2000 Houston Astros season

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2000 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 72–90 (.444)
Divisional place 4th
Other information
Owner(s) Drayton McLane, Jr.
General manager(s) Gerry Hunsicker
Manager(s) Larry Dierker
Local television KNWS-TV
FSN Southwest
(Bill Brown, Jim Deshaies, Bill Worrell)
Local radio KTRH
(Milo Hamilton, Alan Ashby)
KXYZ
(Francisco Ernesto Ruiz, Alex Treviño)
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The 2000 Houston Astros season was a season in American baseball. They finished in fourth place in the National League Central division.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

On August 14 in Philadelphia, first baseman Jeff Bagwell homered twice and tied a club record with seven runs batted in (RBI) in a 14–7 win, shared by Rafael Ramírez and Pete Incaviglia.[3]

Bagwell again homered twice on August 19 against the Milwaukee Brewers for the 299th and 300th of his career; the second home run broke an eighth-inning tie to give Houston a 10–8 win. He joined Hank Aaron, Joe DiMaggio, Frank Robinson and Ted Williams as the fifth player in major league history to record 300 home runs, 1,000 RBI and 1,000 runs scored in his first ten seasons.[4]

Bagwell scored 152 runs to lead the major leagues. It was the highest total in a season since Lou Gehrig in 1936,[5] and his 295 runs scored from 1999–2000 set a National League two-season record.[6]

Despite finishing 18 games below .500, the Astros set the all-time NL record for most home runs hit by one team in the regular season, with 249.[7]

Season standings[edit]

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 95 67 0.586 50–31 45–36
Cincinnati Reds 85 77 0.525 10 43–38 42–39
Milwaukee Brewers 73 89 0.451 22 42–39 31–50
Houston Astros 72 90 0.444 23 39–42 33–48
Pittsburgh Pirates 69 93 0.426 26 37–44 32–49
Chicago Cubs 65 97 0.401 30 38–43 27–54


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2000 National League Records

Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona 3–6 5–4 2–5 7–6 4–5 6–1 7–6 4–5 4–5 2–7 8–1 7–2 9–4 6–7 5–4 6–9
Atlanta 6–3 4–5 2–5 5–4 6–6 5–4 7–2 6–3 6–7 7–6 8–5 5–2 8–1 6–3 3–4 11–7
Chicago 4–5 5–4 4–8 4–5 1–6 5–7 3–6 6–7 4–5 2–5 6–3 3–9 3–5 4–5 3–10 8–7
Cincinnati 5–2 5–2 8–4 6–3 3–6 7–5 4–5 5–8–1 6–3 5–4 3–4 7–6 4–5 3–6 7–6 7–8
Colorado 6–7 4–5 5–4 3–6 4–5 5–4 4–9 4–5 7–2 3–6 6–3 7–2 7–6 6–7 5–3 6–6
Florida 5–4 6–6 6–1 6–3 5–4 3–5 2–7 3–4 7–6 6–6 9–4 5–4 2–7 3–6 3–6 8–9
Houston 1–6 4–5 7–5 5–7 4–5 5–3 3–6 7–6 4–5 2–5 5–4 10–3 2–7 1–8 6–6 6–9
Los Angeles 6–7 2–7 6–3 5–4 9–4 7–2 6–3 3–4 5–3 4–5 5–4 4–5 8–5 7–5 3–6 6–9
Milwaukee 5–4 3–6 7–6 8–5–1 5–4 4–3 6–7 4–3 4–5 2–7 2–5 7–5 2–7 3–6 5–7 6–9
Montreal 5–4 7–6 5–4 3–6 2–7 6–7 5–4 3–5 5–4 3–9 5–7 3–4 3–6 3–6 2–5 7–11
New York 7–2 6–7 5–2 4–5 6–3 6–6 5–2 5–4 7–2 9–3 6–7 7–2 3–6 3–5 6–3 9–9
Philadelphia 1–8 5–8 3–6 4–3 3–6 4–9 4–5 4–5 5–2 7–5 7–6 3–6 2–5 2–7 2–7 9–9
Pittsburgh 2–7 2–5 9–3 6–7 2–7 4–5 3–10 5–4 5–7 4–3 2–7 6–3 7–2 2–6 4–8 6–9
San Diego 4–9 1–8 5–3 5–4 6–7 7–2 7–2 5–8 7–2 6–3 6–3 5–2 2–7 5–7 0–9 5–10
San Francisco 7–6 3–6 5–4 6–3 7–6 6–3 8–1 5–7 6–3 6–3 5–3 7–2 6–2 7–5 5–4 8–7
St. Louis 4–5 4–3 10–3 6–7 3–5 6–3 6–6 6–3 7–5 5–2 3–6 7–2 8–4 9–0 4–5 7–8

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

2000 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

1B Jeff Bagwell

2B Craig Biggio SS Tim Bogar 3B Chris Truby C Mitch Meluskey LF Daryle Ward CF Richard Hidalgo RF Moisés Alou

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

Awards and honors[edit]

  • The Astros led the National League in home runs with 249[9]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League Tony Peña
AA Round Rock Express Texas League Jackie Moore
A Kissimmee Cobras Florida State League Manny Acta
A Michigan Battle Cats Midwest League Al Pedrique
A-Short Season Auburn Doubledays New York–Penn League John Massarelli
Rookie Martinsville Astros Appalachian League Brad Wellman

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Round Rock, Michigan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johan Santana at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ a b Dwight Gooden at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ "Bagwell cranks Astro lineup to full power". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. August 14, 2000. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Jeff Bagwell Appreciation Day". houston.astros.mlb.com. April 6, 2007. Retrieved March 17, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Player page: Jeff Bagwell". Roto World. December 15, 2006. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Treasures from Cooperstown coming to Capital region for Tri-City Valleycats game on Saturday". National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (baseballhall.org). June 24, 2015. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 
  7. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/HOU/2000.shtml
  8. ^ Tony Mounce at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.380, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

External links[edit]