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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2011
As part of their 20th anniversary at Camden Yards, the Orioles in 2012 will unveil six statues of the modern franchise's Hall of Famers in a revamped area beyond the bullpens in left-center field. Each of the six men who have gone into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as an Oriole — Frank Robinson, Brooks Robinson , Earl Weaver , Jim Palmer, Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken Jr. — will be honored with his own free-standing bronze statue. All six have been involved in the process, which has been ongoing for more than a year.
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2012
Forty-six years later, the photograph still gives people goose bumps. There's Dave McNally, Baltimore's "other" No. 19, the triumphant pitcher whose grin is as wide as his native Montana. And Andy Etchebarren, the catcher who's poised to embrace him, mask still on and mitt in hand. And there, on the left, is a jubilant Brooks Robinson, or at least a chunk of him: the Orioles' third baseman is airborne and looks as if he parachuted into Memorial Stadium. Why? The Birds had just swept the 1966 World Series in four straight games.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | October 6, 2001
And so it draws to a close. No more "big, round numbers" to chase, no more seasons to anticipate. One more time, the reception he has come to know and many of the faces he has come to recognize during the past 21 years will touch Cal Ripken tonight at Camden Yards. Many of the younger ones attending will celebrate the end of a Hall of Fame career, while many of their elders will see it not only as the completion of a playing life, but also of a lineage. The feelings have already confronted him. Ripken says he has made peace with his decision.
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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 Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2013
The solitary orange banner waved over the left field wall at old Memorial Stadium for years. “HERE” is all it said in blocky black lettering. No other words were necessary. Everyone knew what it meant: here's where Frank hit it out. Wednesday marks the 47th anniversary of that historic home run, when Orioles outfielder and future Hall of Famer Frank Robinson became the only player to hit a baseball completely out of the old ballpark on 33rd Street during a game. It happened on May 8, 1966, in the second game of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians, when Robinson hit a mammoth two-run shot off Indians starter Luis Tiant in the first inning.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Writer | July 28, 1995
Philadelphia Phillies slugger Mike Schmidt will be inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday and assume -- in the minds of millions of fans -- that place in baseball history reserved for the game's greatest third baseman.And why not? The guy hit 548 home runs during his 18-year major-league career. He ranks among the all-time leaders in virtually every relevant power and run-production category. He was named National League Most Valuable Player three times. He led the league in home runs eight times.
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September 1, 2011
September 17, 1955: Brooks Robinson had two hits in his major-league debut.
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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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