Lou Brock

American baseball player

Louis Clark "Lou" Brock (born June 18, 1939) is an American former professional baseball player. He began his 19-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career playing in 1961 for the Chicago Cubs, and spent the majority of his career playing as a left fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Lou Brock
Left fielder
Born: (1939-06-18) June 18, 1939 (age 80)
El Dorado, Arkansas
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 10, 1961, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1979, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Batting average.293
Home runs149
Runs batted in900
Stolen bases938
Career highlights and awards
Member of the National
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Vote79.75% (first ballot)

Brock was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985 [1] and the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame in 2014. He is currently a special instructor coach for the St. Louis Cardinals.

In April 2017, Brock was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that starts in the bone marrow's plasma cells.[2] In July 2017, Brock said that he was "absolutely cancer-free".[3]


  1. "Lou Brock at The Baseball Hall of Fame". baseballhall.org. Retrieved April 18, 2011.
  2. "Hall of Famer Lou Brock treated for blood cancer". MLB.com. April 13, 2017.
  3. "Brock says that his cancer is gone". stltoday.com. July 28, 2017.

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