How much is Brooks Robinson worth?
|Net Worth:||$5 Million|
|Profession:||Professional Baseball Player|
|Date of Birth:||May 18, 1937|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Brooks Robinson
- Born: May 18, 1937
- Hometown: Little Rock, Ark.
- Height: 6-1
- Weight: 180
- Bats: Right
- Throws: Right
- Family: Wife, Connie; three sons and a daughter
- Primary position: Third base
Before the bigs:
- Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles as an amateur free agent in 1955, the year of his high school graduation. Hit 11 home runs in 95 games at Class-B York, and was promoted to the majors late in the 1955 season for six games.
- Sent back to the minors in 1956, he hit .272 with nine homers and 74 RBI at Double-A San Antonio.
- He played in South America in 1955 and Cuba in 1957. In the offseason of 1956-57 and the following year, he attended two winter semesters at Little Rock University, majoring in business.
- Split the 1957 season between San Antonio and Baltimore, before becoming the Orioles’ regular third baseman in 1958, a spot he’d hold down for the next 18 years.
- “The Human Vacuum Cleaner” is widely regarded as the best fielding third baseman of all-time, and one of the top overall as he was no slouch at the plate, either. He batted .267 with 268 home runs and 1,357 RBI.
- Was an 18-time All-Star between 1960 and 1974, making the team every season including twice in 1960, 1961 and 1962. Played on the most All-Star Game losing teams (15 times).
- He was a 16-time Gold Glove Award winner, earning the honor every season from 1960 through 1975. He led the American League in fielding percentage a record 11 times. When he retired in 1977, his .971 career fielding average was the highest ever for a third baseman.
- Played a total of 2,870 games at third base and had career totals of 2,97 putouts, 6,205 assists, 8,9092 total chances and 618 double plays, all records for a third baseman.
- A key player on the golden age of Baltimore baseball, contributing to two World Series champions (1966, 1970) and two other pennant winners (1969, 1971). Best result was 1970 when he had a .429 average with two home runs against Cincinnati. Was named World Series MVP.
- Made his major league debut on Sept. 17, 1955 for the Orioles. Played in 15 games in 1956 and hit his first big-league home run against the Washington Senators on Sept. 29, 1956.
- Best season was in 1964, when he hit .318 with 28 home runs and led the league in RBI with 118. Won his only AL MVP award that year.
- Was the All-Star Game MVP in 1966 after getting three hits and scoring the American League’s only run in a 2-1 loss. That same year he finished second to teammate Frank Robinson (no relation) in the AL’s MVP voting.
- He led the American League in games played 1961-64 and 1968.
- Four times, Robinson led the American League in sacrifice flies.
- His 23 seasons with one team set a major league record and has only been matched by one other player, Carl Yastrzemski. The only players to play more games for one franchise were Yastrzemski (3,308 with Red Sox), Hank Aaron (3,076 with Braves) and Stan Musial (3,026 with Cardinals).
- He holds one dubious record, hitting into four triple plays, which still stands as a major league record.
- In 1959 he met his future wife, Constance “Connie” Butcher on an Orioles team flight from Kansas City to Boston. She was working as a flight attendant for United Airlines. They were married a year later.
- Received all but 30 of the 374 ballots in the Baseball Hall of Fame first-ballot vote as he was inducted in 1983.
- When the Orioles started their Hall of Fame, Brooks Robinson and Frank Robinson were the first two men inducted.
- Had his jersey number 5 retired by the Orioles at the conclusion of his season in 1977.
- In 1999, Robinson ranked No. 80 on The Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players.
- In October 2011, a statue was unveiled in downtown Baltimore depicting Robinson preparing to throw out a runner at first base.
- On Sept. 29, 2012, the Orioles unveiled a bronze sculpture of Robinson at Camden Yards as part of the team’s Legends Celebration Series during the 20th anniversary of the ballpark.
- After retirement from the game, he began a successful career as a color commentator for the Orioles television broadcasts.
- Currently serves as president of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.
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