Before Rickey Henderson, there was Lou Brock. On Sunday, Brock passed away as the baseball grim reaper struck once again.
Taking a look at his career numbers, Brock played from 1961 to 1979 entirely with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Brock stole 938 career bases, a record that was held until Rickey Henderson broke it. Still, Brock remains the initial stolen base king in the sport.
MLB Network is saddened by the passing of Lou Brock.
A look back at the life and career of the Hall of Famer and Cardinals legend. pic.twitter.com/3YwPPV380B
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) September 6, 2020
Brock finished second in MVP voting in his age-35 season which is astounding. Furthermore, this was the season in which he stole 118 bases.
His career bWAR was 45.4, and he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1985.