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Louis Clark Brock

 
 
Louis Clark Brock Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
1. Louis Clark Brock Marker
Inscription.

Born in El Dorado, AR in 1939 to
Maud and Paralee Brock
From Age Two grew up in Collonston, LA
Attended Union High School and Southern University
Married to Jacqueline Gaitor
Father to Wanda, Lou, Jr., Emory and Daniel

Led Southern University to the NAIA World Series Championship - 1959
Selected by U.S. Olympic Committee for Pan American Games Baseball Team - 1959
Played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1964-1979) and Chicago Cubs (1961-1964)
Member of the St. Louis Cardinals World Series Championship teams - 1964 & 1967
Holds the World Series record for most stolen bases in a single Series with seven, stolen bases in a lifetime with 14, most hits in a single Series with 13, most hits in back-to-back World Series, highest batting average in 21 or more games at .391
Holds the National [League] record for most stolen bases in a season with 118 - 1974
Named The Sporting News Player of the Year - 1974
Received the Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente Awards - 1975
Holds the National [League] record for most stolen bases in a career with 938 - 1977
Reached 3,000-hit milestone against Chicago Cubs - August 13, 1979
The Lou Brock Award established for the National League player with the most stolen bases each year - 1979
Inducted into the National
Louis Clark Brock Marker and Bust image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
2. Louis Clark Brock Marker and Bust
Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot - 1985
Named one of Major League Baseball's Top 100 Players of All-Time - 1999
Lou Brock statue unveiled at Busch Stadium in St. Louis - 1999
Member of the Arkansas Sports, Missouri Sports, Louisiana Sports, NAIA Baseball and Negro Black College Sports Halls of Fame, Horatio Alger Hall of Fame for Distinguished Americans, St. Louis Walk of Fame, and the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame

Recognized as a
Missouri Sports Legend
May 2006

 
Erected 2006 by Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
 
Location. 37° 7.231′ N, 93° 12.995′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is on Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3861 East Stan Musial Drive, Springfield MO 65809, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Russell William "Rusty" Wallace (here, next to this marker); Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog (here, next to this marker); Robert L. "Bob" Pettit Jr. (here, next to this marker); William Payne Stewart (a few steps
Bust of Louis Clark Brock image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
3. Bust of Louis Clark Brock
from this marker); "The Boy and The Man" (a few steps from this marker); George Howard Brett (a few steps from this marker); Don Faurot (a few steps from this marker); Garvin "Gary" Filbert (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lou Brock at National Baseball Hall of Fame. (Submitted on March 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lou Brock Baseball Statistics. (Submitted on March 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Lou Brock Official Website. (Submitted on March 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Lou Brock Stats at mlb.com. (Submitted on March 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. (Submitted on March 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansSports
 
Louis Clark Brock Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
4. Louis Clark Brock Monument
First monument on right side of walk
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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