Brooks Robinson

Brooks Robinson
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.

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Brooks Robinson replaced Hall of Famer George Kell as the Orioles third baseman

Brooks Robinson replaced Hall of Famer George Kell as the Orioles third baseman

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
Robinson's World Series MVP performance featured the first two Fall Classic games played on turf

Robinson's World Series MVP performance featured the first two Fall Classic games played on turf

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
Brooks maintains that his most exciting moment in the game was his first World Series in '66

Brooks maintains that his most exciting moment in the game was his first World Series in '66

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
Teammates loved Brooks Robinson as a player and as a human being

Teammates loved Brooks Robinson as a player and as a human being

Milt Pappas spent his first nine big league seasons pitching with Brooks Robinson behind him at third base. Pappas won 110 games in Baltimore, pitching in the All Star game in 1962 and 1965. In this handwritten letter the 209-game winner writes about the great defense of Robinson, “It was grea
Brooks Robinson played all 23 of his big league seasons with the Baltimore Orioles

Brooks Robinson played all 23 of his big league seasons with the Baltimore Orioles

Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson played all 23 of his big league seasons with the Baltimore Orioles. Among players who suited up for just one team, only Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski matched the feat. Shown here is a questionnaire filled out by the Human Vacuum

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