» October 9, 1919:
Lefty Williams gets one man out in the first
before departing. The Reds lead 4-0, and go on
to give Hod Eller a 10-5 victory and the Reds
the world title in 8 games. Joe Jackson hits the only
HR of the Series. Eddie Collins's 3 hits give him
a total of 42 in WS play, a record broken in 1930
by Frank Frisch, and bettered by Lou Gehrig in 1938.
A SB by Collins is his 14th in WS competition, a record
tied by Lou Brock in 1968.
» September 10, 1961:
At Chicago, the Phillies score seven in the 7th, including Don Demeter's grand slam, and notch six more in the 8th to beat the Cubs, 146. There is some solace for the Cubs as introduce a pair of gems: Ken Hubbs debuts with two hits and two runs and Lou Brock has one hit, one run and a pair of errors.
» May 20, 1962:
At Philadelphia, the Cubs sweep a doubleheader, winning 64 and 112 behind the hitting of young Lou Brock and rookie 2B Ken Hubbs. Brock's 2nd inning grand slam is the difference in game one, while Hubbs collects eight singles in the afternoon, 3-for-3 in the first game and 5-for-5 in game 2.
» June 17, 1962: Lou Brock of the Cubs hits a home run into the right-CF bleachers at the Polo Grounds, 460-470 feet from home plate, in the first game of a Chicago doubleheader sweep, 87 and 43. He is the 2nd player to reach those bleacher seats; Joe Adcock was the first. In the nitecap, the Cubs win on Santo's home run in the 9th.
» May 24, 1964:
Lou Brock steals home for the first time, combining with Billy Williams on a double steal in the 1st inning of Game One at Cincinnati.
» June 15, 1964: St. Louis acquires OF Lou Brock, with pitchers Jack Spring and Paul Toth, from the Cubs for pitchers Bobby Shantz and Ernie Broglio and OF Doug Clemens. Broglio, 28, has a 35 record, while Brock, a part-time OF with Chicago, is hitting .251. Brock will blossom in St. Louis hitting .348 while swiping 33 bases.
» September 13, 1964: St. Louis becomes the first National League club to score in each inning since the Giants did it on June 1, 1923. They coast, 152, at Wrigley Field with Curt Simmons improving his record to 159. Dick Ellsworth goes to 14-15 for Chicago. Julian Javier, Lou Brock, and Mike Shannon homer for the Birds.
» October 15, 1964: St. Louis takes an early lead in the deciding World Series game 7. Lou Brock's 5th-inning home run triggers a 2nd 3-run frame and a 60 lead for Bob Gibson. Mickey Mantle, Clete Boyer, and Phil Linz homer for New York, but it's not enough. The Cards win 75 and are the World Champions. Both Boyers, Ken Boyer for the Cards and Clete Boyer for the Yankees, homer in their last World Series appearance, a first in ML history.
» October 4, 1967: Cardinals LF Lou Brock has four hits, two stolen bases, and scores twice, as St. Louis edges Boston 21 to open the World Series at Fenway Park. Bob Gibson has 10 strikeouts and outduels Jose Santiago, whose home run is Boston's only score.
» October 7, 1967: In game three St. Louis, Nelson Briles swings the World Series toward the Cards with a 7-hit 52 win. Lou Brock has two more hits, and Mike Shannon homers off loser Gary Bell.
» October 12, 1967: The Cardinals earn their 2nd World Championship of the decade with a 72 victory. Bob Gibson notches his 3rd World Series win with a 3-hitter, 10 strikeouts, and a 5th-inning home run. Lou Brock has two hits and steals three bases for a record seven thefts in a 7-game World Series.
» October 6, 1968: In Game Four St. Louis dumps Detroit 101. Bob Gibson, fanning 10, earns his 7th straight Series victory. Denny McLain gives up four runs, and is relieved in the 3rd after a rain delay. Lou Brock shines with a double, triple, home run, four RBI, and a steal that gives him seven in four games.
» October 7, 1968: Mickey Lolich saves Detroit, 53 with an unlikely assist from Lou Brock. On 2B in the 5th, Brock tries to score standing up on Julian Javier's single and is gunned down by Willie Horton's throw. Al Kaline's bases-loaded single off Joe Hoerner in the 7th scores two for the winning margin. Jose Feliciano's modern rendition of the National Anthem before the game stirs controversy.
» August 6, 1970: For the second and last time in his career, Lou Brock steals home, teaming up with Joe Hague in a double steal in the 1st inning against the Mets in St. Louis. Nelson Briles wins 30, stopping Tom Seaver's 9-game win streak.
» May 31, 1971:
The Cards nip the Braves, 32, but Lou Brock goes hitless, ending his consecutive game hitting streak at 26.
» September 6, 1971:
The Cards tip the Phillies, 21, as Lou Brock steals four bases. It is the 2nd time that Brock has swiped four in one game: he'll do it once more.
» June 20, 1973:
Bobby Bonds leads off with a home run, but the Giants lose 75 to the Reds. It is Bonds's 22nd leadoff home run, breaking Lou Brock's National League record.
» September 1, 1974:
Lou Brock steals four bases in an 81 win over the Giants. This gives him 98 steals for the year.
» September 10, 1974: The Cardinals lose to the Phillies 82, but Lou Brock breaks Maury Wills' major-league record by stealing his 104th and 105th bases of the season. It also gives him 740 career SBs, breaking Max Carey's National League record of 738.
» September 29, 1974: Lou Brock steals his 118th, and final, base of the season in the Cardinals 73 win over the Cubs.
» May 26, 1975:
In St. Louis, Lou Brock hits for the cycle to back Bob Forsch's 71 win over the Padres.
» August 24, 1975:
Lou Brock steals the 800th base of his career as the Cardinals beat the visiting Braves 62. Carl Morton is on the mound and Biff Pocaroba behind the plate when Lou swipes 2B.
» September 1, 1975:
It is "Bob Gibson Day" in St. Louis, as dignitaries, including August Busch and Bowie Kuhn, honor the 39-year-old pitcher. The Cards, led by Lou Brock, then drill the Cubs, 63. Brock has three singles, three stolen bases, and scores three times.
» August 16, 1976:
Lou Brock collects five hits in a losing cause as the Cardinals fall to the Padres, 117.
» August 29, 1977: The Cardinals Lou Brock steals two bases in a 43 loss to the Padres. It is career steal 893 for Brock, breaking Ty Cobb's modern record.
» August 13, 1979: Lou Brock, 40, collects his 3,000th career hit, a single off Dennis Lamp, as the Cardinals top the Cubs, 32.
» September 23, 1979: St. Louis legend Lou Brock steals the 938thand finalbase of his career in a 74 win against the New York Mets. He tops 19th century speedster Billy Hamilton by one.
» September 11, 1980: In a 65 win over the Cubs, Montreal's Ron LeFlore steals his 91st base of the season and Rodney Scott steals his 58th, breaking the major-league record for stolen bases by teammates in one season. Lou Brock and Bake McBride set the record with the 1974 Cardinals.
» August 2, 1982: Oakland's Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base of the season in a 65 win over Seattle, tying the American League record he set last season and leaving him with 56 games to break Lou Brock's single-season record of 118. Henderson is the first player ever to steal 100 bases twice.
» August 27, 1982: Rickey Henderson steals four bases in Oakland's 54 loss to Milwaukee to raise his total to 122 and break Lou Brock's single-season record of 118. The record-breaking 119th steal comes off pitcher Doc Medich and catcher Ted Simmons on a 3rd-inning pitchout. Milwaukee is now six 1/2 games ahead in the American League East.
» January 7, 1985: Lou Brock, the major leagues' all-time stolen base king, and Hoyt Wilhelm, who rewrote the record book on relief pitching, are elected to the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA. Nellie Fox is named on 295 of the 395 ballots (74.7%), but the BBWAA and the Hall of Fame committee decline to round Fox's total to the required 75%.
» July 28, 1985: Lou Brock, Enos Slaughter, Arky Vaughan, and Hoyt Wilhelm are inducted into the Hall of Fame in a ceremony in Cooperstown, New York.
» May 29, 1990: Rickey Henderson steals his 893rd career base in Oakland's 21 loss to the Blue Jays, surpassing Ty Cobb as the American League's all-time leader. Lou Brock's mark of 938 is next.
» May 1, 1991:
Oakland's Rickey Henderson garners his 939th career stolen base in the 4th inning of a game against the Yankees to break Lou Brock's all-time mark. With Brock standing next to him, Henderson modestly proclaims, "Lou Brock was certainly a great basestealer, but today I'm the greatest of all time." In another curious tie-in with Nolan Ryan, Henderson had been the victim of Ryan's 5,000th career strikeout.
» May 26, 1997: In the Cubs' 21 win in Pittsburgh, Chicago's Sammy Sosa and Pittsburgh's Tony Womack both hit inside-the-park homers in the sixth inning. It is the first time two inside-the-park homers are hit in the same National League game since Lou Brock and Hector Cruz of St. Louis did it against San Diego on June 18, 1976. Greg Gagne of the Twins had two for Minnesota on October 4, 1986.
» April 5, 2002: The Giants defeat the Padres, 31 in 10 innings on Barry Bonds' 5th home run of the year. In doing so, Bonds ties the mark for most home runs in the 1st four games of the season set by Lou Brock in 1967.