Nov 4, 2011, 12:30 PM EST
Sad news: Longtime Cardinals pitcher Bob Forsch died unexpectedly last night at the age of 61. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Forsch suffered an aneurysm in his upper chest.
Forsch pitched 16 seasons in the bigs, pitching all but 37 of his 498 career games with the Cardinals, the others with the Astros at the end of his career. He went 168-136 with a 3.76 ERA. He pitched in all three of the Cardinals’ Whitey Herzog-era World Series, getting the ring in 1982.
Damn. We just saw Forsch a week ago when he threw out the first pitch before Game 7 of the World Series. You never know what’s gonna happen in this world. Apologies for the cliches, but do make sure you make every day matter, don’t let the frustrations you have with the world consume you and let everyone you care about know it as often as possible.
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