Lou Brock

Blair’s Black History Moment: Lou Brock first MLB player to have award named for him while active

ST. LOUIS – The late Lou Brock of the St. Louis Cardinals had skill and precision on the field, but you might also know him as the Running Redbird and the Base Burglar. His peers call him one of the very best to ever wear the birds on the bat. The base burglar is the National League’s all-time stolen base leader and a Baseball Hall of Famer. He showed loyalty and dedication to the Cards after he arrived in St. Louis in 1964. He helped the Cards win three pennants and two World Series in the 1960s. Brock had a combination of speed, defense, and pitching making the Cards a top team in the sixties when the game had a more aggressive style. Those who encountered him said he was humble and kind-hearted despite his impressive resume. In 1978 he became the first Major Leaguer to have an award named for him while still active. The Lou Brock Award is awarded to the National League’s leader in steals.
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47 years ago today: Lou Brock broke single season stolen base record

ST. LOUIS – On Sept. 10, 1974, St. Louis Cardinals legend, Lou Brock, broke the single season stolen base record against the Philadelphia Phillies. Brock recorded his 104th and 105th steals on this day 47 years ago. He surpassed the record of 104 stolen bases set by Maury Wills in 1962. Brock would go on to get 118 steals that season.
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Lou! Lou! Lou! 47 years ago, Lou Brock stole his way into baseball history

On Sept. 10, 1974, Lou Brock stole his 104th and 105th base of the season, breaking the Major League record held by Maury Wills. "He's unbelievable," shorttop Larry Bowa of the rival Phillies said that night. "Everybody in the ballpark knows he's gonna run and he makes it anyway. I don't think this record will be broken for a while."

Cardinals to honor Lou Brock, Bob Gibson at hall of fame event in August

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinal’s Hall of Fame weekend will celebrate the late Lou Brock and Bob Gibson Aug. 20-22. Presented by Edward Jones, Lou Brock night will be Friday, Aug. 20, at Busch Stadium where Brock family members will participate in a pregame ceremony and throw out a ceremonial first pitch, according to a press release.

Cards to honor Bob Gibson, Lou Brock

ST. LOUIS -- Doubly crushing about losing a pair of Cardinals legends in 2020 was that their lives had to be remembered in muted fashion, with the pandemic complicating any sort of full-fledged ceremony to honor Bob Gibson and Lou Brock. But now, with Busch Stadium back to full capacity,...

Otis Sherman, nephew of baseball legend and El Dorado native Lou Brock passes

Otis Sherman, the nephew of baseball legend, Lou Brock, has passed away. Sherman was featured on NBC 10 Sports in September 2020 to share his memories of his beloved uncle. Chris Demirdjian was given a tour of the Sherman household. Sherman directed our camera to his memorabilia room where they walls were filled with childhood memories, including those with Brock himself.