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19  62
SEASON FINISH 64-96 8TH 36.5GB
POS
PLAYER
3B
Bob Aspromonte
CF
Al Spangler
RF
Roman Mejias
1B
Norm Larker
LF
Jim Pendleton
C
Hal Smith
2B
Joey Amalfitano
SS
Don Buddin
P
Bobby Shantz
 
19  63
SEASON FINISH 66-96 9TH 33GB
POS
PLAYER
2B
Ernie Fazio
LF
Al Spangler
1B
Pete Runnels
RF
Rusty Staub
3B
Bob Aspromonte
CF
Howie Goss
C
Jim Campbell
SS
Bob Lillis
P
Turk Farrell
19  64
SEASON FINISH 66-96 9TH 27GB
POS
PLAYER
SS
Eddie Kasko
2B
Nellie Fox
1B
Pete Runnels
LF
Walt Bond
RF
Rusty Staub
CF
Jimmy Wynn
3B
Bob Aspromonte
C
John Bateman
P
Ken Johnson

19  65
SEASON FINISH 65-97 9TH 32GB
POS
PLAYER
SS
Bob Lillis
2B
Joe Morgan
CF
Jimmy Wynn
1B
Walt Bond
3B
Bob Aspromonte
LF
Jim Beauchamp
RF
Joe Gaines
C
John Bateman
P
Bob Bruce
 
19  66
SEASON FINISH 72-90 8TH 23GB
POS
PLAYER
LF
Lee May
SS
Sonny Jackson
CF
Jimmy Wynn
RF
Dave Nicholson
2B
Joe Morgan
3B
Bob Aspromonte
1B
Chuck Harrison
C
John Bateman
P
Robin Roberts
19  67
SEASON FINISH 69-93 9TH 32.5GB
POS
PLAYER
SS
Sonny Jackson
2B
Joe Morgan
LF
Aaron Pointer
CF
Jimmy Wynn
3B
Bob Aspromonte
RF
Rusty Staub
1B
Eddie Mathews
C
John Bateman
P
Mike Cuellar
                                                                                                                                                                                                          
19  68
SEASON FINISH 72-90 10TH 25GB
POS
PLAYER
CF
Ron Davis
2B
Joe Morgan
C
Hal King
1B
Rusty Staub
LF
Jimmy Wynn
RF
Norm Miller
3B
Bob Aspromonte
SS
Hector Torres
P
Larry Dierker
 
19  69
SEASON FINISH 81-81 5TH 12GB
POS
PLAYER
RF
Jesus Alou
2B
Joe Morgan
CF
Norm Miller
3B
Doug Rader
1B
Curt Blefary
LF
Bob Watson
SS
Dennis Menke
C
Johnny Edwards
P
Don Wilson
19  70
SEASON FINISH 79-83 4TH 23GB
POS
PLAYER
2B
Joe Morgan
RF
Joe Pepitone
CF
Jimmy Wynn
1B
John Mayberry
SS
Dennis Menke
LF
Tommy Davis
3B
Doug Rader
C
Johnny Edwards
P
Larry Dierker

19  71
SEASON FINISH 79-83 4TH 11GB
POS
PLAYER
RF
Cesar Cedeno
2B
Joe Morgan
CF
Jimmy Wynn
LF
Bob Watson
1B
Dennis Menke
3B
Doug Rader
C
Johnny Edwards
SS
Roger Metzger
P
Larry Dierker
 
19  72
SEASON FINISH 84-69 2ND 10.5GB
POS
PLAYER
SS
Roger Metzger
CF
Cesar Cedeno
RF
Jimmy Wynn
1B
Lee May
LF
Bob Watson
3B
Doug Rader
2B
Tommy Helms
C
Johnny Edwards
P
Don Wilson
19  73
SEASON FINISH 82-80 4TH 17GB
POS
PLAYER
RF
Jimmy Wynn
2B
Tommy Helms
CF
Cesar Cedeno
LF
Bob Watson
1B
Lee May
3B
Doug Rader
C
Johnny Edwards
SS
Roger Metzger
P
Dave Roberts

19  74
SEASON FINISH 81-81 4TH 21GB
POS
PLAYER
RF
Greg Gross
SS
Roger Metzger
CF
Cesar Cedeno
LF
Bob Watson
C
Milt May
1B
Lee May
3B
Doug Rader
2B
Tommy Helms
P
Dave Roberts
 
19  75
SEASON FINISH 64-97 6TH 43.5
POS
PLAYER
LF
Enos Cabell
2B
Rob Andrews
CF
Cesar Cedeno
C
Milt May
1B
Cliff Johnson
RF
Jose Cruz
3B
Doug Rader
SS
Roger Metzger
P
Larry Dierker
19  76
SEASON FINISH 80-82 3RD 22GB
POS
PLAYER
LF
Wilbur Howard
3B
Enos Cabell
CF
Cesar Cedeno
1B
Bob Watson
C
Cliff Johnson
RF
Greg Gross
2B
Larry Milbourne
SS
Roger Metzger
P
J.R. Richard
19  77
SEASON FINISH 81-81 3RD 17GB
POS
PLAYER
2B
Julio Gonzalez
3B
Enos Cabell
RF
Jose Cruz
1B
Bob Watson
LF
Willie Crawford
C
Joe Ferguson
CF
Art Gardner
SS
Roger Metzger
P
J.R. Richard
 
19  78
SEASON FINISH 74-88 5TH 21GB
POS
PLAYER
LF
Terry Puhl
3B
Enos Cabell
CF
Cesar Cedeno
RF
Jose Cruz
1B
Bob Watson
C
Joe Ferguson
2B
Art Howe
SS
Roger Metzger
P
J.R. Richard
19  79
SEASON FINISH 89-73 2ND 1.5GB
POS
PLAYER
RF
Terry Puhl
SS
Craig Reynolds
CF
Cesar Cedeno
LF
Jose Cruz
3B
Enos Cabell
1B
Bob Watson
2B
Art Howe
C
Alan Ashby
P
J.R. Richard

19  80
SEASON FINISH 93-70 1ST +1GM
WEST DIVISION CHAMPIONS
POS
PLAYER
RF
Terry Puhl
SS
Craig Reynolds
CF
Cesar Cedeno
2B
Joe Morgan
LF
Jose Cruz
3B
Enos Cabell
1B
Art Howe
C
Alan Ashby
P
J.R. Richard
 
19  81
1ST HALF FINISH 28-29 3RD 8GB
2ND HALF FINISH 33-20 1ST +1.5GM
2ND HALF WEST DIVISION CHAMPS
POS
PLAYER
RF
Terry Puhl
SS
Craig Reynolds
CF
Cesar Cedeno
LF
Jose Cruz
3B
Art Howe
1B
Dave Roberts
2B
Dickie Thon
C
Luis Pujols
P
Joe Niekro
19  82
SEASON FINISH 77-85 5TH 12GB
POS
PLAYER
RF
Terry Puhl
CF
Tony Scott
2B
Phil Garner
LF
Jose Cruz
C
Alan Ashby
3B
Ray Knight
1B
Art Howe
SS
Craig Reynolds
P
Nolan Ryan
19  83
SEASON FINISH 85-77 3RD 6GB
POS
PLAYER
CF
Omar Moreno
2B
Bill Doran
SS
Dickie Thon
3B
Phil Garner
LF
Jose Cruz
1B
Ray Knight
RF
Terry Puhl
C
Luis Pujols
P
Joe Niekro
 
19  84
SEASON FINISH 80-82 3RD 12GB
POS
PLAYER
2B
Bill Doran
RF
Terry Puhl
SS
Dickie Thon
LF
Jose Cruz
CF
Jerry Mumphrey
1B
Ray Knight
3B
Denny Walling
C
Alan Ashby
P
Joe Niekro
19  85
SEASON FINISH 83-79 3RD 12GB
POS
PLAYER
SS
Dickie Thon
1B
Enos Cabell
3B
Phil Garner
LF
Jose Cruz
CF
Jerry Mumphrey
RF
Terry Puhl
C
Alan Ashby
2B
Bill Doran
P
Nolan Ryan
19  86
SEASON FINISH 96-66 1ST +10GM
WEST DIVISION CHAMPIONS
POS
PLAYER
LF
Eric Bullock
2B
Bill Doran
3B
Denny Walling
1B
Glenn Davis
C
Mark Bailey
RF
Kevin Bass
CF
Tonly Walker
SS
Dickie Thon
P
Nolan Ryan
 
19  87
SEASON FINISH 76-86 3RD 14GB
POS
PLAYER
2B
Bill Doran
CF
Billy Hatcher
LF
Jose Cruz
1B
Glenn Davis
RF
Kevin Bass
C
Alan Ashby
SS
Craig Reynolds
3B
Phil Garner
P
Mike Scott
19  88
SEASON FINISH 82-80 5TH 12.5GB
POS
PLAYER
CF
Gerald Young
LF
Billy Hatcher
2B
Bill Doran
1B
Glenn Davis
3B
Denny Walling
C
Alan Ashby
RF
Terry Puhl
SS
Rafael Ramirez
P
Mike Scott
                                                                                                                        
19  89
SEASON FINISH 86-76 3RD 6GB
POS
PLAYER
CF
Gerald Young
SS
Rafael Ramirez
LF
Billy Hatcher
1B
Glenn Davis
RF
Kevin Bass
2B
Bill Doran
3B
Ken Caminiti
C
Craig Biggio
P
Mike Scott
 
19  90
SEASON FINISH 75-87 4TH 16GB
POS
PLAYER
CF
Gerald Young
C
Craig Biggio
2B
Bill Doran
1B
Glenn Davis
RF
Glenn Wilson
LF
Eric Anthony
3B
Ken Caminiti
SS
Rafael Ramirez
P
Mike Scott
19  91
SEASON FINISH 65-97 6TH 29GB
POS
PLAYER
SS
Eric Yelding
CF
Steve Finley
C
Craig Biggio
LF
Luis Gonzalez
3B
Ken Caminiti
1B
Jeff Bagwell
RF
Karl Rhodes
2B
Mark McLemore
P
Mike Scott
19  92
SEASON FINISH 81-81 4TH 17GB
POS
PLAYER
2B
Craig Biggio
CF
Steve Finley
1B
Jeff Bagwell
RF
Pete Incaviglia
3B
Ken Caminiti
LF
Luis Gonzaliez
C
Scott Servais
SS
Andujar Cedeno
P
Pete Harnisch
 
19  93
SEASON FINISH 85-77 3RD 19GB
POS
PLAYER
2B
Craig Biggio
CF
Steve Finley
1B
Jeff Bagwell
RF
Eric Anthony
3B
Ken Caminiti
LF
Luis Gonzalez
SS
Andujar Cedeno
C
Eddie Taubensee
P
Doug Drabek
19  94
SEASON FINISH 66-49 2ND 0.5GB
POS
PLAYER
RF
James Mouton
CF
Steve Finley
2B
Craig Biggio
1B
Jeff Bagwell
LF
Luis Gonzalez
3B
Ken Caminiti
C
Scott Servais
SS
Andujar Cedeno
P
Pete Harnisch
19  95
SEASON FINISH 76-68 2ND 9GB
POS
PLAYER
2B
Craig Biggio
LF
Luis Gonzaliez
1B
Jeff Bagwell
CF
Derek Bell
RF
Phil Plantier
3B
Dave Magadan
C
Scott Servais
SS
Orlando Miller
P
Doug Drabek
 
19  96
SEASON FINISH 82-80 2ND 6GB
POS
PLAYER
CF
Brian Hunter
2B
Craig Biggio
1B
Jeff Bagwell
RF
Derek Bell
LF
Derrick May
3B
Sean Berry
C
Rick Wilkins
SS
Orlando Miller
P
Shane Reynolds
19  97
SEASON FINISH 84-78 1ST +5GM
CENTRAL DIVISION CHAMPIONS
POS
PLAYER
2B
Craig Biggio
SS
Pat Listach
1B
Jeff Bagwell
CF
Derek Bell
LF
Luis Gonzalez
3B
Sean Berry
RF
Bobby Abreu
C
Brad Ausmus
P
Shane Reynolds
                                                                                                                                                                                                           
19  98
SEASON FINISH 102-60 1ST +12.5GM
CENTRAL DIVISION CHAMPIONS
POS
PLAYER
2B
Craig Biggio
RF
Derek Bell
1B
Jeff Bagwell
3B
Sean Berry
LF
Moises Alou
CF
Richard Hidalgo
SS
Ricky Gutierrez
C
Brad Ausmus
P
Shane Reynolds
 
19  99
SEASON FINISH 97-65 1ST +1.5GM
CENTRAL DIVISION CHAMPIONS
POS
PLAYER
2B
Craig Biggio
RF
Derek Bell
1B
Jeff Bagwell
3B
Ken Caminiti
CF
Carl Everett
LF
Richard Hidalgo
C
Tony Eusebio
SS
Ricky Gutierrez
P
Shane Reynolds
20 00
SEASON FINISH 72-90 4TH 23GB
POS
PLAYER
2B
Craig Biggio
LF
Bill Spiers
1B
Jeff Bagwell
3B
Ken Caminiti
RF
Moises Alou
CF
Richard Hidalgo
C
Tony Eusebio
SS
Tim Bogar
P
Shane Reynolds
20  01
SEASON FINISH 93-69 1ST +5GM
CENTRAL DIVISION CHAMPIONS
POS
PLAYER
SS
Julio Lugo
2B
Craig Biggio
1B
Jeff Bagwell
LF
Lance Berkman
CF
Richard Hidalgo
RF
Daryle Ward
C
Brad Ausmus
3B
Chris Truby
P
Scott Elarton
 
20 02
SEASON FINISH 84-78 2ND 13GB
POS
PLAYER
2B
Craig Biggio
C
Gregg Zaun
1B
Jeff Bagwell
CF
Lance Berkman
RF
Richard Hidalgo
LF
Daryle Ward
3B
Morgan Ensberg
SS
Adam Everett
P
Wade Miller
20 03
SEASON FINISH 87-75 2ND 1GB
POS
PLAYER
CF
Craig Biggio
3B
Geoff Blum
1B
Jeff Bagwell
LF
Lance Berkman
2B
Jeff Kent
RF
Richard Hidalgo
C
Brad Ausmus
SS
Julio Lugo
P
Roy Oswalt
20 04
SEASON FINISH 92-70 2ND 13GB
WILD CARD CHAMPIONS
POS
PLAYER
CF
Craig Biggio
SS
Adam Everett
1B
Jeff Bagwell
2B
Jeff Kent
RF
Richard Hidalgo
LF
Lance Berkman
3B
Morgan Ensberg
C
Brad Ausmus
P
Roy Oswalt
 
20 05
SEASON FINISH 89-73 2ND 11GB
WILD CARD CHAMPIONS
NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
POS
PLAYER
SS
Adam Everett
2B
Craig Biggio
1B
Jeff Bagwell
3B
Morgan Ensberg
LF
Luke Scott
RF
Jason Lane
C
Brad Ausmus
CF
Willy Taveras
P
Roy Oswalt
20 06
SEASON FINISH 82-80 2ND 1.5GB
POS
PLAYER
2B
Craig Biggio
CF
Willy Taveras
1B
Lance Berkman
3B
Morgan Ensberg
LF
Preston Wilson
RF
Jason Lane
C
Brad Ausmus
SS
Adam Everett
P
Roy Oswalt
20 07
SEASON FINISH 73-89 4TH 12GB
POS
PLAYER
2B
Craig Biggio
SS
Adam Everett
1B
Lance Berkman
LF
Carlos Lee
3B
Morgan Ensberg
RF
Luke Scott
CF
Chris Burke
C
Brad Ausmus
P
Roy Oswalt
 
20 08
SEASON FINISH 86-75 3RD 11GB
POS
PLAYER
CF
Michael Bourn
RF
Hunter Pence
1B
Lance Berkman
LF
Carlos Lee
SS
Miguel Tejada
3B
Ty Wiggington
2B
Mark Loretta
C
Brad Ausmus
P
Roy Oswalt
20 09
SEASON FINISH 74-88 5TH 17GB
POS
PLAYER
2B
Kazuo Matsui
C
Ivan Rodriguez
1B
Lance Berkman
LF
Carlos Lee
SS
Miguel Tejada
3B
Geoff Blum
RF
Hunter Pence
CF
Michael Bourn
P
Roy Oswalt


20 10
SEASON FINISH 76-86 4TH 15GB
POS
PLAYER
CF
Michael Bourn
2B
Kazuo Matsui
RF
Hunter Pence
LF
Carlos Lee
1B
Geoff Blum
3B
Pedro Feliz
C
J.R. Towles
SS
Tommy Manzella
P
Roy Oswalt
 
20 11
SEASON FINISH 56-106 6TH 40GB
POS
PLAYER
CF
Michael Bourn
SS
Angel Sanchez
RF
Hunter Pence
LF
Carlos Lee
2B
Bill Hall
3B
Chris Johnson
1B
Brett Wallace
C
Humberto Quintero
P
Brett Myers
20 12
SEASON FINISH 55-107 6TH 42GB
POS
PLAYER
CF
Jordan Schafer
2B
Jose Altuve
LF
J.D. Martinez
1B
Carlos Lee
RF
Brian Bogusevic
3B
Chris Johnson
C
Jason Castro
SS
Marwin Gonzalez
P
Wandy Rodriguez

20  13
SEASON FINISH 51-111 5TH 45GB
POS
PLAYER
2B
Jose Altuve
1B
Brett Wallace
LF
Chris Carter
DH
Carlos Pena
CF
Justin Maxwell
C
Jason Castro
3B
Matt Dominguez
RF
Brandon Barnes
SS
Ronny Cedeno
SP
Bud Norris