The Greatest Houston Astros Pitching Trio of All Time

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Larry Dierker
Record: 55-37
Win pct: .598
ERA: 3.29
WHIP: 1.22

Ken Forsch
Record: 32-37
Win pct: .464
Saves: 14
ERA: 3.50
WHIP: 1.31

Don Wilson
Record: 64-55
Win pct: .538
ERA: 3.01
WHIP: 1.19

TRIO TOTALS: 151-129 record (.539 win%), 17 saves, 3.23 ERA, 1.23 WHIP

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The godfathers of the Astros pitching legacy. Eight years after expansion, the Houston club was still trying to get things figured out. It wasn’t made any easier when this era saw them trade Joe Morgan to the Reds, but these pitchers represented the Astros with aplomb. And Dierker, of course, would come back a couple of decades later to manage another dominant pitching trio…

Individual distinctions: Dierker and Wilson were both selected to the All-Star team in 1971. Wilson led the club in WAR (6.1) in 1971.

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