Tom Krasovic: Hall of Famer Lou Brock was tough on the Padres

SAN DIEGO — The Padres played an unintentionally supportive role in the Hall of Fame career of the recently deceased Lou Brock, and not only because when Brock surpassed Ty Cobb as baseball’s stolen base king in August 1977, it happened at San Diego Stadium.In 121 games against him, the Padres allowed Brock a .384 on-base percentage that was his best against the 11 clubs he faced.Brock was a good hitter but resembled Tony Gwynn when the Padres visited St. Louis by batting .379 in 235 at-bats at Busch Stadium.Even for a baseball thief as plunderous as Brock — who averaged 65 stolen bases yearly…

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