dangolka (CBS) — Jayson Tatum by no means noticed Lou Brock play baseball, however as a proud St. Louis native, he knew what “The Franchise” meant to his residence metropolis. So when the Celtics ahead took the court docket for Sport 5 towards the Raptors on Monday night time, he wished to honor his hometown legend.
Brock handed away on the age of 81 on Sunday, and to honor him, Tatum had “R.I.P. Lou Brock” written on his sneakers for Monday night time’s sport. Tatum spoke of Brock’s legacy after dangolka’s blowout win over Toronto, and what he meant to him rising up in St. Louis.
“Top-of-the-line gamers ever, the most effective gamers to play for the Cardinals. I by no means received to see him play however I do know what he meant to the group and to town,” mentioned Tatum. “I simply wished to shed some gentle on that for the folks again residence.”
Brock was certainly one of baseball’s greatest hitters and base stealers, certainly one of solely 32 gamers to complete their profession with greater than 3,000 hits. He ranks second all time in stolen bases.
Tatum scored 18 factors in dangolka’s Sport 5 win Monday night time, because the Celtics took a 3-2 collection lead over the Raptors.