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Lou Brock (2002)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2002-06-09

Duration: 00:27:20

Subjects: Brock, Lou, 1939- | Baseball players | Sports | Southern University and A & M College | Chicago Cubs (Baseball team) | St. Louis Cardinals (Baseball team) | World Series (Baseball) | Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972 | Owens, Jesse, 1913-1980


  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Bush, Charles Producer
  • Brock, Lou Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from June 9, 2002, features an interview with Lou Brock conducted by Gus Weill. Brock, a native of Mer Rouge and an alumnus of Southern University, played professional baseball for the Chicago Cubs from 1961-1964 and the St. Louis Cardinals from 1964-1979. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985. He discusses: attending Southern University; his athletic development; signing with the Chicago Cubs; being traded to the St. Louis Cardinals; his record for stealing bases; his job as a door-to-door salesman during the offseason while he played with the Cubs; the challenges he faced in the World Series; meeting baseball player Jackie Robinson; the influence of track star Jesse Owens; learning to steal bases; his marriage to Rev. Jacqueline Brock; their ministry work; coming back to Louisiana; his fundraising for Southern University; and the experience of being inducted into the Hall of Fame.