1976 Houston Astros season

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1976 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 80–82 (.494)
Divisional place 3rd
Other information
Owner(s) Roy Hofheinz
General manager(s) Tal Smith
Manager(s) Bill Virdon
Local television KPRC-TV
Local radio KPRC (AM)
(Gene Elston, Loel Passe, Bob Prince)
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The Houston Astros' 1976 season was a season in American baseball. The team finished third in the National League West with a record of 80-82, 22 games behind the first-place Cincinnati Reds.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
Cincinnati Reds 102 60 -- .630
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 70 10 .568
Houston Astros 80 82 22 .494
San Francisco Giants 74 88 28 .457
San Diego Padres 73 89 29 .451
Atlanta Braves 70 92 32 .432

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1976 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
C Herrmann, EdEd Herrmann 79 265 54 .204 3 25
2B Andrews, RobRob Andrews 109 410 105 .256 0 23
LF Cruz, JoséJosé Cruz 133 439 133 .303 4 61
CF Cedeño, CésarCésar Cedeño 150 575 171 .297 18 83

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
Johnson, CliffCliff Johnson 108 318 72 .226 10 49
Roberts, LeonLeon Roberts 87 235 68 .289 7 33
Howard, WilburWilbur Howard 94 191 42 .220 1 18
Javier, AlAl Javier 8 24 5 .208 0 0

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
Dierker, LarryLarry Dierker 28 187.1 13 14 3.69 112
Andújar, JoaquínJoaquín Andújar 28 172.1 9 10 3.60 59
Larson, DanDan Larson 13 92.1 5 8 3.02 42
Cosgrove, MikeMike Cosgrove 22 89.2 3 4 5.52 34
Lemongello, MarkMark Lemongello 4 29 3 1 2.79 9

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
McLaughlin, BoBo McLaughlin 17 79 4 5 2.85 32
Rondon, GilbertoGilberto Rondon 19 53.2 2 2 5.70 21

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
Pentz, GeneGene Pentz 40 3 3 5 2.97 36
Griffin, TomTom Griffin 20 5 3 0 6.05 33
Siebert, PaulPaul Siebert 19 0 2 0 3.16 10
Barlow, MikeMike Barlow 16 2 2 0 4.50 11
Hardy, LarryLarry Hardy 15 0 0 3 7.06 10
Sosa, JoséJosé Sosa 9 0 0 0 6.94 5

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Memphis Blues International League Jim Beauchamp
AA Columbus Astros Southern League Leo Posada
A Dubuque Packers Midwest League Bob Cluck
Rookie Covington Astros Appalachian League Julio Linares

References[edit]

External links[edit]