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Kenneth Roth Forsch (born September 8, 1946 in Sacramento, California)[1] is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. Forsch graduated from Hiram Johnson High School and played in college ball at Oregon State University through the 1967–1968 seasons.

Ken Forsch
Ken Forsch - Houston Astros - 1976.jpg
Forsch in 1976
Born: (1946-09-08) September 8, 1946 (age 73)
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

Forsch was selected by the Houston Astros in the 18th round (399th overall) of the 1968 MLB amateur 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-hit no-run games in MLB history.[1]

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

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Preceded by
Tom Seaver
No-hitter pitcher
April 7, 1979
Succeeded by
Jerry Reuss