Kenneth Roth (Ken) Forsch (born September 8, 1946 in Sacramento, California) 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.
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 pitched a no-hitter and shut out the Atlanta Braves, 6–0. His brother Bob Forsch, who also pitched for the Astros, hurled two no-hitters while with St. Louis, making them the only set of brothers to pitch no-hit no-run games in MLB history.
By Dean Hanley
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