Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July 29, 1974: Brock Steals His 700th

     On July 29, 1974, Lou Brock stole his 700th base during an 11-4 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The base burglar led the game off with a single, then stole his 65th bag of the season, and the 700th of his career. The game came to a halt while the base was uprooted and given to the living legend. That '74 season was something special in the career of Lou Brock, as he finished the season by setting the modern day record of 118 stolen bases. He had a lot more left in the tank too, as he finished his career with 938 stolen bases. 888 of those came with the Birds on the Bat across his chest. His base thievery began with the Cubs in 1962 when he stole 16 bags. He stole 34 more for the Cubbies before being shipped to St. Louis where he burned up the basepaths for the next 16 years as he ran straight toward Cooperstown, New York.

Check out the box score here: http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHN/CHN197407290.shtml

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