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Outside The Confines: Remembering baseball legends

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Lou Brock’s loss this Sunday was a huge blow to the baseball world.

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On Friday, we wrote fairly extensively about the impact of Tom Seaver on baseball and how beloved he’d been, especially to the Mets fanbase. On Sunday, a man who loomed large in the mythos for Cardinals fans (and Cubs fans) passed away at the age of 81.

Lou Brock’s death was a sad addition to a year already heavy with Hall of Fame superstar losses, starting with Al Kaline and then Tom Seaver and now Brock. Brock, a six-time All-Star and two-time World Series winner, spent four years with the Cubs before the infamous deal for Ernie Broglio that brought him to the Cardinals, where he spent his last 16 seasons putting together a Hall of Fame resume.

The news of his passing hit later in the afternoon on Sunday, not allowing for many reporters to dig into stories, but expect the Wednesday links post to be heavy with Lou Brock content. We will also have more on Brock here at BCB later today.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.