Place Covered: Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2002-06-09
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.