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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
 
20  14
SEASON FINISH 70-92 4TH 28GB
POS
PLAYER
CF
Dexter Fowler
LF
Robbie Grossman
2B
Jose Altuve
C
Jason Castro
1B
Jose Guzman
DH
Chris Carter
3B
Matt Dominguez
RF
L.J. Hoes
SS
Jonathan Villar
SP
Scott Feldman
20  15
POS
PLAYER
2B
Jose Altuve
RF
George Springer
3B
Luis Valbuena
DH
Evan Gattis
1B
Chris Carter
C
Jason Castro
SS
Jed Lowrie
LF
Colby Rasmus
CF
Jake Marisnick
SP
Dallas Keuchel