2003 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record87–75 (.537)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Drayton McLane, Jr.
General manager(s)Gerry Hunsicker
Manager(s)Jimy Williams
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 2003 Houston Astros season was the 42nd season for the Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise in Houston, Texas.

Regular season

During a 3–2 loss to the Montreal Expos on April 26, first baseman Jeff Bagwell's infield single gave him 2,000 hits for his career, joining Craig Biggio as the only Astros players to achieve this mark.[1]

On June 11, six Astros pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter against the New York Yankees, establishing a major league record for most pitchers contributing to a no-hitter. The six were Roy Oswalt, Pete Munro, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel and Billy Wagner.[2][3] It was the first no-hitter against the Yankees in 45 years.

Playing the Cincinnati Reds on July 20, Bagwell hit two home runs for the 400th of his career off Danny Graves, becoming the 35th player in MLB history to do so.[4]

ESPN's "The List" ranked Bagwell and Biggio as the second- and third-most underrated athletes of the top four North American professional sports leagues in an August publication.[5]

Standings

National League Central

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 88 74 0.543 44–37 44–37
Houston Astros 87 75 0.537 1 48–33 39–42
St. Louis Cardinals 85 77 0.525 3 48–33 37–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 87 0.463 13 39–42 36–45
Cincinnati Reds 69 93 0.426 19 35–46 34–47
Milwaukee Brewers 68 94 0.420 20 31–50 37–44


Record vs. opponents


Source: [1]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona 2–5 2–4 7–2 10–9 2–5 5–1 10–9 3–3 4–2 4–2 4–2 3–3 9–10 5–14 3–3 11–4
Atlanta 5–2 4–2 3–3 6–0 9–10 5–1 4–2 4–2 12–7 11–8 9–10 7–2 6–1 2–4 4–2 10–5
Chicago 4–2 2–4 10–7 3–3 4–2 9–7 2–4 10–6 3–3 5–1 1–5 10–8 4–2 4–2 8–9 9–9
Cincinnati 2–7 3–3 7–10 4–2 2–4 5–12 2–4 8–10 2–4 2–4 5–4 5–11 3–3 3–3 9–7 7-5
Colorado 9–10 0–6 3–3 2–4 4–2 2–4 7–12 5–1 3–4 2–5 2–4 3–6 12–7 7–12 4–2 9–6
Florida 5–2 10–9 2–4 4–2 2–4 1–5 2–5 7–2 13–6 12–7 13–6 2–4 5–1 1–5 3–3 9–6
Houston 1–5 1–5 7–9 12–5 4–2 5-1 4–2 9–8 3–3 2–4 2–4 10–6 3–3 2–4 11–7 11–7
Los Angeles 9–10 2–4 4–2 4–2 12–7 5–2 2–4 4–2 4–2 3–3 2–5 5–1 8–11 6–13 4–2 11–7
Milwaukee 3–3 2–4 6–10 10–8 1–5 2–7 8–9 2–4 0–6 6–3 4–2 10–7 5–1 1–5 3–13 5–7
Montreal 2–4 7–12 3–3 4–2 4–3 6-13 3–3 2–4 6–0 14–5 8–11 3–3 4–2 7–0 1–5 9–9
New York 2–4 8–11 1–5 4–2 5–2 7–12 4–2 3–3 3–6 5–14 7–12 4–2 3–3 4–2 1–5 5–10
Philadelphia 2-4 10–9 5–1 4–5 4–2 6–13 4–2 5–2 2–4 11–8 12–7 2–4 4–3 3–3 4–2 8–7
Pittsburgh 3–3 2–7 8–10 11–5 6–3 4–2 6–10 1–5 7–10 3–3 2–4 4–2 4–2 2–4 7–10 5–7
San Diego 10–9 1–6 2–4 3–3 7–12 1–5 3–3 11–8 1–5 2–4 3–3 3–4 2–4 5–14 2–4 8–10
San Francisco 14–5 4–2 2–4 3–3 12–7 5–1 4–2 13–6 5–1 0–7 2–4 3–3 4–2 14–5 5–1 10–8
St. Louis 3–3 2–4 9–8 7–9 2–4 3-3 7–11 2–4 13–3 5–1 5–1 2–4 10–7 4–2 1–5 10–8


Notable transactions

Roster

2003 Houston Astros
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Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Players 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 Brad Ausmus 143 450 103 .229 4 47
1B Jeff Bagwell 160 605 168 .278 39 100
2B Jeff Kent 130 505 150 .297 22 93
SS Adam Everett 128 387 99 .256 8 51
3B Morgan Ensberg 127 385 112 .291 25 60
LF Lance Berkman 153 538 155 .288 25 93
CF Craig Biggio 153 628 166 .264 15 62
RF Richard Hidalgo 141 514 159 .309 28 88

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
Geoff Blum 123 420 110 .262 10 52
Orlando Merced 123 212 49 .231 3 26
José Vizcaíno 91 189 47 .249 3 26
Gregg Zaun 59 120 26 .217 1 13
Brian Hunter 56 98 23 .235 0 13
Julio Lugo 22 65 16 .246 0 2
Eric Bruntlett 31 54 14 .259 1 4
Raúl Chávez 19 37 10 .270 1 4
Colin Porter 24 32 6 .188 0 0
Jason Lane 18 27 8 .296 4 10
Mitch Meluskey 12 9 1 .111 0 2
Dave Matranga 6 5 1 .200 1 1
Tripp Cromer 3 4 1 .250 0 1

Pitching

Starters

Note: G = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Wade Miller 33 187.1 14 13 4.13 161
Tim Redding 33 176.0 10 14 3.68 116
Jeriome Robertson 32 160.2 15 9 5.10 99
Roy Oswalt 21 127.1 10 5 2.97 108
Ron Villone 19 106.2 6 6 4.13 91
Jonathan Johnson 4 15.1 0 1 5.87 7
Brian Moehler 3 13.2 0 0 7.90 5
Rodrigo Rosario 2 8.0 1 0 1.13 6

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
Jared Fernández 12 38.1 3 3 3.99 19
Scott Linebrink 9 31.2 1 1 4.26 17

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
Billy Wagner 78 1 4 44 1.78 105
Brad Lidge 78 6 3 1 3.60 97
Octavio Dotel 76 6 4 4 2.48 97
Ricky Stone 65 6 4 1 3.69 47
Peter Munro 40 3 4 0 4.67 27
Kirk Saarloos 36 2 1 0 4.93 43
Mike Gallo 32 1 0 0 3.00 16
Dan Miceli 23 1 1 0 2.10 20
Nate Bland 22 1 2 0 5.75 18
Rick White 15 0 0 0 3.72 17
Brandon Puffer 13 0 0 0 5.14 10
Bruce Chen 11 0 0 0 6.00 8
Kirk Bullinger 7 0 0 0 6.75 5

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League Chris Maloney
AA Round Rock Express Texas League Jackie Moore
A Salem Avalanche Carolina League John Massarelli
A Lexington Legends South Atlantic League Russ Nixon
A-Short Season Tri-City ValleyCats New York–Penn League Iván DeJesús
Rookie Martinsville Astros Appalachian League Jorge Orta

References

  1. ^ "Bagwell reaches 2,000 career hits". ESPN.com. Associated Press. April 26, 2003. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  2. ^ Lilly, Brandon (June 12, 2003). "Astros seem a bit baffled by their odd no-hitter". The New York Times. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "Astros vs. Yankees - Game Recap - June 11, 2003 - ESPN".
  4. ^ "Bagwell belts way to 400". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. July 21, 2003. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  5. ^ Marron, Jim (August 20, 2003). "The List: Underrated current athletes". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  6. ^ "Houston shortstop Julio Lugo arrested". May 2, 2003.
  7. ^ "Josh Anderson Stats".
  8. ^ Gregg Zaun Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
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