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By Robbie Levin, The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2011
Baltimoreans can rejoice. Brooks is back. On Monday the Dorothy L. and Henry A. Rosenberg Jr. Foundation along with The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation announced that construction is underway for a statue honoring legendary Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson. The statue, which will depict Robinson preparing to throw a runner out at first base, will be placed across from the northwest side of Camden Yards, on the plaza between Washington Boulevard and Russell St. Almost two years ago the Baltimore Public Art Commission unanimously approved plans for the 9-foot-high, 1,500 pound statue, and it will be unveiled at a ceremony on Oct. 22, 2011.
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Dan Rodricks | August 7, 2014
If there's any joy in Baltimore this week, it comes from baseball and the Orioles. With this frustrating city having slipped into another cycle of summer shootings - one of them ending the life of a 3-year-old girl - I guess we turn to baseball for communal relief from all that's awful, all that makes us angry and weary. Having the Orioles in first place helps. And, further, it helps to hear a pleasant fellow named Mike Cataneo tell why his father bought four season tickets to Orioles games 60 years ago, for the team's inaugural season here.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2012
Roger Clemens  had a press conference before the Sugar Land Skeeters-York Revolution game in York, Pa. on Tuesday. And a guy named Brooks Robinson showed up - the 75-year-old Hall of Famer is a part owner of the York and Sugar Land teams of the independent Atlantic League. I passed on a bunch of quotes yesterday, but here are a few more of interest. Here's Clemens on seeing Robinson at the press conference:  “I'm excited today because I got to see this man over here. He came in for this and it's a treat for me to see some guys that when I was younger I watched and paved the way for me and my teammates to play the game and play it the right way. So any time I can give thanks to Brooksie and these guys that have played before me, again, I know that's the reason I had the opportunities that I had. I was able to make the money I did playing a wonderful game and take care of my family and extended family.
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By Dean Jones Jr and The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
The Orioles play the Texas Rangers in their 82nd game of the season tonight at Camden Yards. Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez is scheduled to pitch against Rangers left-hander Joe Saunders, and first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. How does this year's squad stack up through 81 games against successful Orioles teams of the past? With high expectations this season, we'll try to track how the club is performing periodically compared to previous years when the Orioles made the playoffs.
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By Dan Connolly | July 14, 2012
Jim Palmer is being honored with his sculpture today. Several notables in attendance, none bigger than Brooks Robinson - who has missed the first two celebrations (Earl Weaver and Frank Robinson) due to health reasons. Brooks had his own ceremony pushed back to September. But he is here and looks good. Brooks received a huge ovation from the crowd. Also here are Hall-of-Famers Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken Jr. and Baltimore native Al Kaline. Frank Robinson, who lives in California, is the only Oriole in the Hall-of-Fame who didn't make it. Former Oriole Ken Singleton was the first speaker.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2012
As Orioles Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson addressed the fans as Camden Yards, calling them friends instead of fans, rookie third baseman Manny Machado stood next to manager Buck Showalter listening intently. The Orioles' 20-year-old phenom then ran onto the field and played third base in front of a large orange No. 5 on the outfield grass behind third. And after the on-field ceremony honoring Robinson, the Hall of Famer gushed about Machado -- who came up through the minors as a shortstop -- and his ability to quickly adjust to the position he redefined as a player.
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September 29, 2012
Following is a transcript of Brooks Robinson's speech at his sculpture unveiling ceremony Saturday at Camden Yards. “Thank you, thank you, and I promise you, this will be the last 'thank you' of my career. I know Paul Blair, the last six or seven years we played together would always say, 'Well, when's your next Brooks Robinson day?' This is it Pauly, you don't have to do that anymore. Thank you very much. And I just want to say to all of you fans here, I don't like to call you fans, I like to call you friends.
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Sports Digest | October 21, 2011
Orioles B. Robinson statue to be unveiled Saturday A 9-foot-tall bronze statue of Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson will be unveiled Saturday between noon and 1 p.m. at Washington Boulevard Plaza between Washington Boulevard and Russell Street, directly across from the northwest side of Oriole Park. The statue, which depicts the Orioles legend preparing to throw out a runner at first base, weighs more than 1,500 pounds and is positioned on a base that is approximately 25 feet by 25 feet, with a series of risers leading to the 41/2-foot-tall pedestal.
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The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2013
Leading up to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Citi Field in New York this summer, the New York Daily News is running a weekly poll to pick the best player at each position. The position this week is third baseman . So, Baltimore baseball fans, who is the greatest third baseman in major league history? As of this post, Orioles legend Brooks Robinson trails the Philadelphia Phillies' Mike Schmidt in the Daily News poll, and the Kansas City Royals' George Brett is a distant third.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2012
Brooks Robinson remains in a south Florida hospital, recovering from a broken shoulder that he suffered in a fall during a banquet Friday night. Henry Rosenberg, primary financier of a statue of Robinson that was erected near Camden Yards last year, said the Orioles' Hall of Famer was recuperating from the accident. "He's in a hospital and he's doing OK," Rosenberg said Monday. A floor nurse at Memorial Regional Hospital, in Hollywood, said Robinson, 74, was "resting comfortably, and sleeping" in a semi-private room there.
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By Trevor Hass, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2014
Five innings had passed Sunday, and the South team still didn't have a hit. "It was kind of a joke in the dugout for a little bit how we were going to no-hit them," North pitcher Peter Solomon (Mount St. Joseph) said, with a grin. "It kept on going and going, but we eventually knew they would get a hit. " The South only had three hits, though, as the North's four pitchers led the way to a 4-2 win in the annual Brooks Robinson All-Star Game at Camden Yards. Jamal Wade (St. Paul's)
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By Trevor Hass and The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
Less than three weeks ago, Andrew Spinnenweber struck out 13 Sherwood batters and carried Chesapeake-AA to a Class 4A state championship. It was the best moment of his life. Now, Spinnenweber, who will pitch at a preparatory school in New Mexico next year, can add another accolade to a steadily growing list: he was one of 30 players selected to play in the Brooks Robinson Senior High School All-Star Game this Sunday at Camden Yards. "It's going to be a lot of fun," Spinnenweber said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
The Orioles are off today. And I'm traveling from Kansas City on my way to Pittsburgh. I could try to do some analysis on what the four-game split over the weekend against the Royals meant, but, frankly, I'm still trying to figure the Orioles out. They can hit. They can pitch. They can't seemingly do it all at once. And sometimes they can't do either. So I figured we'd switch to a little more pleasant topic in the bar today while we take a couple days to chew on peanuts and the Orioles' first seven weeks.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2014
Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson has been through a lot over the past several years, but he clearly hasn't lost his sense of humor. During a question-and-answer session before joining NBC Sports broadcaster Bob Costas for a fundraiser at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills to benefit the Casey Cares Foundation on Friday night, the legendary third baseman was asked whether there was one play during his career that he wished had been subject to...
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Sports Digest | May 11, 2014
baltimoresun.com/nascar Major League Lacrosse Bayhawks fall, 12-7, on road despite Turner's 17 saves Goalkeeper Kip Turner (Severn) was spectacular at times in making 17 saves, but several lengthy offensive droughts doomed the Chesapeake Bayhawks in a 12-7 loss to the host Charlotte Hounds on Saturday. Midfielder Peet Poillon (UMBC), who was making his season debut, scored two goals for Chesapeake, which put less than half its shots (17 of 35) on goal. Attackman Brendan Mundorf (UMBC)
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2014
Two hours before Chris Tillman's first pitch, as the sun poured healing rays onto Eutaw Street and thousands of orange-and-black-clad fans flooded toward the turnstiles, a man in a Brooks Robinson jersey leaned against the No. 5 Hall of Fame sculpture in front of Camden Yards. Fred Crouse of Parkville, 53, was waiting for his wife and daughter. He'd been so eager to get to the ballpark for Opening Day 2014, he'd taken off running, leaving them far behind. "I was mad to get here for the buzz," said Crouse, a lifelong Orioles fan, raising his voice in a brisk wind Monday before the 2-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox. "Just look at this place.
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Peter Schmuck | October 22, 2011
The crowd of about 1,000 surrounding his new statue showered the greatest glove man in the history of the hot corner with a spirited and loving ovation at Saturday's unveiling ceremony. Then something quite unusual happened. Brooks Robinson wept. "I haven't had an applause like that in a long time, believe me," he said, choking up along the way. "Thank you very much. " It was a very special tribute to a very special Baltimore legend, but nobody knew how special it would feel until Robinson had trouble finding the words to thank all the people who came together on a cool afternoon outside Camden Yards to show their appreciation for his great baseball career and a life so well lived.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2012
Orioles Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson, who has been dealing with myriad health issues, was in York, Pa., on Tuesday to attend Roger Clemens' press conference . Robinson, who made his pro debut in York in 1955 before joining the Orioles that season, is part owner of a group that runs four baseball teams in the Atlantic League, including the York Revolution and the Sugar Land Skeeters, for whom Clemens is pitching. Robinson said he is feeling better and expects to attend Thursday's unveiling of Cal Ripken Jr.'s sculpture at Camden Yards.
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The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
1970 Record: 108-54 Place: First in American League East Postseason: Beat Cincinnati Reds in World Series (4-1) Manager: Earl Weaver Most Valuable Oriole: Boog Powell Batting leader: Frank Robinson (.306) Home run leader: Boog Powell (35) RBI leader: Boog Powell (114) Wins leader: Mike Cuellar, Dave McNally (24) ERA leader: Jim Palmer (2.71) Notable: Led by Powell, who won the American League Most Valuable Player award, and a trio of 20-game-winners (McNally, Cuellar and Palmer)
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