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Old 09-26-2023, 11:37 PM
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Old 09-27-2023, 04:43 AM
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Brooks harkens back to a different era in baseball. Old Memorial Stadium was literally in the middle of a neighborhood and you'd pay people to park in their yards. Another piece of my youth.
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Old 09-27-2023, 05:25 AM
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I was always Brooks when I played third.RIP " the human vacuum".
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Old 09-27-2023, 06:21 AM
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He was the best defensive third baseman of all time, winning 16 straight Gold Glove awards. When he was inducted into the baseball HOF, it was written about him that he was an even better human being than he was a ballplayer.
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Old 09-27-2023, 07:19 AM
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I can remember as kids we could argue about Mantle, or Mays. You could always talk about pitching. But third base? There was only the one guy. At least that we knew about.
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watch Brooks best plays of 1970 world series! he put on a clinic. he robbed the reds over and over. some plays are still impossible to this day.I am a reds fan and I hated him,and he was my hero I loved him.
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Brooks harkens back to a different era in baseball. Old Memorial Stadium was literally in the middle of a neighborhood and you'd pay people to park in their yards. Another piece of my youth.
Yup, some of my most indelible childhood memories were being in the car with my Dad when heíd drive like a maniac trying to get to and park for Colts and Orioles games back in the 60ís - we left Baltimore in the summer of 68. Last time I saw Brooks in person was a game in the summer of 75 - I was visiting and went to an Oís - Angels doubleheader with my cousin. Got to see Nolan Ryan pitch (dominantly!) in the opener and the Oís won the late game on a walk off hit by Mark Belanger. Brooks was flat out amazing. When I was a really little kid, I thought Brooks and Frank were brothers, having the same last name and all. Probably the only time in my life I could honestly claim to be truly and completely color blindÖ

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Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe that his famous 1970 World Series was the first time he played on artificial turf.
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Lots of memories of Brooks as he got going right when I started watching baseball. Saw him play many a game at Memorial and DC (RFK) Stadiums and remember he was a great fan of the game as an announcer for the Oís too. Nice article in The Washington Post on Brooks by Tom Boswell and the Obit is great too. Even includes a clip of his play on Lee May in the 70 series.

Ray, remember parking at Memorial Stadium and paying the kids to watch the car to make sure hubcaps were going to be on the car when you got back after the game?

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Ray, remember parking at Memorial Stadium and paying the kids to watch the car to make sure hubcaps were going to be on the car when you got back after the game?

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I donít - I was a little kid. We left Baltimore when I was 9. My Dad may well have done that, but I seem to remember parking in the neighborhood around the stadium as often as AT the stadium. That was probably more of a thing with Colts games than Orioles (except when they were in the Series in 66, which I didnít get to go to). But I mostly remember the terrifying drives TO the stadium (and to many other places after we left Baltimore). My old man was a really aggressive driver his whole life - itís amazing he was never in a serious accident.

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The catch on this play was sensational enough, but the throw to first....
That's what separated him from the rest.
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The catch on this play was sensational enough, but the throw to first....
That's what separated him from the rest.
I'll never forget that play! Now,granted May wasn't fast but Brooks was halfway to the Dugout going the wrong way before he gunned him down! HOF
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Growing up a baseball fan, Brooks Robinson was definitely a legend in the game.
There was no better 3rd baseman. I used to like his short billed batting helmet.
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Old 09-28-2023, 06:17 PM
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Have your self some fun and google Brooks and Frank Robinson Lite Beer ad. That Oís team was a lot of fun even before Earl Weaver came to town.

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