Friday, June 11, 2021


Next up in my on-going "on-card all-stars" thread for 1974 is the great Brooks Robinson, who of course was the starting third baseman for the American League in the 1973 All-Star game:

It was the man's 14th straight All-Star nod at third base for the Junior Circuit, and it would also be his 14th straight Gold Glove, on his way to 16 before he was through.
In 1958 he’d play his first full season in the Big Leagues, and it was all cruise control from there, as the great third baseman would go on to grab those 16 Gold Gloves, an MVP Award in 1964, appear in 15 All-Star games, and help guide the Baltimore Orioles to two Championships and four A.L. Pennants.
By the time he hung up that golden glove after the 1977 season, he finished with 2848 hits, 1357 runs batted in, 268 home runs and 1232 runs scored in 2896 games.
Needless to say, by the time Cooperstown came calling, he was voted in on his first try, receiving 92% support in 1983.


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