Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 11/3/13
Two years ago today, longtime Cardinals RHP Bob Forsch passed away at age 61. Just a week earlier, Forsch threw out the ceremonial first pitch for game 7 of the 2011 World Series between the Cardinals and Rangers. He pitched 16 seasons in the big leagues, nearly 15 of them for St Louis. He won 163 of his 168 games in a Cardinals uniform and pitched for them in 3 World Series (1982, 1985, 1987). Though he won 20 games for the Cardinals in 1977, his best year was probably the strike shortened 1981 season. He made 20 starts and was 10-5, 3.18 with the lowest WHIP and hits per 9 IP numbers of his career. Forsch was the younger brother of Ken Forsch, who pitched 16 years in the major leagues for the Astros and Angels. Bob is known for throwing two no hitters for the Cardinals, in 1978 and 1983. Here are some other facts about the pitcher who has the third most wins in the history of the St Louis Cardinals. Bob Forsch was one of the better hitters of his generation. For his career,...
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