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

Brock Surpasses Cobb

August 29, 1977

 

— Greatest Moments —

 
Brock Surpasses Cobb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, June 17, 2020
1. Brock Surpasses Cobb Marker
Inscription.  Lou Brock broke the Major League Baseball record for stolen bases in a career, held by Ty Cobb, with his 893rd stolen base at San Diego.
 
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° 37.359′ N, 90° 11.483′ 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. Forsch is Fantastic (here, next to this marker); 25 Innings = 1 Win (here, next to this marker); Freed in a Pinch (here, next to this marker); Stealing the Record (here, next to this marker); 3,000 Hits (here, next to this marker); Switch-Hitting First (a few steps from this marker); 3,000 Strike Outs (a few steps from this marker); No-Hitter for Gibson (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Regarding Brock Surpasses Cobb.
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Brock finished his career at the end of the 1979 season with 938 stolen bases. He would hold the record until May 1, 1991, when Rickey Henderson broke it after stealing his 939th base. Henderson continues to have the all-time career stolen base record with 1,406.
 
Also see . . .  Brock sets the stolen base record (video). From MLB's YouTube channel, this is the video that captured Brock's historic moment. (Submitted on July 24, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
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 80 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on July 24, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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