This date in Kernels alumni history – September 26, 1983 – Bob Forsch (Cedar Rapids Cardinals – 1970-71)

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On September 26, 1983, Bob Forsch (Cedar Rapids Cardinals – 1970-71) pitched his second career no-hitter defeating the Expos 3-0. Forsch struck out six batters while allowing just two base runners in the game. He had thrown his first no-hitter April 16, 1978. Forsch’s no-hitters were the only ones ever thrown at Busch Memorial Stadium. There are only three other Cedar Rapids Alumni with major league no-hitters (Allie Reynolds-2, Jerry Reuss and Ervin Santana).

Bob Forsch posted a 168-136 record and a 3.76 E.R.A. during his 16 year career playing for the Cardinals and Astros. Forsch was a member of three World Series teams including the 1982 Cardinals championship squad. He won the Silver Slugger award in 1980 and 1987. Forsch has served as the pitching coach for the Billings Mustangs in the Reds minor league system from 2009-11.

Bob Forsch played for the 1970 and 1971 Cedar Rapids Cardinals…

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