Brooks Robinson

Brooks Robinson CooperstownExpert.com
Birthdate 5/18/1937
Death Date
Debut Year 1955
Year of Induction 1983
Teams Orioles
Position Third Base

Brooks Robinson won sixteen consecutive Gold Glove Awards and is considered the greatest defensive third baseman in Major League history.

In the collection:

Brooks Robinson writes about greatest thrill - with a rebuttal

Brooks Robinson writes about greatest thrill - with a rebuttal

When former Dodger pitcher Joe Moeller looked through the collection he stumbled across this note from Brooks Robinson about his greatest thrill. Robinson writes, “My most exciting moment in baseball was the 1966 World Series. It was my first, a dream come true. Sincerely, Brooks Robinson̶
George Kell writes about Brooks - stunning content

George Kell writes about Brooks - stunning content

In the collection is this handwritten letter from Hall of Fame third baseman George Kell with content devoted to Brooks Robinson. Kell writes of knowing of Robinson since Brooks’ teen years in their shared native state of Arkansas. Kell goes on, “…when I came home in the winter peo
Autographed photo of Brooks Robinson and George Kell

Autographed photo of Brooks Robinson and George Kell

A nice companion piece to the previous handwritten letter from George Kell, this photo depicts and is autographed by the pair of Hall of Fame third basemen. Though they were teammates for two years in Baltimore, Kell is shown in his more familiar Detroit Tiger uniform representing the team for which
Teammate Milt Pappas writes about Brooks Robinson's greatness

Teammate Milt Pappas writes about Brooks Robinson's greatness

Milt Pappas spent his first nine big league seasons pitching with Brooks Robinson behind him at third base. In this handwritten letter the 209-game winner writes about the great defense of Robinson, “It was great having Brooks playing behind me. Knowing he was there made my job easier as a pit
Autographed 1962 Topps Milt Pappas card

Autographed 1962 Topps Milt Pappas card

Milt Pappas won 110 games in Baltimore during his first nine big league seasons,  pitching in the All Star game in 1962 and 1965. Shown here is a 1962 Topps baseball card that Pappas has autographed. Overall, Pappas finished with career numbers quite similar to those of Don Drysdale. The two hurler

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