On This Day In History: # 893 for Lou

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 Robertsgiving 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.

 

 

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