Cardinals Legend and Hall of Famer Lou Brock Dies at 81


St. Louis Cardinals legend and Hall of Famer Lou Brock died on Sunday at the age of 81.

Brock, who was battling a number of medical conditions in recent years, is most known for being Major League Baseball’s all-time stolen base record with 938 swipes in his 19-career – which was later broken by Rickey Henderson in 1991.

He played in the majors from 1961-79 and spent his first four-and-a-half years with the Chicago Cubs before he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1964 in what is considered one of the greatest trades in Cardinals history – with the team getting him in exchange for pitcher Ernie Broglio.

He helped lead the Cardinals to the National League pennant and first World Series title since 1946 that season, hitting .300 in the series to beat the Boston Red Sox in seven games.

Brock won another World Series with the Cardinals in 1967 and finished his career as a six-time All-Star who led the majors in stolen bases in eight different seasons and had 3,023 hits.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred released a statement on the passing of Brock.

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