MIAMI — St. Louis Cardinals icon Lou Brock will be the guest speaker at the seventh annual RBI Miami’s Snowball Classic on Saturday, Jan. 28.
A limited number of tickets are available for the event, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Calcagno Family Ballroom at NEO’s Carter Student Union.
Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased by calling 918-542-4479.
Brock came to the Cardinals in 1964 in what some call the most one-sided trade in baseball history.
He broke into Major League Baseball in 1961 with the Chicago Cubs.
He was traded to the Cardinals on June 15, 1964 in exchange for Ernie Brolio and two other players.
Brock moved to left field and hit .348 while stealing bases while helping St. Louis win a World Series championship.
Brock played 2,616 games, rolling up 3,023 hits with a .293 career batting average.
He stole 938 bases in his career, breaking Maury Wills’ single season record in 1974 with 118.
He finished with 149 home runs, 900 RBIs, 1,610 runs scored and a .343 on-base percentage.
Brock was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985, the Missouri Sport Hall of Fame in 1992 and the St. Louis Walk of Fame in 1994.
He was ranked 58th on The Sporting News’ 100 Greatest Baseball Players in 1999.
RBI Miami is a grassroots organization dedicated to raising funds to renovate Miami’s baseball and softball fields.
The evening includes live and silent auctions, a reception and full dinner.
Guests will be able to have a free photo taken with Brock, purchased autographed ball or bats and bid on unique sports memorabilia.
The Miami High School baseball and softball teams will serve dinner.
Among the auction items will be Four Kansas City Chiefs box tickets to a game of the winner’s choice in the 2017 with a parking pass, a Joe Namath signed 50th anniversary Super Bowl helmet, a boxing glove signed by Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, a basketball autographed by Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, a Hank Aaron-signed home run photograph, a base signed by Brock, a Mike Trout-signed painting and a round of golf for four at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 918-542-4479.