Bob Forsch (1950–2011) wore the “Birds on Bat” logo for fifteen years as a member of the Cardinals and ranks third in all-time Cardinals victories. The only Cardinals pitcher to throw two no-hitters, Forsch also won two Silver Bats as the top-hitting pitcher in the National League. A former all-city basketball player at Hiram W. Johnson High School in Sacramento, California, Forsch served as a Minor League baseball coach beginning in 2009.
Tom Wheatley, a former sports columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, is a four-time Missouri Sportswriter of the Year. He is the author of St. Louis Sports Folks and coauthor of The Memoirs of Bing Devine, 70! Mark McGwire, Fathers and Sons, and Get With It, Girls! Life Is Competition. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.