St. Louis Cardinals Legend Lou Brock Dead at 81
Saint-Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Lou brock died … this according to the St. Louis-Post Dispatch.
Journalist Rick hummel Brock said passed away Sunday afternoon, adding he was battling multiple health issues towards the end of his life. The exact circumstances of his death remain unclear.
Brock was a living legend in Missouri as he is best known as one of the Cardinals’ greatest players who helped lead the franchise to a World Series title in 1964 … the same year he was traded to the Chicago Cubs team. He was a major factor in them winning the fall classic again in 1967, racking up a then historic number of hits and stolen bases.
Speaking of the latter, Lou might be best remembered for exactly that … the guy could steal anything on the diamond. The guy leads the National League as the all-time greatest base thief (of all time) with a whopping 938 bases stolen over his 19-year career.
He took other milestones along the way, but just to sum up his accomplishments … the guy was a 6-time All-Star, 2-time World Series champion, had over 3000 hits to his name and was a first-ballot inductee HOF. He is listed in the books as one of the greatest.
He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline, and his son, Lou Jr. Brock was 81.
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