On April 1 , 1981 — The Houston Astros deal pitcher Ken Forsch to the California Angels for shortstop Dickie Thon. The versatile righthander compiled a 78-81 record for Houston, with 50 saves, nine shutouts, a 3.18 ERA and one memorable no-hitter. Thon will become an All Star Shortstop and MVP canidate until he gets hit in the face in 1984 with a pitch forever changing his career. Forsch will go 36-32 over 4 seasons for the Angels.

 


 

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