1966 Houston Astros season

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1966 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 72–90 (.444)
League place 8th
Other information
Owner(s) Roy Hofheinz
General manager(s) Tal Smith
Manager(s) Grady Hatton
Local television KTRK-TV
Local radio KPRC (AM)
(Gene Elston, Loel Passe, Harry Kalas)
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The 1966 Houston Astros season was a season in American baseball. The team finished eighth in the National League with a record of 72–90, 23 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 0.586 53–28 42–39
San Francisco Giants 93 68 0.578 47–34 46–34
Pittsburgh Pirates 92 70 0.568 3 46–35 46–35
Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 0.537 8 48–33 39–42
Atlanta Braves 85 77 0.525 10 43–38 42–39
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 0.512 12 43–38 40–41
Cincinnati Reds 76 84 0.475 18 46–33 30–51
Houston Astros 72 90 0.444 23 45–36 27–54
New York Mets 66 95 0.410 28½ 32–49 34–46
Chicago Cubs 59 103 0.364 36 32–49 27–54


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1966 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD NYM PHI PIT SF STL
Atlanta 7–11 10–8 14–4–1 7–11 14–4 11–7 7–11 8–10 7–11
Chicago 11–7 6–12 5–13 8–10 8–10 5–13 6–12 6–12 4–14
Cincinnati 8–10 12–6 4–14 6–12 10–7 10–8 8–10 7–10 11–7
Houston 4–14–1 13–5 14–4 7–11 7–11 7–11 4–14 6–12 10–8
Los Angeles 11–7 10–8 12–6 11–7 12–6 11–7 9–9 9–9 10–8
New York 4–14 10–8 7–10 11–7 6–12 7–11 5–13 9–9 7–11
Philadelphia 7-11 13–5 8–10 11–7 7–11 11–7 10–8 10–8 10–8
Pittsburgh 11–7 12–6 10–8 14–4 9–9 13–5 8–10 7–11 8–10
San Francisco 10–8 12–6 10–7 12–6 9–9 9–9 8–10 11–7 12–6
St. Louis 11–7 14–4 7–11 8–10 8–10 11–7 8–10 10–8 6–12


Opening Day lineup[edit]

  1. Lee Maye, LF
  2. Sonny Jackson, SS
  3. Jimmy Wynn, CF
  4. Dave Nicholson, RF
  5. Joe Morgan, 2B
  6. Bob Aspromonte, 3B
  7. Chuck Harrison, 1B
  8. John Bateman, C
  9. Robin Roberts, P[4]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1966 Houston Astros
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Bateman, JohnJohn Bateman 131 433 121 .279 17 70
1B Harrison, ChuckChuck Harrison 119 434 111 .256 9 52
2B Morgan, JoeJoe Morgan 122 425 121 .285 5 42
3B Aspromonte, BobBob Aspromonte 152 560 141 .252 8 52
SS Jackson, SonnySonny Jackson 150 596 174 .292 3 25
LF Maye, LeeLee Maye 115 358 103 .288 9 36
CF Wynn, JimmyJimmy Wynn 105 418 107 .256 18 62
RF Staub, RustyRusty Staub 153 554 155 .280 13 81

[6]

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
Nicholson, DaveDave Nicholson 100 280 69 .246 10 31
Davis, RonRon Davis 48 194 48 .247 2 19
Lillis, BobBob Lillis 68 164 38 .232 0 11
Mantilla, FélixFélix Mantilla 77 151 33 .219 6 22
Gentile, JimJim Gentile 49 144 35 .243 7 18
Brand, RonRon Brand 56 123 30 .244 0 10
Heath, BillBill Heath 55 123 37 .301 0 8
Miller, NormNorm Miller 11 34 5 .147 1 3
Freese, GeneGene Freese 21 33 3 .091 0 0
Davis, BrockBrock Davis 10 27 4 .148 0 1
Pointer, AaronAaron Pointer 11 26 9 .346 1 5
Gaines, JoeJoe Gaines 11 13 1 .077 0 0
Colbert, NateNate Colbert 19 7 0 .000 0 0
Adlesh, DaveDave Adlesh 3 6 0 .000 0 0
Sims, GregGreg Sims 7 6 1 .167 0 0
Gotay, JulioJulio Gotay 4 5 0 .000 0 0
Watson, BobBob Watson 1 1 0 .000 0 0

[6]

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
Bruce, BobBob Bruce 25 129.2 3 13 5.34 71
Roberts, RobinRobin Roberts 13 63.2 3 5 3.82 26

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
Latman, BarryBarry Latman 31 103 2 7 2.71 74

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
Owens, JimJim Owens 40 4 7 2 4.68 32
Kroll, GaryGary Kroll 10 0 0 0 3.80 22
Carpin, FrankFrank Carpin 10 1 0 0 7.50 2
Lee, DonDon Lee 9 2 0 0 2.50 9
Arlich, DonDon Arlich 7 0 1 0 15.75 1
Coombs, DannyDanny Coombs 2 0 0 0 3.38 3
Wilson, DonDon Wilson 1 1 0 0 3.00 7
Ray, JimJim Ray 1 0 0 0 0

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers Pacific Coast League Mel McGaha
AA Amarillo Sonics Texas League Buddy Hancken
A Durham Bulls Carolina League Chuck Churn
A Cocoa Astros Florida State League Joe Frazier
A Salisbury Astros Western Carolinas League Walt Matthews
A-Short Season Bismarck-Mandan Pards Northern League Tony Pacheco

References[edit]

External links[edit]