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Lou Brock

Lou Brock, (born June 18, 1939, El Dorado, Arkansas), professional baseball player

Lou Brock was a left Fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1960s and 1970s. He batted and threw left, breaking into the major leagues with the Chicago Cubs in 1961 and was traded to the Cardinals during the 1964 season. His last season of play was 1979. He batted 293 in 19 seasons, amassing a total of 3021 hits.

Blessed with great speed and baserunning instincts, Brock helped the Cardinals win the World Series in 1967, defeating the Boston Red Sox.

Brock held the record for career stolen bases (938) until it was broken by Rickey Henderson. Led the National League in stolen bases seven times with his best year being 1974 in which he stole 118 bases.

He was inducted into the United States Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985.

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

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