Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Lou Brock Warming Up for Home Opener

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Lou Brock Warming Up for Home Opener

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ATLANTA * Lou Brock's throwing arm wasn't necessarily the best part of his game during his Hall of Fame career with the Cardinals. Strong, yes. Accurate, not always.

But Brock will throw one of the most important pitches of his life on Monday, just before the Cardinals' home opener when he throws the ceremonial first pitch before a sellout Busch Stadium house while standing on two legs, one of which isn't entirely his.

"I will attempt to throw out the first pitch," said Brock, chuckling, by telephone from St. Louis.

Last October, Brock had to have his left leg amputated several inches below the left knee after contracting a dangerous infection. He was either in the hospital or a rehab center until late January but now he is moving around with the use of a prosthetic device and, often, without the use of a cane, he said. …

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