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Baseball great Brock focuses on ‘fair play’


LBrock_portraitLou Brock is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, but he came to Baton Rouge recently to speak on behalf of others, like himself, who have Type 2 diabetes. Brock, who’s 73, was diagnosed at age 60.

It was shocking news that took Brock some time to absorb and accept. It seemed to help, he said, if he could frame the situation in baseball terms. “What is fair play? Fair play means I’m controlling my diabetes,” Brock said.

Brock spoke at the “Louisiana Diabetes Summit: Meeting Our Challenge” held April 24 at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

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