1971 Houston Astros season

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1971 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 79–83 (.488)
Divisional place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) Roy Hofheinz
General manager(s) Spec Richardson
Manager(s) Harry Walker
Local television KTRK-TV
Local radio KPRC (AM)
(Gene Elston, Loel Passe)
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The 1971 Houston Astros season was a season in American baseball. The team finished tied for fourth in the National League West with a record of 79-83, 11 games behind the San Francisco Giants.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • September 5, 1971: In a game against the Giants, J.R. Richard struck out 15 batters in his very first game, tying a Major League record first established by Karl Spooner.[2]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
San Francisco Giants 90 72 -- .556
Los Angeles Dodgers 89 73 1 .549
Atlanta Braves 82 80 8 .506
Cincinnati Reds 79 83 11 .488
Houston Astros 79 83 11 .488
San Diego Padres 61 100 28.5 .379

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1971 Houston Astros
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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
CF Cedeño, CésarCésar Cedeño 161 611 161 .264 10 81

Other batters[edit]

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
Alou, JesúsJesús Alou 122 433 121 .279 2 40
Gerónimo, CésarCésar Gerónimo 94 82 18 .220 1 6
Martínez, MartyMarty Martínez 32 62 16 .258 0 4

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Billingham, JackJack Billingham 33 228.1 10 16 3.39 139
Blasingame, WadeWade Blasingame 30 158.1 9 11 4.60 93
Cook, RonRon Cook 5 25.2 0 4 4.91 10

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Griffin, TomTom Griffin 10 37.2 0 6 4.78 29

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Guinn, SkipSkip Guinn 4 0 0 1 0.00 3
Yount, LarryLarry Yount 1 0 0 0 ---- 0

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Jimmy Williams
AA Columbus Astros Southern League Cliff Davis
A Cocoa Astros Florida State League Tony Pacheco
A Sumter Astros Western Carolinas League Jackie Brandt
Rookie Covington Astros Appalachian League Billy Smith

References[edit]

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