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St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame outfielder Lou Brock is again dealing with serious health issues.

St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame outfielder Lou Brock is again dealing with serious health issues.

St. Louis Cardinals press release

The St. Louis Cardinals announced that Lou Brock has cancelled his April 25th Budweiser Bash appearance at Busch Stadium as he is currently undergoing treatment for Multiple Myeloma. The Hall of Famer was recently diagnosed with the bone cancer and has been undergoing treatment in St. Louis.

"I am disappointed that I won't be able to make the event," Brock said. "Jackie and I appreciate the prayers and support we have received from our many friends and fans in the Cardinals community. We count ourselves blessed that I am receiving the best possible medical treatment and we look forward to seeing many more Cardinals World Series Championships in the future."

 

Brian Walton’s take

The 77-year old has had health problems in recent years. In 2016, Brock suffered diabetes-related complications which resulted in amputation of his left leg below the knee.

Multiple myeloma is a cancer formed by malignant plasma cells. Normal plasma cells are found in the bone marrow and are an important part of the immune system, according to cancer.org.

Last week, Brock was unable to attend the Cardinals’ 2017 Opening Day festivities, where he normally proudly wears the red blazer reserved for Hall of Famers.

In 2007, The Cardinal Nation’s panel ranked Brock the #3 Cardinals Player of All Time, behind only Stan Musial and his contemporary, Bob Gibson.

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