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Brooks Robinson - His Legacy

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At the end of the 1964 season, Washington Post columnist Shirley Povich wrote: "It is not quite proper to say that the Baltimore Orioles have brought Robinson's talents to notice with their resolute pennant rush. It is Robinson who has taken Baltimore to its present eminence."

Brooks Robinson's consistent superlative presence at the third base spot, year in, year out, is perhaps only a small reason that even today he's well known in baseball lore. He added a new dimension to the third base position, often forcing teams to change their plans if they'd wanted to bunt. He had skill and flare, and his highlight-reel playmaking took the Orioles from obscurity to a major presence in professional baseball. A truly generous and decent individual, everyone seemed to like Brooks, and no one said anything bad about him. With his wife Connie and their four children, he's a staple in the Baltimore area and more than a few people in Baltimore have named their children after Robinson.

As Robinson neared retirement, due to some naive business dealings, he was having financial difficulty, and the Orioles kept him on those last few seasons, in part, to help him out. When he finally left the playing field, he entered broadcasting. In addition to doing color commentary for the Baltimore Orioles, he also serves as vice-president of Personal Managment Associates, a company that provides athletes comprehensive counseling and support in their professional, financial, and personal lives. Robinson is also is a special assistant with the Crown Central Petroleum Company.

Career Statistics

Yr Team Avg GP AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB E
BAL: Baltimore Orioles.
1955 BAL .091 6 22 0 2 0 1 0 10 0 2
1956 BAL .227 15 44 5 10 1 1 1 5 0 2
1957 BAL .239 50 117 13 28 2 14 7 10 1 3
1958 BAL .238 145 463 31 110 3 32 31 51 1 22
1959 BAL .284 88 313 29 89 4 24 17 37 2 13
1960 BAL .294 152 595 74 175 14 88 35 49 2 12
1961 BAL .287 163 668 89 192 7 61 47 57 1 14
1962 BAL .303 162 634 77 192 23 86 42 70 3 11
1963 BAL .251 161 589 67 148 11 67 46 84 2 12
1964 BAL .317 163 612 82 194 28 118 51 64 1 14
1965 BAL .297 144 559 81 166 18 80 47 47 3 15
1966 BAL .269 157 620 91 167 23 100 56 36 2 12
1967 BAL .269 158 610 88 164 22 77 54 54 1 11
1968 BAL .253 162 608 65 154 17 75 44 55 1 16
1969 BAL .234 156 589 73 140 23 84 56 55 2 13
1970 BAL .276 158 608 84 168 18 94 53 53 1 17
1971 BAL .272 156 589 67 160 20 92 63 50 0 16
1972 BAL .250 153 556 48 139 8 64 43 45 1 11
1973 BAL .257 155 549 53 141 9 72 55 50 2 15
1974 BAL .288 153 553 46 159 7 59 56 47 2 18
1975 BAL .201 144 482 50 97 6 53 44 33 0 9
1976 BAL .211 71 218 16 46 3 11 8 24 0 6
1977 BAL .149 24 47 3 7 1 4 4 4 0 0
TOTAL .267 2896 10654 1232 2848 268 1357 860 990 28 264
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