Lou Brock was a 'Mt. Rushmore' Cardinal, blazing a path for decades

St. Louis Cardinals Legend Lou Brock Dead at 81

St. Louis Cardinals Legend Lou Brock Dead at 81

When Lou Brock became more scarce over the past few years as he dealt with an assortment of ailments, including Type 2 diabetes, everyone at Cardinals camp or the stadium on Opening Day felt his presence nonetheless.

He stole 118 bases in 1974, a single-season major league record until Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics stole 130 in 1982. The guy leads the National League as the all-time greatest base stealer (ever) with a whopping 938 stolen bases through his 19-year career. He also amassed 3,023 hits. In 1977, Brock broke the legendary Ty Cobb's mark for most steals in a career, a record that had stood for 49 years.

He had yet to prove himself when the Cardinals acquired him for a package that included 18-game victor Ernie Broglio, but the trade proved to be one-sided in favor of St. Louis.

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"Lou Brock personified the aggressive style of play the Cardinals helped bring to our game in the '60s and '70s, including rising to the occasion with his bat and on the base paths for the club's World Series teams in 1964, 1967, and 1968", MLBPA executive director Tony Clark said in a statement.

In 1978, the National League announced that the award it gives to the stolen-base leader each season would be named after Brock, and the Cardinals in 1979 retired his No. 20 jersey. He won two titles with the Cardinals, also earning a championship ring in 1967 after a seven-game triumph over the Boston Red Sox. Along with 149 home runs and 900 RBI, he finished his career with a.343 on-base percentage and.410 slugging percentage.

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