Lou Brock, the St. Louis Cardinals’ speedster who was a first-ballot member of Baseball’s Hall of Fame, has died at 81, the team told ESPN.
Brock retired in 1979 as the single-season and all-time leader in stolen bases; marks since surpassed by Rickey Henderson. He was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1985, according to a statement posted online on September. 5, 2020 by ESPN
– 6x All-Star
– 2x World Series champion
– 3,023 career hits
– 938 career stolen bases
– 1985 National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee
A baseball legend.
RIP Lou Brock pic.twitter.com/T3p93FJ998
— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) September 6, 2020
Cause of Death.
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The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Lou Brock was the hitter Tom Seaver faced the most in his career.
Seaver was the pitcher Brock faced the most times in his career.
The two Hall of Famers passed five days apart. What a thing. https://t.co/orJVUmTGvs
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) September 6, 2020
Hall of Famer Lou Brock passed away this afternoon at the age of 81.
A 3,000 hit club member and former all-time stolen base king, Brock was a six-time All Star and two-time World Series Champion.
One of the best to ever play the sport 🐐 pic.twitter.com/b8UBBmXOyN
— Baseball Quotes (@BaseballQuotes1) September 6, 2020
A great ballplayer by any definition. But his speed on the base paths added an unworldly excitement to every game he played. Godspeed Lou Brock. May you Rest In Peace. https://t.co/Q3ilKdmXvw
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) September 6, 2020