Hall of Famer and longtime St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Lou Brock died on Sunday afternoon after a lengthy battle with numerous medical issues, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
He was 81.
Hall of Famer Lou Brock dies at 81
Brock played in the league for 19 seasons from 1961-1979, the majority of which was spent in St. Louis. Brock spent his first three seasons with the Chicago Cubs, but was traded to St. Louis midway through the 1964 season when he was 24.
That’s when his career took off. Brock hit .348 through the rest of that season and helped lead the Cardinals to a World Series win against the New York Yankees — the team’s first in nearly 20 years.
He finished his career with 3,023 hits, more than 1,600 runs and 938 stolen bases — the second-most in MLB history behind only Rickey Henderson. Brock led the Cardinals to another World Series win three years later in 1967, when they beat the Boston Red Sox. They reached the game the following season, too, but fell to the Detroit Tigers.
He was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1985.
The Cubs and Cardinals held a moment of silence for Brock ahead of their matchup on Sunday at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 6, 2020
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