1974 Houston Astros season

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1974 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 81–81 (.500)
Divisional place 4th
Other information
Owner(s) Roy Hofheinz
General manager(s) Spec Richardson
Manager(s) Preston Gómez
Local television KPRC-TV
Local radio KPRC (AM)
(Gene Elston, Loel Passe)
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The 1974 Houston Astros season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the National League West with a record of 81-81, 21 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 102 60 0.630 52–29 50–31
Cincinnati Reds 98 64 0.605 4 50–31 48–33
Atlanta Braves 88 74 0.543 14 46–35 42–39
Houston Astros 81 81 0.500 21 46–35 35–46
San Francisco Giants 72 90 0.444 30 37–44 35–46
San Diego Padres 60 102 0.370 42 36–45 24–57

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1974 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 4–8 7–11–1 6–12 8–10 9–3 8–4 8–4 4–8 17–1 8–10 9–3
Chicago 8–4 5–7 4–8 2–10 5–13 8–10 8–10 9–9 6–6 6–6 5–13
Cincinnati 11–7–1 7–5 14–4 6–12 6–6 9–3 8–4 8–4 12–6 11–7 6–6
Houston 12–6 8–4 4–14 5–13 6–6 6–6 6–6 5–7 7–11 10–8 8–4
Los Angeles 10–8 10–2 12–6 13–5 8–4 5–7 6–6 4–8 16–2 12–6 6–6
Montreal 3–9 13–5 6–6 6–6 4–8 9–9 11–7 9–9 6–6 4–8 8–9
New York 4–8 10–8 3–9 6–6 7–5 9–9 7–11 7–11 6–6 6–6 6–12
Philadelphia 4-8 10–8 4–8 6–6 6–6 7–11 11–7 10–8 5–7 8–4 9–9
Pittsburgh 8–4 9–9 4–8 7–5 8–4 9–9 11–7 8–10 9–3 8–4 7–11
San Diego 1–17 6–6 6–12 7–11 2–16 6–6 6–6 7–5 3–9 11–7 5–7
San Francisco 10–8 6–6 7–11 8–10 6–12 8–4 6–6 4–8 4–8 7–11 6–6
St. Louis 3–9 13–5 6–6 4–8 6–6 9–8 12–6 9–9 11–7 7–5 6–6


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1974 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 May, MiltMilt May 127 405 117 .289 7 54
1B May, LeeLee May 152 556 149 .268 24 85
CF Cedeño, CésarCésar Cedeño 160 610 164 .269 26 102

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 83 171 39 .228 10 29
Edwards, JohnnyJohnny Edwards 50 117 26 .222 1 10
Howard, WilburWilbur Howard 64 111 24 .216 2 5
Brown, OllieOllie Brown 27 69 15 .217 3 6
Menke, DenisDenis Menke 30 29 3 .103 0 1
Campbell, DaveDave Campbell 35 23 2 .087 0 2

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 33 223.2 11 10 2.90 150
Griffin, TomTom Griffin 34 211 14 10 3.54 110
Wilson, DonDon Wilson 33 204.2 11 13 3.08 112
Roberts, DaveDave Roberts 34 204 10 12 3.40 72
Osteen, ClaudeClaude Osteen 23 138.1 9 9 3.71 45
Siebert, PaulPaul Siebert 5 25.1 1 1 3.55 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
Konieczny, DougDoug Konieczny 6 16 0 3 7.88 8

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
Forsch, KenKen Forsch 70 8 7 10 2.79 48
Cosgrove, MikeMike Cosgrove 45 7 3 2 3.50 47
Johnson, JerryJerry Johnson 34 2 1 0 4.80 32
de los Santos, RamónRamón de los Santos 12 1 1 0 2.19 7

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Denver Bears American Association Frank Verdi
AA Columbus Astros Southern League Jimmy Williams
A Cedar Rapids Astros Midwest League Leo Posada
Rookie Covington Astros Appalachian League Billy Smith

References[edit]

External links[edit]