Colt .45’s/Astros Managers Through The Years

BILL VIRDON, SHOWN HERE WITH THEN  ASTROS PRESIDENT TAL SMITH, IS STILL THE GAMES-WON LEADER IN FRANCHISE HISTORY.

BILL VIRDON, SHOWN HERE WITH THEN ASTROS PRESIDENT TAL SMITH, IS STILL THE GAMES-WON LEADER IN FRANCHISE HISTORY.

 

Houston Colt .45’s/Astros Managers Through The Years

Here’s the list of Managers, Years of Service, & W/L Records:

Houston Colt .45’s

1) Harry Craft (1962-64) (191-280)

Houston Colt .45s & Astros

2) Luman Harris (1964-65) (70-105)

Houston Astros

3) Grady Hatton (1966-68) (164-221)

4) Harry Walker (1968-1972) (355-353)

5) Salty Parker (1972) (1-0)

6) Leo Durocher (1972-73) (98-85)

7) Preston Gomez (1974-75) (128-161)

8) Bill Virdon (1975-82) (544-522)

9) Bob Lillis (1982-1985) (276-261)

10) Hal Lanier (1986-88) (254-232)

11) Art Howe (1989-93) (392-418)

12) Terry Collins (1994-96) (224-197)

13) Larry Dierker (1997-2001) (448-362)

14) Jimy Williams (2002-04) (215-197)

15) Phil Garner (2004-07) (277-252)

16) Cecil Cooper (2007-09) (171-170)

17) Brad Mills (2010-12) (171-274)

18) Bo Porter (2013-14) (110-190)

19) A.J. Hinch (2015) (pre-1st season, o-0)

Salty Parker 1936 Tigers

Salty Parker
1936 Tigers

Baseball Almanac includes the 1-0 record of one-game temporary manager Salty Parker in 1972, but Parker is not included in this otherwise excellent pictorial review of all the permanent managers over at Houston Chron.Com. Take a look We think you will enjoy their presentation.

Here’s the Chron.Com link:

http://www.chron.com/sports/astros/gallery/Astros-managers-through-the-years-94639/photo-6932104.php

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8 Responses to “Colt .45’s/Astros Managers Through The Years”

  1. stanfromtacoma Says:

    Houston was the starting point for Pat Gillick who was a Paul Richards hire. The Oriole Way is famous for Earl Weaver and others but with Richards and Gillick it extended all the way to Houston. Something tells me that if Houston had kept Pat that the World Series would have made an appearance there well before the first years of the 21st century.

  2. Tom Hunter Says:

    Harry Craft bridged the transition from minor league to major league baseball as the last manager of the Houston Buffs and the first manager of the Houston Colt .45s.

  3. emmettmcauliffe Says:

    Salty Parker is from East St. Louis Illinois. That much-maligned city has produced more than its share of famous celebrities, including major leaguers like Bob Turley, Mike Garcia, Hank “Sarge” Bauer and the immortal Hank Schmulbach.

  4. Cliff Blau Says:

    Interesting that the Astros had a winning record from Harry Walker in 1968 to Cecil Cooper in 2009: 3383 wins and 3210 losses.

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