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Lou Brock

(Photo by St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum ©)

Subject(s): Lou Brock
Sport: Baseball

Location: St Louis Cardinals, Busch Stadium, St Louis, MO (From 1999-2005 sited at Busch Memorial Stadium)
Unveiled: 29/8/1999
Sculptor: Harry Weber
Material: Bronze
Status: In Situ

Inscribed on plinth: BROCK

Plaque 1: LOUIS CLARK BROCK. Chicago N.L., 1961-1964. St.Louis N.L., 1964-1979. Baseball's all-time leader in stolen bases with 938. Set Major League record by stealing over 50 bases 12 times and N.L. record with 118 steals in 1974. Led N.L. in stolen bases 8 times. Collected 3,023 hits during 19 year career and holds World Series record with .391 batting average in 21 post-season games.

Plaque 2: LOU BROCK. UNVEILED AUGUST 29, 1999. This statue honors "The Base Burglar" in another facet of his game. He has just completed the swing for his 3000th career hit. It was unveiled during the 20th anniversary year of that hit in August 1979 and the 25th anniversary year of his then Major League record 105th stolen base in September 1974. He still holds the National League single season (118) and career (938) stolen base records along with the record for highest career World Series batting average (.391). A seven-time .300 hitter, he has a lifetime .293 average.

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(Photo by William C Hutton Jnr ©)

(Photo by Adam Fagen ©)

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