BROOKS ROBINSONGame 135 | September 21, 1965 | Brooks Robinson
Nicknamed "Human Vacuum Cleaner," third baseman Robinson played his entire 23-year career with the Baltimore Orioles. A winner of 16 Gold Gloves, Robinson was named the American League's Most Valuable Player in 1964. After the 1970 World Series (in which Robinson was named the MVP), losing Cincinnati manager Sparky Anderson said, "I'm beginning to see Brooks in my sleep. If I dropped this paper plate, he'd pick it up on one hop and throw me out at first."
Game 203 | January 17, 1972 | Brooks Robinson, Dave LaRoche
Robinson finished fourth in the MVP voting after the 1971 baseball season and was making his second appearance at Dunkers. The Twins, needing bullpen help after the 1971 season, traded shortstop Leo Cardenas to California for LaRoche. In his single season with the Twins the left-handed reliever won 5 and saved 10 games. He was traded at the end of the 1972 season to the Cubs for Bill Hands and Joe Decker.
Game 384 | May 24, 1990 | Brooks Robinson
Along with Jon Miller, Robinson was one of the television broadcasters for Baltimore Oriole games in 1990. On this visit to Minnesota he dazzled Dunkers with a description of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Orioles' new home that would open in 1992.
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