1997 Houston Astros season

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1997 Houston Astros
1997 NL Central Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 84–78 (.519)
Divisional place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Drayton McLane, Jr.
General manager(s) Gerry Hunsicker
Manager(s) Larry Dierker
Local television KTXH
Fox Sports Southwest
(Bill Brown, Jim Deshaies)
Local radio KILT (AM)
(Milo Hamilton, Vince Controneo)
KXYZ
(Francisco Ernesto Ruiz, Alex Trevino)
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The 1997 Houston Astros season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Houston Astros attempting to win the National League Central.

Offseason[edit]

December 2, 1996: Pat Listach signed as a Free Agent with the Houston Astros.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L GB Pct.
Houston Astros 84 78 .519 --
Pittsburgh Pirates 79 83 .488 5.0
Cincinnati Reds 76 86 .469 8.0
St. Louis Cardinals 73 89 .451 11.0
Chicago Cubs 68 94 .420 16.0


Opening Day starters[edit]

  • Bobby Abreu
  • Brad Ausmus
  • Jeff Bagwell
  • Derek Bell
  • Sean Berry
  • Craig Biggio
  • Luis Gonzalez
  • Pat Listach
  • Shane Reynolds[2]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1997 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 Carr, ChuckChuck Carr 63 192 53 .276 4 17

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

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

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

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

National League Divisional Playoffs[edit]

The Atlanta Braves defeated the Houston Astros, three games to none.

Game Home Score Visitor Score Date Series
1 Atlanta 2 Houston 1 September 30 1-0 (ATL)
2 Atlanta 13 Houston 3 October 1 2-0 (ATL)
3 Houston 1 Atlanta 4 October 3 3-0 (ATL)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA New Orleans Zephyrs American Association Steve Swisher and Matt Galante
AA Jackson Generals Texas League Dave Engle
A Kissimmee Cobras Florida State League John Tamargo
A Quad Cities River Bandits Midwest League Manny Acta
Short-Season A Auburn Doubledays New York–Penn League Mike Rojas
Rookie GCL Astros Gulf Coast League Bobby Ramos

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
St. Louis Cardinals
1996
NL Central Championship Season
1997
Succeeded by
Houston Astros
1998