2003 Houston Astros season

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2003 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 87–75 (.537)
Divisional place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) Drayton McLane, Jr.
General manager(s) Gerry Hunsicker
Manager(s) Jimy Williams
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 Houston Astros' 2003 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Houston Astros attempting to win the National League Central.

Regular season[edit]

During a 3–2 loss to the Montreal Expos on April 26, first baseman Jeff Bagwell's infield single gave him 2,000 hits for his career, joining Craig Biggio as the only Astros players to achieve this mark.[1]

On June 11, six Astros pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter against the New York Yankees, establishing a major league record for most pitchers contributing to a no-hitter. The six were Roy Oswalt, Pete Munro, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel and Billy Wagner.[2][3] It was the first no-hitter against the Yankees in 45 years.

Playing the Cincinnati Reds on July 20, Bagwell hit two home runs for the 400th of his career off Danny Graves, becoming the 35th player in MLB history to do so.[4]

ESPN's "The List" ranked Bagwell and Biggio as the second- and third-most underrated athlete of the top four North American professional sports leagues in an August publication.[5]

Standings[edit]

National League Central[edit]

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 88 74 0.543 44–37 44–37
Houston Astros 87 75 0.537 1 48–33 39–42
St. Louis Cardinals 85 77 0.525 3 48–33 37–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 87 0.463 13 39–42 36–45
Cincinnati Reds 69 93 0.426 19 35–46 34–47
Milwaukee Brewers 68 94 0.420 20 31–50 37–44


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2003 National League Records

Source: [1]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona 2–5 2–4 7–2 10–9 2–5 5–1 10–9 3–3 4–2 4–2 4–2 3–3 9–10 5–14 3–3 11–4
Atlanta 5–2 4–2 3–3 6–0 9–10 5–1 4–2 4–2 12–7 11–8 9–10 7–2 6–1 2–4 4–2 10–5
Chicago 4–2 2–4 10–7 3–3 4–2 9–7 2–4 10–6 3–3 5–1 1–5 10–8 4–2 4–2 8–9 9–9
Cincinnati 2–7 3–3 7–10 4–2 2–4 5–12 2–4 8–10 2–4 2–4 5–4 5–11 3–3 3–3 9–7 7-5
Colorado 9–10 0–6 3–3 2–4 4–2 2–4 7–12 5–1 3–4 2–5 2–4 3–6 12–7 7–12 4–2 9–6
Florida 5–2 10–9 2–4 4–2 2–4 1–5 2–5 7–2 13–6 12–7 13–6 2–4 5–1 1–5 3–3 9–6
Houston 1–5 1–5 7–9 12–5 4–2 5-1 4–2 9–8 3–3 2–4 2–4 10–6 3–3 2–4 11–7 11–7
Los Angeles 9–10 2–4 4–2 4–2 12–7 5–2 2–4 4–2 4–2 3–3 2–5 5–1 8–11 6–13 4–2 11–7
Milwaukee 3–3 2–4 6–10 10–8 1–5 2–7 8–9 2–4 0–6 6–3 4–2 10–7 5–1 1–5 3–13 5–7
Montreal 2–4 7–12 3–3 4–2 4–3 6-13 3–3 2–4 6–0 14–5 8–11 3–3 4–2 7–0 1–5 9–9
New York 2–4 8–11 1–5 4–2 5–2 7–12 4–2 3–3 3–6 5–14 7–12 4–2 3–3 4–2 1–5 5–10
Philadelphia 2-4 10–9 5–1 4–5 4–2 6–13 4–2 5–2 2–4 11–8 12–7 2–4 4–3 3–3 4–2 8–7
Pittsburgh 3–3 2–7 8–10 11–5 6–3 4–2 6–10 1–5 7–10 3–3 2–4 4–2 4–2 2–4 7–10 5–7
San Diego 10–9 1–6 2–4 3–3 7–12 1–5 3–3 11–8 1–5 2–4 3–3 3–4 2–4 5–14 2–4 8–10
San Francisco 14–5 4–2 2–4 3–3 12–7 5–1 4–2 13–6 5–1 0–7 2–4 3–3 4–2 14–5 5–1 10–8
St. Louis 3–3 2–4 9–8 7–9 2–4 3-3 7–11 2–4 13–3 5–1 5–1 2–4 10–7 4–2 1–5 10–8


Notable transactions[edit]

  • June 3, 2003: Josh Anderson was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 4th round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 2003.[6]
  • August 21, 2003: Gregg Zaun was released by the Houston Astros.[7]

Roster[edit]

2003 Houston Astros
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League Chris Maloney
AA Round Rock Express Texas League Jackie Moore
A Salem Avalanche Carolina League John Massarelli
A Lexington Legends South Atlantic League Russ Nixon
A-Short Season Tri-City ValleyCats New York–Penn League Iván DeJesús
Rookie Martinsville Astros Appalachian League Jorge Orta

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bagwell reaches 2,000 career hits". ESPN.com. Associated Press. April 26, 2003. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ Lilly, Brandon (June 12, 2003). "Astros seem a bit baffled by their odd no-hitter". The New York Times. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=230611110
  4. ^ "Bagwell belts way to 400". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. July 21, 2003. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  5. ^ Marron, Jim (August 20, 2003). "The List: Underrated current athletes". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 17, 2016. 
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/a/anderjo03.shtml
  7. ^ Gregg Zaun Statistics Baseball-Reference.com

External links[edit]

1st Half: Houston Astros Game Log on ESPN.com
2nd Half: Houston Astros Game Log on ESPN.com