Bob Forsch - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Aug 31, 1988:Traded Denny Walling(IF) to StL-N for Bob Forsch(P)
Nov 13, 1989:Granted free agency to Bob Forsch(P)

This Date in Astros History

Jan 13, 1950:Bob Forsch is born in Sacramento, CA. He pitches for the Astros in 1988 and 1989, compiling a 5-9 record. His older brother, Ken, pitched eleven seasons for Houston.
Aug 9, 1976:Cesar Cedeno hits for his second career cycle during a 13-4 thrashing of the Cardinals. He triples of Bob Forsch in the first, then belts his 16th homer before drilling a double. His single comes in a seven-run eighth that caps a five-RBI night. Winning pitcher Dan Larson chips in two hits of his own.
Sep 5, 1988:Bob Forsch, Ken's younger brother who was acquired six days earlier for Denny Walling, strokes a three-run double and scatters five hits in his Houston debut, a 3-0 shutout over Cincinnati. Dave Smith takes over in the ninth for the save.
Apr 13, 1989:Glenn Davis ties the Dodgers with an eighth-inning blast then an error by Eddie Murray in the 15th keys a 4-2 victory. Bob Forsch tosses shutout ball over the last four innings for the win.
Aug 3, 1989:Cincinnati explodes for 14 runs in the first inning en route to an 18-2 massacre of the Astros. The Reds set three major league records and tie two more. Jim Clancy and Bob Forsch each allow seven tallies in the opening frame. Forsch surrenders a club-record 18 hits in his seven innings, including nine consecutive hits in the first inning. Houston hurlers surrender a team-record 26 hits.