He reached the ultimate achievement, as the Cardinals won the World Series defeating the Milwaukee Brewers . Died: November 3, 2011 in Weeki Wachee, FL. He won The Sporting News Silver Slugger Award in 1980 and 1987. Follow the Hall of Stats on and This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available. He was 61. Bob Forsch, the only pitcher in St. Louis Cardinals history to throw two no-hitters, has died. Forsch, a 6-foot-4 right-hander known for clutch performances in crucial games, played on three World Series teams in the 1980s under Herzog, and one of his three career postseason victories came against the Milwaukee Brewers in the Cardinals' 1982 World Series championship. ": Survivors include Forsch's wife, Janice, and two daughters. Bob made his Major League debut midway through the 1974 season. Bob Forsch was one of the best hitting pitchers of his era, finishing his career with twelve home runs, a grand slam on August 10, 1986, he batted.308 in 1975, won the inaugural Silver Slugger Award for National League pitchers in 1980, and a second Silver Slugger Award in 1987. "I was supposed to throw out the first ball and was still on medicine, so they decided Forschie would do it," Herzog told the AP in a phone interview from his home in suburban St. Louis County. Then, the adjWAR and adjWAA are combined, but with extra weighting given to adjWAA. They are awesome. Bob Forsch has a Hall Rating of Herzog said Forsch was well-liked for his bulldog toughness on the mound, and off the field as well. In 1977, he was a 20 game winner and was considered one of the best pitchers in league.
(19.0 as a pitcher and 5.7 as a hitter) “[A]fter my dad retired,” she said, “the thing he missed the most was being part of the team. Forsch, who was a 26th- round draft pick of St. Louis in 1968, threw no-hitters in 1978 (Phillies) and 1983 (Expos). and 0.7 Wins Above Average Ironically, both he and his older brother, Ken, were drafted that same year. The last three years, Forsch was the pitching coach for the Cincinnati Reds' rookie league affiliate, the Billings Mustangs. He is the only St. Louis Cardinal to ever pitch two no-hitters. In 1982, he was a key figure in the Cardinal’s amazing season. Groups of 10+: $2/person. Springfield, Missouri 65809, 417-889-3100 or 1-800-498-5678 wWAR is then converted to Hall Rating. He'd take the ball, and he was a great competitor.". This amount is subject to change until you make payment. Children 5 & Under: Free Bob will always be known as a great all around player and one of the few pitchers that could hit with power and average. He was always so proud to be from Sacramento and part of this high standard sports community. This led him to being drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 26th round of the 1968 MLB Draft. or GitHub. Rookie cards, autographs and more. Jesse Haines. As he grew up, Bob learned from his dad, Herb, and his older brother, Ken. Draft: Drafted by the St. Louis … Twitter Buy from many sellers and get your cards all in one shipment! All data is also open and Tutorial: How To Buy Now & Ship Later on COMC.com. . With a solid infield anchored by the acrobatic future Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith at shortstop, a groundball pitcher like Bob Forsch was perfectly in his element. Sports Hall of Fame His were the only two thrown at old Busch Stadium, where he won more games and pitched more innings than any other pitcher. "We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Bob Forsch," chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said. Bob was a dominate pitcher with a wide variety of pitches. Inserts & Parallels. This gives Forsch 37.0 wWAR. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Baseball. Students: $3 Bob Forsch will not only be remembered as one of Sacramento’s greatest pitchers, but also being part of one of the greatest baseball families in the area: achieving the ultimate success at the highest level. A Hall Rating of 100 represents the Hall of Stats borderline (similar to OPS+ or wRC+, where 100 represents league average). In baseball, Bob was the most dominant pitcher in the area going 12-1 his senior year. 24.7 Wins Above Replacement His older brother, Ken Forsch, threw a no-hitter for the Astros in 1979, making them the only brothers in major league history to pitch official no-hitters. COMC.com is doing business for Check Out My LLC and is utilizing patented technology. Something went wrong. Want even more detail about the formula? Forsch won 20 games in 1977 and twice was a 15-game winner, and had a career record of 168-136 with a 3.76 ERA. Sport Card Expo Virtual Edition: COMC in Attendance! He had season batting averages of .308, .295, and .298. The anatomy of a 3-0 comeback, Passan: MLB's most wonderful 2020 playoffs moment? At the ceremony, Amy Forsch displayed a very familiar broad, warm smile as she spoke on behalf of her father.