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By John Eisenberg and John Eisenberg,SUN STAFF | May 7, 2004
Brooks Robinson's peers believe his defense wasn't just one of the Orioles' defining characteristics. His play at third base was the defining characteristic, they say. "The Orioles were built on having great defense, and Brooks was the cornerstone," said Ron Hansen, who played shortstop alongside Robinson in the early 1960s. Earl Weaver's tantrums and Cal Ripken's streak also became symbols of the franchise, but nothing over the decades ranks ahead of Robinson's defense. "That's the Baltimore Orioles right there," said George Kell, a Hall of Famer who tutored Robinson in the 1950s.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | October 10, 2001
Tony Muser called it an impossible task. Terry Crowley wanted no part of it. Scott McGregor simply was appreciative for having such skilled players behind him, no matter who rated higher. Will Cal Ripken be remembered as the greatest Oriole, putting him on top of an impressive list of candidates? If he's not the leader, who rises above him? Maybe a better place to look is beside him. Ties are allowed in these debates, which brought contradictions and a few cop-outs. Muser, the Kansas City Royals' manager who spent three seasons with the Orioles in the 1970s, came up with this gem while changing clothes in the visitors' clubhouse at Camden Yards: "There were some pretty good players in the history of the franchise."
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
Jim Palmer pitched most of his career in front of defenses replete with Gold Glovers. Brooks Robinson , Paul Blair, Mark Belanger, Bobby Grich. Palmer benefited from them all. Yet the Hall of Famer turned television analyst barely hesitated recently when asked to put this year's Orioles defense in historical perspective. "This is the best defense they've ever had," Palmer said. "It's pretty simple. " The 2013 Orioles are on pace to obliterate the all-time record for fewest team errors in a season.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2013
Gus Triandos, a brawny slugger who won the hearts of Orioles fans starved for someone to cheer for in the 1950s, died Thursday at his home in San Jose, Calif. He was 82. "My father died in his sleep," his daughter, Lori Luna, said. "He'd been dealing with congestive heart failure for 10 years. It was hard for him to get up. "His heart just gave out. " A catcher and four-time All Star, Triandos played with the Orioles from 1955 through 1962 and was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame in 1981.
NEWS
August 8, 2011
August 20, 1973: Brooks Robinson got career hit No. 2,500.
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By Dan Connolly and Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2013
Paul Blair, a key member of four Orioles World Series teams and considered the best defensive outfielder in franchise history, died Thursday evening in Pikesville while participating in a celebrity bowling tournament, according to Gloria Blair, his wife of 42 years. He was 69. Gloria Blair said her husband played 18 holes of golf with friends Thursday morning, and when he came home was asked to take part in a celebrity bowling tournament at AMF Pikesville Lanes. "Paul was honestly too tired, but he never says no," she said.
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August 23, 2007
Good morning -- Brooks Robinson -- Hearing you were the top vote-getter on the all-time Gold Glove team stoked memories of the '70 World Series.
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