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Houston Astros

1981 Houston Astros Roster

National League (NL)
Team Record: 61-49
Finished 3rd in the NL's West Division

Won Division

Manager: Bill Virdon (61-49)

1981 Houston Astros Statistics
1981 Houston Astros Game-by-Game Results

The Houston Astros of the National League ended the season with a record of 61 wins and 49 losses, finishing third in the NL's West Division. Bill Virdon served as manager. The 1981 Houston Astros qualified for the playoffs as a division winner.


PlayerPos.BatsThrowsBirth DateHeightWeightCollege
Joaquin AndujarPBRDecember 21, 19526'0"170
Alan AshbyCBRJuly 8, 19516'2"185
Dave Bergman1BLLJune 6, 19536'1"185
Cesar Cedeno1BRRFebruary 25, 19516'2"175
Jose CruzLFLLAugust 8, 19476'0"170
Kiko GarciaSSRROctober 14, 19535'11"180
Phil Garner2BRRApril 30, 19495'10"175
Danny Heep1BLLJuly 3, 19575'11"185
Art Howe3BRRDecember 15, 19466'2"190
Mike Ivie1BRRAugust 8, 19526'3"205
Bob KnepperPLLMay 25, 19546'3"195
Alan KnicelyCRRMay 19, 19556'0"190
Frank LaCortePRROctober 13, 19516'1"180
Rafael Landestoy2BBRMay 28, 19535'10"165
Jeffrey Leonard1BRRSeptember 22, 19556'2"200
Scott LoucksCFRRNovember 11, 19566'0"178
Joe NiekroPRRNovember 7, 19446'1"185
Bert PenaSSRRJuly 11, 19595'11"165
Joe Pittman2BRRJanuary 1, 19536'1"180
Gordie PladsonPRRJuly 31, 19566'4"210
Terry PuhlRFLRJuly 8, 19566'2"195
Luis PujolsCRRNovember 18, 19556'2"175
Craig ReynoldsSSLRDecember 27, 19526'1"175
Dave RobertsIFRRFebruary 17, 19516'3"215
Vern RuhlePRRJanuary 25, 19516'1"185
Nolan RyanPRRJanuary 31, 19476'2"170
Joe SambitoPLLJune 28, 19526'1"185
Tony ScottCFBRSeptember 18, 19516'0"164
Billy SmithPRRSeptember 13, 19546'7"200
Dave SmithPRRJanuary 21, 19556'1"195
Harry Spilman1BLRJuly 18, 19546'1"180
Bobby SprowlPLLApril 14, 19566'2"190
Don SuttonPRRApril 2, 19456'1"185
Dickie Thon2BRRJune 20, 19585'11"160
Tim TolmanLFRRApril 20, 19566'0"190
Denny Walling1BLRApril 17, 19546'0"180
Gary WoodsRFRRJuly 20, 19536'2"185