June 15, 1964

One of the most lopsided trades in baseball history happened on this day. The Cardinals acquired Lou Brock in a trade with Cubs for pitcher Ernie Broglio and two other players. Broglio’s career quickly faded and Brock went on to league and World Series Championships with the Cardinals, and was a shoe-in to the Baseball Hall of Fame. 

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

1974 Topps Lou Brock. by rchdj10 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.