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Bob Forsch

Bob Forsch

(1950 – 2011)

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(1950 – 2011)

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This is an online obituary dedicated to Bob Forsch. Robert Herbert Forsch was a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher and coach. His brother, Ken, was also a major league pitcher. They share the distinction of being the only big league brothers to have each pitched a no-hitter.
Bob Forsch graduated from Hiram Johnson High School in Sacramento, California, and attended Sacramento City College. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 26th round of the 1968 Major League Baseball Draft as a third baseman. He compiled a .223 batting average with four home runs before he was converted to a pitcher with the Cards' low affiliate, the Lewiston Broncs, in 1970. Bob Forsch went 41-37 with a 3.96 earned run
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average over four and a half seasons pitching in their farm system.
Bob Forsch was called up to St. Louis midway through the 1974 season. Making his major league debut in the first game of a double header at Riverfront Stadium, he lost a pitchers' duel with Tom Carroll and the Cincinnati Reds. He shut out the Atlanta Braves in his second start to earn his first win.
During a 16-year baseball career, Bob Forsch compiled 168 wins, 1,133 strikeouts, and a 3.76 ERA. He is one of the very few pitchers to throw more than one no-hitter, with two in his career. The first came against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 16, 1978, and the second happened on September 26, 1983 against the Montreal Expos. Bob Forsch's
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no-hitters were the only two ever thrown at Busch Memorial Stadium.
Bob Forsch pitched for the NL pennant-winning Cardinals of 1985 and 1987 and the 1982 World Series champion Cardinals.
Bob Forsch was also one of the better hitting pitchers in baseball during his career, with a .213 batting average and 12 home runs. Bob Forsch won the Silver Slugger for NL pitchers in 1980 and 1987.
His brother, Ken, pitching for the Houston Astros, threw a no-hitter against the Atlanta Braves (6–0, on April 7, 1979), making them the only brothers to pitch no-hit no-run games in MLB history.
Bob Forsch was a Minor League pitching coach for the Reds' Rookie League affiliate, the Billings Mustangs from
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2009 until his passing. He also wrote a book entitled Bob Forsch's Tales from the Cardinals Dugout, with Tom Wheatley.
Bob Forsch died on the 3rd November 2011. This is an online memorial dedicated to his life and career. May he rest in peace.
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This is an online obituary dedicated to Bob Forsch. Robert Herbert Forsch was a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher and coach. His brother, Ken, was also a major league pitcher. They share the distinction of being the only big league brothers to have each pitched a no-hitter.
Bob Forsch graduated from Hiram Johnson High School in Sacramento, California, and attended Sacramento City College. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 26th round of the 1968 Major League Baseball Draft as a third baseman. He compiled a .223 batting average with four home runs before he was converted to a pitcher with the Cards' low affiliate, the Lewiston Broncs, in 1970. Bob Forsch went 41-37 with a 3.96 earned run...

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