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RIP Brooks Robinson

Truly an amazing ball player!

Condolences to his family and all Orioles fans.



Dave

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    BBBrkrrBBBrkrr Posts: 952 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One of my all-time favorites whose cards are criminally undervalued.

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    GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,465 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow...No Way... :'(

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    pab1969pab1969 Posts: 1,087 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sad day. RIP

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    JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 11,219 ✭✭✭✭✭

    RIP 😞

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,023 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It was a joy to read how he catered with his time to his fans. A great ambassador for the game. That aspect will be missed and is greatly needed in baseball.

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    amp0909amp0909 Posts: 80 ✭✭✭

    I met Brooks Robinson at the 2007 Ripken and Gwynn Hall of Fame induction. After talking with him he became one of mine and uncles all time favorites. Very laid back and just talked as if we knew each other. We talked about fishing and just had a great conversation. It wasn't about getting him to sign anything. Just wholesome talk. He was an exceptional person and very genuine.

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    GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,465 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DBesse27 said:
    Brooks was very gracious TTM.

    Too Cool... :)

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    jay0791jay0791 Posts: 3,514 ✭✭✭✭

    RIP
    Maybe the friendliest person in all of sports.

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    brad31brad31 Posts: 2,570 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Definitely one of the nicest guys when you met him. Truly sad. When I feel the loss like this of someone I only met once - I cannot even imagine the loss to his close friends and family. RIP.

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    FirstBeardFirstBeard Posts: 466 ✭✭✭

    No way to not like him. RIP.

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    olb31olb31 Posts: 2,934 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @FirstBeard said:
    No way to not like him. RIP.

    I agree. Just an all around great guy. I've never figured out why the collecting community didn't desire his cards more.

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    DBesse27DBesse27 Posts: 3,028 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @olb31 said:

    @FirstBeard said:
    No way to not like him. RIP.

    I agree. Just an all around great guy. I've never figured out why the collecting community didn't desire his cards more.

    Fewer than 300 homers, fewer than 3000 hits, .267 career batting avg. Unfortunately he didn’t hit any of the magic numbers or have any of the signature moments that make collectors hot and bothered. His defense might have been the best part of his game and collectors don’t care about that. I don’t mean to disparage a great man; he was a terrific player and a bona fide HOFer. But it’s not really a mystery to me why collectors haven’t warmed to him. Unfair or not, he didn’t check the right boxes for the masses. But he was a great player, even greater man, and lived a long life. RIP.

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    mintonlyplsmintonlypls Posts: 1,742 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 27, 2023 7:53AM

    I remember the 1970 World Series against my Reds...it seemed you could not hit a ball by him. He was in a twilight zone on the field! Outstanding ballplayer...underrated when it comes to collecting.

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    baseballfanbaseballfan Posts: 5,451 ✭✭✭

    terrible sad day for the O's

    RIP

    Let's go O's!!!

    win it all for Brooksie

    Fred

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    olb31olb31 Posts: 2,934 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would assume he is one of the top 10 third baseman of all-time.

    Schmidt
    Brett
    Brooks
    Rolen
    Arod
    Beltre
    Molitor
    Boggs
    Chipper
    Mathews

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    DBesse27DBesse27 Posts: 3,028 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @olb31 said:
    I would assume he is one of the top 10 third baseman of all-time.

    Schmidt
    Brett
    Brooks
    Rolen
    Arod
    Beltre
    Molitor
    Boggs
    Chipper
    Mathews

    Without a doubt he’s top 10 and arguably top 5.

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    mark_dakmark_dak Posts: 1,092 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Had the opportunity to enjoy his play a number of times when the O's visited Tiger Stadium. Sorry to hear we lost another all time great.

    Mark

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    I was literally thinking of him yesterday before seeing his name on the news.

    I was too young to remember seeing him play, but I did get to see him in the Old Timers AS game at Comiskey in ‘83.

    I even have a ball with signatures of everyone of the AL old timers on the field that day that a relative scored.

    I loved watching old film of him on the field and at bat. He was intense as a player, but every time seeing him interviewed, he just seemed like a very down to earth guy.

    RIP BR

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    craig44craig44 Posts: 10,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    We lost another great. by all accounts, he was a fantastic person.

    George Brett, Roger Clemens and Tommy Brady.

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    CakesCakes Posts: 3,462 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DBesse27 said:

    @olb31 said:
    I would assume he is one of the top 10 third baseman of all-time.

    Schmidt
    Brett
    Brooks
    Rolen
    Arod
    Beltre
    Molitor
    Boggs
    Chipper
    Mathews

    Without a doubt he’s top 10 and arguably top 5.

    Agreed. The great defensive players like Brooks, Ozzie, Mark Belanger, etc. just don't get enough credit.

    It really seems only catchers get the credit deserved for their defense.

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    BBBrkrrBBBrkrr Posts: 952 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ^^
    Belanger is so undervalued as a player. Maybe one of the best defenders to ever play, but was at the end of an era where they didn't value hitting. He was almost immediately overshadowed by big infielders hitting for power. He deserves so much more credit.

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    PiggsPiggs Posts: 1,934 ✭✭✭✭

    Had the pleasure of meeting Dick Fitzgerald who by chance played with Brooks Robinson in 1955 with the York White Roses. Mr. Fitzgerald only got as far as the Pacific Coast league Seattle Rainiers but was still pitching senior league baseball well into his 70's. He shared these pictures with me a few years ago. RIP Brooks

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    mexpo75mexpo75 Posts: 1,912 ✭✭✭

    Offensively he might not have been top five, but defensively, he was the best ever in my opinion. In that 1970 World Series, you have had a bazooka at home plate and the shell would not have gotten by him.

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    @mexpo75 said:
    Offensively he might not have been top five, but defensively, he was the best ever in my opinion. In that 1970 World Series, you have had a bazooka at home plate and the shell would not have gotten by him.

    Never saw a third baseman guard the hot corner like he did. Granted it was glorified WS footage and I was only 7 years old watching it, but it made me love baseball…even years after actually actually happened

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    EstilEstil Posts: 6,920 ✭✭✭✭

    I guess to paraphrase that red/blue tunic fairy from Zelda Link's Awakening DX...if you want offense, choose Mike Schmidt. If you want defense, choose Brooks Robinson.

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    originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,914 ✭✭✭✭

    Sorry to hear it. RIP, Brooks.

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    craig44craig44 Posts: 10,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    He was probably the greatest fielding 3b of all time. not sure if he makes it into the top 5 3b?

    in no order:
    Boggs
    Schmidt
    Brett
    Beltre
    Mathews
    I have to think that in a couple of years Arenado will be top 5 or very close.

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    BBBrkrrBBBrkrr Posts: 952 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @craig44 said:
    He was probably the greatest fielding 3b of all time. not sure if he makes it into the top 5 3b?

    in no order:
    Boggs
    Schmidt
    Brett
    Beltre
    Mathews
    I have to think that in a couple of years Arenado will be top 5 or very close.

    Give me Schmidt and Brett for sure, add Brooks and take out any of the others. I'm still good with your list though.

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    dwills1955dwills1955 Posts: 30
    edited September 30, 2023 8:48AM

    I went to an autograph/card show where he was appearing. He had flown the red eye from the west coast after broadcasting the O's game and showed for his morning appearance, on time, and wide awake. He was so gracious with everyone. I actually sent a letter to his family to tell them how wonderful he was at the show.... So glad I have that memory of him (no photos :(

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    DBesse27DBesse27 Posts: 3,028 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Estil said:
    I guess to paraphrase that red/blue tunic fairy from Zelda Link's Awakening DX...if you want offense, choose Mike Schmidt. If you want defense, choose Brooks Robinson.

    You know, I was just thinking we needed a fairy reference.

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    JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 11,219 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @craig44 said:
    He was probably the greatest fielding 3b of all time. not sure if he makes it into the top 5 3b?

    in no order:
    Boggs
    Schmidt
    Brett
    Beltre
    Mathews
    I have to think that in a couple of years Arenado will be top 5 or very close.

    I would add Chipper to the mix.

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