Man! Here's a guy who is often overlooked in baseball history, and funny enough I almost forgot all about him for my "Then and Now" series: Lou Brock.
Take a look:
I just had to use a picture of him with that Cardinals cap on! Just takes me back…
By the end of the 1979 season Brock was closing out his Hall of Fame career, nailing down his 3000th hit to go along with his 938 stolen bases, 1610 runs scored and .293 lifetime average.
Even at the age of 40 he was doing well, batting over .300 (.304) with 21 stolen bases!
An eight-time stolen base champ, he also collected 200 hits in a season four times, with another four seasons of over 190, and he also scored 100+ runs in a season seven times.
Incredibly enough, in Brock's 19-year career, he made the All-Star team only six times!
The price you pay for coming up during the years of Mays, Aaron, and Clemente!
Tough luck indeed!