The Cardinals Greats - Lou Brock
Date: 5/11/2009 Album ID: 750950
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It has been said that the trade the Cardinals made June 15, 1964 to acquire Lou Brock from the Chicago Cubs is one of the sport's greatest steals. Brock played as a Cardinals outfielder from 1964 until his retirement in 1979. Brock established himself as the most prolific base stealer in baseball history to that time. His 938 stolen bases stood as the major league record until 1991. He set the season record with 118 in 1974. More than the "base burglar", Lou Brock was an accomplished offensive weapon, hitting a career .293 with 3,023 hits. Lou was at his best in post-season play, helping the Cardinals in 1964 go from eighth place in the NL, to World Champions. The Cards won the World Series again in 1967, and the NL pennant in 1968. Brock was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1985.