Jacqueline Layne Wiki – Biography
Jacqueline Layne Brock is the third wife of baseball Hall of Famer Lou Brock. Jacqueline Layne told The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) about her husband, “I guess I’m the No. 1 fan of my husband, and I think it is just incredibly admirable, the accomplishments he’s made in baseball.” She added about Brock’s 19-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career, “It’s very, very clear, I think, that the Lord established that kind of career because He was building a foundation for the life after baseball.” She is a special education teacher.
Jacqueline Layne Age
Jacqueline Layne’s age is unknown. Her husband Lou Brock was born on June 18, 1939, in El Dorado, Arkansas, United States and died on September 6, 2020, at the age of 81.
Jacqueline Layne Lou Brock
Jacqueline and Lou Brock were married from April 5, 1996, until his death on September 6, 2020. Brock was previously married to his first wife Katie Hay, with whom he had two children, Wanda and Lou Brock Jr., from December 1960 until their divorce in 1974. He was later married to his second wife Virginia Daniels, with whom he had one child, from November 1, 1976, until their divorce on March 17, 1995. Lou Brock Jr. is a former NFL cornerback and safety.
Lou Brock Cancer
Lou Brock was diagnosed with cancer in 2017. In July 2017, Lou Brock announced that he has been declared cancer-free. Brock said in a statement: “To God be the glory! Today, I received the greatest news ever. My doctor informed me that I am cancer-free. The battle against cancer is not easy. However, I remained hopeful. I would like to thank my family, friends and fans for all their prayers and support during the battle. With the power of Almighty God, all things are possible!”
Lou Brock Death
Lou Brock died on September 6, 2020, at the age of 81. Brock’s longtime agent and friend, Dick Zitzmann, confirmed Brock’s death. The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs also observed a moment of silence in Brock’s memory before their game at Wrigley Field.
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement: “On behalf of Major League Baseball, I send my condolences to the family and friends of Hall of Famer Lou Brock, as well as the loyal fans of the St. Louis Cardinals. Lou was among the game’s most exciting players, becoming the 14th player in history to reach 3,000 hits and holding Baseball’s all-time record for stolen bases in a season and career for many years. He was known for his dominant performances in his three career World Series. Lou was an outstanding representative of our National Pastime and he will be deeply missed.”
Cardinals principal owner and chief executive officer William O. DeWitt Jr. said in a statement: “Lou Brock was one of the most revered members of the St. Louis Cardinals organization and one of the very best to ever wear the Birds on the Bat. Lou was a Hall of Fame player, a great coach, an insightful broadcaster, and a wonderful mentor to countless generations of Cardinals players, coaches, and members of the front office. He was an ambassador of the game around the country and a fan favorite who connected with millions of baseball fans across multiple generations. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered.”
Hall of Famer and former Cardinals teammate Ted Simmons said in a statement: “There are two things I will remember most about Lou. First was his vibrant smile. Whenever you were in a room with Lou, you couldn’t miss it — the biggest, brightest, most vibrant smile on earth. The other was that he was surely hurt numerous times, but never once in my life did I know he was playing hurt.”
Brock’s great-niece, Taylor Rooks, paid tribute to her great uncle on Twitter. She tweeted: “It’s been a rough time for my family. My great Uncle Lou passed away. It’s so fitting that he’s my great uncle because he embodied that word in every way. A great man, a great husband, and father..and man could he steal a base. STL lost a legend. I love you and I already miss you.”
Cause of Death
Lou Brock’s cause of death was not revealed. However, in recent years, he lost a leg from diabetes and was diagnosed with cancer in 2017.