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HISTORY IS CAPTURED HERE AS HALL OF FAMER BROOKS ROBINSON SIGNED A DOZEN OF SILVER HOLOGRAM LABELS IN 2014 FOLLOWING THE SOLD OUT RELEASE BY THE U.S. MINT OF THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME PROOF COIN. THE SIGNED HOLGRAM LABEL IS AFFIXED TO THE REVERSEOF THE SLABBED COIN. ROBINSON'S SIGNATURE IS GUARANTEED TO PASS PSA/DNA OR JSA CERTIFICATION AS IT IS AUTHENTICATED ON A PHOTO LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY FROM MLBPAA. THE COIN WAS AN INSTANT SELLOUT AT THE MINT AS IT WAS THE FIRST EVER COIN MINTED BY THE US.MINT WITH A CONCAVE AND CONVEX OBVERSE AND REVERSE. THE WINNER WILL ALSO RECEIVE THE ORIGINAL U.S.MINT PACKAGING FOR THIS COIN. IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER!
Brooks RobinsonThird basemanBorn: (1937-05-18) May 18, 1937 (age80)
Little Rock, ArkansasBatted: RightThrew: RightMLB debutSeptember 17,1955,for theBaltimore OriolesLast MLB appearanceAugust 13,1977,for theBaltimore OriolesMLB statisticsBatting average.267Hits2,848Home runs268Runs batted in1,357Teams
- Baltimore Orioles (1955–1977)
Career highlights and awards
- 18× All-Star (1960–1974)
- 2× World Series champion (1966, 1970)
- AL MVP (1964)
- World Series MVP (1970)
- 16× Gold Glove Award (1960–1975)
- Roberto Clemente Award (1972)
- AL RBI leader (1964)
- Baltimore Orioles #5 retired
- Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame
- Major League Baseball All-Century Team
Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Inducted1983Vote91.98% (first ballot)Born May 18 , 1937) is an American former professional baseball player. He played his entire 23-year major league career for the Baltimore Orioles (1955–1977). He batted and threw right-handed, though he was a natural left-hander. Nicknamed "The Human Vacuum Cleaner" or "Mr. Hoover", he is considered one of the greatest defensive third basemen in major league history. He won 16 consecutive Gold Glove Awards during his career, tied with pitcher Jim Kaat for the second-most all-time for any player at any position. Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.[4
Robinson was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, to Brooks Calbert and Ethel Mae (née Denker) Robinson. His father worked for Colonia Bakery in Little Rock and later became a captain with the Little Rock Fire Department. His mother worked for Sears Roebuck & Company and then in the controller's office at the state capitol. His father played second base for a semi-pro team. Young Brooks Robinson, Jr., delivered the Arkansas Gazette on his bicycle and also operated the scoreboard and sold soft drinks at Lamar Porter Field.
After he graduated from Little Rock High School on May 27, 1955, where he was scouted for the Arkansas Razorbacks baseball program in Fayetteville, he played in South America in 1955 and in Cuba in 1957. In the offseason of 1956–1957, and then again in 1958, he attended two winter semesters at Little Rock University, majoring in business. He went into the army in 1959, joining the Arkansas National Guard right before he was to be drafted into the United States Army.
Robinson was signed by the Orioles as an amateur free agent in 1955. In 1964, Robinson had his best season offensively, hitting for a .318 batting average with 28 home runs and led the league with 118 runs batted in, winning the American League Most Valuable Player Award. In the American League MVP voting, he received 18 of the 20 first-place votes, with Mickey Mantle finishing second. In 1966, he was voted the All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, and finished second to teammate Frank Robinson in the American League Most Valuable Player Award voting, as the Orioles went on to win the 1966