Friday, January 3, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #58 - Bob Forsch


  • Bob Forsch dropped off from his 20-win season the previous season. Forsch was off to a good start (9-6, 3.18 ERA) at the end of June, but he lost nine of his next ten starts. Bob didn't pitch badly -- his ERA only rose from 3.18 to 3.48 during that time.
  • 1978 Stats: 11-17, 3.70 ERA in 34 starts
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • April 16 - Pitched a no-hitter as the Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0.
    • June 30 - Allowed one run in nine innings and got the win as the Cardinals beat the Montreal Expos 2-1 in 10 innings. Forsch wouldn't win another game for two months.
    • Aug 30 - Allowed two runs in a complete game 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros.