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I was very saddened today to hear the news of the passing of Bob Forsch.   He was a mainstay of the Cardinal teams of my childhood....one of my first Cardinal heroes.

He was the only Cardinal to throw two no-hitters, and I remember vividly listening to the radio broadcast of each one.   I also remember well the 3-hit shutout gem he tossed at Atlanta in the first game of the 1982 NLCS, propelling the Cardinals on to Ring #9.   Just a true professional and a true Cardinal in every sense of the word.

I had occasion to meet Forsch briefly once in a corporate party room during a game a few years back.   He was gracious and was a gentleman, and seemed very appreciative of Cardinal fans and the regard with which he was held in Cardinal Nation.   Just came across as a heck of a nice guy.

RIP, Bob.    Cardinal Nation has lost a good one.

November 4, 2011  07:05 PM ET

I was lucky enough to be present at the game in Philly in 1982 (he pitched against Lefty and Lefty hit a home run?). Granted I missed most of the game but was able to see Bob pitch later that week in New York!

RIP. Bob! You were one of a kind and I'm honored to have followed your career

November 4, 2011  08:28 PM ET

I still remember how I cheered when he plunked Jeff Leonard in the '87 LCS. I really liked Bob Forsh a lot. He was a great guy.

November 9, 2011  02:07 PM ET

Not just a thrower, but a real pitcher. Command of the strike zone, working the corners, and showed the fastball to keep hitters guessing.

I remember the second no-hitter.

And the one-flap-down home run trot and followed by plunking Leonard at his next AB.

Well done, very well done.

 
December 7, 2011  06:51 PM ET

If he is not in the HOF, he should be. His work ethic was, and still is to this day, second to none.

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