1985 Headline: Lou Brock Voted Into National Baseball Hall Of Fame
On this day in 1985, Lou Brock was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. At the time of his election, Brock was the all-time stolen bases leaders in major league history. Also a member of the ’3,000 Hits Club’, Brock collected 3,023 total hits during his 19-year career. Brock was a 6-time All-Star, and was part of two World Series championship winning teams with the Cardinals.
Brock was first eligible for election into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985. He was voted in on his first ballot capturing 315 of 395 votes cast, good for a 79.7% clip.