Brock is known widely as the player who possessed a quick bat and fast feet.
Both gifts were pathways into Baseball’s Hall of Fame!
Lou Brock a legendary baseball outfielder, from his college days to his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He began his 19-year Major League Baseball career with the 1961 Chicago Cubs, but spent the majority of his big league career as a left fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals.
He distinguished himself as “The Base Burgler” after having stolen 938 bases; however, this achievement pales in comparison to the number 3,023 -- the total number of hits he had in his illustrious career.
Few players have impacted Major League Baseball and the world of sports more distinctly than Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Brock. Brock is widely known as one of the most gifted and prolific player of all-time. He is recognized by many as a player who possessed a quick bat and fast feet.
Lou Brock could light the fuse to enthusiasm of his teammates, inspiring them to play to heights far beyond their normal abilities. He thrilled and touched the lives of many fans with his amazing talent.
In 1985, he received baseball’s highest honor when he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985 in Cooperstown, New York.