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Ken Forsch

Kenneth Roth Forsch

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: September 8, 1946 in Sacramento, CA
High School: Hiram Johnson HS (Sacramento, CA)
Schools: Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR), Sacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
Drafted
by the Houston Astros in the 18th round of the 1968 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 7, 1970 (Age 23.364)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1971 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Angels 1970-1986

Final Game: May 23, 1986 (Age 39.257)
Relatives: Brother of Bob Forsch
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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 23, 2014 3:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #440. Ed Brandt… #441. Tommy Thomas… #442. Tim Lincecum… #443. KEN FORSCH… #444. Mike Marshall… #445. Joe Coleman… #446. Juan Guzman… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1970 23 HOU NL 1 2 .333 5.63 4 4 0 1 0 0 24.0 28 15 15 1 5 0 13 0 0 1 99 70 2.72 1.375 10.5 0.4 1.9 4.9 2.60
1971 24 HOU NL 8 8 .500 2.53 33 23 4 7 2 0 188.1 162 60 53 8 53 5 131 4 0 8 771 133 2.52 1.142 7.7 0.4 2.5 6.3 2.47
1972 25 HOU NL 6 8 .429 3.91 30 24 3 1 0 0 156.1 163 75 68 19 62 1 113 0 0 9 671 86 3.72 1.439 9.4 1.1 3.6 6.5 1.82
1973 26 HOU NL 9 12 .429 4.20 46 26 9 5 0 4 201.1 197 101 94 18 74 7 149 4 1 5 861 86 3.41 1.346 8.8 0.8 3.3 6.7 2.01
1974 27 HOU NL 8 7 .533 2.79 70 0 40 0 0 10 103.1 98 38 32 3 37 13 48 4 1 4 435 124 3.22 1.306 8.5 0.3 3.2 4.2 1.30
1975 28 HOU NL 4 8 .333 3.22 34 9 12 2 0 2 109.0 114 42 39 9 30 3 54 2 0 1 451 105 3.55 1.321 9.4 0.7 2.5 4.5 1.80
1976 ★ 29 HOU NL 4 3 .571 2.15 52 0 46 0 0 19 92.0 76 23 22 5 26 7 49 2 1 2 372 149 3.19 1.109 7.4 0.5 2.5 4.8 1.88 AS
1977 30 HOU NL 5 8 .385 2.72 42 5 28 0 0 8 86.0 80 32 26 2 28 6 45 2 0 3 364 132 3.04 1.256 8.4 0.2 2.9 4.7 1.61
1978 31 HOU NL 10 6 .625 2.70 52 6 28 4 2 7 133.1 136 44 40 2 37 13 71 1 0 2 563 122 2.57 1.298 9.2 0.1 2.5 4.8 1.92
1979 32 HOU NL 11 6 .647 3.04 26 24 1 10 2 0 177.2 155 67 60 14 35 2 58 0 1 0 700 116 3.69 1.069 7.9 0.7 1.8 2.9 1.66
1980 33 HOU NL 12 13 .480 3.20 32 32 0 6 3 0 222.1 230 90 79 15 41 1 84 7 3 1 926 103 3.52 1.219 9.3 0.6 1.7 3.4 2.05
1981 ★ 34 CAL AL 11 7 .611 2.88 20 20 0 10 4 0 153.0 143 54 49 7 27 2 55 4 0 0 616 126 3.08 1.111 8.4 0.4 1.6 3.2 2.04 AS
1982 35 CAL AL 13 11 .542 3.87 37 35 2 12 4 0 228.0 225 108 98 25 57 2 73 11 0 1 955 105 4.40 1.237 8.9 1.0 2.3 2.9 1.28
1983 36 CAL AL 11 12 .478 4.06 31 31 0 11 1 0 219.1 226 107 99 21 61 6 81 4 0 6 921 100 4.15 1.309 9.3 0.9 2.5 3.3 1.33
1984 37 CAL AL 1 1 .500 2.20 2 2 0 1 0 0 16.1 14 4 4 2 3 0 10 0 0 0 62 186 3.69 1.041 7.7 1.1 1.7 5.5 3.33
1986 39 CAL AL 0 1 .000 9.53 10 0 4 0 0 1 17.0 24 21 18 4 10 0 13 2 0 0 85 44 6.42 2.000 12.7 2.1 5.3 6.9 1.30
16 Yrs 114 113 .502 3.37 521 241 177 70 18 51 2127.1 2071 881 796 155 586 68 1047 47 7 43 8852 106 3.49 1.249 8.8 0.7 2.5 4.4 1.79
162 Game Avg. 10 10 .502 3.37 46 22 16 6 2 5 190 185 79 71 14 52 6 93 4 1 4 790 106 3.49 1.249 8.8 0.7 2.5 4.4 1.79
HOU (11 yrs) 78 81 .491 3.18 421 153 171 36 9 50 1493.2 1439 587 528 96 428 58 815 26 7 36 6213 108 3.26 1.250 8.7 0.6 2.6 4.9 1.90
CAL (5 yrs) 36 32 .529 3.81 100 88 6 34 9 1 633.2 632 294 268 59 158 10 232 21 0 7 2639 104 4.03 1.247 9.0 0.8 2.2 3.3 1.47
NL (11 yrs) 78 81 .491 3.18 421 153 171 36 9 50 1493.2 1439 587 528 96 428 58 815 26 7 36 6213 108 3.26 1.250 8.7 0.6 2.6 4.9 1.90
AL (5 yrs) 36 32 .529 3.81 100 88 6 34 9 1 633.2 632 294 268 59 158 10 232 21 0 7 2639 104 4.03 1.247 9.0 0.8 2.2 3.3 1.47
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1970 23 HOU NL 24.0 4 4 15 5.63 4.50 -0.40 0.07 94.0 4.68 -3 -0.3 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .431 .498
1971 24 HOU NL 188.1 33 23 60 2.87 3.86 -0.02 0.03 96.6 3.78 17 2.1 .3 -0.2 3.6 34 .562 .513
1972 25 HOU NL 156.1 30 24 75 4.32 3.97 -0.42 0.04 95.7 4.25 -3 -0.4 .1 -0.1 0.9 11 .487 .498
1973 26 HOU NL 201.0 46 26 101 4.52 4.12 0.00 0.05 100.4 4.18 -8 -0.9 2.3 -0.2 0.7 9 .481 .495
1974 27 HOU NL 103.1 70 0 38 3.31 4.25 0.04 -0.34 96.4 3.73 4 0.5 2.0 0.1 1.5 13 .507 .503
1975 28 HOU NL 109.0 34 9 42 3.47 4.01 -0.13 -0.07 90.3 3.67 2 0.2 1.4 -0.1 1.1 11 .505 .501
1976 ★ 29 HOU NL 92.0 52 0 23 2.25 4.00 -0.04 -0.32 93.4 3.46 11 1.3 1.6 0.3 2.4 20 .525 .508 AS
1977 30 HOU NL 86.0 42 5 32 3.35 4.28 0.13 -0.15 91.9 3.67 3 0.3 1.8 -0.1 1.0 10 .506 .502
1978 31 HOU NL 133.1 52 6 44 2.97 4.03 -0.30 -0.16 92.9 3.87 12 1.4 1.6 0.1 2.7 24 .527 .509
1979 32 HOU NL 177.2 26 24 67 3.39 4.34 0.22 0.14 94.5 4.01 10 1.2 .7 -0.1 2.6 27 .545 .507
1980 33 HOU NL 222.1 32 32 90 3.64 4.04 -0.04 0.14 92.5 3.91 6 0.7 -0.1 2.6 25 .521 .504
1981 ★ 34 CAL AL 153.0 20 20 54 3.18 4.01 -0.02 0.13 100.1 4.16 17 2.0 -0.1 3.4 30 .602 .513 AS
1982 35 CAL AL 228.0 37 35 108 4.26 4.34 0.33 0.14 99.1 4.12 -3 -0.3 2.8 -0.1 1.8 18 .493 .498
1983 36 CAL AL 219.1 31 31 107 4.39 4.54 -0.28 0.15 100.8 5.00 14 1.6 -0.1 3.5 36 .550 .510
1984 37 CAL AL 16.1 2 2 4 2.20 4.67 0.01 0.15 100.0 4.81 5 0.6 -0.0 0.7 6 .788 .504
1986 39 CAL AL 17.0 10 0 21 11.12 4.77 0.46 -0.37 97.5 3.84 -14 -1.2 1.3 -0.2 -1.3 -12 .375 .492 $100,000
16 Seasons 2127.0 521 241 881 3.73 4.16 -0.03 0.02 96.4 4.07 71 8.6 1.7 -0.9 27.1 261 .517 .504 $100,000
HOU (11 yrs) 1493.1 421 153 587 3.54 4.09 -0.06 -0.02 94.8 3.91 51 6.0 1.7 -0.4 19.1 184 .514 .504
CAL (5 yrs) 633.2 100 88 294 4.18 4.35 0.03 0.13 99.9 4.45 20 2.7 1.5 -0.5 8.0 77 .527 .504 $100,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1980 33 HOU NL NLCS L PHI 0 1 .000 4.15 2 1 0 1 0 0 8.2 10 4 4 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 36 1.269 10.4 1.0 1.0 6.2 6.00
1 NLCS 0 1 .000 4.15 2 1 0 1 0 0 8.2 10 4 4 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 36 1.269 10.4 1.0 1.0 6.2 6.00

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1970 23 HOU NL 4 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 3 0 0 /1
1971 24 HOU NL 33 63 59 2 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 30 .136 .150 .153 .303 -13 9 0 0 3 0 0 1
1972 25 HOU NL 30 49 41 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 21 .146 .167 .146 .313 -9 6 1 0 7 0 0 1
1973 26 HOU NL 46 69 62 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 26 .065 .094 .081 .174 -51 5 0 0 5 0 0 1
1974 27 HOU NL 70 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .125 .000 .125 -62 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1975 28 HOU NL 34 29 22 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 .045 .192 .045 .238 -29 1 0 0 3 0 0 1
1976 ★ 29 HOU NL 52 14 11 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .091 .167 .091 .258 -22 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 AS
1977 30 HOU NL 42 15 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .077 .143 .077 .220 -36 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1978 31 HOU NL 52 29 27 1 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 .185 .185 .185 .370 8 5 0 0 2 0 0 1
1979 32 HOU NL 26 68 58 4 8 1 0 0 3 0 0 4 22 .138 .194 .155 .349 -1 9 1 0 6 0 0 1
1980 33 HOU NL 32 84 77 3 18 3 0 0 8 1 0 1 33 .234 .244 .273 .516 50 21 0 0 6 0 0 1
1981 ★ 34 CAL AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS
1982 35 CAL AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1983 36 CAL AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1984 37 CAL AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1986 39 CAL AL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
16 Yrs 521 438 383 16 52 6 0 0 17 1 0 16 163 .136 .170 .151 .322 -7 58 3 0 39 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 136 119 5 16 2 0 0 5 0 0 5 51 .136 .170 .151 .322 -7 18 1 0 12 0 0
HOU (11 yrs) 421 438 383 16 52 6 0 0 17 1 0 16 163 .136 .170 .151 .322 -7 58 3 0 39 0 0
CAL (5 yrs) 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (11 yrs) 421 438 383 16 52 6 0 0 17 1 0 16 163 .136 .170 .151 .322 -7 58 3 0 39 0 0
AL (5 yrs) 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1970 23 HOU NL 4 9 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.2 0 -1 -0.2 .463 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 /1
1971 24 HOU NL 33 63 -9 0 0 0 7 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1972 25 HOU NL 30 49 -6 -0 -0 0 5 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1973 26 HOU NL 46 69 -13 0 0 0 8 -5 -0.6 0 -5 -0.6 .487 .496 -0.6 0.0 -5 1
1974 27 HOU NL 70 9 -2 -0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
1975 28 HOU NL 34 29 -4 -0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1976 ★ 29 HOU NL 52 14 -2 0 -0 0 2 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1 AS
1977 30 HOU NL 42 15 -3 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1978 31 HOU NL 52 29 -3 -0 0 0 4 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 0 1
1979 32 HOU NL 26 68 -8 0 0 0 8 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 1 1
1980 33 HOU NL 32 84 -6 -1 0 0 10 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .511 .502 0.3 0.0 3 1
1981 ★ 34 CAL AL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1 AS
1982 35 CAL AL 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1983 36 CAL AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1984 37 CAL AL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1986 39 CAL AL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $100,000 1
16 Seasons 521 438 -57 -1 0 0 51 -7 -0.7 0 -7 -0.7 .499 .500 -0.8 0.3 -7 $100,000
HOU (11 yrs) 421 438 -57 -1 0 0 51 -7 -0.8 0 -7 -0.8 .498 .500 -0.8 0.2 -7
CAL (5 yrs) 100 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $100,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1980 33 HOU NL NLCS PHI L 2 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 2 0 0 1 0 0
1 NLCS 2 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 2 0 0 1 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1970 HOU NL 23 P 4 4 1 24.0 4 2 2 0 1 1.000 1.50 1.00 .950 1.84 1.85 0 0 0
1971 HOU NL 24 P 33 23 7 188.1 29 8 19 2 1 .931 1.29 0.82 .954 1.90 1.90 14 5 26% 35% 0
1972 HOU NL 25 P 30 24 1 156.1 20 9 9 2 1 .900 1.04 0.60 .950 1.78 1.78 14 4 22% 37% 1
1973 HOU NL 26 P 46 26 5 201.1 31 15 16 0 1 1.000 1.39 0.67 .950 1.88 1.88 11 4 27% 36% 0
1974 HOU NL 27 P 70 0 0 103.1 25 9 14 2 1 .920 2.00 0.33 .944 1.88 1.88 3 1 25% 33% 0
1975 HOU NL 28 P 34 9 2 109.0 22 6 14 2 3 .909 1.65 0.59 .946 1.86 1.86 9 5 36% 32% 1
1976 HOU NL 29 P 52 0 0 92.0 21 4 17 0 0 1.000 2.05 0.40 .950 1.88 1.87 2 4 67% 33% 0 AS
1977 HOU NL 30 P 42 5 0 86.0 26 10 15 1 1 .962 2.62 0.60 .950 1.85 1.85 4 7 64% 35% 0
1978 HOU NL 31 P 52 6 4 133.1 35 9 24 2 0 .943 2.23 0.63 .951 1.91 1.89 8 3 27% 32% 1
1979 HOU NL 32 P 26 24 10 177.2 48 10 37 1 5 .979 2.38 1.81 .951 1.80 1.80 8 4 33% 34% 0
1980 HOU NL 33 P 32 32 6 222.1 59 11 45 3 2 .949 2.27 1.75 .952 1.91 1.91 21 5 19% 31% 1
1981 CAL AL 34 P 20 20 10 153.0 44 18 24 2 2 .955 2.47 2.10 .963 1.98 1.98 11 5 31% 38% 0 AS
1982 CAL AL 35 P 37 35 12 228.0 47 13 29 5 2 .894 1.66 1.14 .958 1.80 1.80 9 11 55% 36% 0
1983 CAL AL 36 P 31 31 11 219.1 43 9 31 3 2 .930 1.64 1.29 .958 1.80 1.78 17 10 37% 33% 0
1984 CAL AL 37 P 2 2 1 16.1 7 1 6 0 1 1.000 3.86 3.50 .959 1.76 1.80 1 1 50% 36% 0
1986 CAL AL 39 P 10 0 0 17.0 4 0 3 1 1 .750 1.59 0.30 .958 1.85 1.81 2 1 33% 34% 0
16 Seasons P 521 241 70 2127.1 465 134 305 26 24 .944 1.86 0.84 .953 1.86 1.86 134 70 34% 34% 4
16 Seasons TOT 521 241 70 2127.1 465 134 305 26 24 .944 1.86 0.84 .953 1.86 1.86 134 70 34% 34% 4
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1992 BBWAA ()

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1979 April NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1979 Apr 8th NL Player of the Week

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1981 AL  3.4 (9th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1971 NL  2.53 (4th)
1979 NL  3.04 (7th)
1980 NL  3.20 (10th)
1981 AL  2.88 (9th)

Wins s c a p y
1981 AL  11 (10th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1978 NL  .625 (8th)
1979 NL  .647 (8th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1971 NL  1.142 (10th)
1979 NL  1.069 (1st)
1981 AL  1.111 (6th)
1982 AL  1.237 (9th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1971 NL  7.742 (10th)
1979 NL  7.852 (7th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1979 NL  1.773 (1st)
1980 NL  1.660 (3rd)
1981 AL  1.588 (2nd)
1982 AL  2.250 (10th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1973 NL  6.661 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1974 NL  70 (4th)

Saves s c a p y
1974 NL  10 (7th)
1976 NL  19 (2nd)

Games Started s c a p y
1982 AL  35 (8th)

Complete Games s c a p y
1979 NL  10 (7th)
1981 AL  10 (7th)
1982 AL  12 (5th)
1983 AL  11 (6th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1980 NL  3 (4th)
1981 AL  4 (1st)
1982 AL  4 (2nd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1972 NL  19 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1980 NL  230 (10th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1971 NL  2.472 (10th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1971 NL  0.382 (5th)
1981 AL  0.412 (4th)

Losses s c a p y
1980 NL  13 (9th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
1972 NL  9 (9th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1980 NL  7 (4th)
1982 AL  11 (1st)

Games Finished s c a p y
1974 NL  40 (5th)
1976 NL  46 (5th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1971 NL  133 (5th)
1981 AL  126 (10th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1971 NL  2.52 (4th)
1981 AL  3.08 (7th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1971 NL  18 (8th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1971 NL  2.0 (8th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1971 NL  17.66 (10th)
1979 NL  18.61 (9th)
Career  79.79 (206th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1979 NL  2.1 (8th)
Career  10.4 (147th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1971 NL  2.0 (10th)
1979 NL  2.1 (9th)
Career  9.2 (181st)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1974 NL  70 (4th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1981 AL  18 (2nd)

Assists as P s c a p y
1980 NL  45 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1982 AL  5 (1st)
1983 AL  3 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1979 NL  2.38 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1979 NL  1.81 (4th)
1980 NL  1.75 (5th)
1981 AL  2.10 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1973 NL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1986 AL  born 1946-09-08 (9th)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (569), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 57 (451), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 12 (906), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 14 (575), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (375th), 26.4 career WAR/21.1 7yr-peak WAR/23.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

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Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1985 38 California Angels $633,333 ? 3/3/86 TSN
1986 39 California Angels $100,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
Career to date (may be incomplete)$733,333
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name Translations

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French: Ken Forsch statistiques

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