There have been 10 no-hitters in Cardinals history. Bob Forsch threw two of them; the first was against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 16, 1973, then another 31 years ago today.

With a career 168-136 record and 3.76 ERA, Bob Forsch has the third most wins in Cardinals franchise history, behind only Bob Gibson and Jesse Haines. Although he was never an All-Star,  he secured his place in St. Louis history by throwing the only two no-hitters at the old Busch Stadium. He never was an All-Star, but in addition to being remembered as a power pitcher with a blazing fastball, he was one of the better-hitting pitchers of his time, sporting a career .213 batting average, knocking 12 homers in his career, and winning 2 Silver Sluggers.

He passed away on November 3, 2011 at age 61, less than a week after he threw the first pitch before game 7 of the 2011 World Series.