The St. Louis Cardinals and baseball world have lost another icon for the game. Under a week after the loss of Tom Seaver saddened the baseball world, the St. Louis Cardinals have lost Lou Brock, who has died at the age of 81.
One of the fastest, most graceful players to ever play baseball and also one of the kindest-hearted.
St. Louis and the world are a much less brighter place without Lou Brock in it.
— Corey Miller (@corey_miller5) September 6, 2020
Brock was one of the all-time heroes in the game of baseball, a true base stealing icon and inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Brock broke into the league with the Chicago Cubs and was eventually traded to the St. Louis Cardinals, where he spent sixteen seasons as their left fielder.
Looking at the career of Brock, he was a six-time all-star, a two-time World Series championship winner, and as mentioned, Hall of Fame inductee. During this career, he compiled 3023 hits and 938 stolen bases, which were the most for a player in the National League.
As some analysts have pointed out, with the help of ESPN‘s Stats & Info help, Brock and Seaver shared an interesting connection. Brock faced Seaver the most out of any hitters, and Seaver faced Brock more than any other hitters. The two would both pass away within a week of each other, five days to be exact.
Once again, the baseball world is saddened to lose another icon of the game.