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Houston Astros

1978 Houston Astros Roster

National League (NL)
Team Record: 74-88
Finished 5th in the NL's West Division

Manager: Bill Virdon (74-88)

1978 Houston Astros Statistics
1978 Houston Astros Game-by-Game Results

The Houston Astros of the National League ended the season with a record of 74 wins and 88 losses, finishing fifth in the NL's West Division. Bill Virdon served as manager.


PlayerPos.BatsThrowsBirth DateHeightWeightCollege
Jesus AlouLFRRMarch 24, 19426'2"190
Joaquin AndujarPBRDecember 21, 19526'0"170
Reggie BaldwinCRRAugust 19, 19546'1"195
Floyd BannisterPLLJune 10, 19556'1"190
Dave Bergman1BLLJune 6, 19536'1"185
Bruce BochyCRRApril 16, 19556'3"205
Enos Cabell3BRROctober 8, 19496'4"170
Joe CannonLFLRJuly 13, 19536'3"193
Cesar CedenoCFRRFebruary 25, 19516'2"175
Jose CruzRFLLAugust 8, 19476'0"170
Tom DixonPRRApril 23, 19555'11"175
Keith Drumright2BLROctober 21, 19545'10"170
Joe FergusonCRRSeptember 19, 19466'2"200
Mike FischlinSSRRSeptember 13, 19556'1"165
Ken ForschPRRSeptember 8, 19466'4"195
Julio Gonzalez2BRRDecember 25, 19525'11"162
Ed HerrmannCLRAugust 27, 19466'1"195
Wilbur HowardLFBRJanuary 8, 19496'2"170
Art Howe2BRRDecember 15, 19466'2"190
Rafael LandestoySSBRMay 28, 19535'10"165
Mark LemongelloPRRJuly 21, 19556'1"180
Jeffrey LeonardLFRRSeptember 22, 19556'2"200
Bo McLaughlinPRROctober 23, 19536'5"210
Roger MetzgerSSBROctober 10, 19476'0"165
Joe NiekroPRRNovember 7, 19446'1"185
Jim Obradovich1BLLSeptember 13, 19496'2"200
Gene PentzPRRJune 21, 19536'1"200
Terry PuhlCFLRJuly 8, 19566'2"195
Luis PujolsCRRNovember 18, 19556'2"175
Frank RiccelliPLLFebruary 24, 19536'3"205
J. R. RichardPRRMarch 7, 19506'8"222
Vern RuhlePRRJanuary 25, 19516'1"185
Joe SambitoPLLJune 28, 19526'1"185
Jimmy SextonSSRRDecember 15, 19515'10"175
Denny WallingLFLRApril 17, 19546'0"180
Dan WarthenPBLDecember 1, 19526'0"200
Bob Watson1BRRApril 10, 19466'0"201
Rick WilliamsPRRNovember 9, 19526'1"180
Oscar ZamoraPRRSeptember 23, 19445'10"178