Brock spent 19 seasons in MLB, playing 16 of those with the Cardinals.
Cardinals CEO and principal owner Wiiliam DeWitt Jr offered comments. “Lou Brock was one of the most revered members of the St. Louis Cardinals organization and one of the very best to ever wear the Birds on the Bat. He was an ambassador of the game around the country and a fan favorite who connected with millions of baseball fans across multiple generations. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered.”
Lou Brock signed with the Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1960. Brock was a member of the Cubs from 1961 through 1963, however, was traded to the Cardinals after the 1961 season. Lou Brock played his last season in 1980. Brock was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1985, receiving 315 of 395 ballots.
Brock could swing a bat. His 19-year career slash line was .293/.343/.410. Next, the stolen base threat that Brock carried was enough to get inside any pitcher’s head. With 938 swipes over 19 seasons, Brock was averaging 49.3 stolen bases per season.
He was one of the greats and will be missed. Our condolences to Brock’s family friends and former teammates.
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