Wednesday, September 27, 2023

RIP - Brooks Robinson

Brooks Robinson, the greatest-ever American League 3rd baseman, passed away on September 26, 2023 at age 86.
Robinson played 23 seasons (all for the Orioles) from 1955-1977, and was the team's starting 3rd baseman from April 1958 to May 1976, although he spent some time in the minors during 1959. 
Brooks was an 18-time All-Star and a 16-time Gold Glove award winner. He also won the AL MVP in 1964, the World Series MVP in 1970, and the All-Star Game MVP in 1966. 
He is 2nd on the All-Time Orioles list for games, at-bats, runs, hits, doubles, and RBI (all behind Cal Ripken), and 4th in home runs.
Robinson retired after the 1977 season, and began broadcasting Orioles' games, through 1993.  He also worked with the players' alumni association, and owned several minor-league teams.