Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Player Profile: Lou Brock

I have two cards of Lou Brock. This one is from 1979 Topps.

Playing career: A member of the Baseball Hall of Fame and the 3000 hit club, Lou Brock is the former all-time and single-season stolen base champion. In his nineteen-year career he was a six-time all-star and earned MVP votes in ten different seasons, finished second in 1974. His 938 stolen bases are currently second all-time. He was also one of the best World Series performers of all time. In 21 games he hit .391 with 4 HR, 13 RBI and 14 SB.

Where he is now: He has been a successful businessman in various fields, including flowers, airport retail concessions, child safety and mobile marketing. He owns two patents for the “Brockabrella” umbrella hat. He is also active in many charitable endeavors, including spreading awareness about diabetes management, an area he is personally familiar with having been diagnosed with the disease over fifteen years ago, and which caused him to have his left leg amputated in November.

My memories: He shared his thoughts on baseball cards with this blog in 2012.

Interesting facts: His son Lou Brock Jr. was a defensive back in the NFL in 1987 and 1988 with the Chargers, Lions and Seahawks.

Google Autocomplete results: He is second when you type Lou B, between Lou Bega, a mambo musician, and Lou Barlow, an alternative rock musician. Another prominent Lou Brock is a ballroom dancer.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Norman Brock.

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