Brooks Robinson, the legendary third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles, passed away at the age of 86.
MLB.com, the official major league media, reported,스포츠토토 “Brooks Robinson, a legendary third baseman who spent his entire 23-year big league career in Baltimore and was inducted into the Hall of Fame and called ‘Mr. Oriole,’ passed away at the age of 86.” .
From 1955 to 1977, Robinson played a total of 2,896 games and recorded a batting average of .267, 2,848 hits in 10,654 at-bats, 268 home runs, 1,357 RBIs, and an OPS of .723. Although his hitting was lacking compared to other legendary hitters, his defense was unrivaled. He won the Gold Glove Award 16 times in his career and was selected as an All-Star 18 times. He won World Series championships in 1966 and 1970 and was MVP of the 1970 World Series.
“Everyone at Major League Baseball is saddened by the loss of one of baseball’s greatest players and a Baltimore Orioles legend, Brooks Robinson,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. Brooks was one of the greatest defenders of all time. He won two World Series championships and was American League MVP in 1964. He also won 16 consecutive Gold Glove Awards as a third baseman. I remember Brooks as a true gentleman who represented baseball on and off the field throughout his life. “We offer our deepest condolences to Brooks’ family, many friends and Orioles fans,” he said.
MLB.com said, “Robinson boasted such outstanding defensive skills that he was called a ‘human vacuum cleaner.’ “He won the most Gold Gloves among non-pitcher fielders and the second most Gold Gloves ever, after Greg Maddux (18),” he said, highlighting Robinson’s defensive ability.