1987 Houston Astros Roster

The 1987 Houston Astros team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 1987 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 1987 Houston Astros Opening Day starters list, a 1987 Houston Astros salary list, a 1987 Houston Astros uniform number breakdown and a 1987 Houston Astros primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

"One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something." - Nolan Ryan
1987 Houston Astros


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Complete Roster

6-02
190
Left
Left
1958-02-23
6-03
205
Right
Right
1953-05-06
6-02
195
Right
Right
1962-02-18
6-03
190
Right
Right
1955-10-25
6-04
220
Left
Left
1960-06-23
6-04
205
Right
Right
1959-11-18
6-00
150
Right
Right
1961-05-07
6-06
225
Right
Right
1963-09-28
6-02
200
Left
Left
1954-05-25
6-00
220
Right
Right
1948-09-21
6-03
180
Left
Left
1964-11-16
6-00
175
Right
Right
1958-09-25
6-00
175
Left
Left
1964-01-07
6-02
195
Right
Right
1947-01-31
6-03
215
Right
Right
1955-04-26
6-01
195
Right
Right
1955-01-21
6-01
160
Right
Right
1960-01-08
6-04
185
Right
Right
1963-09-21
6-02
190
Right
Both
1951-07-08
6-05
195
Right
Both
1961-11-04
6-00
200
Right
Right
1958-09-28
6-02
190
Right
Right
1962-07-13
6-00
190
Right
Right
1956-12-13
5-11
160
Right
Both
1960-02-02
6-00
200
Right
Both
1963-04-21
6-03
210
Right
Right
1961-03-28
5-11
175
Right
Both
1958-05-28
5-10
177
Right
Right
1949-04-30
6-00
185
Right
Right
1963-03-19
5-10
195
Right
Right
1955-08-06
5-11
165
Right
Right
1959-07-11
6-01
175
Right
Left
1952-12-27
5-11
175
Right
Right
1958-06-20
6-01
185
Right
Left
1954-04-17
6-00
183
Right
Both
1959-05-12
6-00
175
Left
Left
1947-08-08
6-01
190
Right
Left
1960-12-25
5-09
175
Right
Right
1960-10-04
6-00
180
Right
Both
1958-09-04
5-09
170
Right
Right
1945-05-03
6-02
200
Right
Left
1956-07-08
6-00
180
Right
Right
1957-03-14
6-02
185
Right
Both
1964-10-22


The 1987 Houston Astros played 162 games during the regular season, won 76 games, lost 86 games, and finished in third position. They played their home games at the Astrodome (Park Factors: 96/96) where 1,909,902 fans witnessed their 1987 Astros finish the season with a .469 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 1987 Houston Astros Opening Day starters list, a 1987 Houston Astros salary list, a 1987 Houston Astros uniform number breakdown and a 1987 Houston Astros primary starters list:


1987 Houston Astros
Salaries

Nolan Ryan $1,225,000.00
Bob Knepper $1,000,000.00
Terry Puhl $900,000.00
Jose Cruz $755,000.00
Danny Darwin $740,000.00
Dave Smith $700,000.00
Mike Scott $691,667.00
Dickie Thon $675,000.00
Kevin Bass $630,000.00
Bill Doran $625,000.00
Denny Walling $595,000.00
Alan Ashby $575,000.00
Davey Lopes $550,000.00
Phil Garner $450,000.00
Craig Reynolds $416,667.00
Larry Andersen $300,000.00
Glenn Davis $215,000.00
Charlie Kerfeld $110,037.00
Jim Deshaies $110,000.00
Billy Hatcher $110,000.00
Juan Agosto $100,000.00
Jim Pankovits $100,000.00
Ronn Reynolds $80,000.00
Jeff Heathcock $67,500.00
Troy Afenir $62,500.00
Dale Berra $62,500.00
Ken Caminiti $62,500.00
Rocky Childress $62,500.00
Ty Gainey $62,500.00
Manny Hernandez $62,500.00
Chuck Jackson $62,500.00
Rob Mallicoat $62,500.00
Ron Mathis $62,500.00
Dave Meads $62,500.00
Robbie Wine $62,500.00
Gerald Young $62,500.00

Did you know that a 1987 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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