 .180 4 7
Louie Meadows 31 51 9 .176 3 10
Steve Lombardozzi 21 37 8 .216 1 3
Harry Spilman 32 36 10 .278 0 3
Carl Nichols 8 13 1 .077 0 2
Ron Washington 7 7 1 .143 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
Mike Scott 33 229.0 20 10 3.10 172
Jim Deshaies 34 225.2 15 10 2.91 153
Jim Clancy 33 147.0 7 14 5.08 91
Bob Knepper 22 113.0 4 10 5.89 45
Mark Portugal 20 108.0 7 1 2.75 86
Rick Rhoden 20 96.2 2 6 4.28 41

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
Bob Forsch 37 108.1 4 5 5.32 40
José Canó 6 23.0 1 1 5.09 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
Dave Smith 52 3 4 25 2.64 31
Juan Agosto 71 4 5 1 2.93 46
Danny Darwin 68 11 4 7 2.36 104
Larry Andersen 60 4 4 3 1.54 85
Dan Schatzeder 36 4 1 1 4.45 46
Brian Meyer 12 0 1 1 4.50 13
Roger Mason 2 0 0 0 20.25 3
Greg Gross 1 0 0 0 18.00 1
Craig Reynolds 1 0 0 0 27.00 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tucson Toros Pacific Coast League Bob Skinner
AA Columbus Mudcats Southern League Tom Wiedenbauer
A Osceola Astros Florida State League Rick Sweet
A Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League Jim Coveney
A-Short Season Auburn Astros New York–Penn League Reggie Waller
Rookie GCL Astros Gulf Coast League Julio Linares

References

  1. ^ Mark Portugal at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Bob Forsch at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Rick Rhoden at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Dan Schatzeder at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ "Roger Mason Stats".
  6. ^ Carl Nichols at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ "Greg Gross Stats".
  8. ^ Troy Afenir at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Jeff Juden at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ "1989 Houston Astros Roster by Baseball Almanac".