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Bob Forsch

Robert Herbert Forsch

Positions: Third Baseman and Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: January 13, 1950 in Sacramento, California, United States
Died: November 3, 2011 in Weeki Wachee, Florida, United States
High School: Hiram Johnson HS (Sacramento, CA)
School: Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)

Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 26th round of the 1968 MLB June Amateur Draft from Hiram Johnson HS (Sacramento, CA).

Major League Stats

Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
1970 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--A STL 2 3 .400 4.94 7.55 8 5 0 0 0 31.0 38 26 17 1 19 1 16 0 0 4 1.839 11.0 0.3 5.5 4.6 0.84
1970 20 -0.6 Lewiston NORW A- STL 2 3 .400 4.18 7.07 7 5 0 0 0 28.0 32 22 13 0 17 1 15 0 0 4 1.750 10.3 0.0 5.5 4.8 0.88
1970 20 -0.8 Cedar Rapids MIDW A STL 0 0 12.00 12.00 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 6 4 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2.667 18.0 3.0 6.0 3.0 0.50
1971 21 0.5 Cedar Rapids MIDW A STL 11 7 .611 3.13 4.22 23 23 7 3 0 158.0 140 74 55 13 41 4 134 11 2 9 1.146 8.0 0.7 2.3 7.6 3.27
1972 22 -0.3 Arkansas TL AA STL 8 10 .444 4.35 5.00 24 24 7 2 0 153.0 158 85 74 10 47 5 109 10 0 9 1.340 9.3 0.6 2.8 6.4 2.32
1973 23 -1.9 Tulsa AA AAA STL 12 12 .500 4.39 4.93 27 27 9 2 0 166.0 169 91 81 7 66 7 124 7 0 10 1.416 9.2 0.4 3.6 6.7 1.88
1974 24 -0.8 Tulsa AA AAA STL 8 5 .615 3.67 4.28 15 14 7 0 0 103.0 95 49 42 5 33 3 71 2 0 9 1.243 8.3 0.4 2.9 6.2 2.15
1974 24 -3.2 STL NL MLB STL 7 4 .636 2.97 3.42 19 14 0 5 2 0 100.0 84 38 33 5 34 4 39 1 0 6 408 1.180 7.6 0.4 3.1 3.5 1.15
1975 25 -2.1 STL NL MLB STL 15 10 .600 2.86 3.48 34 34 0 7 4 0 230.0 213 89 73 14 70 8 108 3 1 10 958 1.230 8.3 0.5 2.7 4.2 1.54
1976 26 -1.4 STL NL MLB STL 8 10 .444 3.94 5.20 33 32 0 2 0 0 194.0 209 112 85 17 71 8 76 3 0 9 844 1.443 9.7 0.8 3.3 3.5 1.07
1977 27 -0.3 STL NL MLB STL 20 7 .741 3.48 4.02 35 35 0 8 2 0 217.1 210 97 84 20 69 2 95 3 1 9 915 1.284 8.7 0.8 2.9 3.9 1.38
1978 28 0.0 STL NL MLB STL 11 17 .393 3.70 4.24 34 34 0 7 3 0 233.2 205 110 96 15 97 9 114 5 3 8 981 1.292 7.9 0.6 3.7 4.4 1.18
1979 29 0.8 STL NL MLB STL 11 11 .500 3.83 4.20 33 32 0 7 1 0 218.2 215 102 93 16 52 1 92 3 0 6 894 1.221 8.8 0.7 2.1 3.8 1.77
1980 30 1.7 STL NL MLB STL 11 10 .524 3.77 4.28 31 31 0 8 0 0 214.2 225 102 90 12 33 6 87 4 0 7 878 1.202 9.4 0.5 1.4 3.6 2.64
1981 31 2.3 STL NL MLB STL 10 5 .667 3.18 3.40 20 20 0 1 0 0 124.1 106 47 44 7 29 3 41 4 1 3 501 1.086 7.7 0.5 2.1 3.0 1.41
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
1982 32 3.3 STL NL MLB STL 15 9 .625 3.48 3.67 36 34 1 6 2 1 233.0 238 95 90 16 54 7 69 4 2 6 962 1.253 9.2 0.6 2.1 2.7 1.28
1983 33 4.5 STL NL MLB STL 10 12 .455 4.28 5.01 34 30 3 6 2 0 187.0 190 104 89 23 54 2 56 3 1 4 790 1.305 9.1 1.1 2.6 2.7 1.04
1984 34 5.9 STL NL MLB STL 2 5 .286 6.02 6.54 16 11 2 1 0 0 52.1 64 38 35 6 19 0 21 0 0 5 233 1.586 11.0 1.0 3.3 3.6 1.11
1985 35 6.8 STL NL MLB STL 9 6 .600 3.90 4.17 34 19 4 3 1 2 136.0 132 63 59 11 47 4 48 2 0 4 567 1.316 8.7 0.7 3.1 3.2 1.02
1986 36 7.7 STL NL MLB STL 14 10 .583 3.25 3.56 33 33 0 3 0 0 230.0 211 91 83 19 68 11 104 2 0 7 939 1.213 8.3 0.7 2.7 4.1 1.53
1987 37 8.8 STL NL MLB STL 11 7 .611 4.32 4.53 33 30 1 2 1 0 179.0 189 90 86 15 45 4 89 4 1 2 755 1.307 9.5 0.8 2.3 4.5 1.98
1988 38 9.5 2 Teams NL MLB STL-HOU 10 8 .556 4.29 4.82 36 18 3 1 1 0 136.1 153 73 65 10 44 9 54 3 3 3 596 1.445 10.1 0.7 2.9 3.6 1.23
1988 38 9.5 STL NL MLB STL 9 4 .692 3.73 4.22 30 12 3 1 1 0 108.2 111 51 45 8 38 8 40 1 3 2 463 1.371 9.2 0.7 3.1 3.3 1.05
1988 38 9.5 HOU NL MLB HOU 1 4 .200 6.51 7.16 6 6 0 0 0 0 27.2 42 22 20 2 6 1 14 2 0 1 133 1.735 13.7 0.7 2.0 4.6 2.33
1989 39 10.2 HOU NL MLB HOU 4 5 .444 5.32 5.65 37 15 5 0 0 0 108.1 133 68 64 10 46 6 40 1 5 4 494 1.652 11.0 0.8 3.8 3.3 0.87
MLB (16 seasons) MLB 168 136 .553 3.76 4.25 498 422 19 67 19 3 2794.2 2777 1319 1169 216 832 84 1133 45 18 93 11715 1.291 8.9 0.7 2.7 3.6 1.36
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 41 37 .526 3.96 4.79 97 93 30 7 0 611.0 600 325 269 36 206 20 454 30 2 41 1.319 8.8 0.5 3.0 6.7 2.20
All Levels (20 Seasons) 209 173 .547 3.80 4.34 595 515 19 97 26 3 3405.2 3377 1644 1438 252 1038 104 1587 75 20 134 11715 1.296 8.9 0.7 2.7 4.2 1.53
A (2 seasons) Minors 11 7 .611 3.30 4.36 24 23 7 3 0 161.0 146 78 59 14 43 4 135 11 2 9 1.174 8.2 0.8 2.4 7.5 3.14
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 20 17 .541 4.12 4.68 42 41 16 2 0 269.0 264 140 123 12 99 10 195 9 0 19 1.349 8.8 0.4 3.3 6.5 1.97
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1968 18 -1.1 Cardinals GULF Rk STL 44 157 143 17 32 5 0 0 16 7 1 10 45 .224 .282 .259 .541 37 2 1 1
1969 19 -2.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A- STL 59 211 193 19 43 5 0 4 17 3 1 12 77 .223 .279 .311 .590 60 3 3 0
1969 19 -1.5 Lewiston NORW A- STL 26 84 74 11 15 3 0 3 10 3 1 8 27 .203 .289 .365 .654 27 1 1 0
1969 19 -2.8 Modesto CALL A STL 33 127 119 8 28 2 0 1 7 0 0 4 50 .235 .272 .277 .549 33 2 2 0
1970 20 -1.3 3 Teams 3 Lgs A-A- STL 57 127 111 11 14 5 1 1 5 2 0 12 52 .126 .218 .216 .434 24 1 3 0
1970 20 -1.0 Lewiston NORW A- STL 18 32 30 5 4 0 1 0 3 2 0 2 12 .133 .188 .200 .388 6 0 0 0
1970 20 -1.6 Modesto CALL A STL 20 54 47 4 7 3 0 1 1 0 0 7 21 .149 .259 .277 .536 13 0 0 0
1970 20 -1.0 Cedar Rapids MIDW A STL 19 41 34 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 19 .088 .184 .147 .331 5 1 3 0
1971 21 0.1 Cedar Rapids MIDW A STL 35 76 69 11 17 5 0 1 7 1 0 6 21 .246 .307 .362 .669 25 0 1 0
1972 22 -0.5 Arkansas TL AA STL 25 62 56 5 11 3 0 0 5 0 0 4 14 .196 .250 .250 .500 14 0 2 0
1973 23 -1.9 Tulsa AA AAA STL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 24 -1.1 Tulsa AA AAA STL 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 24 -3.1 STL NL MLB STL 20 37 29 1 7 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 11 .241 .290 .276 .566 8 0 0 6 0 0
1975 25 -2.2 STL NL MLB STL 35 88 78 9 24 3 3 1 5 0 0 3 20 .308 .341 .462 .803 36 0 1 6 0 0
1976 26 -1.6 STL NL MLB STL 35 72 62 6 11 2 0 1 5 0 0 1 17 .177 .190 .258 .449 16 3 0 9 0 0
1977 27 -0.4 STL NL MLB STL 35 86 72 6 12 4 0 0 4 0 0 2 29 .167 .189 .222 .411 16 0 0 12 0 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1978 28 0.2 STL NL MLB STL 34 89 83 2 15 7 0 1 8 0 0 1 26 .181 .190 .301 .492 25 3 0 5 0 0
1979 29 0.7 STL NL MLB STL 33 84 73 7 8 2 2 0 5 0 0 5 17 .110 .163 .192 .354 14 1 0 4 2 0
1980 30 1.5 STL NL MLB STL 32 89 78 11 23 5 0 3 10 1 0 2 18 .295 .313 .474 .787 37 1 0 9 0 0
1981 31 2.6 STL NL MLB STL 20 48 41 0 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 10 .122 .143 .146 .289 6 2 0 6 0 0
1982 32 3.5 STL NL MLB STL 36 90 73 7 15 3 1 0 3 0 0 3 20 .205 .237 .274 .511 20 1 0 14 0 0
1983 33 4.5 STL NL MLB STL 37 66 54 4 13 3 0 1 6 0 1 3 14 .241 .271 .352 .623 19 0 0 7 2 0
1984 34 5.5 STL NL MLB STL 16 17 16 1 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .313 .563 5 1 0 1 0 0
1985 35 6.3 STL NL MLB STL 34 47 45 3 11 2 1 1 4 0 0 0 10 .244 .244 .400 .644 18 0 0 2 0 0
1986 36 7.5 STL NL MLB STL 34 88 76 7 13 4 1 2 12 0 0 0 24 .171 .169 .329 .498 25 1 0 11 1 0
1987 37 8.8 STL NL MLB STL 34 71 57 9 17 6 0 2 8 0 0 3 17 .298 .333 .509 .842 29 1 0 11 0 0
1988 38 9.9 2 Teams NL MLB STL-HOU 37 39 32 3 8 1 0 0 5 1 0 1 7 .250 .273 .281 .554 9 0 0 6 0 0
1988 38 9.9 STL NL MLB STL 31 31 25 3 7 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 6 .280 .308 .280 .588 7 0 0 5 0 0
1988 38 9.9 HOU NL MLB HOU 6 8 7 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .286 .429 2 0 0 1 0 0
1989 39 10.6 HOU NL MLB HOU 37 30 24 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 .167 .167 .167 .333 4 0 0 6 0 0
MLB (16 seasons) MLB 509 1041 893 77 190 45 8 12 84 3 1 27 249 .213 .235 .321 .557 287 14 1 115 5 0
Minors (7 seasons) Minors 262 633 572 63 117 23 1 6 50 13 2 44 209 .205 .268 .280 .548 160 6 10 1
All Levels (22 Seasons) 771 1674 1465 140 307 68 9 18 134 16 3 71 458 .210 .249 .305 .554 447 14 7 125 6 0
A- (2 seasons) Minors 44 116 104 16 19 3 1 3 13 5 1 10 39 .183 .261 .317 .578 33 1 1 0
A (3 seasons) Minors 107 298 269 25 55 12 0 3 16 1 0 20 111 .204 .267 .283 .550 76 3 6 0
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1968 18 Cardinals GULF Rk STL 3B 42 121 29 80 12 8 .901 2.60
1969 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A- STL 3B 53 163 42 103 18 11 .890 2.74
1969 19 Lewiston NORW A- STL 2B 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
1969 19 Lewiston NORW A- STL 3B 21 66 9 45 12 8 .818 2.57
1969 19 Lewiston NORW A- STL OF 2 3 2 0 1 0 .667 1.00
1969 19 Modesto CALL A STL 3B 32 97 33 58 6 3 .938 2.84
1970 20 3 Teams 3 Lgs A-A- STL 3B 31 69 25 38 6 4 .913 2.03
1970 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--A STL P 8 8 2 3 3 1 .625 0.63
1970 20 Lewiston NORW A- STL 2B 3 9 4 5 0 1 1.000 3.00
1970 20 Lewiston NORW A- STL 3B 2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50
1970 20 Lewiston NORW A- STL P 7 7 2 2 3 1 .571 0.57
1970 20 Lewiston NORW A- STL SS 3 11 3 5 3 1 .727 2.67
1970 20 Cedar Rapids MIDW A STL 1B 2 3 3 0 0 2 1.000 1.50
1970 20 Modesto CALL A STL 3B 16 41 19 19 3 1 .927 2.38
1970 20 Cedar Rapids MIDW A STL 3B 13 27 6 18 3 3 .889 1.85
1970 20 Modesto CALL A STL OF 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
1970 20 Cedar Rapids MIDW A STL P 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1971 21 Cedar Rapids MIDW A STL P 23 48 19 24 5 3 .896 1.87
1972 22 Arkansas TL AA STL P 24 40 11 28 1 5 .975 1.63
1973 23 Tulsa AA AAA STL P 27 37 7 29 1 3 .973 1.33
1974 24 Tulsa AA AAA STL P 15 33 9 22 2 2 .939 2.07
1974 24 STL NL MLB STL P 19 100.0 23 10 13 0 0 1.000 2.07 1.21
1975 25 STL NL MLB STL P 34 230.0 56 18 37 1 7 .982 2.15 1.62
1976 26 STL NL MLB STL P 33 194.0 56 24 28 4 2 .929 2.41 1.58
1977 27 STL NL MLB STL P 35 217.0 43 12 29 2 2 .953 1.70 1.17
1978 28 STL NL MLB STL P 34 234.0 55 18 37 0 4 1.000 2.12 1.62
1979 29 STL NL MLB STL P 33 219.0 57 25 31 1 3 .982 2.30 1.70
1980 30 STL NL MLB STL P 31 215.0 57 11 44 2 5 .965 2.30 1.77
1981 31 STL NL MLB STL P 20 124.0 34 14 20 0 1 1.000 2.47 1.70
1982 32 STL NL MLB STL P 36 233.0 53 21 30 2 1 .962 1.97 1.42
1983 33 STL NL MLB STL P 34 187.0 44 14 29 1 1 .977 2.07 1.26
1984 34 STL NL MLB STL P 16 52.0 16 8 8 0 0 1.000 2.77 1.00
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1985 35 STL NL MLB STL P 34 136.0 33 12 20 1 0 .970 2.12 0.94
1986 36 STL NL MLB STL P 33 230.0 49 17 32 0 5 1.000 1.92 1.48
1987 37 STL NL MLB STL P 33 179.0 34 9 25 0 2 1.000 1.71 1.03
1988 38 2 Teams NL MLB STL-HOU P 36 137.0 24 8 13 3 1 .875 1.38 0.58
1988 38 STL NL MLB STL P 30 109.0 20 7 10 3 1 .850 1.40 0.57
1988 38 HOU NL MLB HOU P 6 28.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.29 0.67
1989 39 HOU NL MLB HOU P 37 108.0 23 13 9 1 1 .957 1.83 0.59
MLB (16 seasons) MLB P 498 2795.0 657 234 405 18 35 .973 2.06 1.28
Minors (2 seasons) Minors 2B 4 10 5 5 0 1 1.000 2.50
Minors (3 seasons) Minors 3B 126 353 96 221 36 23 .898 2.52
Minors (2 seasons) Minors OF 3 4 2 1 1 0 .750 1.00
Minors (5 seasons) Minors P 97 166 48 106 12 14 .928 1.59
All Levels (2 Seasons) 2B 4 10 5 5 0 1 1.000 2.50
All Levels (3 Seasons) 3B 126 353 96 221 36 23 .898 2.52
All Levels (2 Seasons) OF 3 4 2 1 1 0 .750 1.00
All Levels (20 Seasons) P 595 2795.0 823 282 511 30 49 .964 2.06 1.33
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1968 18 GCL Cardinals Gulf Coast League Rk
1969 19 Modesto Reds California League A
1969 19 Lewiston Broncs Northwest League A-
1970 20 Cedar Rapids Cardinals Midwest League A
1970 20 Lewiston Broncs Northwest League A-
1970 20 Modesto Reds California League A
1971 21 Cedar Rapids Cardinals Midwest League A
1972 22 Arkansas Travelers Texas League AA
1973 23 Tulsa Oilers American Association AAA
1974 24 Tulsa Oilers American Association AAA
1974 24 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1974-07-07 1974-09-30
1975 25 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1975-04-09 1975-09-26
1976 26 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1976-04-10 1976-09-29
1977 27 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1977-04-09 1977-10-02
1978 28 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1978-04-07 1978-09-22
1979 29 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1979-04-08 1979-09-30
1980 30 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1980-04-11 1980-09-30
1981 31 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1981-04-11 1981-09-30
1982 32 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1982-04-06 1982-10-02
1983 33 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1983-04-05 1983-10-01
1984 34 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1984-04-05 1984-09-27
1985 35 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1985-04-15 1985-10-04
1986 36 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1986-04-11 1986-10-04
1987 37 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1987-04-11 1987-09-30
1988 38 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB 1 1988-04-04 1988-08-28
1988 38 Houston Astros National League MLB 2 1988-09-05 1988-10-01
1989 39 Houston Astros National League MLB 1 1989-04-05 1989-09-25

Sabr ID: 61509405

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