William David Jr., CEO and chief owner of Cardinals, said: “Louis Lou was one of the most respected members of the St. Louis Cardinals organization and one of the very best to wear birds on the bat.” “He was a sports ambassador and fan favorite across the country who connected with millions of Bezab fans across the country. He will be deeply missed and remembered forever.”
An outfielder, Lou Lou Brock, began his career with the Chicago Cubs in 1961, before trading to the Cardinals during the 1964 season. According to the card, the trade is the largest in Cardinal’s franchise history.
As a member of the Cardinals, Brock was a six-time All-Star and won two World Series titles in 1964 and 1967. Brock retired from baseball after the 1979 season in which he hit .304 at the age of 40. Had 3,023 hits and his career batting average was .293.
Brr broke the base record with 938 steals between 1971 and 1971, while he surpassed current record holder Ricky Henderson with 1,406.
MLB Commissioner Robert Munfred Jr. said, “Lou was one of the most exciting players in the game, becoming the 14th player in history to reach 3,000 hits and set an all-time record for the most baseball record for a stolen baseball man in many seasons and careers.” Jr. said. His three careers are known for his dominant performances in the World Series. Lou was an outstanding representative of our national humor and will be very much missed. ”
Brock has been active in the baseball since retiring in various roles, including working in the Cardinals’ broadcast booth and serving as a base-rolling consultant for the Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Dodgers and Montreal Expos. Since 1995 he has served as a special instructor for the Cardinals – study base running and outfield play – the team said.
“Lou Lou Brock completed a 19-year-old Hall of Fame career stealing base art and carried his membership to Hall Hall,” said Jane Forbes Clarke, president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Ted Simmons, Brock’s teammate and Hall of Famer, said he would remember two things about Brock.
“The first was his vibrant smile. Whenever you’re in a room with Lou, you don’t miss him – the biggest, brightest, most vibrant smile on earth.” Said Sims. “The other was that he was definitely injured many times, but never once in my life did I know he was playing injured.”
Brock was born on June 18, 1939, in El Dorado, Arkansas, to Louisiana. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline, daughter, Wanda, sons, Lou Jr. and Emory, stepchildren, Marvin Hay and Jacqueline Means, grandchildren, Darren, Elivia, Colston, Spencer and Iris, and by his son, Daniel, before his death.
“A player like Brock comes together once in a while,” said Ken Boyer, Brock’s teammate and manager. “If it repeated.”