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Happy 75th Birthday, Lou Brock

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

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Several current major leaguers have a birthday Wednesday, including Matt Moore, Jason Castro, J.B. Shuck, Caleb Joseph and Steve Cishek, which means they share a birthday with a base-stealing legend.

June 18, 2014 marks the 75th birthday of Hall of Famer Lou Brock.

Here is Brock's Hall of Fame video biography:

Brock would lead the league in stolen bases eight times, racking up 938 thefts in his career -- which was the most-ever upon his retirement and still only trails Rickey Henderson. Brock also had 3,023 hits (24th all-time), 1,610 runs (46th), 486 doubles (70th), 141 triples (63rd), 149 homers and 900 RBI with a .293/.343/.410 (109 OPS+) line.

Brock was a six-time All-Star and played in three World Series, winning two. He was actually a postseason beast, too, hitting .391/.424/.655 with seven doubles, two triples, four homers, 13 RBI, 16 runs and 14 steals in 21 World Series games.

And, of course, Brock was traded from the Cubs to the Cardinals in 1964 in the famous/notorious "Brock for Broglio" deal. The whole deal was Brock, Jack Spring and Paul Toth going to the Cardinals with Ernie Broglio, Doug Clemens and Bobby Shantz headed back to the Cubs. The 50-year anniversary of that deal was this past Sunday.

Anyway, Brock would gain enshrinement to the Hall of Fame on his first try, netting 79.7 percent of the vote in 1985.

Happy 75th, Lou.

 
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