Lou Brock Jr Wiki – Biography
Lou Brock Jr is a former American football cornerback and safety. He attended the University of Southern California where he played collegiate baseball and football. In his brief NFL career, he played for the San Diego Chargers (1987), Detroit Lions (1988), and Seattle Seahawks (1988) in the National Football League (NFL). After retiring, he worked as an executive with the Sprint/Nextel Corporation.
Lou Brock Jr Age
He was born on May 8, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Lou Brock Jr is the son of Hall of Fame baseball player Lou Brock with his first wife Katie Hay.
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.”
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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.