Sheboygan A's Baseball

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Fred Forsterling #34 P

Height 6-3
Weight 220
Bats R
Throws R
Hometown Sheboygan, WI
Highest Experience Carthage College

Fred Forsterling was the workhorse of the Sheboygan A's staff, working in 10 or more games in 14 of his 16 years with the club, and he threw 50 or more innings for 11 straight seasons. He posted a 67-42 record, appearing in a total of 239 games and throwing 903 1/3 innings. Forsterling finished with a career 4.97 earned run average (pitching a number of years when the Wisconsin State League was an aluminum bat league) and posted 11 saves.

"Freddie" struck out 534 in his career. His best year was in 1981 when he posted a 9-3 record with four saves. He appeared in 23 games that year, pitching 91 1/3 innings.

From 1980 through 1984 he posted a 33-11 record and then went 8-4 in 1987 and 6-2 in 1988. He was a 4-time A's Most Valuable Pitcher: 1980-81 and 1983-83. Big and strong, Forsterling was something of an "enforcer" with the A's. A fearless competitor, he holds the A's all-time hit batsman record with 49. Many of those "hits" came with a message. Forsterling played from 1978-1990 and 1992-1994.

Career Hitting Stats

Year GP PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO SF SH SB CS AVG OBP
1984 Season 18 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.250 0.250
1983 Season 18 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000
1981 Season 25 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.286
1980 Season 15 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000
1979 Season 20 19 15 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 6 0 0 0 0 0.067 0.263
TOTALS 96 33 26 0 3 0 0 0 3 5 2 10 0 0 0 0 0.115 0.303

Career Pitching Stats

Year GP GS CG IP H HR R ER BB SO W L S ERA
1994 Season 12 6 0 40.0 51 5 37 30 27 25 3 2 1 6.75
1993 Season 12 3 1 33.3 34 4 22 12 25 20 2 1 0 3.18
1992 Season 2 0 0 5.0 8 1 5 3 3 3 1 0 0 5.40
1990 Season 11 4 2 36.2 47 8 32 26 15 12 2 1 0 6.38
1989 Season 21 6 1 60.1 70 2 46 35 34 20 4 4 2 5.22
1988 Season 21 8 2 64.2 61 2 43 33 33 33 6 2 1 4.59
1987 Season 16 14 1 81.2 102 14 68 58 30 46 8 4 0 6.39
1986 Season 16 11 3 70.1 85 8 60 40 16 41 3 4 2 5.12
1985 Season 19 9 1 67.0 79 14 63 47 48 51 6 4 0 6.31
1984 Season 17 12 8 86.2 104 8 63 44 32 67 4 5 0 4.57
1983 Season 18 14 0 75.1 76 3 57 43 44 27 5 2 1 5.14
1982 Season 21 11 2 74.2 85 8 68 57 32 57 7 2 0 6.87
1981 Season 23 10 5 91.3 84 4 50 32 39 49 9 3 4 3.13
1980 Season 15 6 2 51.0 52 0 34 21 30 41 5 2 0 3.71
1979 Season 14 9 3 59.0 57 2 54 17 36 38 5 5 0 2.59
1978 Season 1 1 0 6.0 6 1 7 7 5 4 1 0 0 10.50
TOTALS 239 124 31 902.0 1001 84 709 505 449 534 71 41 11 5.05