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1975 Topps Set Card 234/660 – #51 – Bob Forsch, Cardinals

1975 Topps Set Card 234/660 – #51 – Bob Forsch, Cardinals

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Player Name:  Bob Forsch

Team:  St. Louis Cardinals

Position:   Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  16 seasons, 1974-89

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Bob Forsch made 35 starts for the Cardinals during the 1975 baseball season.  He went 15-10 on the year and finished the season with 7 complete games, 4 shutouts, and an ERA of 2.86.  Forsch worked 230 innings in ’75 allowing 213 hits and 89 runs while striking out 76 and giving up 71 walks.

Notes From Career:  Bob Forsch is a 16-year MLB veteran with 498 appearances and 2,794 innings of work on his resume.  Forsch has a career record of 168-136 alongside 67 complete games, 19 shutouts, and 3 saves.  Forsch won two Silver Slugger Awards during his career crowning him as the best-hitting pitcher in the National League.  He is a member of the 1982 World Series winning St. Louis Cardinals.

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Did You Know…

Ken and Bob Forsch are the only brothers to have thrown no-hitters in the major leagues.  Ken’s came for the Astros on April 7, 1979 and Bob pitched two no-hitters for the Cardinals with one on April 16, 1978 and the other on September 26, 1983.

Did You Know…

Bob and Ken Forsch are the only pair of brothers to each hurl an official no-hitter.  Bob threw two no-hitters for the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.  His first no-hitter was a 5-0 victory against the Phillies on April 16, 1978, and the other was a 3-0 gem against Montreal on September 26, 1983.  Ken pitched his no-hitter in his first start of the 1979 season, leading Houston to a 6-0 win over Atlanta at the Astrodome on April 7. 

**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’

My take – Cool stuff right there.  Brothers Melido and Pascual Perez each pitched rain-shortened no-hitters that were not official games due to length.  The Forsch brothers have something very cool to hang their hats on!!!

The 1984 Topps ‘1983 Highlights’ 6-Card Subset – Card #5

The 1984 Topps ‘1983 Highlights’ 6-Card Subset – Card #5

Headline – ‘Righetti, Bob Forsch, and Warren Pitch No-Hitters’

Text on the back – Bronx, New York, July 4, 1983: Yankees’ southpaw Dave Righetti today pitched a no-hitter vs. Red Sox.  He’s 1st lefty to hurl gem in Yankee Stadium.  St. Louis, Missouri, September 26, 1983: Cardinals’ right-hander Bob Forsch tonight pitched the second no-hitter of his career.  He whitewashed Expos, 3-0.  Oakland, California, September 29, 1983: A’s right-hander Mike Warren tonight pitched a no-hitter vs. White Sox.  He’s 13th rookie ever to accomplish feat.  

25 years later – 3 no-hitters in the same season – you don’t see that very often anymore.