I will always cherish my memories of you at grandmas and family gatherings and when you sent me a guppy toes doll, it broke my heart when I heard of your passing
Gene Frechette cardinals associate scout. I changed. Bob to full time pitcher when he graduated from Hiram Johnson . He played for the Sierra floor Cardinals at Renfre field in Sacramento.My deepest sympathy Janice and family He was a Gentleman and a great competitor
Hope all is well, this is father's day, pray that Bobby's Children Remember Every Day how Sweet HE was. All my Love Paul Goggin
Played with Bob in the minors, Lewiston, ID., he was my 3rd baseman. Baseball and society has lost a quality person.
Played with Bobby on the Laws Studio Babe Ruth team.Am just finding out about His passing.My condolances.
In the 70's I started following Bob and Ken's ball careers closely after meeting their dad,Herb, at my home near Drumheller, AB, Canada. Our dads were cousins. We didn't meet, wished to, only met Ken. As I loved sports, it was special to have relatives in the pros.My deepest sympathies.(Floyd Forsch, Anglemont,BC,Canada)
Much Love to your Beautiful Family
When I was a little girl, my grandparents lived next door to the Forsch Family. I grew up with Bobby and Kenny. Their dad built them a pitching cage in the backyard and they taught me how to pitch and hit and catch. I remember Bobby coming over and helping me with my homework too. I don't know if he knew it or not but I really had a very bad crush on him then. My grandpa took me to all of their Little League and Minor League Games. I don't think I missed many of them. I never went to a Major League Game tho. I do remember going to Candlestick Park to watch one of them play. Not sure who. Rest in Peace Bobby. My mom is there now too. She passed December 28, 2011. With Love and much respect.
Your thoughts and messages have made these past few months a bit easier. Our family thanks you and dad would have loved to read all of your kind words. Thank you all for the great memories.
I remember back when I was 16 and working for the St. Louis Usher Service taking tickets. My last name was Forshee. But on my name tag I put a redbird sticker over the two EEs. So it read R. Forsh. People would walk by me and say Aren't you pitching tonight? I would tell them I was trying to make a little extra money. That brought laughs. Love ya Bob.
The family is in my thoughts and Prayers. I have great memories of wathcing him pitch at the Cardinal games and he will truly be missed.
Bob Forsch was a hero of mine; I started following the Cards as a boy in the 70's; he was the ace...as well as a solid hitter. I didn't get to witness his 2 no-hitters, but I do recall predicting the Cards would win the NL East in 1985...I remember Bob coming off surgery after 1984...people asked why the Cards? most were picking them for last place...I said Bob Forsch would be the difference...and he was. If I remember, the Cards won the race with the Mets by 3 games...and Bob Forsch's record in 1985: 9 wins, 6 losses...or the same 3 games over .500 as the Cards won by. He was Cardinal baseball for many of us, the guy who kept us afloat even in those bad years, and we have plenty in the 70's...he will be missed; my condolences to his family and friends. Bob Forsch was a true Cardinal, and always will be.
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
Was so sorry to hear the news. You have my deepest sympathy and my prayers are with the family at this time. Kathy Ernst Webster Groves Mo.
Mr. Forsch was a Cardinal legend, and a Cardinal Legend. We will miss him as fans and miss seeing him at Legends Camp every year. He was a wonderful person and a lot of fun at Legends.
Our condolence to Bob's family. He was a great neighbor in the Country Forest Subdivision. Always pleasant to our sons and neighbors.
Jack & Carol Groneck
As a Cardinal-Bob Forsch fan, I clipped a recipe appearing many years ago in the Post-Dispatch, because it was called "Bob Forsch's Favorite Pork Tenderloin". It ended with the comment: "This is the only way Bob likes pork." I was surprised by how good the recipe was and made it many times for the enjoyment of my family. (It requires marinating 2 or 3 pork tenderloins in bourbon, soy sauce, and brown sugar. The sauce is a combination of sour cream, mayonnaise and seasonings.) As always, every time I make this dish it will be made with admiring thoughts of a great ball player as well as one with good taste! Our condolences to the family on your loss. We will always remember and honor him. Barbara Liberman
Our condolences to the entire family. I have wonderful memories growing up and watching Bob pitch and getting to know my distant cousins a little better over the years. Wishing you the best during this difficult time.
We were so honored to have personally met both Bob & Jan on our flight to Fla. the day after St Lou was privileged to have Bob throw out the first pitch for our 11th World Series WIN! We are deeply saddened for your loss. May God watch over you and your family and keep you in His care.
He'll always have a special place in the hearts of Cardinals fans. My heartfelt sympathy to the Forsch family on your loss. May your cherished memories bring you comfort now and in the days ahead.
To the Family of Bob Forsch,
I want to take this time to convey my condolences to all the Bob Forsch fans and family. He was a great man and will be truly missed. I remember on a Hot Summer day with the Police Athletic League, Bob came out and helped with a Baseball Clinic. The kids loved him, and to this day, my son still speaks of that day. RIP Bob!!!
Great Cardinal. RIP WCPC Brighton IL
I am sorry for you loss. May the God of comfort who strengthens us in our trials and hardships sustain you at this most difficult time.
2 Cor 1:3,4
We were all shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Bob's passing. From the first time that we met as teammates on the Cardinals AA farmclub in Little Rock through his recent passing, Bob was a man of uncharacteristic warmth, sincerity and passion for both his family, friends and baseball. The legacy he left on the game and the St. Louis Cardinal organization is second only to the legacy he left on those who knew him as a father, husband and true friend. He will always be remembered as one of the greatest to pitch in Busch stadium.
Steve & Linda Evans
Dear Family and Friends of Bob Forsch, including Mollie, Amy, Kristin, and Janice, and Ken and family,
From Bob's Hometown of Sacramento, we send our deepest, heartfelt condolences. I grew up playing baseball with Bobby, and I knew his family. I considered him a good friend and a person of great character. My wife, Emily, attended Will C. Wood Junior High, and we both attended Hiram W. Johnson High School with Bobby. We will miss him dearly.
With Great Sadness,
Randy and Emily (Holshouser) Twilling
Mr.Forsch I remember watching you & your brother on TV back in the 70's & 80's.
I'm from Louisville,KY,& we used to be the AAA Farmclub for the St.Louis Cardinals.I remember in April,1982 when the entire Cardinals Team came
to Louisville,B4 a packed house.you were a very good pitcher.& while this team was very good.I don't think it was as good as the 85 Cardinals.
One of my saddest days as a Cardinals' fan was when Bob left --- the Cardinals should have signed him and he should have finished his career here. He was a great player and a good man My prayers are with his family.
That poker face, your game face,
My enemy for one night -
Back when we were teenage kids
And rookies in The Fight...
I was scared - you were so tall,
And already had a rep -
It looked like you were going
to show me
More than one new dancing-step.
And after that night
of schoolboy hoops,
Under the lights downtown,
It always gave me a twinge of - joy
To follow your renown,
To learn about the nice guy
Behind that warrior's face -
But now to mourn this painful loss
To our fragile human race.
Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Bob. A great pitcher and a very kind man. Still have the 1985 signed "Cooking with the Cardinals cookbook Bob gave me. The Bob's Favorite Pork Tenderloin recipe has become a family favorite and we think of him each time we made it. Thanks and God be with you.
My deepest condolences to the entire Forsch family. Bob was my favorite Cardinal pitcher growing up. God bless you all, and may be rest in peace.
My Grandson, Brooks Pinckard, played his Rookie year in Billings this past summer. Bob was his pitching coach and Brooks loved telling me things that Bob told and taught him. Mostly though he talked about how positive Bob was and that he made baseball fun. We need more baseball men like Bob Forsch.
I never knew you as a person, but I saw you as a professional. And professional you were...and then some. You improbably pitched TWO no hitters, however, your modest demeanor afterwards was noteworthy. Today's athletes could learn from you. You brought joy to those who watched you play, and I trust you generated love for those in your inner circle. What a man. What a life. You left too early, but you did more than most of us will ever do. Rest in peace, and prayers to your family. Tim R, St. Louis, MO
To Ken, Mollie, Kristen, Amy & Janice,
Kenny, it seems not too long ago you & Bobby were at Hiram Johnson High School and we were all playing baseball in that great baseball city. I can still see the batting cage your Dad, Herb, built across the street from Will C. Wood Jr. high for you and Bobby to hit and pitch. Wow--that definitely paid off for you both!
Molly, Kristen, Amy and Janice - Your loss is felt by so many but it must give you a lot of comfort to read the many comments in this Guest Book. Even if one did not know Bob, one can immediately tell the effect he had on so many--just from watching him pitch for the great Cardinal organization. He was the complete package as an athlete (what an accomplished basketball player and golfer he was too!).
I remember inviting Bob to the US Army Reserve Human Resources Command (on Page Ave) when I was stationed there and he came to sign autographs, baseballs, hats, etc. and hand out photos to all the Soldiers and Army Civilians--and he did it so willingly and graciously.
My Mom, Dad, brother (Danny), sister and I'm sure many, many in Sacramento send our sad, but heartfelt thanks for allowing Bobby to be a part of our lives! God Bless You All in this time of sorrow.
R.I.P., you made baseball better. GOD BLESS.
My deepest condolences to the Forsch family. I and my family,which there is only myself and my adopted brother left,was there in person to see Bob's first no-hitter. He was always one of my favorite players,and since he left and several others I cared about,I became a Cub fan. But my heart has a very soft spot for any of the Cardinals through Early 1988. May you see 'Pop' Haines and Dizzy Dean Bob. Kyrie Elaison down the road that you must travel. Amen.
To the family of Bob Forsch,
It is with deep regret on the passing of Bob Forsch I realize that the death of a friend and family member is an irreparable loss to you. Those we love left us with gifts in the form of memories that no one can take away. They gave us wisdom that we can still recall, companionship when we were alone, comfort when we needed it.
May the tender mercy that God has always shown me be with your family now so that you will know that you are not alone, and may the prayers of other help in some small way to bring you strength, comfort and courage each day.
Many words will be expressed, yet we know God can express and provide to you and your family everything that is needed to care and sustain your hearts. Isaiah 46:1 will offer you some comfort , but the loss of a love one is more direct and personal. So wanted to send you these words of sincere sympathy upon the death of a loyal friend and trusted family member. My prayers will be with you and your family.
God's speed is with you and you are probably the starting pitcher on Tuesday in the Field Of Dreams. Thanks for the memories, Bob.
Our most sincere condolensces to Jan and the family. We will always remember our visits to Florida to visit with you and Bob and the fun and laughs we had together. Bob will be greatly missed by all who's lives he touched. We grieve with you. Heaven only takes the best and always too young and too soon. We love you Jan.
Sandi Wirthlin & Glenn Mueller
Bob will be missed. I remember many of his games being a Cardinal fan. he was a gentleman and a professional. he will be missed but never forgotten. God bless to his family. He is in heaven now.
Bob will be greatly missed by all Cardinal Fans. He was a great man and a real Cardinal down deep. Way too young to be going now. A real sad day in Cardinal Nation.
St. Louis mourns for #31. Thank you for very fond memories. Prayers to your family.
Bob is in Baseball Heaven sitting in the Cardinal's section with Gussie Busch, Curt Flood, Jack Buck, and other great Cardinal's of the past. Kevin Fitzgerald Barnhart, Missouri.
Bob # 31 You will be missed, and now you are 'TRULY " among the Greats of them all!!!! God Speed my friend, God speed!!!!!!!
My husband played Single A baseball with Bob Forsch in Cedar Rapids, Iowa... and even when Bob made it to the big league he always made sure my husband got tickets when the Cardinals came to LA. He was a great guy... a true baseball player in every sense of the word... he will always be remembered as part of my husband's baseball stories. OUR hearts go out to his family and fans.
Although I didn't know him personally I loved to watch him pitch when I was a child. Thank you for the memories and condolences to his family.
Bob Forsch was a kind person - a great human being - and fantastic Cardinal pitcher. Our family sends it's condolences to his family.
not only was he a great athlete but also a fabulous role model. may he rest in peace.
He was a great Cardinal legend, what a honor to have seen him pitched. My condolences to your family.
He was a great Cardinal legend, what a honor to have seen him pitched. My condolences to your family.
May your great memories bring you comfort at this sad time! One of the great "Cardinals" will surely be missed !
With Deepest sympathy
I played for Fair Oaks Legion against Bob in youth baseball in the late sixties in the Sacramento area. Back then I think everyone knew Bob would eventually make good in the major leagues. I did not know him personally but I remember him as a great competitor and one who always displayed great sportsmanship. Bob, it was an honor playing on the same field with you. R.I.P.
Mollie, Amy, and Kristin...you've been in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Bob was my childhood idol. I had the great fortune to meet him many times. One of my most cherished memories is meeting him for the first time in '84. I showed him the scrapbook I had made of him for a school project and he sat down and looked at every single page. I am just heartbroken. Thank you, Bob, for the wonderful memories, and my condolences to your wife and daughters. I will never, ever forget you!
He was a hero when I needed one the most! Thanks Mr. Forsch! May your family find comfort during this time.
Forschie. I sure am going to miss you. Buddy Bates, St. Louis Cardinals
Cardinal for life.....and in eternity.
Blessings and strength to the family during this difficult time.
Prayers and condolences to the Forsch Family. Bob was one of the great Cardinals players. Honoring him before the ultimate game in the 2011 World Series was a great and fitting tribute to his outstanding career. He will be missed. Rest in peace.
May God grant the family peace in this time of loss. We grew up together at the First Baptist Church of Elk Grove and enjoyed seeing the family ball games at the Ehnisz Dairy. Bob will be missed but he lived a life that built on the values of his family upbringing. The comments point to a life lived well unfortunately to short for those left behind.
My condolences are for the family and friends of Bob Forsch. The Bible says; May you have undeserved kindness and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. During this time of bereavement.
Prayers and condolences to the Forsch Family. Rest easy, Bob. Rest easy.
Dear Forsch family, My condolences go out to you. My Mom Lil died yesterday at 84 years old. My Mom and I (Joyce) attended the no hitter in 1983 and sat 1st row behind home plate. It is one of my many favorite memories of your Dad.
Ah, Bobby, we will miss you...! Thanks for the memories, my friend..!
You were a competitor, a wonderful family man & we love you...See you soon...
our thoughts prayers go out to his family he will be greatly missed i have been a st louis cards fans for a long time
Dear Forsch Family,
Our deepest Sympathy for your loss
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We have been big fans of Ken's and enjoyed watching you play as an Astro. You will be missed.
"My thoughts and prayers are with the Forsch Family in their time of grief.
At times like these, 'God can give us "power beyond what is normal," so we can keep going from one day to the next." (2 Cor. 4: 7)
What a honor to have had Bob with the Cardinals and very fitting to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. A very classy gentleman and we mourn his loss with that of his family, friends and the St. Louis Cardinal nation.
Bob inspired me with his competitive toughness. I cherish those memories and send condolences to the family.
The Forsch Family,
Our sincere condolences. May you find comfort in knowing others care. May the God and Father of all tender mercies who see your pain of heart comfort and help you endure from one day to next in this most sorrowful time. He is healing the brokenhearted ones, And is binding up their painful spots.
My Prayers are with The Forsch Family. He was truely one of The Kindest Cardinal Players I ever met. He Was genuine. Bob will terribly missed by a lot of people.
A huge loss for Cardinal Nation. RIP.
Truly one of the great pitchers in baseball history. I doubt his salary then was much more than today's lesser pitchers make in a day. For most of the "Old Stars", it was the love of the game not the love of endorsements. Thanks for the memories and RIP.
My prayers are with the Forsch family. I remember Bob's encouragement to the kids at the FCA baseball camps in Cuba, MO. a few years ago. Bob will be missed.
My family lived 2 doors away from the Forsch family in Creve Coeur when he was with the cardinals. He was such a wonderful inspiration to all the children and a wonderful person to know. Our deepest sympathies to his wife and 2 daughters.
Mr. Forsch was quite a pitcher, with 2 no-hitters, plus one by his brother; and 3 World Series wins and a World Series championship. One of the all-time great Cardinal pitchers, along with men like Bob Gibson. May he rest in peace. God bless his family and friends.
Mollie, Amy & Kristin - A long time ago we were friends and neighbors. We have never forgotten those days. Please accept our condolences. The Koester Family
Bob was a great player. Saw him play for St. Louis and for the season in Houston where we lived then. Cardinals fan forever.
god bless you rip`BOB~
My thoughts and prayers are with the Forsch family. I remember how the crowd would go crazy every time he pitched a game. R.I.P. Bob Forsch
What a special player and person. A pitcher good enough to be one of only 38 major leaguers to throw 2 no hitters and to be third all-time in wins for Cardinal pitchers. Yet, when he no longer was a full-time starter, he didn't complain. Instead, he taught us all something about character and self respect. He accepted relief assignments and did the same thing he had earlier in his career--he gave his all to help his teammates and his team win. Bob Forsch was a credit to baseball, St. Louis and us mere mortals who will forever miss this hero and long for the summer afternoons and nights spent with him at Busch Stadium.
As a long time Cardinal fan, Bob was one of my favorite players. He could not only pitch but could also hit. He always seemed like a loving person by his persona. I remember being near him at Whitey's Beer Garden at Union Station one time after a game and being thrilled to death. I am so sorry for your family's loss but know my husband was there to greet him in heaven.
I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sure this came as a big shock to all of you as it did to the Cardinal Nation. He was priceless and will be missed...I hope he has found his FIELD OF DREAM'S,because he gave so much to so many. With Deepest Sympathy Lori Kifer
My deepest sympathy. I had the pleasure of meeting Bob a few times through mutual friends and He was always friendly and easily approacahable and had time to talk. He was a gentlman.
My sympathies to the Forsch family. I had the privilege of meeting Bob in Kirksville, MO caravan after the 1982 World Championship season.
One of my childhood heroes .. he taught me about hard work and dedication to the craft
I was blessed to have spent 8 years with Bob when I was the Asst. Equipment Mgr. with the Cardinals back in the 80's.
He was truly one of the classiest ballplayers that I have ever worked along side.
I don't know of anyone that didn't like, admire and totally respect Forschie.
While today's tragic news of his passing is so hard to take I am remembering all the great memories from around the clubhouse and I cherish the 30 years of friendship that we enjoyed. His unique laugh makes me smile even tonight!
My heartfelt condolences to his family.
I remember being at the game when he won his 20th game in 1977. So exciting. Bob Forsch was a class act and it's great that he got to throw out the first pitch in WS G7. RIP Bob Forsch.
My deepest sympathies to the Forsch family. I had the pleasure of playing in several charity golf outings with Bob and it was easy to see his athletic ability on the golf course as well.
I had just got home from the Army when I saw Bob pitch for the first time. He was a great player and a fine sportsman. My he go with god.
I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Forsch in 1990 in conjunction with the Ronald McDonald House and his first celebrity roast. I was a young intern from Maryville College. He was so kind and patient with me and so humble. He put me at ease and really enjoyed the evening. He raised a lot of money for the Ronald Mcdonald House but for me he made a college student feel important. He winked and said my daughters have red hair....you could be one of my kids...and smiled. What a kind and generous man..
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Forsch Family. Bob was a very talented player who is still well loved by all of us in St. Louis. I was so glad that he threw out the the first pitch last week. What wonderful memories he has given to us all.
Bob Forsch is the closest thing to Nolan Ryan there is, Forsch did his job and did it quietly. He was the ultimate competitor, no matter how the team was doing when they handed him the ball, he was there to win. He was an enforcer when he needed to be without anyone telling him to. Bob you were the ultimate professional and an example of how to do your job and do it well.
My son Matt and I had the pleasure to sit with Bob and Mollie at the Maryville College dinners. What a great person he was and great great Cardinal.
To the family, sorry for your loss. Just looking at Bob's 1975 Topps rookie baseball card and remembering his great cardinals playing days. Met Bob at a card show a few years ago,he was good to the many fans there. SAD DAY
I had the incredible fortune of being on a field trip from elementary school when Bob Forsch threw his second no-hitter on September 26, 1983. So, I grew up a Forsch fan. Then, as an adult, I had more good fortune and was able to attend Cardinals Legends Camp in Florida where one of the biggest highlights of my time there was not only meeting Bob, but having my locker next to his and having him as my coach for the week. He clearly understood the impact that no-hitter had on me as a kid. He was as kind and gracious as I could have hoped, signing a picture to me that he was glad I was there "to see it" in 1983. I was, too, and I'm even more glad I got to meet him. He will be missed in Cardinal Nation. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
To the Forsch Family: I started following the Cardinals in 1976 (my Dad was always a St Louis fan) and Mr. Forsch was their ace, their go-to guy, and was always a classy, grounded competitor. You always knew he was going to give it his best. I went to SLU in 1982 and was fortunate to see his playoff victory at old Busch. While I didn't know him personally, I feel a real sense of loss--- he was one of my boyhood heroes.
I'm 45 yrs old and Big Bob was my favorite pitcher. I use to use his pitching sytle when we played fuss ball in the school yard. Cardinal Nation lost a family member too. Heart goes out to the Forsch family. I know he is the starting pitcher in The Big Game up above. Probably threw a no-hitter already. Miss you Bob. God Bless.
You were the best father a girl could ever dream of. I will miss your sense of humor, your smile and your big arms when we would hug. I will miss you forever and your hugs but what a great honor to have had such an amazing person in my life for 32 years. You will be forever missed and loved dad. Wish you were here. Thank you all for your thoughts, kind words and great stories. He always said that St.Louis had the best fans ever and he really did love, with all of his heart, his fans and being able to be a part of St.Louis baseball. Thank you again for everything. This is tough but your kind words are a happy reminder of what an amazing father I was able to have in my life.
I live in Pittsburgh and had a fan club for Bob Forsch in the 70's and became friends. Our family even went to St Louis to visit him. He was a Funny,Caring and wonderful person. My parents thought the world of him. He will be missed deeply but never forgotten. I am so glad to have known him.
Thank you Mr. Bob Forsch, you provided many great childhood memories for me. You were a great competitor and a better man. You were Cardinal Nation. My thoughts and prayer go out to the Bob Forsch family.
Donna ,I agree wholeheartedly with your condolences. Mr. Forsch will be missed by Cardinal fans all over. It is ironic that we in Cleveland Tennessee feel the loss at roughly the same . RIP Bob and God Bless your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
So sorry for Bob's passing. He was very kind to both my sons. He gave Cards stuff to my oldest son Nick, when he was young which meant a lot to him, My brother was friends with his daughter, Amy.Bob was very kind a few years ago to my youngest son, Michael, at the winter warmup. Jan and Amy, sorry for your loss...
I'm shocked and saddened to hear about Bob's passing. He and his brother, Ken, were great pitchers. While I haven't seen them in a awhile it still troubles me to hear his passing at such an early age.
Bob Forsch was a boyhood idol of mine. I dressed up as him for Halloween in 1986 when I was 11. He talked to me like he was best friend for 30 minutes at Party With Former Cardinals Night at the old Busch. He also let me wear his 1982 World Series Ring. He was a class act. My condolences, he will be missed.
Bob Forsch was one of the best on the mound, great at pitching and fielding, and great at hitting, too. I still can see him faking a bunt. He could not have been nicer when we spoke at an Anheuser-Busch family day at Busch Stadium. He had it all; a great athlete and person. What a tremendous loss for all of us, especially his family and friends. God be with you all.
I grew up in St. Louis in the 70's and 80's. Bob Forsch was the pitcher I most remember and it is very sad news. Through John Denny, Silvio Martinez, and Lynn McGlothlin he was #1. In 1982 he was #1.
Thank you Bob for being a true Cardinal in every sense of the word. You will be missed. God bless you.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the Forsch family. Growing up in the St. Louis area, I remember watching games when he was pitching. What a great pitcher & man.
You were one of the most underrated pitchers in baseball. When you took the mound we could count on you to give it your all and we were never disappointed, especially when you hurled your two no-hitters. Not even the great Bob Gibson ever did that. May God grant you eternal rest, Mr. Forsch!
I was lucky enough to be at Busch Stadium the day Gussie Busch and the Cardinals honored Bob for his second no-hitter, and had the opportunity to meet him briefly. A genuinely nice person, and kind to kids and adults alike. My sympathies for your loss - there are too few people like him in this world.
Our Condolences and Sympathy are for the family of Bob Forsch. We have some wonderful memories of watching him play for the St. Louis Cardinals, as a great Pitcher, and player. A kind and wonderful person!! He will be missed..God bless you, Prayers for Bob and his family.
Bob was my favorite player growing up. I wore #31 on my little league jersey. My dad always made sure when he took me to a Cards game it was when Bob was pitching. I saw the grand slam in 86 and the 3-run homer in 87.
I also had the pleasure of meeting Bob several times in my life, and can honestly say I have never met a nicer man. May his family find peace.
Rest in peace! Many memories as a kid watching Bob Forsch pitch and hit. So glad he got to throw one more pitch in this last world series win. My thoughts go out to his family.
Bob Forsch was my favorite cardinal growing up , I sent him a letter in 75 in 4th grade he sent an autographed picture back , really made an impression on me. My prayers are with his family. joe eiker(galesburg ill)
One of the Classiest Cardinals to ever wear the Uniform. Rest in Peace.
My sister and I were BIG-TIME Cardinal fans back in our school days. Bob Forsch was a huge part of that love for the birds. I remember him signing the inside of my leather name bracelet which I then wore backwards so everyone could see it. I'm so saddened by his passing. RIP Bob.
We are so saddened to hear of the loss of Bobby. We attended Jr. High and High school together. In Jr. High one could always find Bobby and his brother Ken at the school pitching to their Dad since they only lived across the street from the school. Through the years, whenever we saw him it was always such a pleasure and he could always tell the difference between me and my twin sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family now. - The Griggs Twins
Remember when Bob first came to the Cardinals. Saw him pitch with the Astros at Busch in 1988. Thanks for the pleasure you provided to a Cardinal fan. Deepest sympathies to the family.
One of the nicest guys too meet at memorbilia shows, always accommodating. Have many great memories of his years with Cardinals,
God bless Bob Forsch. His passing is a loss for Cardinals Nation.
God Bless you Bob and your family. Rest in Peace.
I remember him by his effort. No one cared more about the success of the Cardinals over those years in which he pitched for us. It was a pleasure to watch, whether at home on KPLR or at the old Busch Stadium. A icon indeed, my family and I wish him eternal peace!
I remember watching him pitch for the Cardinals when I was a teenager. So sorry to hear of his passing-sending thoughts and prayers to the Forsch family.
Condolences to the Forsch family. I still have displayed a signed Polaroid of Bob Forsch and my then 7 year old son taken in 1981.
He will be dearly missed.
if you like me as a kid i can think of it like it happen last nite bob pitching no hitter true redbirds know about that i fitting to before you go home to meet jack and harry that you threw out the first pitch at game 7 wow what way to go!!!!
he was one of the greastest cardinals of all time
One of my favorite Cardinal players. Loved it when he would muscle up and hit a home run. My sympathy and prayers go out to his family.
Bob is what Cardinal baseball is all about. I will always have fond memories of one of the most consistent and loved Cards. May God give the family peace and comfort during this difficult time. My prayers are with you.
I've been a Cardinal fan my entire life. I remember Bob pitching as though it were yesterday. My condolences to his family. May God be with you at this time.
Bob was a favorite player of mine as a young man. I was blessed to go to the Cardinal Legacy camp last year and had a great time playing baseball and chatting with Bob. He was a first class guy and a lot of fun.
Dear family of Bob Forsch, I met Bob a few times at Lucky Day Camp (Amy, I remember you there as well). He was a solid and formidable baseball performer, a permanent pillar of Cardinals history and identity, and a generously warm, down-to-earth person. Please feel strength and love during this unimaginably difficult time that came way too early. I am in shock and feel great sadness. RIP to a class act.
I'm sorry to hear of Mr. Forsch's passing. A great competitor and pitcher, he was a key to the great Cardinals teams in the 1980s.
My favorite Cardinal growing up, I'll miss him. I remember 1986, JAck and Mike calling the game on the radio and Forsch hitting the grand slam against teh Pirates. Memories that will always be with me until I join him with the Lord. God Speed Bob.
Watched him pitch many times in the 80's,he was a great intimidator. A few years ago at the stadium he signed my McGuire jersey, I was thrilled. My deepest condolences to his wife and girls, rejoice in your fathers name.
Thought are with Bob's family at this hard time.
My prayer's go out to the Forsch Family. A Great player and a great Cardinal has passed. May God comfort you!!!
Thank you, Bob Forsch. You inspired me to love baseball as a youngster, and to carry myself with integrity and dignity in the sport. We love you at STLCardinalBaseball.com, and hope our tributes to you enhance your legacy in Cardinal Nation!
One of the true greats of Cardinal nation. You will be remembered by us for the rest of our days and our prayers go for Bob and to his family.
Bob Forsch, The epitomy of Class My prayers to the family during this time of loss. May he rest in peace.
RIP Bob, Thoughts and prayers to your family.
My deepest sympathies to the Forsch family. The first time I saw Bob Forsch was in Montreal at old Jarry Park in his rookie season in 1974. He signed an autograph for me which was the first one I ever got. I saw him a couple of times after that in person and he was always a gentleman. I also loved his book, Tales From the Dugout. He will be missed and will always be one of my favorite Cardinals.
They just don't make 'em like Bob Forsch anymore. Rest in peace.
I have great memories of watching Bob pitch when I worked at the previous Busch Stadium. My prayers are with his family.
Went to high school with "Bobby" in Sacramento, made it through chemistry class! He was always a nice guy, have followed his career from a distance over the years. So proud to hear such positive things about his character as he progressed through a professional baseball career. My prayers are with his family. A life lived well.
Truly one of the Cardinal greats. What a sad day for his family and Cardinal nation. Bob Forsch was a true class act.
My favorite all-time pitcher...RIP...you were an inspiration to many of us young kids. My prayers and thoughts go out to the Forsch family.
Bob Forsch was one of those players you wanted to do well. He was just an unassuming guy that did the best he could with the gifts that were given him. And that is why he will be forever loved by the fans of the Saint Louis Cardinals.
I am glad he was the one that threw out the first pitch to start the last game of the Greatest World Series the Cardinals ever played.
We will miss you, Bob Forsch.
A great Cardinal. A Great Loss
Being from Ireland i never got to see him play. In fact i dont know much about the game but i do know that he was very good at what he did, i have his autobiography, personally signed by him, that tells me that. I know Amy is going to miss him bigtime,, as will the rest of his family, my condolences goes out to them all, you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.....
I was born in 1970 and in St. Charles, so for me Bob Forsch was the face of the Cardinals.. representing them throughout my childhood. As I got older and understood the game more, I always appreciated his effort and the way he seemed to make himself useful for whatever role was required. RIP.
I'm so sorry for your loss. This comes as quite a shock. I saw Bob pitch on a few occasions at the ballpark and watched him pitch quite a few games on tv. Cardinal nation will miss him greatly.
I'll never forget Bob Forsch drilling Jeffrey Leonard in the NLCS after his one-flap-down homerun trot. What a gamer he was. He was the foundation from which Whitey Herzog built the winning teams of the 80's. After seeing him throw out the first pitch for Game 7, my only thought was....now if we could just get him to pinch hit for Carpenter. A complete athlete and gentleman. Rest in Peace.
What a sad day for Cardinal Nation. Years ago my dad worked for Orkin Pest Control and Bob was one of his clients. What an incredible man. My thoughts and prayers go out to Bob's family. At least he has some Cardinal Greats up there to keep him company. REST IN PEACE BUDDY!
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
One of the true greats in the 70`s for the Cardinals. Bob always had a real presence whenever he took to the pitching mound. Saw him once years ago shopping where I worked and he was so polite to everyone who recognized him. Condolenses to his family.
One of my all time favorite Cardinals.I'll never forget seeing his 2nd no hitter in 1983. My prayers go out to all his family and friends at this time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Forsch family at this difficult time. We enjoyed watching Bob pitch during the great Cardinal run in the 1980's and were lucky enough to be at Game 7 last week to see him throw out the first pitch. Sincere condolences to Mrs. Forsch and Bob's daughters. He will always be remembered by Cardinal Nation.
I loved watching Bob pitch. He could swing the bat a little too. I have an autograph from a few years ago when he was signing at an MU-KU game. Bob, peace to your, sir. Your family is in my prayers.
i enjoyed watching him pitch he was all about the game an tool it for real he will be missed
What a shock. My prayers to the family. I had just told my wife how cool it was for him to be throwing out the first pitch at game 7. Had not seen him at the ballpark in a while.The few times I met him, he was such a gentleman. God Bless
?14 years ago, I took my son to the grand opening of Sports Authority. Bob Forsch was there. He signed a SA hat for Jacob. Jacob turns to me and says so sadly, "oh mom. Look what he did. He wrote on my new hat." Thanks for ALL the memories Bob!
Bob Forsch will be remembered fondly as one of the Cardinal's "greats" having pitched 2 no-hitters as a St. Louis Cardinal. I remember the one against the Expos. RIP
my thoughts and prayers are with bob forsch's family and the stl cardinals
what a great guy to watch compete. He brought scores of memories to many. Thank you for sharing him.
Some of my fondest memories as a child growing up in St. Louis was going to Busch Stadium to watch the Cardinals in the 60's and 70's. What great teams, and players. Cardinal Fan forever. My thoughts and prayers to the Forsch family, and Cardinal Nation.
Amy, Kristin and Mollie,
I treasure my memories of Mr. Forsch. Fun, supportive and WHAT a game room in the basement! A magical baseball room. I love you all and am praying for you. May your memories light this very dark path. Love, Mary Thach
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Wonderful memories of Bob Forsch will live on in Cardinal Nation. We will remember him always...
The number 31 has been my lucky number since I was a little girl, wearing it for all my sporting events, just like Uncle Bob! RIP Bob. To cousins Amy & Kristin, so sorry for the loss--we're here if you need anything!
Great memories of watching Bob pitch all those years. I even had the pleasure of being at his 1983 no hitter. Bob was always one of my favorite pitches, he will be missed. My prayer and thought go out to his family and Cardinal Nation.
Thanks Bob for the memories. Growing up as an aspiring pitcher, I remember trying to copy that cool slide step you perfected in your stretch delivery. Glad you got to throw out that first pitch in Game 7 of 2011 World Series! RIP
My thoughts and best wishes go out to the family of Bob Forsch. Thank you for some of my best Cardinal baseball memories!!! I ALMOST made it to the stadium in time to see him wrap up the no-hitter against Philly!!!
Win or lose, Bob Forsch was a professional and a gentleman at all times. "Done too soon."
bob used to come in a village inn pizza parlor i ran in the 70`s in south st lou he was always generous with the employees and myself . what a great guy and a fantastic pitcher thanks for the memories ron smiljanich
Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know you are in our thoughts, and remember... "God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily to be found during distress"(Psalm 46:1).
I came of age watching Bob pitch for the Cardinals. He was one of my favorite Cardinal players, and I remember vividly his no-hitter in 83 against the Expos. I was also very proud to tell all my friends that he was one of the best hitting pitchers to ever play the game. He will be missed. My condolences to his family.
I lost my father earlier this year, and some of my fondest memories are of days at Busch with my dad and Mr. Forsch on the mound. My most sincere condolences to the Forsch family, may God see you through this extremely trying time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
My thoughts to all diehard cardnail fans!!! I grew up in Central Illinois and spent time at Busch Stadium at games growing up. May God be with everyone & this high class baseball organization. Soo sorry for this loss!!! My prayers!!!
Thanks for 1982, 1985, & 1987 Bob. With all of Baseball's personalities, you were a steady hand. God bless, rest in peace! My condolences to your family.
Some of my best Cardinal memories were when Bob was on the mound and it was comforting to know he was still around the team and ballpark. I will miss him..Cardinal Nation will miss him.
I met Bob Forsch at a trade show in Columbia in the mid 90s and I've never met a friendlier, more sincere person. In my top five all time Cardinals.
He was one of my favorites growing up. I remember also thinking that he was Batman. I have no idea why I thought this. But he was an awesome pitcher and he will always have a special place in my Cardinal memories.
My deepest sympathy to the entire Cardinal Family.
R.I.P. you will be missed.
Our sincere condolences on the sudden loss of your husband, father, and to all of your family. Those of us who knew Bob Forsch through his fame as a Cardinal player could see what a class act he was and will always keep that in our memory.
I think lots of things made this World Series so so special, but I think that hindsight being 20/20, we had a little divine intervention so that dear Mr. Forsch could throw out that first pitch and enjoy 2011 Cardinals Championship. I can't think of a better reason than that!!!
My deepest sympathy to the Forsch family. When my son was in the childrens hospital in St. Louis we were surprized to look out our door and see the smiling face of Mr. Forsch. He was so down to earth and sincere in his visit. After hugs, stories & pics we were devoted fans. RIP Mr. Forsch you were one of the good ones.
You will be missed Bob! You stood for everything grand a Cardinal pitcher could be! Prayers for your family!
Another class player from Cardinal History has passed, but never forgotten!
Thanks for the great memories, especially 1982.
My condolences to Ken and the rest of the family.
Thanks for the Memories Bob you were a great Cardinal and played the game the right way. You will be forever missed by Cardinal nation!
My condolences to the family. May he rest in peace.
Was said to hear the news, you will be missed. My wife & I purchased his book which he signed for us in Champaign IL. May God give you his love, while you rest in his arms.
One of the true Cardinal Greats. Thanks for all of the great memories.
Bob was the perfect example of a "True Cardinal". He lived and played with a true classiness that few will ever match. Thanks for the memories!!
RIP Bob Forsh. Prayers and sympathy to the family and the Cardinal orginization.
He will be missed. At least the Cards won once more before his passing. Our prayers are with the family.
Great memories Bob. RIP. my best to your family.
Had the pleasure of meeting Bob Forsch quite a few years ago. What a class act! He will always be in the hearts of Cardinal Nation. Prayers to his family and friends.
Cardinal Nation is sad today for the loss of one of it's best pitchers. Thanks for the memories Bob. May God be with the Forsch family during this time of loss.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Forsch Family. Thanks for allowing us to share in your baseball carreer my friend. May you rest in peace.
Bob Forsch was a class act and will be missed.
RIP Bob Forsch- So glad you made it back to enjoy the 2011 World Series! Was a fan of yours throughout your career.
My sympathies to your family.
A true gentleman, classy individual. You are one of the best who represented the Birds on the Bat...we will miss you Bob Forsch...........Rest in Peace....
My sympathy to your family. We played miniature golf in Branson, MO behind you with our son over 30 yrs. ago. Our son got Bob's autograph. We followed the cardinals for 50 yrs. Bob gave us sometthing to be proud of since we are from IL near his hometown. He'll be on God's team now.
Moore Family, Fairview Heights,IL
In first grade our teacher assigned us each a Cardinal player to write a letter too. Mine happened to be Mr. Forsch. Of all the kids in the class, 3 players actually wrote back to the students...and one of them happened to be my player, Mr. Bob Forsch. He sent a heartfelt handwritten note especially to me and included an autographed photo of him (which I still have). Because of this he is and always will be one of my favorite players. Prayers and Blessings to all who knew him.
i am saddened to hear of the passing of another cardinal great, bob forsch. i had a wonderful time watching him pitch, especially his two no hitters! rip bob~!!
he was just here last friday night thru the first pitch out he look good he is gone way too soon rip bob thanks for the memories cardinal nation morns greatly
God's speed, Bob, It was a pleasure watching you pitch. You were one of the great Cardinals.
Cindy Slota, Ellisville, MO
My condolences to the family. May he rest in peace.
After his retirement, he coached me at a Cardinals Legends week in Florida. Awesome guy who had time for everyone. A true Cards legend. Our prayers are with the Forsch family.
You will be missed Bob! rIP
RIP #31, YOU WILL BE MISSED.
Go in peace Mr. Forsch. A great father and a wonderful major league baseball player.
My sincere sympathy to his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mr. Forsch was a compassionate person. He helped out raise awareness for a non-profit group(in St. Louis) that we started about 20 years ago and I was impressed with someone of his stature and role in the community being involved in such a personal way. I remember him as a player and saw the personal side match that excellence. My thoughts and prayers go to his family.
Our family always enjoyed watching Bob play and admired him for his character and sportsmanship. Our prayers are with his family.
Great member of Cardinal Nation. Way too soon to say goodbye.
Amy and family ... so sad to hear this news. My heartfelt condolences to all of you, and I hope you can find the strength to carry on holding the memory of your Dad close at heart. love you
To the Forsch family so sorry for your loss. Mr Forsch was a great pitcher and gentleman. He will be missed. God Bless his family at this difficult time.
I was at the 83 no hitter against the Expos, what a great pitcher and Cardinal, Cardinal nation wont be the same without you Bob, prayers go out to his family and friends
One of the graetest Cardinals of all times. You will be missed tremendously in all of Cardinal nation. May upu rest in peace. Our condolences go out to your friends and family.
I was fortunate to be a teammate of Bob's on the 1983-84 Cardinals. A very classy guy all around. I appreciated how he would take the time to talk to a young kid like me and welcome me to the big leagues. Rest in peace, my friend.
He was a gentleman and a great representative of St. Louis baseball. My sincere condolences to the Forsch family and to his personal friends.
Bob was one of the Cardinals who will always remain in the hearts of St. Louis baseball fans. Class, competetive, and character can all describe his contributions to baseball and St. Louis. He will be missed.
Bob Forsch.........Never to be forgotten
Mr. Forsch was an important part of a special period for the Cardinals organization. I grew up with that age of baseball and names like Smith, McGee and Forsch are part of the foundation of my love for this club. All my thoughts and prayers are with the Forsch family and his former teammates.
Bob was a great pitcher and a great guy. Thanks for all the good memories and condolences to his family.
One of my all time favorites on my Cardinal teams. You will be missed. Praying for your family. Rest in peace.
My dad and I loved watching Forsh compete, hardnosed and was going to give you everything he had. Good hitter and a great Cardinal. He will be missed.
More than being a great player, he always seemed like a high-class individual. I am glad Cardinal Nation got to see him one more time in Game 7! My condolences and prayers go to his family.
Bob Forsch pitched one of his no-hitters the day I was born, Sept 26th 1983. He was my mom's favorite player and during all the World Series excitement, I wore his jersey with pride. Thanks for the b-day present all those years ago!! My thoughts are with the Forsch family in this difficult time. Rest in peace Bob.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of great loss to you and to Cardinal Nation.
RIP, Bob. A class act and one of the real pillars of the Cardinal legacy for our generation. Condolences and prayers to the whole family.
May God bless your soul, in this the week of All Saints and All Souls! Bob was and will always be my favorite Cardinal pitcher. I still remember him keeping big Jeffrey Leonard in check back in the 80's, in addition to hearing his no-hitters, homeruns and tough approach on the StL mound (thanks to the late, great Jack Buck).
I remember a lot of Cardinal baseball players over the years, only a handful of those really great ones stick out, Bob Forsch was one of them. He will truly be missed but the memories remain.
My condolences to the family of Mr. Forsch, he was one of the Greatest. I actually had the pleasure of being present during both of his no hitters and actually have an autographed foul ball that he pitched and signed for me after the 1983 no hitter. My son just had Chambers sign his name under Mr. Forsch's autograph during the playoffs..Mr. Forsch will truly be missed...
My prayers go out to the Forsch family. May God comfort you in your time of loss. I will always have great memories of watching Mr. Forsch represent the Cardinals with class.
What a great guy and a very sad loss. I remember sitting in the rain with my mom and younger sister watching his no hitter about 30 years ago. I always thought he was a great pitcher, Cardinal, and a very nice man. He'll be missed.
Bob will be forever loved by his family, friends and Cardinal Nation. A classy guy and one hell of a pitcher. R.I.P. Bob Forsch.
Bob Forsch was the reason I started watching baseball. He will be missed.
Prayers go out to the entire Forsch family and friends. Thank you Bob forsch for being one of my first baseball idols. Prayers also go out to the entire St Louis Cardinal orginization in this time of loss. we will miss you Bob!
So sad to hear this news. Bob was one of my favorite Cardinals growing up and I listened to his 2nd no-hitter on KMOX through the static in Ohio.
My condolences and prayers to out to his family.
So sorry to hear...my prayers to family and friends. A true professional and a great role model.
I saw Mr. Forsch get his first major league win. I will always remember him fondly.
Our prayers go out to the Forsch Family, and of course Cardinal Nation and especially to the Cardinal League. We loved to watch Bob play and he gave us alot of fun and excitement during his Cardinal career. Thanks Bob!
Always be a connection with Bob, my daughter Amy and myself ... Amy was born on the very Sunday afternoon that Bob pitched his first no-hitter. Amy and I met Bob at a book signing a while back and he got a kick out of that story. RIP Bob and we are thinking of your family
I loved Bob. I saw him hit a grand slam in 1986....and it's one of my fondest Cardinal memories. I met him several times, and he was always gracious. A true gentleman.
I watched Forsch pitch when I was a kid. I watched him throw out the first pitch last week. We never know when our last day is. We need to live it to the fullest and be the best we can be. It is sad that he died so young, but God must of needed another Cardinal pitcher. XOXO to his family.
Rest in peace my friend. You were one of my favorite players when I was growing up. My dad was also a big fan.
one great job One Of The Greats FellFor The Family God Bless You All
Thanks for the memories, you will be missed. Prayers to the family.
RIP....we all send condolences to the family. Another ring for you Bobby!!!
Prayers go out to the Forsch family, he was one of the reasons I became a cardinal fan..he will be missed.
Wow, this shocks me! I grew up watching Mr. Forsch play for the Cardinals! He was a class act!My prayers go out to his family.May God and his angels comfort you.
Bob Forsch was my all-time favorite Cardinal. He was always such a gentleman and was never bothered to give a fan an autograph. My prayers are with him and his family.
sorry to hear of his passing,way too young.
Cardinal Nation is sad today. Thanks for all the memories Bob. You will be missed.
Never met the man but was at his second "no-hitter". What a thrill. So glad he got to throw out the first ball of the 7th World Series game. Heard him being interviewed on KMOX and it was so good to hear his voice. Much sympathy to the family.
Too young.. RIP Bob. You were a great Cardinal pitcher.
I REMEMBER HIM AS A GREAT PITCHER i TOOK MY GRANDFATHER TO WATCH THE SERIES IN 1982 HE WILL BE REMEMBERED ALWAYS sO SORRY FOR HIS FAMILY HE WAS TO YOUNG
One of my first recollections of Cardinal Baseball is being at Busch in 1986 when he hit a grand slam home run. Thanks for the memories.
My Sincere condolences!! I met Bob when I was a Manager at BACHRACH at Chesterfield Mall and Cherry Hills Golf Club...He was a such a nice person!!
I had the honor of being in contact with Mr. Forsch over the past few months, regarding my new book on Bob Gibson; he was truly a treasure of St. Louis and the Cardinals. My prayers are with his family.
Will always remember your years as a Cardinal and how professional you were. Your legacy will live on in Cardinal nation!
It's a sad day in Cardinal Nation. All of our prayers and respects to the Forsch family at this difficult time.
So sorry to hear this. He gave us Cardinals fans a lot of great memories. My sincere condolences to his family
I remember meeting Bob Forsch when he came to our grade school in the 70's to talk about drug awareness, I was only 8 yrs old. And we would go to the games when he would pitch, he was my most favorite Cardinals player then. My heart goes out to his family and friends. We love you Bob!!!
Very sad and very shocking. I am glad we got to see Bob at the recent World Series. He will always be a Cardinal.
Sad day for Cardinal fans. Yes, you finished with Houston but you will always be a Cardinal in my book. I had a pennant marking one of his no-hitter games hanging in my room as a kid. So sad to die so young with so much left ahead of him. RIP Bob and condolences to your family and friends.
Bob you will be missed greatly. I always enjoyed watching you pitch.. Loved the NO-HITTERS.. Our thoughts and prayers to your wife and family.
A real loss to Cardinal Nation. He was a good person. My prayers go to his family.
Another good one gone...
Rest in peace, Mr. Forsch. I always loved watching you pitch.
Thanks for the memories Bob! You are always in my Hall of Fame. Rest well o' great hurler.
good memories for no hitter for his life for cardnials
Mr. Forsch, The first Cardinal's game that I ever watched was when I was eight years...you were pitching in the 1987 World Series. I was hooked on baseball from that game on. Thank you for bringing the love of baseball to my life. You will always be remembered by me.
Met Bob along time ago. What a class gentleman. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.