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Hall of Fame outfielder, speedster Lou Brock dies at age 81

Hall of Fame outfielder, speedster Lou Brock dies at age 81
Posted at 6:20 AM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 10:47:26-04

NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Famer Lou Brock, the dynamic leadoff hitter and base stealer who helped the St. Louis Cardinals win three pennants and two World Series in the 1960s, has died at 81.

Dick Zitzmann, the outfielder's longtime agent and friend, confirmed Brock's death.

Brock arrived in St. Louis in June 1964, swapped from the Chicago Cubs for pitcher Ernie Broglio in one of baseball’s most lopsided trades.

Brock was an anchor for St. Louis as its combination of speed, defense and pitching made a top teams in the ’60s.

Brock lost a leg from diabetes in recent years and was diagnosed with cancer in 2017.