2000 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record72–90 (.444)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Drayton McLane, Jr.
General manager(s)Gerry Hunsicker
Manager(s)Larry Dierker
Local televisionKNWS-TV
FSN Southwest
(Bill Brown, Jim Deshaies, Bill Worrell)
Local radioKTRH
(Milo Hamilton, Alan Ashby)
KXYZ
(Francisco Ernesto Ruiz, Alex Treviño)
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The 2000 Houston Astros season was the 39th season for the Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise in Houston, Texas. This was the first season for the Astros at Minute Maid Park (christened as Enron Field and known as such until 2002).

Offseason

Regular season

On August 14 in Philadelphia, first baseman Jeff Bagwell homered twice and tied a club record with seven runs batted in (RBI) in a 14–7 win, shared by Rafael Ramírez and Pete Incaviglia.[3]

Bagwell again homered twice on August 19 against the Milwaukee Brewers for the 299th and 300th of his career; the second home run broke an eighth-inning tie to give Houston a 10–8 win. He joined Hank Aaron, Joe DiMaggio, Frank Robinson and Ted Williams as the fifth player in major league history to record 300 home runs, 1,000 RBI and 1,000 runs scored in his first ten seasons.[4]

Bagwell scored 152 runs to lead the major leagues. It was the highest total in a season since Lou Gehrig in 1936,[5] and his 295 runs scored from 1999–2000 set a National League two-season record.[6]

Despite finishing 18 games below .500, the Astros set the all-time NL record for most home runs hit by one team in the regular season, with 249.[7] The record was later broken by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2019.

Season standings

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 95 67 0.586 50–31 45–36
Cincinnati Reds 85 77 0.525 10 43–38 42–39
Milwaukee Brewers 73 89 0.451 22 42–39 31–50
Houston Astros 72 90 0.444 23 39–42 33–48
Pittsburgh Pirates 69 93 0.426 26 37–44 32–49
Chicago Cubs 65 97 0.401 30 38–43 27–54

Record vs. opponents


Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona 3–6 5–4 2–5 7–6 4–5 6–1 7–6 4–5 4–5 2–7 8–1 7–2 9–4 6–7 5–4 6–9
Atlanta 6–3 4–5 2–5 5–4 6–6 5–4 7–2 6–3 6–7 7–6 8–5 5–2 8–1 6–3 3–4 11–7
Chicago 4–5 5–4 4–8 4–5 1–6 5–7 3–6 6–7 4–5 2–5 6–3 3–9 3–5 4–5 3–10 8–7
Cincinnati 5–2 5–2 8–4 6–3 3–6 7–5 4–5 5–8–1 6–3 5–4 3–4 7–6 4–5 3–6 7–6 7–8
Colorado 6–7 4–5 5–4 3–6 4–5 5–4 4–9 4–5 7–2 3–6 6–3 7–2 7–6 6–7 5–3 6–6
Florida 5–4 6–6 6–1 6–3 5–4 3–5 2–7 3–4 7–6 6–6 9–4 5–4 2–7 3–6 3–6 8–9
Houston 1–6 4–5 7–5 5–7 4–5 5–3 3–6 7–6 4–5 2–5 5–4 10–3 2–7 1–8 6–6 6–9
Los Angeles 6–7 2–7 6–3 5–4 9–4 7–2 6–3 3–4 5–3 4–5 5–4 4–5 8–5 7–5 3–6 6–9
Milwaukee 5–4 3–6 7–6 8–5–1 5–4 4–3 6–7 4–3 4–5 2–7 2–5 7–5 2–7 3–6 5–7 6–9
Montreal 5–4 7–6 5–4 3–6 2–7 6–7 5–4 3–5 5–4 3–9 5–7 3–4 3–6 3–6 2–5 7–11
New York 7–2 6–7 5–2 4–5 6–3 6–6 5–2 5–4 7–2 9–3 6–7 7–2 3–6 3–5 6–3 9–9
Philadelphia 1–8 5–8 3–6 4–3 3–6 4–9 4–5 4–5 5–2 7–5 7–6 3–6 2–5 2–7 2–7 9–9
Pittsburgh 2–7 2–5 9–3 6–7 2–7 4–5 3–10 5–4 5–7 4–3 2–7 6–3 7–2 2–6 4–8 6–9
San Diego 4–9 1–8 5–3 5–4 6–7 7–2 7–2 5–8 7–2 6–3 6–3 5–2 2–7 5–7 0–9 5–10
San Francisco 7–6 3–6 5–4 6–3 7–6 6–3 8–1 5–7 6–3 6–3 5–3 7–2 6–2 7–5 5–4 8–7
St. Louis 4–5 4–3 10–3 6–7 3–5 6–3 6–6 6–3 7–5 5–2 3–6 7–2 8–4 9–0 4–5 7–8

Notable transactions

Roster

2000 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 Mitch Meluskey 117 337 101 .300 14 69
1B Jeff Bagwell 159 590 183 .310 47 132
2B Craig Biggio 101 377 101 .268 8 35
SS Tim Bogar 110 304 63 .207 7 33
3B Chris Truby 78 258 67 .260 11 59
LF Daryle Ward 119 264 68 .258 20 47
CF Richard Hidalgo 153 558 175 .314 44 122
RF Moisés Alou 126 454 161 .355 30 114

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
Julio Lugo 116 420 119 .283 10 40
Bill Spiers 124 355 107 .301 3 43
Lance Berkman 114 353 105 .297 21 67
Roger Cedeño 74 259 73 .282 6 26
Tony Eusebio 74 218 61 .280 7 33
Ken Caminiti 59 208 63 .303 15 45
Matt Mieske 62 81 14 .173 1 5
Glen Barker 84 67 15 .224 2 6
Russ Johnson 26 45 8 .178 0 3
Raúl Chávez 14 43 11 .256 1 5
Keith Ginter 5 8 2 .250 1 3
Tripp Cromer 9 8 1 .125 0 0
Morgan Ensberg 4 7 2 .286 0 0
Frank Charles 4 7 3 .429 0 2
Eddie Zosky 4 4 0 .000 0 0
Paul Bako 1 2 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
Chris Holt 34 207.0 8 16 5.35 136
José Lima 33 196.1 7 16 6.65 124
Scott Elarton 30 192.2 17 7 4.81 131
Shane Reynolds 22 131.0 7 8 5.22 93
Wade Miller 16 105.0 6 6 5.14 89
Tony McKnight 6 35.0 4 1 3.86 23
Dwight Gooden 1 4.0 0 0 9.00 1

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
Octavio Dotel 50 125.0 3 7 5.40 142
Brian Powell 9 31.1 2 1 5.74 14
Kip Gross 2 4.1 0 1 10.38 3

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
Joe Slusarski 54 2 7 3 4.21 54
Marc Valdes 53 5 5 2 5.08 35
José Cabrera 52 2 3 2 5.92 41
Doug Henry 45 1 3 1 4.42 46
Yorkis Pérez 33 2 1 0 5.16 21
Jay Powell 29 1 1 0 5.67 16
Billy Wagner 28 2 4 6 6.18 28
Wayne Franklin 25 0 0 0 5.48 21
Mike Maddux 21 2 2 0 6.26 17
Jason Green 14 1 1 0 6.62 19
Scott Linebrink 8 0 0 0 4.66 6
Rusty Meacham 5 0 0 0 11.57 3
Tim Bogar 2 0 0 0 4.50 1

Awards and honors

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League Tony Peña
AA Round Rock Express Texas League Jackie Moore
A Kissimmee Cobras Florida State League Manny Acta
A Michigan Battle Cats Midwest League Al Pedrique
A-Short Season Auburn Doubledays New York–Penn League John Massarelli
Rookie Martinsville Astros Appalachian League Brad Wellman

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Round Rock, Michigan

References

  1. ^ Johan Santana at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ a b Dwight Gooden at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ "Bagwell cranks Astro lineup to full power". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. August 14, 2000. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  4. ^ "Jeff Bagwell Appreciation Day". houston.astros.mlb.com. April 6, 2007. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  5. ^ "Player page: Jeff Bagwell". Roto World. December 15, 2006. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
  6. ^ "Treasures from Cooperstown coming to Capital region for Tri-City Valleycats game on Saturday". National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (baseballhall.org). June 24, 2015. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
  7. ^ "2000 Houston Astros Statistics".
  8. ^ Tony Mounce at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.380, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0