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Two baseball greats passed away over the weekend.

•  Tom Seaver, the Hall of Fame pitcher who won 311 games for four different teams and as "The Franchise" drove the 1969 New York Mets to a surprise World Series Championship, died at age 75.  The cause was said to be complications of Lewy body dementia and Covid-19.

There are two wonderful columns about Seaver that are worth reading.  One by Mike Lupica, and the other by John Feinstein.  Check them out.

•  And Lou Brock, the hall of Famer who was one of the best hitters and base stealers in the history of the game, passed away on Sunday.  He was 81.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that Brock "was the National League’s all-time leader in stolen bases with 938. He had 3,023 hits. He was a first-ballot electee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. He was the 'Base Burglar,' who came to the Cardinals in 1964 via a trade in which the Cardinals ripped off the Chicago Cubs.

"But he also was known as one of the toughest baseball players that his former teammates had ever seen and that was before he encountered diabetes which caused him to have his left leg amputated. Before he suffered multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer), before he suffered a stroke, before he suffered a heart ailment."

The story recalls Brock "playing with a broken shoulder after being hit by a pitch from Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax when the Los Angeles Dodgers lefthander had taken exception to Brock bunting on him."