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Jim Obradovich and Bob Forsch, former Astros players, pass away

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  • Jim Obradovich and Bob Forsch, former Astros players, pass away


    LANCASTER — James Thomas Obradovich, 62, of Bryants Camp Road, died Saturday.

    Survivors include his wife, Bernice Pendleton Obradovich; his mother, Elaine Gasper Obradovich; a stepson, Michael Gribbins of Lancaster; a stepgrandson, Levi Gribbins, of Lexington; and a brother, David (Kate) Obradovich of Frankfort. He was preceded in death by his father, Lt. Col. Francis Obradovich Jr.

    He was an Army veteran and a pro baseball player for the Minnesota Twins, Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros. He played in the Mexican League for several years.,4615838.story


    Bob Forsch, the only pitcher in St. Louis Cardinals history to throw two no-hitters, has died at the age of 61.

    Team spokesman Brian Bartow said Forsch, the third-winningest pitcher in franchise history, died Thursday at his home near Tampa, Fla. A cause was not immediately known.

    The death came less than a week after Forsch threw out the first pitch at Game 7 of the World Series, a few hours before the Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 to win the championship. Forsch was the stand-in for his longtime manager, Whitey Herzog, who is recovering from a fall that left him in a hospital for more than three weeks.
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