Friday, August 14, 2015

#442 - Ken Forsch

What a card: This is the final Topps card of Ken Forsch's career. He did appear in the Fleer set in 1986.

My observation on the front: An excellent final tribute -- the tip of the cap.

More opinion from me: The difference in size of Forsch's wikipedia page compared with the one of his brother and fellow pitcher Bob Forsch is disturbing. Bob had the more successful career, but they were pretty comparable.

Something you might know: When Forsch threw a no-hitter against the Braves on April 7, 1979, the Forsches became the first and only brother duo to register MLB no-hitters. It was also the earliest no-hitter in MLB history. (It is now the earliest no-hitter in NL history).

Something you might not know: Forsch nearly didn't pitch the game in which he no-hit the Braves. A spider bite on his non-pitching elbow made him sick a couple of days before his start.

 My observation on the back: The type is small, but if you click on the image you can see Forsch pitched just two games in 1984. He suffered a partial rotator cuff tear and missed the rest of the season, as well as 1985, too.

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