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Hall of Fame outfielder Lou Brock dies at 81

Brock was an anchor for St. Louis as its combination of speed, defense and pitching made it top team in the ’60s.
Lou Brock, a member of the St. Louis Cardinals' 1967 World Series championship team, takes part in a ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary of the victory before the start of a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Lou Brock, a member of the St. Louis Cardinals' 1967 World Series championship team, takes part in a ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary of the victory before the start of a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)(Jeff Roberson | AP)
Published: Sep. 6, 2020 at 7:39 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 7, 2020 at 9:28 AM EDT
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Hall of Famer Lou Brock, the dynamic leadoff hitter and base stealer who helped the St. Louis Cardinals win three pennants and two World Series titles in the 1960s, has died. Dick Zitzmann, Brock’s longtime agent and friend, says Brock “led a life that will never be duplicated.”

Brock arrived to the Cards in June 1964, swapped from the Chicago Cubs for pitcher Ernie Broglio in one of baseball’s most lopsided trades. Brock was an anchor for St. Louis as its combination of speed, defense and pitching made it top team in the ’60s.

The outfielder lost a leg from diabetes in recent years and was diagnosed with cancer in 2017.

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