Lou Brock

Profession: Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder

United States of America

Biography: 6 × MLB All-Star and winner of the World Series in 1964 and 1967.

Brock was also the 8 × NL stolen base leader during his 16 year career with the St Louis Cardinals.

Born: June 18, 1939
Birthplace: El Dorado, Arkansas, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: September 6, 2020 (aged 81)
Cause of Death: Multiple myeloma

Historical Events

  • 1962-06-17 Chicago Cub Lou Brock is 2nd to HR into Polo Grounds right-center field bleachers
  • 1967-10-12 Baseball World Series: Lou Brock steals WS record 7 bases as St Louis Cardinals beat Boston Red Sox, 7-2 at Fenway Park for a 4-3 series win; MVP: Cards pitcher Bob Gibson
  • 1974-07-29 MLB St Louis Cardinals Lou Brock steals his 700th base
  • 1974-09-10 MLB St Louis Cardinals Lou Brock ties (104) & then sets (105) baseball stolen base mark
  • 1974-12-24 MLB St Louis Cardinals Lou Brock is named Sportsman of the Year
  • 1976-06-18 MLB St Louis Cardinals Lou Brock & Hector Cruz hit inside-the-park HRs
  • 1977-08-29 MLB St Louis Cardinals Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3
  • 1979-08-13 MLB St Louis Cardinals Lou Brock, is 14th MLB player to get 3,000 hits
  • 1979-09-23 MLB St Louis Cardinals legend Lou Brock steals 938th & final base of his career
  • 1982-07-19 1st annual Cracker Jack Old-Timers Baseball Classic: 75-year-old Luke Appling hits a 275-foot HR off Warren Spahn, as AL beats NL 7-2; participants included Hank Aaron, Lou Brock, Bert Campaneris, Joe DiMaggio, Stan Musial, Don Newcombe, and Early Wynn (RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.)
  • 1982-08-27 Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark
  • 1985-01-07 Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1985-07-28 Lou Brock, Enos Slaughter, A Vaughan, & Hoyt Wilhelm inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

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