3. Brooks Robinson
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 18, 1937 in Little Rock, AR USA
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 17, 1955
  • Final Game: August 13, 1977
  • Gold Glove - 1960
  • Gold Glove - 1961
  • TSN All-Star - 1961
  • Gold Glove - 1962
  • TSN All-Star - 1962
  • Gold Glove - 1963
  • Gold Glove - 1964
  • Most Valuable Player - 1964
  • TSN All-Star - 1964
  • TSN Player of the Year - 1964
  • Gold Glove - 1965
  • TSN All-Star - 1965
  • All-Star Game MVP - 1966
  • Gold Glove - 1966
  • Lou Gehrig Memorial Award - 1966
  • TSN All-Star - 1966
  • Gold Glove - 1967
  • TSN All-Star - 1967
  • Gold Glove - 1968
  • TSN All-Star - 1968
  • Gold Glove - 1969
  • Babe Ruth Award - 1970
  • Gold Glove - 1970
  • World Series MVP - 1970
  • Gold Glove - 1971
  • TSN All-Star - 1971
  • Gold Glove - 1972
  • Roberto Clemente Award - 1972
  • TSN All-Star - 1972
  • Gold Glove - 1973
  • Gold Glove - 1974
  • Gold Glove - 1975
 
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Signed as an amateur free agent in 1955, Brooks Robinson debuted that year in Baltimore as an 18-year old.  It was clear from the beginning that he was a wizard with the glove, but it took him some time to develop his hitting game.  In 1960, he did that, and throughout the decade and beyond, he was considered the best Third Baseman in the game.

1960 began a 15-year run of All-Star Games, and a 16-year streak of Gold Glove wins.  All discussions about Robinson begin with his glove.  He would lead the American League in Defensive bWAR twice and was in the top five, seven other times.  He led all AL Third Baseman in Fielding Percentage eleven times, Total Zone Runs eight times, and Range Factor per Game four times. 

Robinson batted .300 twice, with five other years reaching .280.  He grew his power game to contribute six 20 Home Run Seasons, and in 1964, he would leas the American League in RBIs (118), and had his best year with Home Runs (28) and Batting Average (.317).  That year, Robinson won the MVP and was in the second runner-up and runner-up the two years that followed.  He also had two other top five finished in his career.

The master of the hot corner aided the Orioles in winning the 1966 and 1970 World Series, winning the World Series MVP in the latter. Overall, he batted .303 in the post-season with 22 RBIs.

Robinson's play diminished, and he retired in 1977.  He retired with 2,848 Hits, 268 Home Runs, and 1,357 RBIs.  After his retirement, Robinson’s number 5 was retired by the team.  He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983, in his first year of eligibility.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Third Base
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent before the 1955 Season.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1976 Season.
  • Games Played: 2896
  • Notable Statistics: 1,232 Runs
    2,848 Hits
    482 Doubles
    68 Triples
    268 Home Runs
    1,357 Runs Batted In
    28 Stolen Bases
    .267/.322/.401 Slash Line
    78.4 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1966 & 1970)
    MVP (1964)
    All-Star (1960, 1961, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 & 1974)
    Gold Glove (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 & 1975)
    Babe Ruth Award (1966)
    Roberto Clemente Award (1972)
    Lou Gehrig Award (1966)
    All-Star Game MVP (1966)
    Highest bWAR for Position Players (1962 & 1964)
    Highest Defensive bWAR (1967 & 1968)
    Most At Bats (1961)
    Most Runs Batted In (1964)
    Most Sacrifice Flies (1962, 1964, 1967 & 1968)
    Most Total Zone Runs (1967 & 1968)
    Most Putouts by a Third Baseman (1958, 1960 & 1964)
    Most Assists by a Third Baseman (1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 & 1974)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Third Baseman (1963, 1964 & 1974)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a Third Baseman (1959, 1960, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1974 & 1975)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Third Baseman (1959, 1960, 1967 & 1974)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Third Baseman (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972 & 1975)

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