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 Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 90 72 0.556 51–30 39–42
Los Angeles Dodgers 89 73 0.549 1 42–39 47–34
Atlanta Braves 82 80 0.506 8 43–39 39–41
Cincinnati Reds 79 83 0.488 11 46–35 33–48
Houston Astros 79 83 0.488 11 39–42 40–41
San Diego Padres 61 100 0.379 28½ 33–48 28–52


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1971 National League Records

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


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]

  1. ^ Doug Konieczny at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Seidel, Jeff (June 9, 2010). "K street: Strasburg racks up the strikeouts". MLB.com. Retrieved June 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ Paul Siebert at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Rich Troedson at Baseball Reference

External links[edit]