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Lou Brock

Profession: Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder

United States of America

Why Famous: 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 St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 64th World Series as Lou Brock steals a record 7 bases in 1 World Series
  • 1974-07-29 St Louis Card Lou Brock steals his 700th base
  • 1974-09-10 Lou Brock ties (104) & then sets (105) baseball stolen base mark
  • 1974-12-24 Cardinals' Lou Brock is named Sportsman of the Year
  • 1976-06-18 St Louis Cards Lou Brock & Hector Cruz hit inside-the-park HRs
  • 1977-08-29 St Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3
  • 1979-08-13 Lou Brock, is 14th MLB player to get 3,000 hits
  • 1979-09-23 St Louis MLB legend Lou Brock steals 938th & final base of his career
  • 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

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