1976 Houston Astros season

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1976 Houston Astros
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 80–82 (.494)
Divisional place 3rd
Other information
Owner(s) Roy Hofheinz
General manager(s) Tal Smith
Manager(s) Bill Virdon
Local television KPRC-TV
Local radio KPRC (AM)
(Gene Elston, Loel Passe, Bob Prince)
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The Houston Astros 1976 season was a season in American baseball. The team finished third in the National League West with a record of 80–82, 22 games behind the first-place Cincinnati Reds.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 102 60 0.630 49–32 53–28
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 70 0.568 10 49–32 43–38
Houston Astros 80 82 0.494 22 46–36 34–46
San Francisco Giants 74 88 0.457 28 40–41 34–47
San Diego Padres 73 89 0.451 29 42–38 31–51
Atlanta Braves 70 92 0.432 32 34–47 36–45


Record vs. opponents

1976 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 6–6 6–12 7–11 8–10 8–4 4–8 5–7 3–9 10–8 9–9 4–8
Chicago 6–6 3–9 5–7 3–9 11–7 5–13 8–10 8–10 6–6 8–4 12–6
Cincinnati 12–6 9–3 12–6 13–5 9–3 6–6 5–7 8–4 13–5 9–9 6–6
Houston 11–7 7–5 6–12 5–13 10–2 6–6 4–8 2–10 10–8 10–8 9–3
Los Angeles 10–8 9–3 5–13 13–5 10–2 7–5 5–7 9–3 6–12 8–10 10–2
Montreal 4–8 7–11 3–9 2–10 2–10 8–10 3–15 8–10 4–8 7–5 7–11
New York 8–4 13–5 6–6 6–6 5–7 10–8 5–13 10–8 7–5 7–5 9–9
Philadelphia 7-5 10–8 7–5 8–4 7–5 15–3 13–5 8–10 8–4 6–6 12–6
Pittsburgh 9–3 10–8 4–8 10–2 3–9 10–8 8–10 10–8 7–5 9–3 12–6
San Diego 8–10 6–6 5–13 8–10 12–6 8–4 5–7 4–8 5–7 8–10 4–8
San Francisco 9–9 4–8 9–9 8–10 10–8 5–7 5–7 6–6 3–9 10–8 5–7
St. Louis 8–4 6–12 6–6 3–9 2–10 11–7 9–9 6–12 6–12 8–4 7–5


Notable transactions

Roster

1976 Houston Astros
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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 Ed Herrmann 79 265 54 .204 3 25
2B Rob Andrews 109 410 105 .256 0 23
LF José Cruz 133 439 133 .303 4 61
CF César Cedeño 150 575 171 .297 18 83

Other batters

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
Cliff Johnson 108 318 72 .226 10 49
Leon Roberts 87 235 68 .289 7 33
Wilbur Howard 94 191 42 .220 1 18
Al Javier 8 24 5 .208 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Larry Dierker 28 187.1 13 14 3.69 112
Joaquín Andújar 28 172.1 9 10 3.60 59
Dan Larson 13 92.1 5 8 3.02 42
Mike Cosgrove 22 89.2 3 4 5.52 34
Mark Lemongello 4 29 3 1 2.79 9

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bo McLaughlin 17 79 4 5 2.85 32
Gilberto Rondon 19 53.2 2 2 5.70 21

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Gene Pentz 40 3 3 5 2.97 36
Tom Griffin 20 5 3 0 6.05 33
Paul Siebert 19 0 2 0 3.16 10
Mike Barlow 16 2 2 0 4.50 11
Larry Hardy 15 0 0 3 7.06 10
José Sosa 9 0 0 0 6.94 5

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Memphis Blues International League Jim Beauchamp
AA Columbus Astros Southern League Leo Posada
A Dubuque Packers Midwest League Bob Cluck
Rookie Covington Astros Appalachian League Julio Linares

References

  1. ^ Joaquín Andújar page on Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Jim Crawford page on Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Terry Humphrey at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Floyd Bannister at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Gary Rajsich at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Bert Roberge at Baseball Reference

External links

  • 1976 Houston Astros season at Baseball Reference
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