The Astros bang out 25 hits on May 30, 1976, a franchise high, beating the Braves in the night cap of an Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium twin bill, 16-5.
There were only 12,261 there that afternoon to see the feat. Dave Bristol was managing for the Atlanta Braves. At that point in the season they were 16-29 in 5th place 11 1/2 games out of first.
Twenty-three of Houston’s safeties are singles, a National League record.
The starting lineups were as follows:
|Houston Astros||Atlanta Braves|
|Wilbur Howard||RF||Rowland Office||CF|
|Rob Andrews||2B||Rod Gilbreath||2B|
|Cesar Cedeno||CF||Dave May||LF|
|Bob Watson||1B||Ken Henderson||RF|
|Leon Roberts||LF||Darrell Evans||1B|
|Cliff Johnson||C||Vic Correll||C|
|Enos Cabell||3B||Darrel Chaney||SS|
|Jerry DaVanon||SS||Jerry Royster||3B|
|Gil Rondon||P||Roger Moret||P|
Here is what the Astro’s batting looked like. They had a total of 49 at bats.
|Wilbur Howard RF||6||2||3||2|
|Rob Andrews 2B||5||0||3||0|
|Cesar Cedeno CF||5||1||2||3|
|Jose Cruz CF||0||0||0||0|
|Bob Watson 1B||4||1||2||0|
|Skip Jutze PH-C||2||1||1||0|
|Leon Roberts LF||4||3||2||1|
|Cliff Johnson C-1B||6||2||4||1|
|Enos Cabell 3B||5||3||3||1|
|Jerry DaVanon SS||6||1||3||5|
|Gil Rondon P||3||1||1||0|
|Ken Boswell PH||1||1||1||2|
|Gene Pentz P||2||0||0||0|