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Brock still has wheels, sets MLB career steals mark

Updated: August 23, 2001, 11:17 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Aug. 29, 1977

At 38, Lou Brock isn't so fast as he used to be. But his wheels still are working quickly enough. The St. Louis Cardinals left-fielder runs past Ty Cobb and into the record book with two steals against the San Diego Padres.

He leads off the game in San Diego with a walk and then, with a great jump, he steals second, tying Cobb's career record of 892. In the seventh inning of the Cardinals' 4-3 loss, he reaches first on a forceout. The crowd chants, "Lou! ...

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