On August 29th, 1977, St. Louis Cardinal Lou Brock broke a record that some thought would never be broken. In a game against the Padres at San Diego Stadium, Brock led off the game with a walk. Lou's outfield mate Jerry Mumphrey came to the plate next and Brock wasted no time breaking the "unbreakable". Brock stole second off the Padres battery of P Dave Freisleben and C Dave Roberts, giving him 893 total stolen bases, swiping the record from Ty Cobb. Brock stole another base in the seventh but the Cardinals couldn't get a win as the Padres scored two runs in the bottom of the 8th for a 4 -3 victory.
Lou finished his career in 1979 with 938 stolen bases, a record that he held until it was broken by Rickey Henderson in 1991. Lou still holds the National League stolen base record.
Take a look below at a few of our favorite images of Lou, along with two of the four Brock jerseys that we're proud to make.