1937, one of the greatest third baseman to ever step foot onto a baseball field was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. This man, also known as “The Human Vacuum Cleaner” or “Mr. Hoover,” won 16 consecutive Gold Gloves while playing his entire career of 23 years for one team. Figure it out yet? That’s right…it’s Brooks Robinson.
Robinson is a member of the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame and was also inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983. He is one of only 16 players to be inducted on their first ballot, not including the original 1936 class. Brooks accumulated many awards over the course of his career including winning the Most Valuable Player in 1964, being named to 18 all-star teams, being a member of two World Series winning teams, and winning both the World Series MVP and All-Star Game MVP once.
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