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.