1974 HEADLINE: Lou Brock Sets Single-Season Stolen Base Record
On this day in 1974, Lou Brock stole his 105th base of the season. This stolen bases gave Brock the single-season record as he eclipsed the 104-mark set by Maury Wills in 1962.
But Brock didn’t slow down. In fact, he kept right on running in 1974 and by the end of the baseball season, he had a new record – 118 swipes!
And while this record was relatively short-lived(it lasted just 8 years), this is what catapulted Brock’s status as one of the greatest runners that the sport had ever seen.
Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to Mr. Brock!!!