September 10th, 1974: Lou Brock Swipes No. 105


On September 10th, 1974, Cardinal left fielder Lou Brock re-set baseball’s record book. In a game against the Phils in St. Louis, Lou Brock, then 35 – ancient in major league baseball terms – stole two bases to pass Maury Wills for the single-season record, which had been 104. Brock would finish the season with 118 stolen bases in 151 attempts. He also batted .304, collected 194 hits, and scored 105 runs that year.

Two months earlier, Brock’s Hall-of-Fame teammate, Bob Gibson, got his 3,000th strikeout to become only the second pitcher (Walter Johnson was the first) to reach that mark.

1974 wasn’t much of a season for the team, but those were two pretty great individual performances.



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