Brooks Robinson records 2,000th career hit
In the 1970 World Series against the Reds, Robinson hit .429 with two homers, five runs scored and six RBI in just five games. But it was his play at third base – stealing would-be doubles from Cincinnati batters by ranging far into foul territory – that still populates every Fall Classic highlight reel.
By the end of his career, Robinson had amassed 268 home runs and 1,357 RBI to go along with his .267 batting average. His all-round play landed him on 18 All-Star teams.
Robinson was elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year eligible in 1983.
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum