MLB legend Lou Brock to discuss diabetes management at The Rock

Sept. 4, 2014

Franklin — The Rock Sports Complex will host a special presentation by Major League Baseball legend and outfielder Lou Brock about diabetes management on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Brock, who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes just after his 60th birthday. He now spends much of his time talking about his journey with the disease, discussing its management and motivating other patients to take care of themselves and stay healthy.

Brock is ranked 23rd on the all-time hit list with 3,023 lifetime major league hits. He is ranked second as an all-time stolen base leader with 938 stolen bases in his career. Brock played three seasons with the Chicago Cubs, beginning in 1960, before being traded to the St. Louis Cardinals, a team that he helped win three National League pennants and two World Series championships.

The "Lou Brock: Living with Diabetes" presentation will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the ballpark at The Rock, located at 7900 Crystal Ridge Road. The event is free to attend, but registration is required. To register, visit


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