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2719508, RIP Lou Brock
Posted by Castro, Tue Sep-08-20 10:05 PM

Hall of Famer and longtime St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Lou Brock died on Sunday afternoon after a lengthy battle with numerous medical issues, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

He was 81.

Brock was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and had lost a leg to diabetes in recent years, according to the Associated Press. The specific cause of his death is unclear.

St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock
St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock looks on prior to the home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium on April 11, 2016, in St. Louis, Missouri. (Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
“Over my 25-plus years of being his agent, he was perhaps the happiest Hall of Famer I’ve ever encountered,” Brock’s agent Dick Zitzmann said, via the Associated Press.

“I think he led a life that will never be duplicated.”

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Hall of Famer Lou Brock dies at 81
Brock played in the league for 19 seasons from 1961-79, the majority of which was spent in St. Louis. Brock spent his first three seasons with the Chicago Cubs, but was traded to St. Louis midway through the 1964 season when he was 24.

That’s when his career took off. Brock hit .348 through the rest of that season and helped lead the Cardinals to a World Series win against the New York Yankees — the team’s first in nearly 20 years.

He finished his career with 3,023 hits, more than 1,600 runs and 938 stolen bases — the second-most in MLB history behind Rickey Henderson. Brock led the Cardinals to another World Series win three years later in 1967, when they beat the Boston Red Sox. They reached the game the following season, too, but fell to the Detroit Tigers.

He was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1985.

The Cubs and Cardinals held a moment of silence for Brock ahead of their matchup on Sunday at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
2719510, RIP
Posted by ThaTruth, Tue Sep-08-20 10:09 PM
2719538, If knowledge is the key then just show me the lock
Posted by DJR, Tue Sep-08-20 10:59 PM
Got the scrawny legs but I move just like Lou Brock.

2719542, immortalized. But he was already a legend.
Posted by Castro, Wed Sep-09-20 12:03 AM
2720115, Rest in power, was sad to read he had been sick
Posted by ConcreteCharlie, Mon Sep-14-20 04:50 PM
To think about a guy with wheels like that having a leg amputated was sad enough, now this news. Amazing player, such sad news.
2720219, Rest in peace.
Posted by Shaun Tha Don, Tue Sep-15-20 10:13 PM
2720699, RIP
Posted by SooperEgo, Sat Sep-19-20 02:25 PM
lost a great one