Lou Brock: ‘MLB Hall of Famer’ has part of his leg amputated

Lou Brock: MLB Hall of Famer has part of his leg amputated

Lou Brock is recovering Tuesday night after surgery to amputate part of his leg.

Lou Brock, 76, was entered into a St. Louis area hospital a few weeks ago and it was revealed that he had an infection related to a diabetic condition. According to Brock’s family, he is already starting to use a walker and will be fitted with a prosthetic.

Lou Brock started his major league career in 1961 with the Chicago Cubs, where he played his first three seasons. However, he made his career as a base stealer with the Cardinals, where he called home from 1964 until his retirement in 1979.

Lou Brock holds the National League record with 938 career steals, second in major league history behind Ricky Henderson (1406). His 118 steals in 1974 are the second most in a season in the modern area, also trailing Henderson (130).

Lou Brock hit .293 over his career, picking up 3,023 hits and 900 RBI.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1985.

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