Unfortunately we have to do another R.I.P. post today, this time for Cardinals pitching legend Bob Forsch. Forsch died suddently yesterday at the age of 61.
Forsch made his major league debut in 1974 with the St. Louis Cardinals. He spent 14 1/2 seasons in a Cardinals uniform and 1 1/2 as an Astro. Forsch was a 15 game winner twice in his career ('75 & '82) and won 20 games in 1977. He is best known as being the only Cardinal to throw two no hitters. His first came in 1978 against the Phillies and the second was in 1983 against the Expos. Both no hitters were thrown at Busch Stadium.
He was a key member of the Cardinals teams that went to three World Series' in the 80's, winning it all in 1982. Forsch finished his career with a 3.76 ERA and a very impressive .213 career batting average.
You may have seen Bob last week when he threw out the first pitch in the game seven of the World Series.