He started his Major League Baseball career with the Chicago Cubs, but spent the majority of his career playing left field for the St. Louis Cardinals. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985.
Among his many credentials he was blessed with great speed and base running. However, when the Cubs lost patient with him after two seasons and a .260 average, they traded him to the St. Louis Cardinals.
With the Cardinals this outstanding player did a complete turn around. Continuing to play left field, he earned a .368 batting average and stole 38 bases in 1964. And the rest is history. The trade with the Cubs was considered to be one of the most lopsided deals in baseball. Today Cardinal fans will forever remember Lou Brock when they marvel at his statute standing outside Busch Stadium with other baseball greats.
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