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11. Lou Brock

Lou Brock arrived to St. Louis in a mid-season trade in 1964 and it turned into one of the greatest steals in trade history.  Brock’s batting seemed to automatically improve and he would help the Cardinals win the 1964 World Series.  With Brock’s increased base presence he also developed stronger baserunning skills and in 1967 he went to his first All Star Game, won his first Stolen Base title and helped the Cards win the World Series.  Brock would be a base stealing machine leading the NL in that metric eight of nine seasons (1966 to 1974), the last of which would set a then record 118, which was the season where he finished second in NL MVP voting.  The Outfielder would become the all-time Stolen Base leader with 938 (888 with St. Louis) and he would hold that record until Rickey Henderson broke that mark.

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