Bob Forsch Stats

Bob Forsch was born on Friday, January 13, 1950, in Sacramento, California. Forsch was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 7, 1974, with the St. Louis Cardinals. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Bob Forsch baseball stats page.

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Bob Forsch

Bob Forsch Autograph on a 1975 Topps Baseball Card (#51 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1975top01' title='1975 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Bob Forsch Autograph on a 1975 Topps Baseball Card (#51 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Robert Herbert Forsch
Nickname:
Bob, Bobby
Born On:
01-13-1950  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Sacramento, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
11-03-2011 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Weeki Wachee, Florida
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Hiram Johnson High School (Sacramento, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
07-07-1974 (Age 24)
Last Game:
09-25-1989
Draft:
1968 : 26th Round (594th)

Bob Forsch

Bob Forsch Pitching Stats

1974 24 Cardinals 19 14 0 7 4 .636 2.97 5 2 0 100.0 408 84 33 38 5 34 4 39 6 1 0 -
1975 25 Cardinals 34 34 0 15 10 .600 2.86 7 4 0 230.0 958 213 73 89 14 70 8 108 10 3 1 -
1976 26 Cardinals 33 32 0 8 10 .444 3.94 2 0 0 194.0 844 209 85 112 17 71 8 76 9 3 0 -
1977 27 Cardinals 35 35 0 20 7 .741 3.48 8 2 0 217.1 915 210 84 97 20 69 2 95 9 3 1 -
1978 28 Cardinals 34 34 0 11 17 .393 3.70 7 3 0 233.2 981 205 96 110 15 97 9 114 8 5 3 -
1979 29 Cardinals 33 32 0 11 11 .500 3.83 7 1 0 218.2 894 215 93 102 16 52 1 92 6 3 0 -
1980 30 Cardinals 31 31 0 11 10 .524 3.77 8 0 0 214.2 878 225 90 102 12 33 6 87 7 4 0 -
1981 31 Cardinals 20 20 0 10 5 .667 3.18 1 0 0 124.1 501 106 44 47 7 29 3 41 3 4 1 -
1982 32 Cardinals 36 34 1 15 9 .625 3.48 6 2 1 233.0 962 238 90 95 16 54 7 69 6 4 2 -
1983 33 Cardinals 34 30 3 10 12 .455 4.28 6 2 0 187.0 790 190 89 104 23 54 2 56 4 3 1 -
1984 34 Cardinals 16 11 2 2 5 .286 6.02 1 0 0 52.1 233 64 35 38 6 19 0 21 5 0 0 -
1985 35 Cardinals 34 19 4 9 6 .600 3.90 3 1 2 136.0 567 132 59 63 11 47 4 48 4 2 0 -
1986 36 Cardinals 33 33 0 14 10 .583 3.25 3 0 0 230.0 939 211 83 91 19 68 11 104 7 2 0 -
1987 37 Cardinals 33 30 1 11 7 .611 4.32 2 1 0 179.0 755 189 86 90 15 45 4 89 2 4 1 -
1988 38 Cardinals 30 12 3 9 4 .692 3.73 1 1 0 108.2 463 111 45 51 8 38 8 40 2 1 3 -
1988 38 Astros 6 6 0 1 4 .200 6.51 0 0 0 27.2 133 42 20 22 2 6 1 14 1 2 0 -
1989 39 Astros 37 15 5 4 5 .444 5.32 0 0 0 108.1 494 133 64 68 10 46 6 40 4 1 5 -
16 Years 498 422 19 168 136 .553 3.76 67 19 3 2,794.2 11,715 2,777 1,169 1,319 216 832 84 1,133 93 45 18 -

Bob Forsch

Bob Forsch Hitting Stats

1974 24 Cardinals 20 29 1 7 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 11 6 0 0 0 .241 .290 .276
1975 25 Cardinals 35 78 9 24 3 3 1 0 5 3 0 20 6 0 1 0 .308 .341 .462
1976 26 Cardinals 35 62 6 11 2 0 1 0 5 1 0 17 9 0 0 3 .177 .190 .258
1977 27 Cardinals 35 72 6 12 4 0 0 0 4 2 0 29 12 0 0 0 .167 .189 .222
1978 28 Cardinals 34 83 2 15 7 0 1 0 8 1 0 26 5 0 0 3 .181 .190 .301
1979 29 Cardinals 33 73 7 8 2 2 0 0 5 5 0 17 4 2 0 1 .110 .163 .192
1980 30 Cardinals 32 78 11 23 5 0 3 0 10 2 0 18 9 0 0 1 .295 .313 .474
1981 31 Cardinals 20 41 0 5 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 10 6 0 0 2 .122 .143 .146
1982 32 Cardinals 36 73 7 15 3 1 0 0 3 3 0 20 14 0 0 1 .205 .237 .274
1983 33 Cardinals 37 54 4 13 3 0 1 0 6 3 0 14 7 2 0 0 .241 .271 .352
1984 34 Cardinals 16 16 1 4 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 .250 .250 .313
1985 35 Cardinals 34 45 3 11 2 1 1 0 4 0 0 10 2 0 0 0 .244 .244 .400
1986 36 Cardinals 34 76 7 13 4 1 2 1 12 0 0 24 11 1 0 1 .171 .169 .329
1987 37 Cardinals 34 57 9 17 6 0 2 0 8 3 0 17 11 0 0 1 .298 .333 .509
1988 38 Cardinals 31 25 3 7 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 6 5 0 0 0 .280 .308 .280
1988 38 Astros 6 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .143 .143 .286
1989 39 Astros 37 24 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167
16 Years 509 893 77 190 45 8 12 1 84 27 0 249 115 5 1 14 .213 .235 .321

Bob Forsch

Bob Forsch Fielding Stats

1974 Cardinals P 19 14 300 23 1.2 23 10 13 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.07
1975 Cardinals P 34 34 690 56 1.6 55 18 37 1 7 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.15
1976 Cardinals P 33 32 582 56 1.7 52 24 28 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .929 2.41
1977 Cardinals P 35 35 652 43 1.2 41 12 29 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .953 1.70
1978 Cardinals P 34 34 701 55 1.6 55 18 37 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.12
1979 Cardinals P 33 32 656 57 1.7 56 25 31 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.30
1980 Cardinals P 31 31 644 57 1.8 55 11 44 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .965 2.31
1981 Cardinals P 20 20 373 34 1.7 34 14 20 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.46
1982 Cardinals P 36 34 699 53 1.5 51 21 30 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .962 1.97
1983 Cardinals P 34 30 561 44 1.3 43 14 29 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.07
1984 Cardinals P 16 11 157 16 1.0 16 8 8 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.75
1985 Cardinals P 34 19 408 33 1.0 32 12 20 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.12
1986 Cardinals P 33 33 690 49 1.5 49 17 32 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.92
1987 Cardinals P 33 30 537 34 1.0 34 9 25 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.71
1988 Cardinals P 30 12 326 20 0.7 17 7 10 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .850 1.41
1988 Astros P 6 6 83 4 0.7 4 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.30
1989 Astros P 37 15 325 23 0.6 22 13 9 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .957 1.83
P Totals 498 422 8,384 657 1.3 639 234 405 18 35 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.06
16 Years 498 422 8,384 657 1.3 639 234 405 18 35 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.06

Bob Forsch

Bob Forsch Miscellaneous Stats

1974 Cardinals 1 0 1.000 0 1 n/a 0.0 2.6 29.0 1.15 3.51 3.06
1975 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 78.0 3.9 15.6 1.54 4.23 2.74
1976 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 62.0 3.6 12.4 1.07 3.53 3.29
1977 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.5 18.0 1.38 3.93 2.86
1978 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 83.0 3.2 10.4 1.18 4.39 3.74
1979 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.3 14.6 1.77 3.79 2.14
1980 Cardinals 1 0 1.000 1 0 n/a 26.0 4.3 7.8 2.64 3.65 1.38
1981 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.1 13.7 1.41 2.97 2.10
1982 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.7 24.3 1.28 2.67 2.09
1983 Cardinals 0 1 .000 1 2 n/a 54.0 3.9 9.0 1.04 2.70 2.60
1984 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.3 5.3 1.11 3.61 3.27
1985 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 45.0 4.5 11.3 1.02 3.18 3.11
1986 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 38.0 3.2 6.3 1.53 4.07 2.66
1987 Cardinals 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 28.5 3.4 7.1 1.98 4.47 2.26
1988 Cardinals 1 0 1.000 1 1 n/a 0.0 4.2 12.5 1.05 3.31 3.15
1988 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.0 2.3 2.33 4.55 1.95
1989 Astros 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 4.0 12.0 0.87 3.32 3.82
16 Years 3 1 .750 4 9 n/a 74.4 3.6 10.6 1.36 3.65 2.68

Bob Forsch

Bob Forsch Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1974 St. Louis Cardinals 31 $15,000.00 - -
1975 St. Louis Cardinals 31 $16,000.00 - -
1976 St. Louis Cardinals 31 $44,000.00 - -
1977 St. Louis Cardinals 31 $112,500.00 - -
1978 St. Louis Cardinals 31 Undetermined - -
1979 St. Louis Cardinals 31 Undetermined - -
1980 St. Louis Cardinals 31 Undetermined - -
1981 St. Louis Cardinals 31 $583,333.00 - -
1982 St. Louis Cardinals 31 $583,333.00 - Stats
1983 St. Louis Cardinals 31 $583,333.00 - -
1984 St. Louis Cardinals 31 $583,333.00 - -
1985 St. Louis Cardinals 31 $583,333.00 - Stats
1986 St. Louis Cardinals 31 $527,235.00 - -
1987 St. Louis Cardinals 31 $750,000.00 - Stats
1988 St. Louis Cardinals 31 $400,000.00 - -
1988 Houston Astros 31 "     " - -
1989 Houston Astros 31 $975,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Bob Forsch is the only pitcher in St. Louis Cardinals history to pitch more than one no-hitter for the team, the first on April 16, 1978 , and the second on September 26, 1983 ? Ken Forsch , Bob's younger brother, also pitched a no-hitter, on April 7, 1979 , and they are the only set of brothers to both throw official no-hitters, prompting Bob to say, "They've been playing baseball one-hundred years and we're the first brothers to get no-hitters. We're proud of that fact. A no-hitter isn't easy. Two in one family is extremely rare."
Bob Forsch, No-Hitter #1
Bob Borsch No-Hitter ( Box Score ) | The Salina Journal | April 17, 1978 | Page 11

Bob Forsch was one of the best hitting pitchers of his era, finishing his career with twelve home runs, a grand slam on August 10, 1986 , he batted .308 in 1975, won the inaugural Silver Slugger Award for National League pitchers in 1980 , and a second Silver Slugger Award in 1987 . However, he also won his fair share of games for the Cards with 163 wins in a St. Louis Cardinals uniform, the third-winningest pitcher in franchise history behind two hall of fame pitchers, Bob Gibson (251) and Jesse Haines (210)!

The Silver Slugger Award has been awarded annually, since 1980, to the best offensive player at each position in both the American League and the National League, as determined by the coaches and managers of Major League Baseball. Bob Forsch hit .295 in 1980 , the first pitcher in baseball history to win a Silver Slugger (no AL counterpart as they honor a designated hitter, rather than a pitcher).

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