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Downtown in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Stealing the Record

September 10, 1974

 

— Greatest Moments —

 
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By Jason Voigt, June 17, 2020
1. Stealing the Record Marker
Inscription.  Lou Brock collects his 104th and 105th stolen bases at Busch Memorial Stadium against the Phillies to tie and break Maury Wills' Major League Baseball single season record.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSports. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Cardinals Greatest Moments ⚾️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 37.362′ N, 90° 11.481′ W. Marker is in Downtown in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on South Broadway south of Clark Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Clark Avenue, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 25 Innings = 1 Win (here, next to this marker); 3,000 Strike Outs (here, next to this marker); No-Hitter for Gibson (here, next to this marker); Brock Surpasses Cobb (here, next to this marker); Two for Gibson (here, next to this marker); Forsch is Fantastic (a few steps from this marker); Carlton Baffles Mets
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(a few steps from this marker); Freed in a Pinch (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Regarding Stealing the Record. Brock would finish the 1974 season with 118 base steals. That record would stand until 1982 when Rickey Henderson broke it with 130 stolen bases. It is also noteworthy that there are three other stolen base achievements that were higher than Brock's, if one was to include pre-modern baseball era statistics.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 24, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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