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Lou Brock


Lou Brock

Brock in 1986.

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Vital Statistics:

Born: June 18, 1939 in El Dorado, Ark.

Teams: Chicago Cubs (1961-64), St. Louis Cardinals (1964-79)

Inducted into Hall of Fame: 1985

Batted: Left

Threw: Left

Primary position: Left field

Career Highlights:

  • One of the top base-stealers in history, he had 938 in his 19-year career.
  • A career .293 hitter, he had 3,023 hits in his career and was elected in his first year of eligibility.
  • Led the Cardinals to to three NL pennants and two World Series titles (1964, 1967).
  • A six-time NL All-Star.

After Playing Career:

  • After retiring, Brock prospered as a businessman, especially as a florist in the St. Louis area.
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