Chicago Cubs: Hall of Famer passes away
|Sunday, September 6, 2020, 7:06 PM- -|
Not good news to report tonight.
Hall of Famer Lou Brock has passed away on Sunday afternoon at the age of 81 battling a few medical conditions.
“Lou was the happiest Hall of Fame member I’ve ever known," his agent said. "His wonderful life simply could not be duplicated. A warm, humble, and gentle man. He will be missed by all.”
The Cubs released the following statement, "We join the Cardinals organization and all MLB in mourning the passing of Hall of Famer Lou Brock."
Brock started his career with the Chicago Cubs but eventually was traded away for pitcher Ernie Broglio to eventually star in a standout career with the St. Louis Cardinals.
The six-time All-Star was elected as a first-ballot Hall of Famer in 1983 after collecting 3,023 hits, 149 homers, 900 RBI, two World Series championships, and 938 stolen bases.
The Cubs and Cardinals held a moment of silence for Hall of Famer Lou Brock, who died at the age of 81. pic.twitter.com/358Bt9G7Ch— ESPN (@espn) September 6, 2020
Cubs honoring Lou Brock with a moment of silence pic.twitter.com/WIXsXfQVJ1— Jeff Jones (@jmjones) September 6, 2020
They will look at my career as the guy who gave it all but at the same time did it with integrity.— Baseball Quotes (@BaseballQuotes1) September 6, 2020
That's what we all aim for, the respect of the game as well as the honesty that's played a part of that game. -Lou Brock pic.twitter.com/ZGcDY6NH3H
What an awful week— BaseballHistoryNut (@nut_history) September 6, 2020
RIP Lou Brock pic.twitter.com/9d32g7UdGX
Statement of Executive Director Tony Clark on the passing of Lou Brock: pic.twitter.com/IbAoFKSZ6w— MLBPA Communications (@MLBPA_News) September 7, 2020