Bob Forsch will be honored with a moment of silence. After throwing out the ceremonial First Pitch preceding Game 7 of last year's World Series clencher, Forsch passed away a week later on 11/3/11 after he suffered an aneurysm in his upper chest. Prayers go out to the Forsch family as they remember the man that made a difference in the lives of his teammates and fans. That is legacy.
Magrane's family will also be honored for his role in the '87 Series. But, it will not be a somber memorial, but rather a joyous celebration of optimism and possibility. Joe Magrane's 16 year-old daughter Shannon, a contestant in this year's American Idol season 11, will be privileged to sing the the National Anthem Opening Day 2012 at Busch Stadium to a sold-out crowd of adoring Cardinals fans while two USAF F-16s flyover. If that isn't an American girl's dream, I don't know what is. Maybe not American Idol winner this year, but another dream fulfilled should be satisfying as well. Congrats! The beginning of a legacy...
What do you think about the '87 Series and the legacy that it spawned?
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