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Brooks Robinson from the Chronology
Nov 3, 2006 - The NL Gold Glove winners are announced. P Greg Maddux wins his 16th award, tying the record shared by P Jim Kaat and 3B Brooks Robinson. SS Omar Vizquel wins his 11th award, while OF Andruw Jones wins his 9th in a row.
Sep 15, 1978 - Phil Garner hits his 2nd grand slam in 2 days as the Pirates beat the Expos 6-1. Garner is the first NL player to have slams in consecutive games since Jimmy Sheckard (9/23 24/01) and the first major leaguer since Brooks Robinson in 1962. Garner will end the season with 12 dingers.
Sep 18, 1977 - Spoiling Brooks Robinson Night in Baltimore Boston's Ted Cox goes 4-for-4 in his first ML game a 10-4 win over the Orioles. Cox will get 2 more hits tomorrow before making an out against the Yankees setting a ML record for straight hits at the start of a career.
Apr 19, 1977 - Brooks Robinson makes his last home run a dramatic one. Pinch hitting for Larry Harlow he hits a three run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning off Dave LaRoche to beat the Indians 6-5. Brooks will go to bat just 47 times this year finishing his career with 268 homers. In yesterday's game against Cleveland O's rookie Eddie Murray hits his first ML homer off former Oriole Pat Dobson.
Dec 4, 1976 - Aurelio Rodriguez becomes the first AL 3B since 1959 to beat out Brooks Robinson for the Gold Glove Award. Other Newcomers on TSN fielding team include 3B Mike Schmidt‚ OF Dwight Evans‚ and C Jim Sundberg‚ who would combine to win 24 awards.
Nov 29, 1975 - Two Orioles standouts‚ with a combined total of 24 Gold Glove Awards‚ are each honored for the last time. Brooks Robinson and Paul Blair are the two making swan songs on TSN's fielding team‚ while outfielders Garry Maddox and Fred Lynn each win the award for the first time.
Jun 15, 1974 - Baltimore beats the White Sox 4-3 in 11 innings. Don Baylor enters the game in the 9th as a pinch runner and makes the record books with a steal and twice getting caught stealing thanks to misplays by the Sox. Bobby Grich opens with a single and Tommy Davis singles him to 3B. Davis is then picked off but an error by Dick Allen at 1B allows both runners to move up. After an out Ellie Hendricks singles Davis home and Baylor pinch runs. Baylor gets caught stealing second but 2B Ron Santo drops the throw from Herrmann. Baylor then swipes 3B and following a intentional walk to Brooks Robinson he is caught stealing home Herrmann unassisted. Etchebarren strikes out to end the unique frame. Baylor's mark is a ML record but will be matched four times in the NL between 1987 and 1992.
Apr 6, 1973 - At Baltimore Dave McNally fires a three-hitter as the Orioles roll over the Brewers 10-0. Don Baylor has three doubles a homer and 4 RBIs while Brooks Robinson bangs two homers for 4 RBIs.
Jul 29, 1972 - Brooks Robinson hits a 2-out HR in the 11th to give Baltimore a 4-3 win over the Indians. Duffy hit his 1st ML HR for the Tribe and John Lowenstein hit a HR in the 9th to briefly give the Indians the lead.
Apr 16, 1972 - With a rainout yesterday the Orioles and Yankees decide to open the season in Baltimore with a doubleheader. But rain wipes out the nitecap and the O's win the rain-shortened opener before just 11995 fans 3-1. There is one out in the bottom of the 7th when the game is called. The O's score an unearned run in the 2nd and Brooks Robinson knocks in two more to back Pat Dobson's pitching. After a long rain delay Doyle Alexander pitched the 7th for the O's.
Oct 11, 1971 - Brooks Robinson ties a Series record by reaching base 5 straight times on 3 hits and 2 walks as Baltimore rolls over Pittsburgh 11-3 to take a 2-0 Series advantage. Pitcher Jim Palmer gets walked in the 4th and 5th innings both times with the bases loaded.
Oct 4, 1971 - Baltimore wins its 2nd straight game in the ALCS beating Oakland 5-1 on HRs by Boog Powell (2) Brooks Robinson and Ellie Hendricks. Four of Baltimore's 7 hits against Catfish Hunter are homers.
Oct 15, 1970 - For the 3rd time the Orioles overcome a 3-0 deficit to bury the Reds 9-3 and win the World Championship 4 games to one. Frank Robinson and Merv Rettenmund each homer and drive in 2 runs. Brooks Robinson the "human vacuum cleaner" easily wins the WS MVP award.
Oct 14, 1970 - After Casey Stengel throws out the first pitch Lee May's 8th-inning 3-run homer gives the Reds their first Series win 6-5. RF Pete Rose throws out Brooks Robinson at the plate and homers in the 5th. The loss ends the Orioles' 17-game winning streak which started at the end of the regular season.
Oct 13, 1970 - The Orioles win their 3rd straight over the Reds 9-3 with winning pitcher Dave McNally slugging a grand slam off Wayne Granger the only one by a pitcher in WS history. Frank Robinson and Don Buford also contribute homers and 3B Brooks Robinson continues his excellence with the glove as he makes 2 spectacular grabs in the field.
Oct 10, 1970 - Baltimore overcomes a 3-0 deficit to beat the Reds 4-3 in the WS opener at Riverfront Stadium as Boog Powell Ellie Hendricks and Brooks Robinson contribute home runs to the winning effort. The Jackson Five sing the National Anthem.
Jun 20, 1970 - Brooks Robinson's 2000th ML hit is a big one-a 3-run homer off Washington's Joe Coleman in the 5th inning. The drive snaps a 2-2 tie and the Orioles hang on for a 5-4 victory.
Oct 15, 1969 - A memorable WS game pits Tom Seaver against Mike Cuellar. RF Ron Swoboda's questionable dive at Brooks Robinson's sinking liner with runners at 1B and 3B in the 9th inning results in a brilliant catch even though Frank Robinson tags and scores the tying run. In the 10th Mets PH J. C. Martin running illegally inside the 1B line after a bunt is hit on the wrist by P Pete Richert's errant throw enabling pinch runner Rod Gaspar to score from second as the Mets win 2-1. The game is enlivened by Earl Weaver getting thrown out after protesting ball and strike calls by Shag Crawford. Earl is the 3rd manager to leave early in a WS but the first since 1935.
Sep 4, 1969 - Down 4-1 in the 9th against the Tigers in Detroit Baltimore gets consecutive HRs from Frank Robinson Boog Powell and Brooks Robinson off Earl Wilson to tie. Timmerman then gives up the winning run on a double sac fly and Baltimore chop as the O's win 5-4.
Aug 30, 1969 - Merv Rettenmund drives in 3 runs to lead the Orioles to a 6-3 win over the Angels. The O's score their last run on a single by Brooks Robinson in the 7th and 3 consecutive passed balls by Jose Azcue which ties the AL record for catchers. He is the first backstop on the 20th-C list not to be catching Hoyt Wilhelm though Wilhelm comes in to relief Vern Geishert in the 8th.
Apr 16, 1969 - The Orioles take first place in the AL East with an 11-8 win at Boston in a game stopped in the last half of the 8th because of rain. Baltimore will remain in 1st place the rest of the season. Billy Conigliaro playing in place of his brother smashes a pair of homers for his first ML hits but Buford Blair and Brooks Robinson answer for the O's.
Aug 25, 1968 - After 5 hours: 27 minutes the Orioles defeat the Red Sox 3-2 in 18 innings when Brooks Robinson drives in Boog Powell. Roger Nelson pitches the last 7 innings for the win over Stephenson.
Apr 27, 1968 - Tom Phoebus the Orioles' top pitcher last year throws a 6-0 no-hitter against the Red Sox. Brooks Robinson drives in 3 runs and makes a great stab to rob Rico Petrocelli of a hit in the 8th. Converted OF Curt Blefary catches the game.
Apr 10, 1968 - In Baltimore the Orioles open against the Oakland Athletics with Tom Phoebus winning over Catfish Hunter 3-1. Hunter at age 20 is the youngest opening day starter ever. Reggie Jackson homers for the A's only run while Brooks Robinson homers for Baltimore.
Sep 23, 1967 - The White Sox move to a half game out of 1st place on the strength of Joel Horlen's 3-hitter an 8-0 whitewash of Cleveland. The Red Sox are in 3rd place also a half game out after dropping a 7-5 decision to Baltimore. Yaz's 42nd HR had given the Red Sox a 5-4 lead but a Brooks Robinson HR in the 8th inning won it for the O's.
Jul 12, 1967 - Reds 3B Tony Perez ends the longest All-Star Game (15 innings 3 hours and 41 minutes) with a HR off Catfish Hunter. HRs by NL 3B Richie Allen and AL 3B Brooks Robinson account for the other runs in a 2-1 NL triumph.
Jun 4, 1967 - The longest game in modern Orioles history-19 innings-features 21 Washington strikeouts as the Birds win 7-5. Washington is the 3rd AL club to strike out 21 times in an extra-inning game. Andy Etchabarren finally ends it with a homer after Brooks Robinson singles to lead off the bottom of the 19th.
May 17, 1967 - The Orioles become the 8th club in AL history with 4 or more HRs in one inning when Andy Etchebarren Sam Bowen Boog Powell and Dave Johnson connect in a 9-run 7th. Also homering for Baltimore is Frank Robinson Brooks Robinson and Paul Blair the only time 7 teammates have each homered. Those HRs make the difference in a 12-8 Baltimore win over the Red Sox. Boston's Carl Yastrzemski hits 2 homers one coming in the bottom of the 7th; the total of 5 in one inning equals the ML record. Rounding out the round trippers is Don Demeter for Boston.
Sep 22, 1966 - The Orioles beat the host Kansas City A's 6-1 to clinch their first AL pennant. Both Brooks Robinson and Frank Robinson have 2 RBI. Frank Robinson will end the year as the Triple Crown winner the first to achieve the feat since Mickey Mantle in 1956. He clinches with a batting average of .316 49 HRs and 122 RBI.
Jul 12, 1966 - St. Louis hosts a hot midsummer All-Star classic. Maury Wills' 10th-inning single scores Tim McCarver as the NL wins 2-1 in 105-degree heat. Brooks Robinson's stellar game (3 hits 8 chances) earns him the game MVP. Asked about the new ball park Casey Stengel remarks "it holds the heat well." On field temperature is 113 degrees.
Apr 12, 1966 - In his first AL at bat Frank Robinson is hit by a pitch from Boston's Earl Wilson. Brooks Robinson then follows with a homer. Frank will later add a homer as the visiting O's win in 13 innings 5-4 on a walk by Jim Lonborg.
Sep 10, 1965 - The Orioles sweep a pair from Kansas City 5-2 and 10-5. In game 2 the O's get consecutive HRs by in 8th from Brooks Robinson Blefary and Adair.
Aug 10, 1965 - In the 2nd of two at Fenway the O's Brooks Robinson hits a ball that appears to hit the net above the Green Monster but is ruled in play by Lou DiMuro. Robinson reaches third with a triple and then adds a homer in the 7th. Brooks lost another homer last year. The O's win 12-4 after losing the opener 15-5.
Aug 2, 1964 - In Baltimore's 8-7 win over Kansas City Brooks Robinson hits a ball that strikes the LF pole at KC and it is ruled in play by John Rice. Brooks is thrown out at 3B. Later Rice admits he made a mistake.
Oct 1, 1963 - The season ends and there are no full-schedule players in the AL for the first time since 1910. Brooks Robinson played in the most games 161 missing only one. Ron Santo Vada Pinson and Bill White play the full schedule in the NL.
Aug 10, 1963 - Benched for poor hitting Brooks Robinson's streak of 463 straight games at third is stopped. Brooks pinch hits in the 8th inning however as the Senators edge the Orioles 6-5. Boog Powell smashes three homers in a losing cause.
Jun 5, 1963 - Mickey Mantle fractures a bone in his left foot and suffers ligament and cartilage damage to the left knee running into the chain link fence at Baltimore chasing down a Brooks Robinson drive. The Mick will be out for 61 games. Whitey Ford beats Milt Pappas 4-3 as the Yankees return to first place.
Aug 26, 1962 - Robin Roberts discarded earlier in the year by the Yankees beats Whitey Ford 2-1 on HRs by Brooks Robinson and Jim Gentile to complete a 5-game Oriole sweep of the sagging Yankees. The Twins and Angels are now 3 games behind New York.
May 9, 1962 - Brooks Robinson becomes the 6th major leaguer this century to hit grand slams in back-to-back games as he hits one against Kansas City's Ed Rakow. Baltimore wins 6-3 at home. Brooks hit a grand slam on the 6th.
May 6, 1962 - Lee Thomas has 5 hits to lead a 19-hit attack by the Angels as they beat the Orioles 15-7 to sweep the 3-game series. Brooks Robinson hits a grand slam to tie the game at 7-7 in the 5th.
Sep 20, 1960 - Boston OF Carroll Hardy pinch-hits for Ted Williams who is forced to leave the game after fouling a ball off his ankle and grounds into a DP. It is the only time Williams has been pinch hit for; Hardy also pinch hit for Maris when both were at Cleveland. The Orioles win 5-4 when Brooks Robinson pulls away from a pitch and accidentally bloops an RBI single in the 8th.
Jul 15, 1960 - Brooks Robinson goes 5-for-5 hitting for the cycle to lead the Orioles to a 5-2 win over the White Sox. With 3 hits yesterday Robinson has 8 straight hits. His 9th inning triple off reliever Turk Lown seals the win for Milt Pappas over starter Billy Pierce.
Sep 11, 1959 - The Orioles whitewash the White Sox twice 3-0 and 1-0. Jack Fisher and Jerry Walker 20-year-olds hurl the shutouts. In the nitecap Walker throws 16 shutout innings before a Brooks Robinson single drives in the winning run. Walker is the 7th and last pitcher this decade to throw 16 innings: Billy Pierce last month was the 6th.
Jun 2, 1958 - Brooks Robinson in a 2-1 Orioles loss to the Washington Senators hits into the first triple play of a record 4 of his career. The Birds also lose hot-hitting Bob Nieman who while standing on 3B is hit by a line drive off the bat of Bob Boyd. It will slow him for 2 months.
May 21, 1956 - The White Sox send 3B George Kell OF Bob Nieman and pitchers Mike Fornieles and Connie Johnson to the Orioles for P Jim Wilson and OF Dave Philley. Kell will play solid 3B until Brooks Robinson is ready while Johnson will lead the Birds' starters in wins in 1957.
Sep 17, 1955 - Future Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson goes 2-for-4 in his first game as the O's top the Senators 3-1.