Ken Forsch
Ken Forsch - Houston Astros - 1976.jpg
Forsch in 1976
Born: (1946-09-08) September 8, 1946 (age 76)
Sacramento, California
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 7, 1970, for the Houston Astros
Last MLB appearance
May 23, 1986, for the California Angels
MLB statistics
Win–loss record114–113
Earned run average3.37
Career highlights and awards

Kenneth Roth Forsch (born September 8, 1946 in Sacramento, California)[1] is an American former professional baseball pitcher.


Houston Astros pitcher Ken Forsch warms up at Jarry Park Stadium in 1971.
Houston Astros pitcher Ken Forsch warms up at Jarry Park Stadium in 1971.

Forsch graduated from Hiram Johnson High School and played in college ball at Oregon State University through the 1967–1968 seasons.

Forsch was selected by the Houston Astros in the 18th round (399th overall) of the 1968 Major League Baseball draft. He pitched for the Astros (1970–1980) and the California Angels (1981–1984 and 1986), after being traded by the Astros. He was selected to the All-Star Game in 1976 and 1981.

During his 16-year career, Forsch compiled 114 wins, 1,047 strikeouts, and a 3.37 earned run average.

On April 7, 1979, Forsch no-hit the Atlanta Braves 6–0 at the Astrodome. His brother Bob, who also pitched for the Astros, hurled two no-hitters while with the St. Louis Cardinals, making them the only set of brothers to pitch no-hitters in MLB history.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b Pietrusza, David (2000). Baseball : the biographical encyclopedia. Kingston, NY [u.a.]: Total/Sports Illustrated. p. 370. ISBN 1892129345.

Awards and achievements Preceded byTom Seaver No-hitter pitcher April 7, 1979 Succeeded byJerry Reuss Preceded byGaylord Perry National League Pitcher of the Month April 1979 Succeeded byJoe Niekro