Brooks Robinson, Partner
Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson joined Keystone Baseball as a special assistant in 2003 and has recently been added to the partnership group, Opening Day Partners. He has appeared at major functions, such as Lancaster's FanFest, Opening Night and has consulted on baseball-related issues.
Robinson came into the Orioles organization in 1955 and became a fixture at the hot corner until his retirement in 1977. During his stay in Baltimore, the Orioles posted the best record in baseball and advanced to the post-season The Arkansas native became most known for his defensive prowess, with numerous spectacular stops in the 1970 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds, in which he was named the MVP. During his career, he won Gold Glove awards in 16 consecutive seasons (1960-1975).
Robinson's oft-overlooked bat, however, could also be potent in an era where pitching tended to dominate. The career Oriole eclipsed the 20-homer mark six times in his career, and drove in 100 runs on two different occasions. His greatest season at the plate came in 1964, when he batted .317 with 28 homers and 118 RBI and garnered AL MVP honors.
Robinson was named to play in the All-Star team 15 times, helped the Orioles to four World Series, and collected two World Championship rings. His success led to his quick induction into Cooperstown, as #5 was named on 92% of the ballots in 1983. Perhaps the ultimate honor came at the end of the last millennium, however, as Robinson was named to Baseball's All-Century team, honoring the 25 best players of the 20th century.
Serving as President of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, Robinson stays in close contact with the baseball community. Today, he is a highly acclaimed motivational speaker. He makes numerous appearances around the country at corporate seminars and events.