• Short Summary

    Baseball star, Lou Brock of the St Louis Cardinals, on Wednesday (11 September) broke the single-season 'stolen base' record when he stole his 105th base in the seventh innings after stealing his 104th in the first innings.

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    Baseball star, Lou Brock of the St Louis Cardinals, on Wednesday (11 September) broke the single-season 'stolen base' record when he stole his 105th base in the seventh innings after stealing his 104th in the first innings. The previous single-season record holder was Maurie Wills. 'Stealing a base' is when a player runs from one base to the next after an overthrow from a fielder, or, at some other rather than after a direct hit. 'Stealing bases' is one of the fine skills of baseball.

    Brock's first steal of the night gave him 739 for his career and broke Max Carey's National League record.

    After the 38-year-old Brock reached 105 steals the crowd erupted into a chant of "Lou, Lou, Lou" and the rest of the Cardinal team ran onto the field.

    The game was stepped while the Cardinals presented him with the base he had just stolen, as a souvenir, then brought him to a microphone.

    During an 11-minute ceremony and ovation, Brock thanked the fans, then said: "Now let's get back there and try and score some runs to catch up with these Philadelphia Phillies who are beating our brains out."
    The Philadelphia Phillies led at that time by 6-2. In spite of Brock's stolen base, they won 8-2.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5ONFLUABECDLLDIMU8DTJMF8
    Media URN:
    VLVA5ONFLUABECDLLDIMU8DTJMF8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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