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1987 Houston Astros season

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Record  76–86 (.469)
Owner(s)  John McMullen
Manager(s)  Hal Lanier
Divisional place  3rd
General manager(s)  Dick Wagner
Local television  KTXH HSE
1987 Houston Astros season

The Houston Astros' 1987 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Houston Astros attempting to win the National League West.

Contents

Offseason

  • October 24, 1986: Matt Keough was released by the Astros.
  • November 16, 1986: Rocky Childress was purchased by the Astros from the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • Regular season

  • May 1, 1987: Pitcher Nolan Ryan hit a home run off of Atlanta Braves pitcher Charlie Puleo.
  • August 31, 1987: Astros batter Billy Hatcher was batting against the Chicago Cubs when he broke his bat and it flew down the third base line. Cubs third baseman Keith Moreland saw cork, and Hatcher was suspended for 10 games. Later on, Hatcher claimed that he was using pitcher Dave Smith's bat, and not his own.
  • September 9, 1987: Nolan Ryan struck out Mike Aldrete for the 4500th strikeout in his career.
  • Notable transactions

  • April 2, 1987: Jeff Calhoun was traded by the Houston Astros to the Philadelphia Phillies for Ronn Reynolds.
  • June 2, 1987: 1987 Major League Baseball draft
  • Craig Biggio was drafted by the Astros in the 1st round (22nd pick). Player signed June 8, 1987.
  • Darryl Kile was drafted by the Astros in the 30th round. Player signed May 18, 1988.
  • June 2, 1987: Eric Bullock was traded by the Astros to the Minnesota Twins for Clay Christiansen.
  • Starters by position

    Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

    References

    1987 Houston Astros season Wikipedia


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