While Brock was known primarily for his prowess on the base paths he was quite the hitter with St. Louis who had four 200 Hit seasons and another seven where he tallied over 180. In his final season with St. Louis, he would enter the 3,000 Hit Club while accumulating 2,713 with a .294 Batting Average overall for the Cardinals. It also can’t be discounted that over his three World Series appearances he had a Slash Line of .391/.424/.655 with 4 Home Runs over 21 Games.
If this ranking seems a little bit on the low side keep in mind that defensively, Brock was not that special, in fact he had eight seasons where he had a -1.0 Defensive bWAR, is third time all-time in Errors by a Leftfielder, and he was in the top five six times with St. Louis in Strikeouts. This certainly hurt his advanced metrics, which is reflected here.He would be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985 on the first ballot, and was also part of the first class inducted into the Cardinals Hall of Fame in 2014. His number 20 was also retired by the team after he retired in 1979.
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