ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The St. Louis Cardinals announced on Wednesday that they will be hosting an exclusive Speaker Series event on Thursday, April 18, 2019.
Two former teammates, Hall of Famer Lou Brock and Cardinals Hall of Fame nominee Keith Hernandez, with broadcaster Dan McLaughlin, will share stories of their friendship and careers at the 13th Speaker Series event hosted by the Cardinals.
Brock and Hernandez were teammates in St. Louis from 1974 to 1979. They are still friends to this day.
Brock is said to be one of the most prolific base stealers of all-time; his 930 stolen bases rank second in Major League history. He batted .300 or better seven times and is one 32 players in MLB history to reach 3,000 hits. Brock was a member of two championship teams in 1964 and 1967. He remains the all-time franchise leader for hits, which totaled 34, in the World Series.
In 1979, Brock, a six-time All-star outfield, had his number retired by the club. He was also a first ballot National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee in 1985.
Hernandez, notably one of the “finest fielding” baseman, spent the first ten seasons of his 17-year career in St. Louis. He earned 11 consecutive Gold Glove awards. Hernandez won two Silver Slugger Awards at the plate. In 1979, after batting a league-leading .344 with 48 doubles, 11 home runs and 105 RBI, Hernandez was named National League MVP.
Hernandez, a five-time All-star, won two World Series titles. One playing for the Cardinals in 1982 and the other playing for the Mets in 1986.
Tickets for the Brock and Hernandez Speaker Series event are $195 per person and can be purchased online here. Fans who purchase a ticket will also have the chance to enjoy a cocktail party on the warning track as well as a gourmet dinner in the UMB Champions Club.
Speaker Series event details:
WHO: Speakers Lou Brock and Keith Hernandez, with broadcaster Dan McLaughlin
WHERE: Busch Stadium
WHEN: Thursday, April 18, 2019, 6:00 pm
This event is presented by St. Louis Union Station.