Brock Sculpture to be Unveiled April 18
April 6, 2011
Lindenwood University will unveil and dedicate a sculpture of St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock at 3 p.m. Monday, April 18. The ceremony will take place at the Lou Brock Sports Complex on the Lindenwood campus.
Brock and his wife, Rev. Jacqueline Brock, are long-time Lindenwood supporters and Jacqueline Brock is a member of the Lindenwood Board of Directors.
The bronze sculpture is a slightly larger-than life version of Brock sliding into second base. It was crafted by artist Harry Weber, and will sit on a pedestal at the entrance to the home of the Lindenwood baseball and softball programs. The Lou Brock Sports Complex was built in 2005 and has hosted NAIA regional tournaments along with the 2009 NAIA National Championship Opening Round.
The complex is named after one of the best St. Louis Cardinals in history. Brock played for the Cardinals from 1964-1979, and was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame in 1985. During his career, Brock helped the Cardinals to National League pennants in 1964, 1967, and 1968, and to World Series championships in 1964 and 1967. He is a six-time all-star.
Following the ceremony, Brock will throw out the first pitch at the softball doubleheader between Lindenwood and McKendree University. The first game of that twinbill is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.
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