Catchers and pitchers who tended to start together for the Houston Astros

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YearGamesPitcher (starts)As batteryCatcher (starts)
1964162Turk Farrell (27)
20
John Bateman (67)
1965162Bob Bruce (34)
26
Ron Brand (94)
1967162Bo Belinsky (18)
13
Ron Brand (55)
1967162Mike Cuellar (32)
20
John Bateman (70)
1974162Larry Dierker (33)
14
Johnny Edwards (27)
1978162Joe Niekro (29)
18
Luis Pujols (47)
1978162Vern Ruhle (10)
10
Bruce Bochy (45)
1982162Joe Niekro (35)
23
Luis Pujols (56)
1983162Joe Niekro (38)
13
Luis Pujols (28)
1984162Joe Niekro (38)
23
Alan Ashby (53)
1985162Bob Knepper (37)
28
Mark Bailey (96)
1985162Joe Niekro (32)
20
Alan Ashby (55)
1985162Nolan Ryan (35)
27
Mark Bailey (96)
1992162Pete Harnisch (34)
19
Scott Servais (59)
1994115Doug Drabek (23)
22
Scott Servais (72)
1994115Greg Swindell (24)
20
Tony Eusebio (41)
1995144Greg Swindell (26)
22
Tony Eusebio (87)
1997162Mike Hampton (34)
30
Brad Ausmus (113)
1997162Darryl Kile (34)
27
Tony Eusebio (42)
1998162Mike Hampton (32)
30
Brad Ausmus (117)
1998162Jose Lima (33)
32
Brad Ausmus (117)
1998162Shane Reynolds (35)
29
Tony Eusebio (45)
1999162Shane Reynolds (35)
27
Tony Eusebio (83)
2000162Jose Lima (33)
19
Tony Eusebio (61)
2001162Shane Reynolds (28)
24
Tony Eusebio (40)
2002162Dave Mlicki (16)
14
Gregg Zaun (40)
2002162Roy Oswalt (34)
32
Brad Ausmus (121)
2002162Tim Redding (14)
12
Gregg Zaun (40)
2003162Wade Miller (33)
33
Brad Ausmus (129)
2003162Tim Redding (32)
32
Brad Ausmus (129)
2003162Jeriome Robertson (31)
24
Gregg Zaun (26)
2004162Roger Clemens (33)
32
Brad Ausmus (114)
2004162Carlos Hernandez (9)
9
Raul Chavez (48)
2004162Roy Oswalt (35)
33
Raul Chavez (48)
2005163Roger Clemens (32)
32
Brad Ausmus (118)
2005163Andy Pettitte (33)
33
Brad Ausmus (118)
2005163Wandy Rodriguez (22)
11
Humberto Quintero (15)
2006162Roy Oswalt (32)
32
Brad Ausmus (124)
2006162Andy Pettitte (35)
35
Brad Ausmus (124)
2006162Wandy Rodriguez (24)
19
Eric Munson (30)
2007162Jason Jennings (18)
14
Eric Munson (36)
2007162Roy Oswalt (32)
32
Brad Ausmus (101)
2007162Wandy Rodriguez (31)
27
Brad Ausmus (101)
2007162Woody Williams (31)
10
Humberto Quintero (15)
2008161Brian Moehler (26)
17
Humberto Quintero (52)
2008161Roy Oswalt (32)
31
Brad Ausmus (62)
2008161Chris Sampson (11)
10
J.R. Towles (47)
2008161Randy Wolf (12)
11
Humberto Quintero (52)
2009162Roy Oswalt (30)
24
Ivan Rodriguez (83)
2009162Felipe Paulino (17)
15
Humberto Quintero (51)
2009162Wandy Rodriguez (33)
18
Humberto Quintero (51)
2010162J.A. Happ (13)
11
Jason Castro (57)
2010162Wandy Rodriguez (32)
18
Jason Castro (57)

Includes all games played 1962-2010.
Selected according to the formula (M - P * C / T) >= 6, where T = team games, P = games started by the pitcher, C = games started by the catcher, and M = mutual starts by the pitcher and catcher. In essence, any battery which started together 6 more times than would have been expected if their individual starts had been distributed randomly is considered to include a personal catcher.
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