St. Louis Cardinals Legend Lou Brock Dies; Hall Of Famer Was 81

Brock retired in 1979 as the all-time leader in stolen bases

Major League Baseball is mourning the loss of another legend Sunday night.

St. Louis Cardinals have announced legend Lou Brock has died. He was 81.

“Our hearts are broken,” the team tweeted. “Lou Brock was an amazing player and outstanding person. He loved the game and all of Cardinal Nation. Rest in peace, Lou ❤️.”

“Over my 25-plus years of being his agent, he was perhaps the happiest Hall of Famer I’ve ever encountered,” Brock’s longtime agent and friend Dick Zitzmann said Sunday, via ESPN. “I think he led a life that will never be duplicated.”

Brock was best known for his base-stealing abilities, retiring in 1979 as the league’s single-season and all-time leader in stolen bases. He became a first-ballot Hall of Famer in 1985. He finished his career with 3,023 hits and 149 home runs.

A cause of death has yet to be revealed.

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