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Bob ForschTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1970-1989 MLB Years: 1974-1989
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Drafted
World Series Champion

PositionsP-498Position when Drafted3B-pPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRobert Herbert Forsch
Height6-4Weight200BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 13,1950PlaceSacramento,California
Death DateNovember 3,2011 [61.294]
High SchoolHiram W. Johnson (Sacramento,CA)
CollegeSacramento City College (Sacramento,CA)

DraftedSelected by the St. Louis Cardinals [Team Picks] in the 26th round (594th overall) of the 1968 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutJuly 7,1974 [24.175]
OrganizationsSLN [19] HOU [2] Awards3
TBC Player ID11509Retrosheet IDforsb001MLBAM ID114316
RelationshipsBrother of Ken Forsch
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Player Notes:   Opening day starter for St. Louis Cardinals in 1978,1981-1983 ... Threw a no-hitter on April 16,1978 against the Philadelphia Phillies and on September 26,1983 against the Montreal Expos
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts17Walks70Hittable49SO/BB41vsPower49Hitting78Durability67Team.516Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1970nullA---Rel20234.18707000028.0322213017150001.7510.29--5.464.820.88.400-
1970nullA--Rel200012.0010100003.06440210002.6718.00--6.003.000.50--
1970Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--Rel0234.94808000031.0382617019160001.8411.03--5.524.650.84.4003.44
1971nullA--Rel211173.13230237000158.014074550411340001.157.97--2.347.633.27.611-
1972nullAA--Rel228104.35240247000153.015885740471090001.349.29--2.766.412.32.444-
1973nullAAA--Rel2312124.39270279000166.016991810661240001.429.16--3.586.721.88.500-
1974nullAAA--Rel24853.67150157000103.0954942033710001.248.30--2.886.202.15.615-
1974St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31S/R24742.97191455200100.0843833534396001.187.560.453.063.511.15.6363.47
1975St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31ST2515102.86343407400230.02138973147010810101.238.330.552.744.231.54.6003.35
1976St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31ST268103.94333212000194.0209112851771769001.449.700.793.293.531.07.4444.09
1977St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31ST272073.48353508200217.021097842069959101.288.700.832.863.931.38.7414.01
1978St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31ST2811173.70343407300233.22051109615971148301.297.900.583.744.391.18.3933.69
1979St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31ST2911113.83333217100218.2215102931652926001.228.850.662.143.791.77.5003.56
1980St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31ST3011103.77313108000214.2225102901233877001.209.430.501.383.652.64.5243.13
1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31ST311053.18202001000124.01064744729413101.097.670.512.102.971.41.6673.37
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31ST321593.48363426211233.023895901654696201.259.190.622.092.671.28.6253.71
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31ST3310124.28343046230187.0190104892354564101.309.141.112.602.701.04.4554.62
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31S/R34256.0216115102052.0643835619215001.5911.011.033.273.611.11.2864.55
1985St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31S/R35963.903419153142136.013263591147484001.328.740.733.113.181.02.6004.07
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31ST3614103.25333303000230.0211918319681047001.218.260.742.664.071.53.5833.83
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31ST371174.32333032110179.018990861545892101.319.500.752.264.471.98.6113.72
1988St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31S/R38943.733012181130108.21115145838402301.379.190.663.153.311.05.6924.04
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31ST38146.51660000027.242222026141001.7313.660.651.954.552.33.2003.35
1989Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31S/R39455.323715220050108.013368641046404501.6511.050.833.823.320.87.4444.50
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter1681363.764984227667191932791.22777131911692168321133931801.298.940.702.683.651.36.5531.09
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter41373.969709730000611.060032526902064540001.328.84--3.036.692.20.526-
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter20174.124204216000269.02641401230991950001.358.83--3.316.521.97.541-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter8104.35240247000153.015885740471090001.349.29--2.766.412.32.444-
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1173.30240247000161.014678590431350001.178.16--2.407.553.14.611-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter234.18707000028.0322213017150001.7510.29--5.464.820.88.400-
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter1631273.674554015467191432656.22602122910852047801079881301.278.810.692.643.651.38.562-
Houston Astros Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter595.564321220050135.117590841252545501.6711.580.793.443.571.04.357-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13113.76393365110220.0219104921765897101.298.940.702.683.651.36.5421.09
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings15133.963503511000220.0216117970741630001.328.84--3.036.692.20.536-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1974St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31p2420291710011021106000.241.290.276.5668137.389.035.138.2675.4129.735.500.000.0014.29
1975St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31p25357892433150032016000.308.341.462.80336788.404.154.192.3633.4122.736.671.1478.0029.17
1976St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31p26356261120150011709003.177.190.258.44816372.227.081.097.2071.3923.6117.001.3962.0027.27
1977St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31p273572612400400229012000.167.189.222.41116486.279.055.083.1862.3333.7214.500.000.0033.33
1978St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31p28348321570180012605003.181.190.301.49125889.250.120.133.2201.1229.2126.001.1283.0053.33
1979St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31p2933737822050051704201.110.163.192.35514484.138.082.151.1635.9520.243.400.000.0050.00
1980St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31p3032781123503101021809001.295.313.474.78737889.351.179.218.3492.2520.229.003.3726.0034.78
1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31p3120410510030011006002.122.143.146.2896148.161.024.049.1362.0820.8310.000.000.0020.00
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31p323673715310300320014001.205.237.274.51120490.283.069.110.2313.3322.226.670.000.0026.67
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31p33375441330160131407200.241.271.352.62319466.293.111.148.2764.5521.214.671.5254.0030.77
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31p341616141003000301001.250.250.313.5635117.308.063.063.2510.0017.650.000.000.0025.00
1985St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31p35344531121140001002000.244.244.400.64418447.294.156.156.2800.0021.280.002.1345.0036.36
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31p3634767134121200024011101.171.169.329.49825788.216.158.158.2120.0027.270.002.2738.0053.85
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31p373457917602800317011001.298.333.509.84229871.395.211.263.3624.2323.945.672.8228.5047.06
1988St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31p383125370002101605000.280.308.280.5887031.368.000.080.2713.2319.356.000.000.000.00
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31p3867011003000101000.143.143.286.429218.167.143.143.1860.0012.500.000.000.00100.00
1988Totals for NL-NL         3732381005101706000.250.273.281.5549139.320.031.094.2532.5617.957.000.000.0012.50
1989Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31p393724140002000606000.167.167.167.3344030.222.000.000.1520.0020.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter509893771904581284312724911155014.213.235.321.556287651041.279.108.141.0002.5923.929.221.1574.4234.21
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter466862761854481279312724211085014.215.238.326.564281641003.282.111.145.0002.6924.138.961.2071.8334.59
Houston Astros Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter4331151005000707000.161.161.194.3556138.208.033.032.0000.0018.420.000.000.0020.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162284256014342710979037204.213.235.321.5569121331.279.108.141.0002.5923.929.221.1574.4234.21

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1974St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln24P19-1001013--23231.0001.210.23-----2095.011.8
1975St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln25P34-2301837175655.9821.620.24-----3597.121.0
1976St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln26P33-1942428425652.9291.580.27-----3594.320.4
1977St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln27P35-2171229224341.9531.170.19-----35100.021.6
1978St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28P34-2331837-455551.0001.620.24-----34100.021.0
1979St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln29P33-2182531135756.9821.700.26-----33100.020.4
1980St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln30P31-2141144255755.9651.770.26-----3296.919.1
1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31P20-1241420-134341.0001.700.27-----20100.019.6
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln32P36-2332130215351.9621.420.22-----36100.022.2
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln33P34-1871429114443.9771.260.23-----3791.921.0
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34P16-5288--16161.0001.000.31-----16100.09.9
1985St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln35P34-13612201-3332.9700.940.24-----34100.021.0
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36P33-2301732-549491.0001.480.21-----3497.120.5
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln37P33-179925-234341.0001.030.19-----3497.120.4
1988St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln38P30-108710312017.8500.570.16-----3196.818.5
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBhou38P6-2713--441.0000.670.15-----6100.03.7
1989Houston AstrosNLMLBhou39P37-108139112322.9570.590.20-----37100.022.8
MLB Totals for P - 16 season(s)-   P498-27902344051835657639.9731.280.23-----4980.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1974St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2419----------
1975St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2534----------
1976St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2633----------
1977St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2735----------
1978St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2834----------
1979St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2933----------
1980St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3031----------
1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3120----------
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3236----------
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3334----------
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3416----------
1985St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3534----------
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3633----------
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3733----------
1988St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3830----------
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBhou386----------
1989Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3937----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1982St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB32100.001109.0300600.333.000.000.006.0000.001.000
1982St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB32024.9720012.21873401.7212.790.002.132.841.330.00.000
1985St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB35005.401003.1322001.618.100.005.400.000.000.00.000
1985St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB350112.002003.0641302.3318.000.003.009.003.000.00.000
1987St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB371112.003003.0441301.6712.000.003.009.003.000.00.500
1987St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB37109.953006.1875302.1311.370.007.114.260.600.001.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs213.52505100015.31006039000.855.870.001.765.283.000.00.667
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 3 yrs137.36707000022.0320180910001.8613.090.003.684.091.110.00.250

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1982St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB3213120001000000000.667.667.6671.334203.667.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1987St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB3732000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs13120001000000000.667.667.6671.334203.667.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs32000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2009Billings MustangsPioRkMinorcin59Pitching Coach762452.31618.04Julio Garcia
2010Billings MustangsPioRkMinorcin60Pitching Coach753837.5079.03Delino DeShields
2011Billings MustangsPioRkMinorcin61Pitching Coach764432.579--1Pat Kelly
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1978National League Player of the Week (April 10-April 16)1
1980NL Silver Slugger Award (P)1
1987NL Silver Slugger Award (P)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1989-11-13Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1988-12-21ContractSigned as Free Agent by Astros. 
1988-11-04Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1988-08-31TradeTraded by Cardinals to Astros for Denny Walling. 
1988-01-27ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
1987-12-21Released by Cardinals. 
1986-12-19ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
1986-11-12Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll35583,333-170872++370,78060,000583,333
1986St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll36527,235-228668++386,34760,0001,110,568
1987St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll37750,000-125883++344,90660,0001,860,568
1988Houston AstrosTeam Payroll38400,000-2591563++392,10762,5002,260,568
1988St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll38400,000-2591563++392,10762,5002,260,568
1989Houston AstrosTeam Payroll39975,000-111687++429,80262,5003,235,568
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red