Happy Birthday Brooks!
On Friday we celebrated Brooks Robinson’s 75th birthday. He’s of course enshrined in bronze on the Brooks Robinson Plaza outside of Sovereign Bank Stadium, in his 1955 York White Roses uniform. And finally last October, the long overdue statue of Brooks in Baltimore was unveiled across the street from Oriole Park. While the Baltimore statue may be way bigger, always remember it was York and the Revolution who were the first to properly honor the 1964 American League MVP, winner of 16 consecutive Gold Gloves between 1960 and 1975 and first ballot Hall of Famer in 1983. He got his professional start in the White Rose City 57 years ago as an 18-year-old.
So happy birthday Brooks. The second reason for this post was to share this awesome photo of the best uniform the Orioles ever had. They brought back the orange jersey this year, hopefully the orange pants aren’t far behind. Maybe a little out there, but Brooks pulled it off.
A poster on facebook today suggested the Orioles winning ways so far this year are due to the return of the Brooks-era cartoon bird logo on the cap. Sure! Finally, here is Revolution Box Office Manager Mike Foster, paying his respects to the Brooks statue this afternoon: