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Franchise: Houston Astros


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GENERAL MANAGERS
Year Name Team Lg Div W L Rank Notes
1962 Paul Richards
(Hired 9/7/1961)
Houston Colt .45's NL 64 96 8
1963 Paul Richards Houston Colt .45's NL 66 96 9
1964 Paul Richards Houston Colt .45's NL 66 96 9
1965 Paul Richards
(Fired 12/12/1965)
Houston Astros NL 65 97 9
1966 Tal Smith Houston Astros NL 72 90 8
1967 Spec Richardson
(Promoted 7/27/1967)
Houston Astros NL 69 93 9
1967 Tal Smith
(Replaced 7/27/1967)
Houston Astros NL 69 93 9
1968 Spec Richardson Houston Astros NL 72 90 10
1969 Spec Richardson Houston Astros NL W 81 81 5
1970 Spec Richardson Houston Astros NL W 79 83 4
1971 Spec Richardson Houston Astros NL W 79 83 4
1972 Spec Richardson Houston Astros NL W 84 69 2
1973 Spec Richardson Houston Astros NL W 82 80 4
1974 Spec Richardson Houston Astros NL W 81 81 4
1975 John Mullen
(Interim GM July 10-Aug. 7)
Houston Astros NL W 64 97 6
1975 Spec Richardson
(Replaced 7/10/1975)
Houston Astros NL W 64 97 6
1975 Tal Smith
(Hired 8/7/1975)
Houston Astros NL W 64 97 6
1976 Tal Smith Houston Astros NL W 80 82 3
1977 Tal Smith Houston Astros NL W 81 81 3
1978 Tal Smith Houston Astros NL W 74 88 5
1979 Tal Smith Houston Astros NL W 89 73 2
1980 Tal Smith
(Fired 10/26/1980)
Houston Astros NL W 93 70 1 Won Division
1981 Al Rosen
(Hired 10/26/1980)
Houston Astros NL W 61 49 3 Won Division
1982 Al Rosen Houston Astros NL W 77 85 5
1983 Al Rosen Houston Astros NL W 85 77 3
1984 Al Rosen Houston Astros NL W 80 82 2
1985 Al Rosen
(Replaced 9/13/1985)
Houston Astros NL W 83 79 4
1986 Dick Wagner
(Hired 9/13/1985)
Houston Astros NL W 96 66 1 Won Division
1987 Dick Wagner
(Resigned 10/23/1987)
Houston Astros NL W 76 86 3
1988 Bill Wood
(Promoted 12/7/1987)
Houston Astros NL W 82 80 5
1989 Bill Wood Houston Astros NL W 86 76 3
1990 Bill Wood Houston Astros NL W 75 87 5
1991 Bill Wood Houston Astros NL W 65 97 6
1992 Bill Wood Houston Astros NL W 81 81 4
1993 Bill Wood
(Replaced 10/5/1993)
Houston Astros NL W 85 77 3
1994 Bob Watson
(Promoted 10/5/1993)
Houston Astros NL C 66 49 2
1995 Bob Watson
(Resigned 10/23/1995)
Houston Astros NL C 76 68 2
1996 Gerry Hunsicker
(Hired 11/10/1995)
Houston Astros NL C 82 80 2
1997 Gerry Hunsicker Houston Astros NL C 84 78 1 Won Division
1998 Gerry Hunsicker Houston Astros NL C 102 60 1 Won Division
1999 Gerry Hunsicker Houston Astros NL C 97 65 1 Won Division
2000 Gerry Hunsicker Houston Astros NL C 72 90 4
2001 Gerry Hunsicker Houston Astros NL C 93 69 1 Won Division
2002 Gerry Hunsicker Houston Astros NL C 84 78 2
2003 Gerry Hunsicker Houston Astros NL C 87 75 2
2004 Gerry Hunsicker
(Resigned 11/1/2004)
Houston Astros NL C 92 70 2 Won Wild Card
2005 Tim Purpura
(Promoted 11/1/2004)
Houston Astros NL C 89 73 2 Won Wild Card
Won Pennant
2006 Tim Purpura Houston Astros NL C 82 80 2
2007 Tim Purpura
(Fired 8/27/2007)
Houston Astros NL C 73 89 4
2007 Ed Wade
(Hired 9/20/2007)
Houston Astros NL C 73 89 4
2008 Ed Wade Houston Astros NL C 86 75 3
2009 Ed Wade Houston Astros NL C 74 88 5
2010 Ed Wade Houston Astros NL C 76 86 4
2011 Ed Wade
(Fired 11/27/2011)
Houston Astros NL C 56 106 6
2012 Jeff Luhnow
(Hired 12/8/2011)
Houston Astros NL C 55 107 6
2013 Jeff Luhnow Houston Astros AL C 51 111 5


General Managers | Scouting Directors | Farm Directors


SCOUTING DIRECTORS
Year Name Team Lg Div W L Rank Notes
1973 Lynwood Stallings Houston Astros NL W 82 80 4
1974 Pat Gillick Houston Astros NL W 81 81 4
1975 John Mullen Houston Astros NL W 64 97 6
1979 Lynwood Stallings Houston Astros NL W 89 73 2
1980 Lynwood Stallings Houston Astros NL W 93 70 1 Won Division
1981 Lynwood Stallings Houston Astros NL W 61 49 3 Won Division
1982 Lynwood Stallings Houston Astros NL W 77 85 5
1983 Lynwood Stallings Houston Astros NL W 85 77 3
1984 Lynwood Stallings Houston Astros NL W 80 82 2
1985 Dan O'Brien, Jr. Houston Astros NL W 83 79 4
1986 Dan O'Brien, Jr. Houston Astros NL W 96 66 1 Won Division
1987 Dan O'Brien, Jr. Houston Astros NL W 76 86 3
1988 Dan O'Brien, Jr. Houston Astros NL W 82 80 5
1989 Dan O'Brien, Jr. Houston Astros NL W 86 76 3
1990 Dan O'Brien, Jr. Houston Astros NL W 75 87 5
1991 Dan O'Brien, Jr. Houston Astros NL W 65 97 6
1992 Dan O'Brien, Jr. Houston Astros NL W 81 81 4
1993 Dan O'Brien, Jr. Houston Astros NL W 85 77 3
1994 Dan O'Brien, Jr. Houston Astros NL C 66 49 2
1995 Dan O'Brien, Jr. Houston Astros NL C 76 68 2
1996 Dan O'Brien, Jr. Houston Astros NL C 82 80 2
1997 David Lakey Houston Astros NL C 84 78 1 Won Division
1998 David Lakey Houston Astros NL C 102 60 1 Won Division
1999 David Lakey Houston Astros NL C 97 65 1 Won Division
2000 David Lakey Houston Astros NL C 72 90 4
2001 David Lakey Houston Astros NL C 93 69 1 Won Division
2002 David Lakey Houston Astros NL C 84 78 2
2003 David Lakey Houston Astros NL C 87 75 2
2004 David Lakey Houston Astros NL C 92 70 2 Won Wild Card
2005 Paul Ricciarini Houston Astros NL C 89 73 2 Won Wild Card
Won Pennant
2006 Paul Ricciarini Houston Astros NL C 82 80 2
2007 Paul Ricciarini Houston Astros NL C 73 89 4
2008 Bobby Heck
(Hired 10/24/2007)
Houston Astros NL C 86 75 3
2009 Bobby Heck Houston Astros NL C 74 88 5
2010 Bobby Heck Houston Astros NL C 76 86 4
2011 Bobby Heck Houston Astros NL C 56 106 6
2012 Bobby Heck Houston Astros NL C 55 107 6
2013 Mike Elias Houston Astros AL C 51 111 5


General Managers | Scouting Directors | Farm Directors


FARM DIRECTORS
Year Name Team Lg Div W L Rank Notes
1962 Tal Smith Houston Colt .45's NL 64 96 8
1963 Tal Smith Houston Colt .45's NL 66 96 9
1974 Lynwood Stallings Houston Astros NL W 81 81 4
1975 Lynwood Stallings Houston Astros NL W 64 97 6
1979 Bill Wood Houston Astros NL W 89 73 2
1980 Bill Wood Houston Astros NL W 93 70 1 Won Division
1981 Bill Wood Houston Astros NL W 61 49 3 Won Division
1982 Bill Wood Houston Astros NL W 77 85 5
1983 Bill Wood Houston Astros NL W 85 77 3
1984 Bill Wood Houston Astros NL W 80 82 2
1985 Bill Wood Houston Astros NL W 83 79 4
1986 Fred Nelson Houston Astros NL W 96 66 1 Won Division
1987 Fred Nelson Houston Astros NL W 76 86 3
1988 Fred Nelson Houston Astros NL W 82 80 5
1989 Fred Nelson Houston Astros NL W 86 76 3
1990 Fred Nelson Houston Astros NL W 75 87 5
1991 Fred Nelson Houston Astros NL W 65 97 6
1992 Fred Nelson Houston Astros NL W 81 81 4
1993 Fred Nelson Houston Astros NL W 85 77 3
1994 Fred Nelson Houston Astros NL C 66 49 2
2001 David Gottfried Houston Astros NL C 93 69 1 Won Division
2009 Rick Bennett Houston Astros NL C 74 88 5
2010 Rick Bennett Houston Astros NL C 76 86 4
2011 Fred Nelson Houston Astros NL C 56 106 6
2012 Fred Nelson Houston Astros NL C 55 107 6
2013 Quinton McCracken Houston Astros AL C 51 111 5



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