Sport: The Spirit of St. Louis

At 40, Lou Brock is inspiring the young Cardinals

The faithful in Busch Stadium were chanting, "Lou! Lou! Lou!" as the slender black man stepped to the plate for the St. Louis Cardinals last week. With a flick of the wrists, he smacked a grounder to deep short that San Diego's Ozzie Smith fielded flawlessly. Wasting not a step, he fired the ball to first base.

Too late. Louis Clark Brock turns 40 this week, an age when most major leaguers are sauntering to the mailbox in search of invitations to oldtimers' games, but he...

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