Robinson, Brooks

Brooks Calbert Robinson
Born: May 18, 1937, Little Rock, Arkansas
Played For: 
Baltimore Orioles (1955-1977)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1983

Known as The Human Vacuum Cleaner, Brooks Robinson established a standard of excellence for modern-day third basemen. He played 23 seasons for the Orioles, setting Major League career records for games, putouts, assists, chances, double plays and fielding percentage. A clutch hitter, Robinson totaled 268 career home runs, at one time an American League record for third basemen. Robinson earned the league's MVP Award in 1964 and the World Series MVP in 1970, when he hit .429 and made a collection of defensive gems.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that Brooks Robinson's memorable performance in the 1970 World Series coincided with the first-ever Fall Classic to be played on artificial turf (Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium)?
He plays third base like he came down from a higher league.
umpire Ed Hurley