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Hall of Famer Lou Brock throws out first pitch six months after leg amputation

Hall of Famer Lou Brock throws out first pitch six months after leg amputation

Six months after his left leg was amputated below the knee due, Hall of Famer Lou Brock threw out the ceremonial first pitch Monday night before the St. Louis Cardinals' home opener against Milwaukee. The 76-year-old missed spring training for the first time in two decades with the Cardinals organization and targeted the opener as a return.

“I thought I could participate in the parade, but then they asked if I could throw out the first pitch, and that's a challenge,” Brock said. “I'm like whoa!”

Brock's leg was amputated because of an infection caused by complications from diabetes. He was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 15 years ago. Wearing a...

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