1978 Houston Astros Roster

The 1978 Houston Astros team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 1978 season. It is a comprehensive team roster and player names are sorted by the fielding position where the most number of games were played during the regular season. Every player's name links to their career statistics.

Below the main roster you will find in the Fast Facts section: a 1978 Houston Astros Opening Day starters list, a 1978 Houston Astros salary list, a 1978 Houston Astros uniform number breakdown and a 1978 Houston Astros primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

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1978 Houston Astros


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Complete Roster

6-00
180
Right
Both
1952-12-21
6-01
195
Left
Left
1955-06-10
5-11
175
Right
Right
1955-04-23
6-04
210
Right
Right
1946-09-08
6-01
180
Right
Right
1955-07-21
6-05
210
Right
Right
1953-10-23
6-01
190
Right
Right
1944-11-07
6-01
200
Right
Right
1953-06-21
6-03
205
Left
Left
1953-02-24
6-08
222
Right
Right
1950-03-07
6-01
187
Right
Right
1951-01-25
6-01
190
Left
Left
1952-06-28
6-00
200
Left
Both
1952-12-01
6-01
180
Right
Right
1952-11-09
5-10
178
Right
Right
1944-09-23
6-01
195
Right
Right
1954-08-19
6-04
210
Right
Right
1955-04-16
6-02
200
Right
Right
1946-09-19
6-01
210
Right
Left
1946-08-27
6-01
195
Right
Right
1955-11-18
6-02
185
Left
Left
1953-06-06
6-05
185
Right
Right
1949-10-08
5-10
170
Right
Left
1954-10-21
6-01
165
Right
Right
1955-09-13
5-11
165
Right
Right
1952-12-25
6-02
190
Right
Right
1946-12-15
5-10
165
Right
Both
1953-05-28
6-00
165
Right
Both
1947-10-10
6-02
200
Left
Left
1949-09-13
5-10
175
Right
Right
1951-12-15
6-02
205
Right
Right
1946-04-10
6-02
195
Right
Right
1942-03-24
6-03
193
Right
Left
1953-07-13
6-02
195
Right
Right
1951-02-25
6-00
175
Left
Left
1947-08-08
6-02
175
Right
Both
1949-01-08
6-02
200
Right
Right
1955-09-22
6-02
200
Right
Left
1956-07-08
6-01
185
Right
Left
1954-04-17


The 1978 Houston Astros played 162 games during the regular season, won 74 games, lost 88 games, and finished in fifth position. They played their home games at the Astrodome (Park Factors: 93/93) where 1,126,145 fans witnessed their 1978 Astros finish the season with a .457 winning percentage.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a unique set of rosters not easily found on the Internet. Included, where data is available, is a 1978 Houston Astros Opening Day starters list, a 1978 Houston Astros salary list, a 1978 Houston Astros uniform number breakdown and a 1978 Houston Astros primary starters list:


1978 Houston Astros
Salaries

Joe Niekro $200,000.00
J.R. Richard $180,000.00
Joe Ferguson $150,000.00
Joaquin Andujar $39,200.00
Reggie Baldwin $21,000.00
Floyd Bannister $21,000.00
Bruce Bochy $21,000.00
Joe Cannon $21,000.00
Tom Dixon $21,000.00
Keith Drumright $21,000.00
Mike Fischlin $21,000.00
Julio Gonzalez $21,000.00
Rafael Landestoy $21,000.00
Mark Lemongello $21,000.00
Jeffrey Leonard $21,000.00
Bo McLaughlin $21,000.00
Jim Obradovich $21,000.00
Terry Puhl $21,000.00
Luis Pujols $21,000.00
Frank Riccelli $21,000.00
Joe Sambito $21,000.00
Jimmy Sexton $21,000.00
Rick Williams $21,000.00

Did you know that a 1978 Houston Astros Schedule is available and it includes dates of every game played, scores of every game played, a cumulative record, and many hard to find splits (Monthly Splits, Team vs Team Splits & Score Related Splits)?

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