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RIP Lou Brock

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    stl1 Space Nigga
    The Washington Post

    Lou Brock, Cardinals great and MLB Hall of Famer, dies at 81
    Michael Errigo


    Baseball legend Lou Brock, a 15-year mainstay with the St. Louis Cardinals and a first-ballot Hall of Famer, died Sunday afternoon at 81, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

    The left fielder was a two-time World Series champion and a six-time all-star. He ranks second all-time in stolen bases (938), becoming the all-time leader in 1977 before Rickey Henderson passed him.

    In 1979, Brock’s 19th year in the majors, he became the 14th player to join the 3,000-hit club and earned National League comeback player of the year honors. He retired at the end of that season and was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 1985.

    Brock battled several medical conditions in recent years. His left leg was amputated in 2015 after an infection caused by complications from diabetes. In 2017, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer.

    Brock finished his career having played 2,289 games for the Cardinals, the second most in team history behind Stan Musial. He began his career with the Cubs but was traded to St. Louis in 1964 in a deal centered around pitcher Ernie Broglio.

    “I guess that fewer than 2 percent of the people in baseball thought it was a good trade for us,” Cardinals third baseman Ken Boyer later said.

    Four months after the swap, Brock helped the Cardinals capture the World Series title by batting .300 with a home run and five RBI in seven games against the New York Yankees. In 1967, he hit .414 and stole seven bases as the Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox in seven games.

    The trade is still viewed as one of the most lopsided in baseball history, with the phrase “Brock for Broglio” being used to signify an uneven transaction.

    A constant threat on the base paths, Brock led the NL in stolen bases eight times while playing for St. Louis, including in 1974 at 35.

    The Arkansas native was just the 20th player elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

    The Cubs and Cardinals held a moment of silence for Brock ahead of Sunday night’s game between the teams at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
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    trippymindfuk African Astronaut
    I actually just found out about this and even though I don't really know you my first thought when I heard it was about dat STL dude on NIS. Kinda figured you might be a Cardinals fan.
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    stl1 Space Nigga
    Lou was a threat to steal every time he got on base. Exciting player to watch.
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    trippymindfuk African Astronaut
    Sounds like Rickey Henderson was. Although I have heard of him (he was a little before my time) the most famous player for the Cardinals that I always think of is Ozzie Smith. He was a helluva player too.
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    stl1 Space Nigga
    Don't forget Stan "The Man" Musial!
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    Who the fuck is lou brock
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    stl1 Space Nigga
    Originally posted by trippymindfuk Sounds like Rickey Henderson was. Although I have heard of him (he was a little before my time) the most famous player for the Cardinals that I always think of is Ozzie Smith. He was a helluva player too.



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  8. #8
    RIPtotse Yung Blood
    love st louis. im never moving
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    stl1 Space Nigga
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    POLECAT POLECAT is a motherfucking ferret [my presentably immunised ammonification]
    i reckon the put down cause of death Corona
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    stl1 Space Nigga
    Originally posted by RIPtotse love st louis. im never moving



    You live in St. Louis? What part?
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    RIPtotse Yung Blood
    Originally posted by stl1 You live in St. Louis? What part?

    pm
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    stl1 Space Nigga
    Howdy, neighbor.
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    Sudo Naturally Camouflaged [my hereto riemannian peach]
    Stan Musial is my favorite cardinal
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    stl1 Space Nigga
    Stan was always open and accessible to his fans. He would drive around with memorabilia in his trunk to sign for fans. He did it so much that he devalued his signature.
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    Sudo Naturally Camouflaged [my hereto riemannian peach]
    Originally posted by stl1 Stan was always open and accessible to his fans. He would drive around with memorabilia in his trunk to sign for fans. He did it so much that he devalued his signature.

    dat swang too. I think his lifetime BA was like .330 as well. Do you think Ozzie Smith is overrated underrated or right where he should be?
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    netstat Houston
    RIP
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    stl1 Space Nigga
    Ozzie was great. He was "The Wizard"!

    Yadier Molina will be following the above mentioned player greats into the Hall of Fame.

    I would not be surprised to see him too get there on the first ballot either.
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    trippymindfuk African Astronaut
    80's and 90's era baseball is when I followed MLB and those are the players I remember watching, it was a great era for all sports actually.
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  20. #20
    stl1 Space Nigga
    Originally posted by stl1 Stan was always open and accessible to his fans. He would drive around with memorabilia in his trunk to sign for fans. He did it so much that he devalued his signature.




    I worked on Torry Holt's furnace and installed a humidifier for him. He signed a football for me that I gave to my son.


    Torry Holt - Wikipedia
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    Torry Jabar Holt (born June 5, 1976) is a former professional American football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. He was named to the Pro Bowl seven times and retired with the 10th most receiving yards, including a record six consecutive seasons with 1,300 yards.

    He played college football at North Carolina State University, and earned consensus All-American honors. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft, and spent the next ten years with the Rams and is remembered as one of the members of the "Greatest Show on Turf."
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    I also repaired Ray Lankford's furnace. He signed a baseball card for me from one of a stack he kept in a drawer. My step-son sold it or traded it away, dammit.


    Ray Lankford - Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Lankford

    Raymond Lewis Lankford (born June 5, 1967) is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres from 1990 to 2004. He was known for his combination of power, speed, and defensive prowess.
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