On Thursday, Lou Brock became the 15th person to be named a Missouri Sports Legend by the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield. The former Cardinals’ outfielder was a six-time All-Star and finished with 938 stolen bases, batted .293, drove in 900 runs and scored 1,610 runs.
He was traded to the Cardinals in 1964 in a now-infamous deal, which sent pitcher Ernie Broglio to Chicago. That season, he helped St. Louis to a World Series Championship. Brock was an integral part of three NL Pennants (’64, ’67, ’68) and two World Series titles (’64, ’67).
In 1985 he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame followed suit in 1998. Brock now shares the status of Missouri Sports Legend with: Stan Musial, Len Dawson, Payne Stewart, Jack Buck, Norm Stewart, Bob Broeg, Don Faurot, John Q. Hammons, Buck O’Neil, George Brett, Hank Stram, Lamar Hunt, Red Schoendienst, and Rusty Wallace.