September 6, 2020 at 5:34 pm #138917
A very sad day for baseball…
Lou Brock has died at the age of 81. May he rest in peace…September 6, 2020 at 5:35 pm #138919September 6, 2020 at 5:36 pm #138920September 6, 2020 at 5:43 pm #138922bccranParticipant
Yes, a very sad day. We’ve lost a Cardinal legend.September 6, 2020 at 5:44 pm #138923Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
RIP to one of greatest of all time. I’ll always remember the Looooouuuuuuu chants.September 6, 2020 at 6:02 pm #138925UConn CardModeratorPaid - Annual
God this year stinks!!
One of my favorites and such a classy gentlemanSeptember 6, 2020 at 6:09 pm #138927Houstonlarry24ParticipantFree
Loved the guy. Great yes great player. RIP champ.September 6, 2020 at 6:29 pm #138933gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
Lou was my first Cardinal hero. As a kid I had some Brock sneakers with the number 118 on the back.
RIPSeptember 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm #138934
Stealing bases was put to me almost as a prerequisite for staying in the game.
They didn't give me a handbook on how to do it; they said do it. Under those conditions you go out and develop your own handbook. -Lou Brock pic.twitter.com/zmTPPadYh5
— Baseball Quotes (@BaseballQuotes1) September 6, 2020
Brock was devastating in three 7-game World Series: four HRs, 16 runs, 34 hits, 7 doubles,13 RBI and 14 SBs (of 16) in 21 games, .391 BA, .655 slug.
— Mark Whicker (@MWhicker03LANG) September 6, 2020September 6, 2020 at 6:35 pm #138936RatsbuddyParticipantFree
I remember they used to play the Shaft theme song when Brock would come up to bat. Listening to Cardinals games on the radio in the late 60s through the 70s was so awesome. And if the Cardinals were on Monday Night Baseball – THAT WAS HUGE!
I might have to replay a 1970s St. Louis Strat-O-Matic season this Fall just so I can manage Lou Brock…….
r/Esteemed RatSeptember 6, 2020 at 6:36 pm #138937kscardfanParticipantFree
Lou was a Cardinal legend. Lot of great memories.September 6, 2020 at 6:47 pm #138938September 6, 2020 at 6:47 pm #138939PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
Lou and Maury Wills made base stealing fashionable. Unfortunately, it’s an art that for the most part has been lost. Bases and hearts…….nobody on this planet stole more of these two than Lou.September 6, 2020 at 6:58 pm #138942stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
Sad news. RIP, Lou.September 6, 2020 at 7:35 pm #138964CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
I will never forget my first in person Cardinal game. The excitement and anticipation of the crowd when Brock got on first base was incredible.September 6, 2020 at 8:07 pm #138976Euro DandyParticipantFree
RIP. Started following the Cards and MLB in ’68 as a pre-Little Leaguer and Lou was the guy. I closed my batting stance just like Lou. It never felt quite right, but for a long time I figured it had to be the best way since Lou did it like that.September 6, 2020 at 8:08 pm #138977oldcardsfanParticipantFree
First base is useless,” he said in 1974. “And most of the time it is useless to stay there.”
“On the other hand, second base is really the safest place on the field. When I steal second, I practically eliminate the double play. And I can score on any ball hit past the infield.”
One of the kingpins of those great late 60’s Cardinals teams of my childhood. Lou made the games so exciting with his speed and steals, and was usually a .300 hitter too. And Lou was at his best in the World Series. It was a joy to watch you play, Lou, RIP.September 6, 2020 at 9:32 pm #1390261982 willieParticipantPaid - Annual
One of my all time favorites, in fact my first. I started getting into baseball in the mid seventies and i loved Lou. He was in his decline but he still had his moments. He was a great player, a great cardinal, and the perfect example of cardinal baseball. Rest in peace Lou.September 6, 2020 at 9:41 pm #139028TexasCardParticipantFree
Lou Brock was an incredible man. I was fortunate enough to speak with him for about 30 minutes before a game in the dugout at Busch Stadium when I was just about 9 years old. I loved playing the game and was lucky enough to hear and learn from one of the best to ever play. I still remember that conversation very well and cherish it immensely. This is a very sad day as we lost not only a great player but an even better man. God bless Lou and his family during this difficult time.September 6, 2020 at 9:58 pm #139030Card4EverParticipantFree
My favorite player as a kid. RIPSeptember 6, 2020 at 10:02 pm #139038TinkyParticipantFree
RIP Lou Brock.September 6, 2020 at 10:21 pm #139042
A really interesting trivia item about two greats who have just left us…
In one week, the @baseballhall has lost two all-time greats in Tom Seaver and Lou Brock, whose careers were intertwined.
No batter faced Seaver more than Brock, and no pitcher faced Brock more than Seaver. https://t.co/dqsqHosF7f
— Jon Shestakofsky (@Shesta_HOF) September 7, 2020September 6, 2020 at 10:39 pm #139044September 7, 2020 at 3:37 am #139049Cardinal in FranceParticipantFree
Best trade the Cards ever made. See you soon, Lou.September 7, 2020 at 7:01 am #139052
Member “Brock20” posted the following on another thread:
RIP to one of the greatest Cardinals of All Time ! I don’t think the Lord will mind you stealing some bases in Heaven . Will see you again some day .
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